Diving
From BALTIMORE on ROOSTER


The coastline east and west of Baltimore is rugged, with steep cliffs and islands washed by the clear waters of the Gulf Stream. The underwater scenery is equally dramatic — spectacular reefs and drop-offs with abundant marine life. Moreover, proximity to the Atlantic shipping lanes has ensured that the area has more than its fair share of wrecks.

Rooster is a fast licensed Offshore 105 charter boat with an experienced skipper, Nick Dent, catering primarily for independent groups of experienced divers and operating along 40 miles of coast, roughly from Galley Head in the east to Mizen Head in the west. This includes the famous Fastnet Rock and two of the best-known wreck dives in Ireland — the World War II U-boat U260 and the 160,000 ton ore-carrier Kowloon Bridge.

Wrecks include:

Mignonette 1917 warship   Hourtien 1931 trawler
Norwegian 1917 steamship Illyrian 1884 steamship
Crescent City 1871 steamship Nestorian 1917 steamship
U260 1945 U-boat Stephen Witney 1847 sailing ship
Asian 1924 steamship Impatiente 1796 man-of-war
Kowloon Bridge 1986 ore-carrier Oswestry 1899 steamship
Carnavonshire 1896 sailing ship Bohemian 1881 steamship
Dido 1883 sailing ship Memphis 1896 steamship
Alondra 1916 steamship Queensmore 1889 steamship
Malmanger 1917 oil tanker Iberian 1885 steamship

Air, nitrox and trimix, equipment hire and sales are available from two dive centres close to the harbour. In addition to Baltimore, groups can be picked up by arrangement at other points, including Unionhall (Reen pier), Castletownshend and Schull.

2015 daily charter rate (maximum 12 persons)
One dive
Two dives
€ 250
€ 500

Tel. 086-824 0642
International +353-86-824 0642   Email nick@wreckfish.com
Nick Dent,  2 Castle Gardens,  Castletownshend,  Co Cork,  Ireland
ROOSTER also does SEA ANGLING, BIRDWATCHING and WHALE WATCHING