(Eleftherios) Depth 6-9m
cargo steamer with boiler, winch, anchor and propeller still visible. A great second or third dive.
Pier Depth 9-15m
harbour pier that provides easy access for a shore dive Swim through entrance
to sand and boulders turn and follow contour.
Large cave entrance, torch essential.
trawler that went down in the 80s. She
lies on her starboard side nestled beside a reef. The boat is intact with trawl nets at the
stern and propeller still visible. The
wreck is festooned with anemones and a few large congers.
Mallagh Depth 9-15m (Carraig an
A large prominent
light marker that stands at the entrance to Arran
roads. This small island can be dived on
all sides with large boulders and is full of sea life
Chrois Depth 22m
pebble beach. Access is difficult on
land so boat is the best approach. Beautiful
gullies and sand bottom, crevices jammed packed with crabs.
Pool Depth 10-20m
A small bay
that holds a fantastic dive with gullies, caves and one with a blow hole that resembles
The Grotto Depth 10-40m
A large pinnacle
rock where you can drop down to 40m if desired to a sandy floor leading back up
along a series of large "steps " in the rock to bring you
along large boulders and dead end wall, rise up to 6m to go over top and do
safety stop along a kelp bed. A personal
Point Depth 15-40m
sheer faces, overhangs and gullies make this a popular dive
Paradise Cavern Depth 15-25m
and far as one of the best dives in Ireland. This cavern is situated on
the north corner of Arranmore near Tor rock. If photography is your thing, this
is the place for you.
spectacular dive area. On the west side
the sheer wall drops of quickly to 40m leading to a large gully giving sheer
walls, at the end brings you to an open cave with pebble beach and you can see
the black vertical rock seam that cuts through Green Island and Arranmore.
Steps Depth 10-20m
Easier accessed by sea. Sheer walls
and gullies and overhangs make this a great dive.
Hole Depth 10-20m
This is the
main channel between Burtonport and Arranmore
Island. Probably to best drift dive in Ireland and
needs to be timed correctly as will go from nice drift to washing machine very
quickly! Steep sides, large boulders and plenty of nooks and crannies so bring
a torch. Plenty of old bottles, pottery
etc as there were herring factories on both sides of the channel in the distant
are just a few of the many dive sites around Arranmore. There's also Roan Inis
and Owey to explore!