Bawden Rock

This site is a Dive Newquay favourite. Only accessible by boat, Bawden Rocks is a wall dive bottoming at 25-30m. Bordering the St. Agnes VMCA, it experiences an ’overspill’ effect - meaning there is a huge diversity of marine life to see.

Popular for the large populations of jewel anemones; this can be a truly magical sight when they are feeding. Also expect to see various nudibranch species, pink sea fans and more!

Level

Level

  • Advanced
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Занурення в Течії
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Kelp fish
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

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Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

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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SS Christina

The SS Cristina (1916-1918) was a Spanish cargo vessel. She was torpedoed by German submarine U-55, whilst on voyage to Spain from UK, carrying a load of coal. The wreck now sits at 40m.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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