Dingle Marina
Dive Centre



on the Dingle Peninsula in Southwestern Ireland
. . . minutes from the open marine waters of Dingle Bay, the legendary Blasket Islands, and some of the finest diving in Western Europe




DINGLE, CO. KERRY, IRELAND  ·  Tel +353-66-91-52422  ·  Fax +353-66-91-52425


Láthair Tumadóireachta Marina an Daingin

. . . i ngiorracht de Chuan an Daingin, na Blascaodaí agus an tumadóireacht is fearr san Eoraip


The Dingle Peninsula and
The Blasket Islands ... FOR DIVERS

The mountains and rugged seascape of Corca Dhuibhne, the Dingle Peninsula, and its legendary offshore Blasket Islands have long been considered one of the most spectacularly beautiful areas in Ireland. It is only recently, however, that diving and snorkelling enthusiasts have discovered the unexplored underwater paradise lying just offshore.

Unique diving can be found off the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands to suit every level of experience and interest, from novice to expert, including:

  • shallow dives and snorkelling in the clear, protected shallow waters of Dingle Bay
  • dives of exploration among undersea kelp gardens, rock formations, and wrecks, teeming with diverse and unusual sea life
  • challenging, deeper-water dives involving cliff-wall descents around the offshore Blasket Islands of An Tiaracht, Inis Tuaisceart, and Inis na Bró





Wave-carved cliffs, sea caves, and arches offer a kaleidoscope of colourful marine life of every size and description. Here you'll find:

  • dolphins, seals, basking sharks, giant skate, conger
  • pollack, ling, cod, coal fish, mackerel, sole, gunnard
  • lobster, crayfish, spider and stone crabs, sponges, anemone, sea urchins, starfish

Discover and explore the undersea world of Corca Dhuibhne, where on calm days up to 30m of pristine and unpolluted North Atlantic visibility awaits you. You will be thrilled!


The Dingle Marina Dive Centre

All recreational dives and courses are conducted from the Dingle Marina Dive Centre, located in the new Láthair Muirina an Daingin / Dingle Marina Centre, immediately adjacent to the Dingle Marina on the waterfront in Dingle Town. The Centre, opened in Spring 1998, has been purpose-built for watersports activities.


Dives for visiting clubs, groups, and individuals can be arranged daily during the season or booked in advance. Dive locations are determined by the weather conditions and by the interest and experience of the divers. Shipwrecks, while not in abundance, are available for the curious. Night dives can be organised when requested.

All dives take place from the Dive Centre's R.I.B. dive boat, which carries full modern electronics and is certified by the Irish Department of Marine.

An experienced dive leader from the Dive Centre will lead the dive, if required, to ensure the visitor the ultimate in diving experience and safety.




All courses offered by the Dingle Marina Dive Centre are CMAS and PADI certified. They range from basic one-day courses for beginners to multi-day courses for intermediate divers. Beidh cursaí tré Ghaeilge ar faíl.


Available at the Dive Centre are full facilities for washing gear, drying gear, showers and toilets, and changing rooms. Diving clubs and groups, as well as individual divers, are welcome and can be easily catered for.

Equipment available for hire at the Dive Centre includes dry suits, semi dry suits, stab jackets, bottles, regulators, weight belts, etc. There is a 4000 p.s.i. bottle bank for refilling tanks. A limited stock of equipment and spares is available for purchase.


Dives are provided on a half-day basis. This would typically consist of two dives: one deep dive, followed by a second shallower dive after the required surface interval. Night dives are available upon request. Current fees for air, dives, courses, equipment hire, supplies, and facilities use are available on request.


The Dingle Peninsula —
    Leithinis Corca Dhuibhne

When you are not diving the clear waters around the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands, there are many land activities to entice you and those travelling with you . . . exquisite scenery, walking, horse riding, motor touring, archaeological sites, the Blasket Centre, and Dingle Oceanworld are but a few of the Peninsula's daytime attractions. In the evening, Dingle Town and all of its surrounding villages offer a variety of good restaurants, pubs, traditional music, and "ceol agus craic".

There is a wide range of accommodation available throughout the Dingle Peninsula, including hostel, B&B, guesthouse, hotel, and self-catering. The Dingle Tourist Information Office can assist you with your accommodation arrangements. Please ring them directly at +353-66-91-51188.


Dingle Marina Dive Centre
At The Láthair Muirina An Daingin
On The Waterfront, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Tel +353-66-91-52422 · Fax +353-66-91-52425
E-Mail: divedingle@eircom.net

©1999 Dingle Marina Dive Centre   UPDATED OCTOBER 1999