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Hope cove

Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: Hope Cove has lots of reefs separated by sand and good for night dives.  Webcam

Suggested experience: Suitable for trainees and above

Parking directions: In the car park overlooking the bay 30m from the Hope & Anchor.

Distance from Plymouth: 35 Miles 60 mins   Google

Lat & Long: N50.242924 W-3.863990  Postcode TQ7 3HW  Google

Depth: 10m

Site entry/exit: Enter the water near the rocks on your left as you look out to sea and exit at the same place.

Underwater directions: Head straight out for 100m and turn right and slowly zig-zag back to the shore looking in the gullies and crevices which are separated by sand or head out to the right around the Shippen Rock. Its also a good dive site for a night dive, but It can get very crowded in the summer. 

Air & Nitrox: None close   Aquanauts Dive Centre  Deep Blue Diving  Sandford and Down

Site Hazards:

Nearest Public phone: To Follow

Mobile Network service: Most work here.

Accommodation: Self-catering Hope  and  Hope and anchor

Other comments: Diving is not allowed in Hope Cove harbour. The Spanish ship San Pedro was wrecked here on the Shippen Rock in 1588 and some coins are supposed to be found here every now and then. HMS Ramilles was also wrecked at Hope Cove on the rocks at the base of Bolt Tail. Also, the wreck of the Maine is close by...GPS 50.12.820 N, 3.51.045 W Also the wreck of the perisher GPS N50 17.060 W3 58.070. The beach gets very crowded in the Summer months.

Pub: Hope and anchor  Sun Bay Hotel (beer garden overlooking the bay) 

Cafe: Sun Bay Hotel

Created by: Jim Booth

Date: 4/3/18

Revision: 1

Thanks To:

Links:  UBUC

Surface Photos: Contact me

Underwater Photos: Utube  Jim Booth

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