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East Shag Rock

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Type: Shore
Qualification Level: Ocean Diver
Depth Range: 0-10m
When to dive: Can be dived at any time, but best at high tide as it makes entry and exit from the water easier
Key Features: Lots of sealife, photography, night dive

Launch Site Address: Meadfoot beach, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2LQ
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Travel time from Boat Shed: 1h:45
Site Facilities:
There is parking at the left hand end of the bay and along the road side with good access to the beach via a slipway , kit can be dropped here if parking is limited. There is a café at the right hand end of the beach.

www.meadfootbeachcafe.co.uk

Is it permanently bouyed: No
Air Fill: Divers Down, 139 Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3SR. www.diversdown.co.uk

Coastguard 999 or 112 (both numbers function identically)

For advice on diving related incidents or urgent and emergency hyperbaric referrals including carbon monoxide poisoning in the South West of England contact DDRC on +44 (0)1752 209999

Hyperbaric Recompression Chambers:
DDRC: at Tamar Science Park, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BQ. 24hr Advice Line – 01752 209 999

The Diver Clinic, 7 Parkstone Road (A350), Poole, Dorset, BH15 2NN. 24 hour cover Telephone: Day time – 01202 678278, Emergency 07770 423637 (answer service) A return call will be made

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Article Credits: Torbay Council

Article Author:Mick Battye

General Information

East shag rock stands aprox. 11m above the water and is about 320m from the shore, you can either do a surface swim to the rock or take a bearing and dive out. There are low reefs that run parallel to the shore separated by sand and kelp round the rocks. There is very little tidal flow here but is best dived at high tide as it makes entry and exit of the water easier. It’s worth taking your camera on this one. Good for training and novice divers but plenty to see for the more experienced.
Good for a night dive.

 

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