Activities and things to do


"Some of the best diving in the world."
Jacques Cousteau

The Centre is open all year round and caters for divers from beginner to the most experienced.

Because the Gulf Stream washes our coast, the water temperature is much warmer than the UK and northern Europe and varies from 12ºC in the early season to 21ºC in late August/September. The visibility on very good days is 30+m, averages 20m and bad days is about 7m.

Our Boats travel daily to the best dive sites. The Maharees, Brandon and the Blasket Islands offer the best diving in Ireland, from superb scenic dives to wreck dives. The Maharees have their own resident pod of playful Dolphins and they can be frequently seen cavorting in front of Harbour house. At times, they swim with divers around the islands.

Illaunnabarnagh, a nearby island, has its own seal colony and the seals are friendly and don't mind the human interloper.

Marine Life
Here is what Jacques Cousteau said about our dive sites: "Some of the best diving in the world ... in a landscape of exceptional beauty....

"Abundant marine life - shoals of mackerel and pollack; feeding wrasse and playful seals; lobster, crawfish and crabs; sunfish and basking sharks; schools of dolphins and pilot whales; while the reefs themselves are lit up by different varieties of sponges and anemones."

Harbour House, Scraggane Pier Road, Castlegregory, Co Kerry, Ireland. Tel: + 353(0)667139292 Email:
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