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.

Grey seals, kelp reef fish, anemones, crustaceans, nudibranchs, sea stars and sometimes catsharks can be seen

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 8 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

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

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

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

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Lewinnick Reef boarders the coast on top of which sits Lewinnick Lodge. Maxing out at a depth of 10m makes it a perfect site for training. It also has some interesting topographical features including gullies and swim-throughs!

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SS Orfordness (1906-1918) was a British merchant ship. Whilst on route from Rouen to Barry Roads, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-60, two and a half miles NW of Newquay. 2 men were lost. She now lies on the bottom in about 35m-40m depending on the tide state.

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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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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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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

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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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SS Lake Edon (1918-1918) was an American cargo ship, loaded with coal and on voyage from Barry, Wales. She was torpedoed by German submarine U-107, 4 miles NE of Towan Headland, Newquay. 18 men were lost. The wreck now sits at 35m-40m.

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