What an amazing site this is, a delight for the photographer and those that like to take it slow and find all the little things there are at a dive site
We've discovered a marvellous new site to explore and it's rapidly become one of our favourites.
Porthpean is one of those sites that can both excite and thrill you as a diver. With a max depth 10 meters and an amazing array of marine life this shallow site gives you plenty of time to enjoy and explore to your hearts content.
The beach itself has two sides and these couldn't be more different, the right hand side is a reef with a kelp forest and rocky outcrops, amazing amounts of marine life and a sandy bottom, whilst the left gives a steep cliff at high tide and huge boulders to swim over, here we find deadmans fingers (soft coral) and the occasional catshark (dogfish)
We love this site and its quickly becoming one of our favorites, not only for the marine life but the wonderful colourful weed you will find, these include sea lettuce (a bright green weed) Bladderwrack, dulse (deep purple), bootlace weed as well as eel grass and others to numerous to mention
What might you see?
A cafe for your surface interval.
There is a small cafe on the beach that sells chips, burgers and drinks so no need to bring your own.
Its not just for us divers! All the family will love this beach, the tides leaves fantastic rock pools for the kids to explore, there is a watersports centre where you can hire kayaks if you fancy a paddle after your dive and the beach is a lovely flat sandy beach so great for the kids to swim, don't leave them behind bring them along and let them enjoy the Cornish sunshine.
The town of St.Austell isn't far away and the gorgeous fishing village of Mevagissey is only just round the bay, why not dive with us and then explore the local area, you never know you might fall in love with our Cornish way of life