Type: Reef dive on five pinnacles
Travel directions: Follow the M5 south, then the A38 to Plymouth, or continue on the A38 across the Tamar Bridge and take the A387 to Looe.
Dive Information: Hands deep lies 8 miles offshore at the closest point from Plymouth and is a series of pinnacles. The top of the pinnacles have kelp and as you go deeper you get ledges, walls and gullies full of life. The viz here is usually over 15m and can be 25m. This area is covered in life with sea fans, jewel anemones, dead men's fingers and plumose anemones. If you have an u/w camera take it you wont be disappointed.
Harbour / slip: For launching RHIB's Queen Anne's Battery and Mountbatten in Plymouth.
Distance from harbour: 11 Miles 45 Mins in a Rhib
Lat & Long: N50.21030 W4.34046 Hand deeps is 3 miles north west of the Eddystone light which is easily found on a clear day as it can be seen from the shore.
Chart: Admiralty Chart 1613
Depth: 7 - 50m
Tides: Tides Slack is 2.5 Hrs after H/L water Devonport Tide tables
Diveboat: Plymouth boat charters Eddystone dive charters Divingplymouth
Dive Shop: Sandford and Down Aquanauts Sound diving Looe divers East Cornwall divers
Accommodation: Plymouth Tourist Information 01752 264849 Looe Tourist Information 01503 262072
Suggested experience: Experienced diver, not a dive for a new diver.
Other comments: An SMB is required to dive here because of the currents. It is very easy to go deeper than intended so watch your depth.
Created by: Finstrokes
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