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The quite deep dive site Ling Rocks offers a series of peaks combined with extraordinary marine life.

Name Dive Site:Ling Rocks
Depth: 22-70m (72-229ft)
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The Ling Rocks are some 9km South-South East of Oysterhaven. The rocks are not exposed on the surface, rising from the sea bed the shallowest point is at about 22m at Low Water. The depths around the rocks go down to 70m.

A GPS mark is required to locate the rocks and diving at "the Lings" must be undertaken at slack water and it is advisable to drop a shot line. It may or may not be necessary to reel off the shot depending on visibility and the distance you wish to travel on your dive. There is actually no need to move at all as there is an abundance of life everywhere.

The colours of the anemone encrusted walls include all points of the color wheel. There are several different types of anemones here, from jewels, bead lets. Plumose and many more. There are bigger creatures living here too including various creepy crawlies in the form of lobster, crayfish, squat lobster, brown crab and spider crab to mention a few. Sizable conger eels lurk in the many crevices in the rock and they have been known on occasion to chase divers who insisted on taking their photograph. All around the rocks there are shoals of fish - whiting, hake, Pollack, wrasse and of course it's not called the ling rocks for nothing because lings are present here too. The Ling rocks is a fantastic scenic dive and is right up there among the must do dives along our coast.


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