Our sheltered cove has been transformed into a crystal clear wonderland, as the strong (and cool!) Easterly winds continue to work their magic, calming the swell to zero and providing an upwelling of nutrient rich water from the vast depths offshore. Spring is in full swing underwater here with lobsters, spider crabs, dogfish, plaice and conger eels all patrolling the vibrant reef, and occassionally posing for photographs!
It’s just a matter of timing to get your photo! as there is no shortage of amazing creatures here and diving conditions are all in our favour.
Never shy of the paparazzi, the little cuttle were out and about over the weekend, and proved to be very photogenic on the night dive.
The weekend past was the first dip of the year for many divers old and new and all agreed that the formula of 10 metre visibility + prolific marine life = spectacular diving!
As a nation we do strive to live up to our name ‘Ireland of the welcomes’ so it was great to see our little resident conger eel doing her bit for Ireland, welcoming any aquatic visitors that stopped by on the shore dive here!
The fresh to strong Easterly wind brought challenging surface conditions but the clear water and blue skies made it all worthwhile! The ocean is such a dynamic environment, teeming with plants and animals, and every dive is different and exciting.
It is still just €16 per day for unlimited shore diving in our private sheltered cove, (now with interesting shipweck!) as well as the hot showers, heated changing rooms and coffee dock with free Wi-Fi.
We still have plenty of boat spaces available over the Easter weekend and the great weather (for the West of Ireland!) continues, with light Easterly wind forecast for Saturday and Easter Sunday.