The Maharee Islands and the Brandon Cliff face 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. Because the Gulf Stream washes our coaast, the water temperature is much warmer than the UK and Northern Europe. It varies from 8*C in the early season to 17*C in late August/September. The visibility on very good days is 30m+, averages 20m and bad days is about 7m. 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.