Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Ireland

Ready to check out the best sites in Ireland for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 25 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Ireland to suit your needs.
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Alondra wreck

#1 - Alondra wreck

Ireland, Munster, Cork, Baltimore

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Alondra was a 2244 ton steamer that sank 29 december 1916 near Kedge Island. It's a very nice wreck with an abundance of marine life Kedge Island
U-260

#2 - U-260

Ireland, Munster, Cork, Baltimore

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The U-260 is a 1070 ton VIIc-Class German Submarine. It sunk about four miles from Glandore village, 12 March 1945. Four miles from Glandore village, near Castletownshend.
Bishop's Island

#3 - Bishop's Island

Ireland, Munster, Clare, Kilkee

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South of Kilkee
Sick mans rock

#4 - Sick mans rock

Ireland, Munster, Kerry

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Sick mans rock is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Ireland, Munster, Kerry which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Smugglers Cave

#5 - Smugglers Cave

Ireland, Munster, Cork, Kenmare

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dive starts off in shallow cave. descends to gully (12-20m) then wall to 30m. mixture of strata on bottom - starts off rocky, then kelpy in gully followed by mud at 30m. Walk from car park by pier along rough track to cave entrance (rocky shore). much easier to access at high tide. Smugglers Cave is also known as Cuas.
Twin peaks

#6 - Twin peaks

Ireland, Munster, Kerry

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amazing site with tons of life. hard to find but worth the search. The dive itself is between the cliff face and the innermost pinnacle. There's just about enough room to drive a small rib through (don't try and turn around though...) very swell dependant.....if the sea isn't flat calm then its a bad idea
Myles Creek

#7 - Myles Creek

Ireland, Munster, Clare, Kilkee

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Myles Creek is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Ireland, Munster, Clare, Kilkee which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Inish Barna

#8 - Inish Barna

Ireland, Connaught, Galway

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It is outstanding spot to meet four really big Conger' Eals. They are quite friendly and use to play with divers. Thy will be happy when you bring some tuna with you. Connemara, Ireand. Site can be accessed only from the boat. You can use local Scuba Dive West dive centre or in you have your own rib you can easy launch it from Reosroe Pier slip.
Galway Quarry

#9 - Galway Quarry

Ireland, Connaught, Galway

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It is old slate quarry. Unfortunately main gate is closed so you will have to park car by the road, gear up and take 5-min walk.
Newfee

#10 - Newfee

Ireland, Munster, Clare, Kilkee

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The best course is to proceed over Kelp 30 degrees West of North towards the inner face of Duggerna Head. There is a rock reef on a sandy bottom and a maximum depth of 10 metres. Near the car park on the South side of the bay, down step steps, Newfee is the most sheltered of all Kilkee dive sites and is usually accessible in all but the worst conditions. It is ideal for inexperienced divers. Newfee is also known as New Found Out.
Salthill

#11 - Salthill

Ireland, Connaught, Galway

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Nothing really exciting. Just another place to dive if have no place to go an you are around. Good spot for practise with not experience divers.
Lough Rea

#12 - Lough Rea

Ireland, Connaught, Galway

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It is really nice spot for practice and training. There is no mud on the bottom and big part of bottom of this lake is covered by small kind of water grass. Nice viz. Lough Rea is also known as Loughrea.
Illaunabarnagh

#13 - Illaunabarnagh

Ireland, Munster, Kerry

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small island that has a resident seal population. lots of swim throughs, arches, small caves and gullies. outstanding dive (on a good day....)
The Tunnel

#14 - The Tunnel

Ireland, Munster, Kerry

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The Tunnel is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Ireland, Munster, Kerry which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Illaunloo

#15 - Illaunloo

Ireland, Connaught, Galway

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Illaunloo is also known as Loo rock.
Square rock

#16 - Square rock

Ireland, Munster, Kerry

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Sheltered wall with abundant life.....good spot for dolphins as well
H.M.S. Martin Wreck

#17 - H.M.S. Martin Wreck

Ireland, Munster, Clare, Kilkee

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http://www.irishwrecksonline.net/details/MartinHMS621.htm
Portnablagh

#18 - Portnablagh

Ireland, Ulster Eire, Donegal

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Pier Dive, In Low water there is a Confined Pier with depths water from 2-6m Deep Water up to 12m. Excellent Night Dive. Diveable is all but the most horrific conditions. Park on Pier A boat can also be launched from here to some excellent local diving. Fresh Water available post Dive. Portnablagh is also known as Portnablagh Pier.
Skuddagh Rock

#19 - Skuddagh Rock

Ireland, Ulster Eire, Donegal

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St John's point. NW of Ireland.
Fishing Boat Wreck

#20 - Fishing Boat Wreck

Ireland, Connaught, Galway

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Killary Harbour, Rosroe Pier. You can reach the wreck site from the boat, r just take a 100m swim on th surface, and descent by the last grey boy.
S.S. Malmanger Wreck

#21 - S.S. Malmanger Wreck

Ireland, Munster, Cork, Baltimore

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http://www.irishwrecksonline.net/details/Malmanger618a.htm
The Pinnacle

#22 - The Pinnacle

Ireland, Munster, Kerry

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The Pinnacle is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Ireland, Munster, Kerry which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Doolin Point

#23 - Doolin Point

Ireland, Munster, Clare

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The dive starts off dropping down a semi vertical wall to max depth of about 24m depending on tide. lots of boulders to find things under. interesting little cave system in the area for those that know what they're doing. Short walk across about 150 meters of flat(ish) rock. some clambering down - not too difficult. Easier to access at high tide. Care needs to be taken entering and exiting if there is swell....the rocks are very sharp Doolin Point is also known as Doolin.
The Letterbox

#24 - The Letterbox

Ireland, Munster, Kerry

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The Letterbox is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Ireland, Munster, Kerry which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Coral Beach

#25 - Coral Beach

Ireland, Connaught, Galway

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Current can be quite strong at the begin and end of tide. Carraroe. Easily accessed from he shore.