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 The Manacles

An area of granite reef extending out from Porthoustock in the north to Lowland point in the south.
It has some spectacular scenic diving, with shallow reefs, pinnacles and drop offs. The area is extremely tidal and has such is home to great diversity of invertebrates life, including Gorgonian sea fans, Jewel anemones, dead mans fingers and plumose anemones.

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The area is also close to a major shipping route and has claimed hundreds of ships, the most famous of these probably being SS Mohegan.

Boat access to the area is from Falmouth, Porthkerris or Porthoustock and there are several local dive centres and charter boats that cover the area.

The areas to the Northern South also provides exquisite diving, with wreck, reef and drift diving.

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