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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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Goose Rock is a kelp/rocky reef only accessible by boat. An ideal site for entry-level training as the maximum depth is between 8-10m. For the more experienced diver, small caverns and more depth can be found on the western side of the rock.

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Seal Cove

Seal Cove, also referred to as Chick Rock, is a site only accessible by boat. It is a haul out spot for grey seals and one of our most popular sites amongst divers. Please note that this site can only be dived at high tide to limit disturbance to the seals.

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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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Swanpool beach is a gradual sandy slope with rocky/kelp reef to both the left and right. Max depth of 6m at high tide so ideal for entry level training.

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