Plymouth Diving

Eddystone Reef

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The Eddystone lighthouse is about 13 Nautical miles south of Plymouth Sound and offers diving from the shallow kelp-covered gullies on the north side to the rocky reefs on the south, where drop-offs reach depths of around 40m and boulders as big as houses can be explored.


The Eddystone is great for both novice and experienced divers with its fantastic life and rock formations. Bass runs are common in the summer months, when you can be surrounded by large shoals where you can get close up to one of the tastiest UK fish.


Friendly cuckoo wrasses have a peck at anything shiny hanging from you and there can be plenty of crustaceans. Pink sea fans look healthy here and the white shell gravel that is characteristic of the Eddystone reefs reflects the light to make the location superb for photography and its distance offshore means that visibility is often excellent.


The Eddystone can be dived at any time during neap tides, but diving at slack water is advised during springs: it falls two and a half hours after high and low at Devonport.

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