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Scuba Diving in Zetland Pier, Cork, Ireland

Maximum Depth:
30m/98.4ft
Skill Level:
Advanced
County Cork is situated in the South-West Region of Ireland and is the largest of all Irish counties. The climate here, like the rest of Ireland, is classified as a maritime climate, usually with cool summers, mild winters and abundant rainfall. Cork enchants visitors with its beautiful landscapes, historic towns and magnificent coastline. In addition, it provides a number of sporting and leisure activities to perform and remember forever.

Bantry Bay is a natural bay that is situated in County Cork. The bay extends approximately 35 km/22 mi from northeast to southwest into the Atlantic Ocean, offering many interesting dive sites. Zetland Pier is located close to Glengar and it mostly accommodates advanced divers.

The maximum depth of the spot is 30 m/98.4 ft and the rocky bottom is covered with sea stars. Visibility is medium and ranges from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft. Water temperature ranges from 7°C/45°F in winter to a maximum of about 15°C/59°F in summer and early autumn months.

Divers are able to witness an amazing marine life, with an abundance of fish, including crayfish, crabs, sea horses and many others. In addition, there are rock formations and open caves, which are waiting to be explored. In the end, you can book a boat dive at a dive center that visits the site.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Cork
98.7km/61.4mi, 1h 33mins
Head east on Dyke Parade/N22 for Mardyke Street / Sráid Na Muirdíge. Turn right at the Mardyke Street / Sráid Na Muirdíge. Turn right onto Western Road/N22. Continue to follow the N22. Slight left at Victoria Cross/N71. Continue to follow the N71. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout Sarsfield Road Roundabout / Timpeall Bhóthar an tSáirséalaigh, take the 3rd exit at South Ring Road/N40/N71. Continue to follow the N40. Go through one roundabout. Continue along N22. Turn left onto the R585. Turn left to stay on R585. Turn right to stay on R585. Open turn right to stay on R585. Continue to R584. Turn right f N71. Turn left onto the R572. Turn left.
BY AIR
Cork Airport,
102km/63.6mi 1h 35mins
BY TRAIN

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