Brighton Marina

Newhaven Scuba’s training site is an ideal site to gain experience in a safe environment with areas that you can practice neutral buoyancy and watch the vast fish life. Max depth is 6 meters and the life changes dramatically at night. Join Newhaven Scuba’s club to get exclusive use of this site.

You will be able to see Cuckoo wrasse, Ballan wrasse, Mullet, and Corkwing wrasse most of the year and at certain times of the year you will be able to see pipefish, Seabass, and nudibranchs.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 4 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

HMS Northcoates

Often called the “Armed Trawler’, HMS Northcoates lies in 27m some 9 miles from Selsey. Always a popular dive, the degaussing equipment fitted for her minesweeper role is still visible together with the prominent forecastle gun.

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Waldrons Drift

The Waldrons is a Sandstone Reef which lies South East of Bognor Regis. We offer this as Drift Dive with the depth varying from 12-18m as you progress along the Reef. Usually plenty of marine life and visibility can be upto 8-10m.

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This is a very accessible wreck in 24m. Shirala was torpedoed in July 1918 and sank just off the North East end of the Owers, 8 miles from Selsey.

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Arena Swimming Pool (Bognor Regis) is used by Mulberry Divers principally for Freediving Training on Saturday afternoons throughout the year. We are able to utilise the whole 25m pool so it excellent for practising all aspects of Freediving.

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Torpedoed by UC-75 on 6 january 1918, the Gascony lies in 27m on the edge of the Owers. Upside down after sinking and with subsequent deterioration, navigation around the wreck needs acre - it is possible to see the wheels of army gun carriages which was part of the cargo for the British Army.

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This is a small Mulberry Harbour component, thought to have been an Intermediate Pier head Pontoon used a rest place. Clearly marked by a tall red can buoy, it dries at Low Water.

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Designated as a Scheduled Monument in 2019, this is a Phoenix A1 Unit from the Mulberry Harbour destined for Normandy after D-Day. Nearby are a Landing Craft and a Cuckoo Rescue craft all linked by rope to form a triangular Trail. Max depth is about 10m and suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced.

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Selsey Drift (the Parks)

The Selsey Drift takes place within an area that appears on Charts as ’The Parks’, said to be the Bishop Of Chichester’s Deer Park many years ago. Tidal flow dictates the start point with an average depth of 10-12m and minimal obstructions these dives are suitable for all. Surface Marker Buoys required throughout.

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Hedwig Lunstedt

This small german ship sank in January 1974 after her cargo shifted. Lying on her Starboard side, she is 9 miles out with max depth around 35m+ in the scour. Visibility can be 10m+ and is one excellent multi-level dive with the top at about 23m.

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Shallow site suited to Snorkelling and Freediving as well as Scuba; max depth likely to be about 5m at HW when Ebb current will be quite strong. Good point for starting Drift dive along beach to the Lifeboat Station. Be aware of boat traffic around the wooden Ramp - always use a Surface Marker Buoy.

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