Mixon Hole

Known for the vertical drop over the northern lip edge in particular, the Mixon Hole sits within the Selsey Bill & the Hounds MCZ. Maximum depth is 27m with the top ledge at 6m meaning that this is a true multi-level dive - use EANx32 to help you enjoy this the most.

At the bottom of the Hole, clean gravel hosts Cat-sharks and Rays - Crabs and Lobsters fight for boulder space on the wall while other marine life inhabits the ledge.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Excellent shore dive that can provide a variety of experiences; most people dive on / near Slack water (HW-4 or HW+3, times impacted by Tide) and can also be a drift dive on either flood or ebb tides; suitable for night diving - use Surface Marker Buoy at all times due to Lifeboat / Fishing boat traffic.

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known as the T’Pot wreck in honour of a teapot found on it, aka Brigitta, this armed merchant vessel was mined on 4th December 1917 whilst in transit from Barry to Dieppe. Today lies in 20m, in three parts: upside down stern, boilers and midships/bow.

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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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Oasis Swimming Pool

The Oasis Swimming Pool, part of the Bunn Leisure complex, is regular scheduled on Wednesday / Thursday evenings and early Saturday mornings for both Scuba and Freediving.

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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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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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Fossil Beds

Bracklesham Bay contains clay sediments deposited 46 million years ago during the Eocene epoch. These clay beds are now being eroded resulting in significant quantities of fossilised shark and ray teeth being exposed. This simple Drift Dive will give you a chance to find some Fossils.

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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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Bracklesham Bay Landing Craft

The Bracklesham Bay Landing Craft is US Navy LCT548 (Landing Craft Tank) which lies in 10m of water in Bracklesham Bay, upside down! This is an ideal Wreck site for new and inexperienced wreck divers.

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Bracklesham Bay Valentine Tank

A Mark 3 type IX Valentine Duplex Drive tank lost during exercise Fabius III in Bracklesham Bay in May 1944. Sits upright in 12m on the edge of a sandbar.

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