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Plumose anemones on 78 Rock, Ireland dive site

78 Rock reefscape, Ireland dive site - courtesy of Carina Hall

Wrasse on 78 Rock, Ireland dive site - courtesy of Carina Hall

Edible crab on 78 Rock, Ireland dive site

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Scuba Diving in Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland, Europe

Dive Site: 78 Rock

Location: Near Castletownshend, County Cork, Ireland, Europe

Description: Pinnacle

Depth: 18 - 40 metres (59 - 131 feet)

Visibility: 10 metres (30 feet)

Rating: ***

78 Rock is a pinnacle that quickly rises up from the seabed. It was whilst divers were exploring the base of the pinnacle that they found the U-260. Diving here is very pretty as jewel anemones cover the rocks interspersed only with patches of plumose anemones. There are quite a few wrasse and pollack swimming around and a lot of sea urchins. I also spotted one edible crab in a crevasse. Whilst we were diving here it was meant to be slack water, but there was still quite a current running. This unfortunately meant we couldn't explore too great an area as we didn't want to risk not being able to get back to the shot.

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