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Inis Turk

Name Dive Site:Inis Turk
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Translates roughly from Gaeilge (Gaeilge is Ireland's native language), Inis Turk means Island of the Boar. Situated 9 miles off the West Coast, this island has a population of nearly 100 and measures approximately 3 miles x 2 miles.

Exposed sea cliffs are home to internationally acclaimed flora and fauna. These rocky outposts are parodied underwater. Here divers become part of a world characterised by unusual rock formations, sudden drop offs to 40 metres, sheer walls and a series of winding gullies. All these features come together in celebration of their marine occupants. Brightly coloured cuckoo wrasse and shoals of mackerel are commonplace; rose coral and golden sea sponges adorn craggy wall faces, while lobsters and spider crabs observe from their rocky fortresses.

Adventure seekers will have their appetites sated by a number of gullies, and underwater caves and caverns. Unspoilt and untouched, these features form a sub-aqua universe unique to Inis Turk.

Inis Turk is to discerning divers as the Himalayas are to true mountaineers. Need we say anymore?


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