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Shore Diving

Often under rated, shore diving offers free and flexible diving with easy diving conditions and longer dive times. Bring the BBQ too, and you have yourself the perfect day out! The Pembrokeshire coastline offers some idyllic beaches for shore diving with car parking facilities very near the beaches.

St Brides Haven….

This North Facing Bay on the Dale Peninsula is a gently sloping sandy beach fringed with a shallow kelp forest, with depths up to 12m and viz averaging 5 to 10m. Usual inhabitants are large spider crabs, dog fish, lobster, blennies, flat fish, wrasse,, pollack and more. This beach is protected from currents and is very suitable for novices and ideal for photographers and night dives.

Martin’s Haven….

This Beach is protected as part of the Skomer Nature Marine Reserve. It is North facing with a pebbly beach and a mixed kelpy, shingly bottom,  and is one of the deepest shore dives in the UK, It has depths of up to 12m within the bay and a short swim around the point takes you to 30m. Within the Bay is well protected from currents and very suitable for novices too. There is plenty of the usual wildlife, and Seals usually visit from August to November.

Stackpole Quay….

This Beach is Southerly facing on the Pembroke Peninsula similar to St Brides, with more scattered rock heads. Again nice and shallow, good wildlife and viz, and is sheltered when the winds are blowing northerly.

Cost: FREE to independent divers – the best part