GPS:   53.0646 -9.3598

From Main Street in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, take the N67 west for about 1km, then turn right onto the R447 – remain on this road for about 7 kms  - access to the site is via a dirt road to the left. This being the Burren, there are no distinguishing feature to mark to the approach to the site so its probably best to set the Sat Nav on your car or phone


After entering the water at the gully head out to sea for approximately 50 meters where you will have about 15m of depth. Descend  here, looking south you should be able to see the northern end of a reef. Follow the reef face south - about 100m south the reef opens up to a semi-circular cavern. Loots of nooks a crannies to check out  so bring your torch. Return the same way you came though maybe ascent to 5 to 10m to save on air.


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


There are several excellent shore dive sites at Killee, which is about 1 hour south on the N67, more information is available here...

Alternatively you could head north towards Galway and dive at Bothar na Bui, which is about 100 kms away - more information is available here....


The nearest RNLI station is Galway (091-567 755), the Irish Coast Guard can be contacted by dialing 999 or 112.


Water temperatures around the west coast average around 14c/52f from June to October, varying from lows of around 10f/50c in early June and late October, to highs of 18c/64f or 19c/66f in July and August. Temperatures average around 10c/50f 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 14c/57f in early November to lows of 7c/44f in January or February.

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