GPS: 52.2383 - 10.312
From Limerick take the N21 and N 86 approximately 150 kms to Dingle in Kerry. From Main Street in Dingle head west for approximately 1 km until you come to a round about - take the third exit for ‘An Feothanach’. Remain on this road for approximately 10 kms until you come to a V in the road then head right towards Brandon Creek which is approximately 3 kms futher.
A beautiful cove with a small pier and slipway. The dive site starts about 200m out from the pier at the mouth of the Creek, so make sure to bring your snorkel. Heading west (left) from here there is a sea arch which drops down to approximately 20m. Going in either direction from the mouth of the cove there is a sea wall which bottoms out at around 30m. Visibility is generally good here, and can be excellent in settled weather.
TIDE, SWELL & WIND FORECAST
Tide, swell and wind forecasts for nearby Brandon Bay are available here......
NEARBY DIVE SITES
Other shore dive sites to consider if you are in the Kerry area for a while include Lambs Head , at Derrynane Harbour, or Knightstown Pier on Valentia. Both of these dive sites are over 120kms / 2.5 hours away.
If you are heading north on the Wild Atlantic Way you could explore some of the excellent dive sites in and around Kilkee in County Clare.
The nearest RNLI station is approximately 50 kms away at Fenitt Harbour (066 713 660), the Irish Coast Guard can be contacted by phoning 999 or 112.
Water Temperatures average 15c/54f from June to October, and can vary from a low of 11c/52f in early June, to highs of 18c/64f or 19c/66f degrees in July and August. Temperatures average 11c/52f degrees from March to May, varying from lows of down to 8c/46f in early March to highs of up to 15c/59f in late May. Temperatures average around 10 degrees in wintertime (Nov to Feb), varying from up to 13c/55f in early November, to down to 8c/46f in January or February. These are surface level temperatures, water temperature 10m down will typically be a couple of degrees lower.