DIRECTIONS

54.6654, -8.7880

About an hours drive from Donegal town, take the N56 /R263 west for approximately 58kms to where the R263 ends at Malin Beg.



DESCRIPTION

Suitable for divers of all levels, access to the harbour is via the pier at the bottom of a long flight of steps, this may require a few trips with your gear. The pier has steps down to the water, from the pier submerge and head south (keeping the cliff wall on your right) to the sea stack in the middle of the harbour. Circumnavigate the stack a couple of times taking time to explore its many nooks and crannies, then return the way you came. Depts are up to 10m, expect to see wrasse, annemones, sponges and lobsters. This can also be done as a night dive if you are feeling adventerous.



TIDE, SWELL & WIND FORECAST

Tide, swell and wind forecasts for nearby Dooey Beach are available here....

NEARBY DIVE SITES

St Johns Point is approximately 50kms away, back towards Donegal on the R263 / N56.

If the weather is calm you could head to Mullaghmore in Sligo, approximately 170kms away, to dive the reef there. 

EMERGENCY

The nearest RNLI station is Bundoran, approximately 50 kms away by sea (071-984 1713) , the Irish Coast Guard can be contacted by phoning 999 or 112. 


WATER TEMPERATURES    

Water temperatures around the north-west coast average around 14c/52f from June to October, varying from lows of around 10f/50c in early June and late October, to highs of 18c/64f or 19c/66f in July and August. Temperatures average around 10c/50f 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 10c/50f in wintertime, varying from up to 14c/57f in early November to lows of 7c/44f in January or February. These are surface temperatures, water temperature 10m down will typically be a couple of degrees lower.