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Dive Review of Waterworld in
General Travel/Other Locations/SW Ireland

Waterworld, Jul, 2006,

by David Schwab, AE, Germany . Report 2586.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Diving from a RIB in the Magharee Islands. This is cold water diving, a bit more adventurous than what the Red Sea or Caribbean have to offer. Poor viz, no coral reefs and no wrecks mean working a bit harder to find sealife. Divers should possess strong diving skills, including use of a compass, ability to deal with the occasional fast current and willingness to seek out critters among the rocks, kelp and grass. This is a good place for novice divers to learn, lots of sandy patches to practice drills. Unless requested or on a PADI course, diving here is done with your buddy only, not with a guide. Lots of crabs and lobsters (but leave the many lobster pots alone!). Other fishes: dogfish, pollack and blennies for the most part; conger eels. Dive centre staff are very service-oriented, solid divemaster procedures on the boat; accommodations and meals are good; lots to see during surface interval time. Plenty of pubs and resturants. Waterworld Dive Centre ( is a bit remote; north of Castlegregory on the Dingle Peninsula. Divers not in the British Isles should fly to Kerry International Airport and hire a car.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Norway, Scotland, England, Spain, Croatia, France, Red Sea, Turks & Caicos, Florida, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 13-17°C / 55-63°F Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 5-15 M / 16-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 45 minutes or 50 Bar
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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