Dane Rock

Dane Rock is located just around the corner from Newquay Harbour. It is a shallow reef site with a maximum depth of 8m. An ideal site for entry-level diver training.

Stalked jellyfish, crabs, sea stars, nudibranchs, wrasse species, pollack, bass etc. can all be spotted.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 7 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Kelp fish
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

The Gazzle lies within the Newquay Bay & Gannel Marine Conservation Zone. It is shallow shore dive, max depth - 10m on a high tide. Gradually deepening sandy slope with kelpy reef and an abundance of marine life. Gazzle (North) - Kelp/rocky reef, caverns. Gazzle (South) - Kelp/rocky reef, caverns, old slipway.

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Little Fistral is off the western side of Towan Headland and is a shallow reef site with a sandy bottom - perfect for entry-level training and snorkelling. Some interesting rock formations and swim throughs can be found.

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Dive Newquay

Welcome to Dive Newquay, based in the heart of Newquay. Our SSI Diamond Dive Centre stocks a range of the latest diving equipment, both open and closed circuit. Our onsite facilities include a classroom and 4m heated pool. We are 1 mile from Newquay Harbour, putting us in the perfect location for diver training.

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SS Siracusa 1879-1897. 36m max depth. Built as the SS Bavaria, then renamed the SS Siracusa was a steamship carring a cargo of coal. When passing Newquay, she was caught up in a storm, subsequently wrecking off Towan Headland.

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Carters Rock is only accessible by boat and is a shallow, rocky kelp reef with a maximum depth of 10m. Kelp runs along the bouldery slope to about 7m where it then turns into a white sandy bottom. Another good site for entry-level diver training.

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Little Trolvis is a flooded granite quarry, 16m max depth with shelves at 5m and 9m. Underwater features include the blacksmiths forge, an old wheel, cart, motorbike, pipework and more!

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Silver Steps

Another popular shore dive, Silver Steps is a sprawling rocky reef of gullies with sandy patches in between. Best dived at high tide when you can find up to 11m. A very scenic dive where you can also find the heavily salvaged remains of 5 German WW1 U-Boats including UB86 and UB112.

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Porthkerris

Porthkerris is a popular location with an on site dive centre offering boat charters, air fills, shop and the Porthkerris Beach Cafe. Porthkerris is also a great location for snorkelers and freedivers. Dolphin, seals and at the right time of year whales and basking sharks have all bee seen in the bay.

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The Mohegan (Wreck)

A ten-minute journey from Porthkerris lies The Mohegan. A 482ft, 6,889 gross tonnage luxury, four-masted, single funnel liner which sank in mysterious circumstances after hitting the Manacles in 1898. The Mohegan needs to be dived at slack tide or on weak neap tides.

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Talland Bay in Cornwall offers a great dive for beginners or those just wanting to dive from the shore. There’s also a wreck in Talland Bay; the Marguerite which lies in shallow water between the two main beaches.

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