GPS:   52.144  - 6.9938

About an hour and 50 minutes from Dublin (on the M9) and 18kms / 25 minutes from Waterford.

From Waterford take the R708 past Waterford airport and then the R 685 / R 684 to Dunmore East.Remain on the R684 through the village - passing the harbour on your left, take the Convent Road (to the right of the old Convent building) for about 100m until you see a dirt track to the left leading down to the sea. There is parking here for 2 or 3 cars, you will need to carry your gear down to the dive site which is about 20m away.



This is quite an exposed dive site and should not be attempted in rough seas as entry and exit can be difficult in anything more than a 1 ft swell. Enter the water from the Flat Rocks about 20m from the parking area, expect depths of around 10m with lots of large boulders, kelp and sea life.


Tide, swell and wind forecasts for nearby Tramore beach are available here..


Hook Head in Wexford is approximately an hour away if you take the Passage East / Arthurstown car ferry. Not taking the ferry adds about 30kms to the journey as it is necessary to travel via Waterford / New Ross. 

Alternatively, you could head to Newtown Cove which is 15kms south on the R684/R685.  Helvic Head ,also in County Waterford which is approximately 75 Kms away.


The nearest RNLI station is Tramore (051-381 622), the Irish Coast Guard can be contacted by phoning 112 or 999.


Water temperatures around the south east coast average around 15c/54f  from June to October, varying from lows of around 11c/52f in early June, to highs of 18c/64f or 19c/66f in July and August. Temperatures average around 11c/52f from March to May, varying from lows of down to 8c/46f in early March to highs of up to 15c/59f in late May.

Temperatures average around 10c/50f in wintertime, varying from up to 13c/55f in early November to lows of 8c/46f in January or February. 

These are surface temperatures, water temperature 10m down will typically be a couple of degrees lower