October 4, 2013

Eye Sleep Over, Toll Bridge Road, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5GN - CALL: 01890 750913

Diving

Eyemouth is reknowned for it’s excellent diving and the range of high quality dive firms situated in the area and Eye Sleep Over, is a great base for all your diving adventures. Special deals can be provided for diving groups and this is particularly useful for groups who wish to dive and stay together.

Dives available local to Eyemouth include:

Ness End Reef and Rum Fauds Bay
A concrete walkway leads right up to the waters edge with a drop-off into about 4m of water and a very easy exit at the end of the dive. The walkway leads you into a channel between the shore and the reef, allowing you to head up the channel and around the end of the reef in either direction.

Heading north, you will pass over a series of gullies and sandy areas, commonly inhabited by crabs and lobsters in the rocky parts and dabs and flounders on the sandy patches. Huge shoals of sand eels are often found. It is possible to swim around the north end of the reef and head back up the seaward side of the reef, where conger eels and large cod are often found.

At the southern end of the reef is a series of rock walls that form the north side of Rum Fauds bay and provide homes to huge numbers of squat lobsters, blennies and shannies, with occasional lobsters and large crabs

Green Ends Gulley
This shore dive is easiest accessed at high tide and provides a series of interesting gullies to explore. At the end of the gulley you can head south and navigate back into the Ness End Reef channel, or head north along the shore towards the harbour entrance. This is a favourite spot for lobster creels and is inhabited by many of these wonderful creatures. Walls encrusted with soft coral and sponges make this an attractive dive.

Weasel Loch
By parking on the cliff top adjacent to Northburn Holiday Centre access to the sea is down a series of wooden steps to a boulder gully where entry to the water can be quite difficult at low water, so this site is best dived at high tide if not for this reason alone. The loch is a wide sided gully with a coarse sandy bottom, which is home to a wide variety of hermit crabs, flat fish and starfish. The steep walls with deep fissures and ledges also house Norwegian squat lobsters and in the early season (march to may ), male lumpsuckers can sometimes be found diligently guarding the eggs that have been laid by the larger female.

Conger Reef
This is a submerged rocky reef system, which can be found from the entrance of Weasel Loch or by entering the water down the track into Leeds bay. This site is well known for the diverse amount of sea life that can be found and is a good area to see wolf-fish, conger eels, lobsters and large shoals of white fish as well as brittle stars and plumose or dahlia anemones. Tides can be strong along the reef so the site is best dived at slack tide, and good navigation skills will reduce the risk of a long surface swim back to your exit point.

For more infomation in diving from Eyemouth, please visit one of the suppliers below:

Aquastars

So when you travel to dive in Berwick-upon-Tweed, St.Abbs or Eyemouth, Eye Sleep Over offers you a cost effective and comfortable alternative to bed and breakfast, caravan or lodge accommodation.