Diving in Cork

In the words of Jacques Cousteau, “some of the best diving in the world is at the northern side of the Dingle Peninsula where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Brandon Mountains in a landscape of exceptional beauty.“ The coastline of Cork and all of southwest Ireland offer numerous diving opportunities. In fact, this area is the resting grounds of the most considerable tonnage of shipwrecks in the world. You don’t have to be a wreck diver to enjoy the country, however. The MV Kowloon Bridge has excellent scenic aquatic sites for snorkelers and beginner divers as well.

Most of the diving in Ireland is done from shore or by daily boat dives. Although there are several local dive centers throughout the country, it is best to book ahead. Some dive operators can even provide both dive charter and nightly accommodations; however, they are usually booked separately. With water temperatures ranging from 10 C in the winter to 18 C in the summer, diving here is best enjoyed wearing a thick wetsuit with hood, a semi-dry wetsuit, or a dry suit throughout the year. Visibility is dependent on location and conditions but is typically between 5 and 30 meters.

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