Alternative Names: Lifeboat Slip, Little Fistral, Spy Cove, The Zeds, The Gazzle
Type of Dive: Newquay is a great place to shore dive with lots of places to dive in one place.
Suggested experience: Open Water
Travel directions: Travel through Newquay towards Fistral Beach, when on the headland road turn right half way along the road and drive down to the car park. Google
Distance from Exeter: 84 Miles 1hr 40 Mins
Lat & Long: N50.423589 W-5.096632 Postcode TR7 1HE Google
Tides: Tide tables best at high tide.
Site entry/exit: There are 4 different entry points, all best at high tide. The first is Spy/Seal Cove just behind the boulders on the right-hand side, before the car park. The next is the old lifeboat slip itself. The next is to the right of the toilets, there's a slope that is cut into the rocks in a Z shape. The other is on the other side at Little Fistral.
Underwater directions: There are 4 different dives. From Seal Cove go right for a small cave, go left for a small gully and sand/reef. From the slip right to the gully, the left is a sand/reef. from the Z's right or left for sand/reef. From Little Fistral, if there are no waves out to the right along the reef.
Air & Nitrox: Atlantic scuba
Site Hazards: If it's anywhere near spring tides do not venture close to the end of the headland, currents can be strong there.
Nearest Public phone: The Headland Hotel
Mobile Network service: All work
Accommodation: To Follow
Other comments: Newquay can get busy in the summer months.
Links: None so far
Created by: Mark Milburn
Surface Photos: By Mark Milburn
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