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Kenmare Bay Diving

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Address: | Bunaw Pier, Kilmackillogue harbour, Lauragh, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 87 699 3793
09:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Kenmare Bay Diving offers scuba diving experiences from qualified divers to...

Kenmare Bay Diving offers scuba diving experiences from qualified divers to complete beginners. The dynamic 'Try A Dive' programme totally engages with all age groups.

The 3 hour long 'Try a Dive' programme is run on a daily basis and during the summer months is hugely popular and therefore pre- booking is essential. You will begin with a short concise diving theory lesson, thereafter you will be whisked away to an offshore Island by speedboat. At the island the boat will anchor in an enclosed sheltered Lagoon where you will have your first shallow water dive. You will be accompanied by an instructor for the duration of the dive, during which time you will see an assortment of underwater life. It is a highly recommended activity and certainly boosts ego and esteem and gives a tremendous feeling of accomplishment.

For qualified divers, there a boat trips to reefs, wrecks, pinnacles, drift dives and offshore Islands.

Kenmare Bay is host to an array of marine life ranging from dolphins and whales to lobster, crayfish, dogfish, mackerel, pollack, conger eel, wrasse, pipe fish, urchins, sponges and soft corals.

For non divers, who wish to just take in the beautiful sea views, life jackets are available for hire and Snorkling trips are also very popular. Snorkling equipment hire including wet suits are available from the dive centre. Guided snorking trips can also be arranged.

The Dive Centre itself is situated in the beautiful Harbour of Killmackilogue and works alongside the harbour inn 'Teddys' which provides accomodation and delicious meals. A truly unique experience in a beautiful setting.

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Try-A-Dive - Scuba

My daughter (14) wanted to get involved in Scuba diving and so we found out that Kenmare Diving Centre offers a try-a-dive option. Paul, the owner, was informative, friendly and... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Bantry, Ireland
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Bantry, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

My daughter (14) wanted to get involved in Scuba diving and so we found out that Kenmare Diving Centre offers a try-a-dive option. Paul, the owner, was informative, friendly and very efficient. He explained all the techniques and equipment in such a fun way that even an eavesdropping 8 year old was giggling (and subsequently also wants to get involved... More 

1 Thank cammyharley
Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Paul and his daughter Lauren were really welcoming. Good explanation of what to do during the dive. We had a wonderful time and saw lots of different marine life. Can't wait to go back.

1 Thank julie8derek
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Paul explained everything really clearly and in a most down to earth way. He put my 2 boys at the ease so that their first experience of scuba diving was a great experience. While in the water Paul was very attentive to both, ensuring their safety and their enjoyment at all time. They saw lots of sea life and seals.... More 

Thank clodagh c
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Though not diving i was made very welcome to enjoy a trip out on Paul's boat with tri divers who took to the water.A relaxing time amid lovely scenery i would recommend this to all.

Thank davidW2364YY
County Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We did a PADI Open Water course with Paul about 9 years ago and since then we try to come back to Kenmare Bay Diving every time we are in the area. Everything is perfect in this spot! Paul is a great instructor and very passionate and knowledgeable diver. There are numerous interesting and beautiful sites to visit and we... More 

Thank gkar2015
County Sligo, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Excellent location & instructor to give any group confidence to try diving. Our family loved this experience and we consider this to be the hilight of our holiday.

Thank Marian7465
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Our two teenage boys had a fantastic experience diving for their first time. Paul gave clear and precise instructions and the boys felt confident and safe throughout the dive. We would highly recommend Kenmare Bay Diving to all.

Thank Carmel W
Butte, Montana
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Paul was wonderful! My boyfriend and I have never been diving before. Paul was very good about explaining the equipment and hand signals to us and making sure we were comfortable before going out on the water. It was a beautiful area he took us to dive with lots of Crab and Starfish to see. It was a very laid... More 

Thank kujawa359
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Beautiful spot with a lot of nice dives around Kenmare bay. I've taken few friends for try a dives and there are always amazing experiences for them. Highly recommended!

Thank Victor M
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My two friends and I had an amazing time with kenmare bay diving! We felt very safe during our experience because Paul (our instructor) explained the diving techniques and hand signals very clearly and professionally. We all felt we were in capable and qualified hands. We had a very good time seeing all the marine life at sea and Paul... More 

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