We offer Daily scuba diving trips to all the best dive sites in The Maharees Islands and Brandon Bay area. When you choose to dive with us, You embark on an adventure and you’ll see some of the most amazing underwater creatures. Waterworld’s foundation is based on the simple fact that we adore marine life. To view a selection of underwater images of the area take a look at our Gallery
“Some of the best diving in the world.” – Jacques Cousteau
The Centre is open all year round and caters for divers from beginner to the most experienced.
Because the Gulf Stream washes our coast, the water temperature is much warmer than the UK and Northern Europe. It varies from 10ºC in the early season to 18ºC in late August/September. The visibility on very good days is 25m+, averages 15m and bad days is about 5m.
The Maharees Islands, The Brandon Cliff face and the Blasket Islands offer the best diving in Ireland, from superb scenic dives to wreck dives. The Maharees have their own resident pod of playful Dolphins and they can be frequently seen cavorting in front of Harbour house. At times, they swim with divers around the islands. Illaunnabarnagh, a nearby island, has its own seal colony and the seals are friendly and don’t mind the human interloper.
Here is what Jacques Cousteau said about our dive sites:
“Some of the best diving in the world is at the northern side of the Dingle Peninsula where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Brandon mountains” … in a landscape of exceptional beauty.
“Abundant marine life – shoals of mackerel and pollack; feeding wrasse and playful seals; lobster, crawfish and crabs; sunfish and basking sharks; schools of dolphins and pilot whales; while the reefs themselves are lit up by different varieties of sponges and anemones.”
Each day Weather permitting we run boat dives around the Islands and back to Brandon head.
• Boat leaves at 10am first dive of the day for 1 dive, 7 days a week (max divers 12)
• Boat leaves at 12noon second dive of the day for 1 dive, 7 days a week (max divers 12)
• Boat leaves at 3pm third dive of the day for 1 dive (summer months only)
• Wednesdays evening boat dives 6.30pm (summer months only)
• Friday night dive’s contact for time as they change as the day light changes
• For 2 dive boat trips like wreck days and Blasket island trip please contact us for details
All dives return to Harbour House for debrief & showers.
Breakfast is available before the first dive trip of the day at Harbour House in the Islands restaurant please book in advance. while you are there have look at the lunch menu you will love it!