To the North is 'The Gut', this is the channel between Thatcher Rock and the shore. Subject to strong currents and heavy boat traffic. In places very dramatic with large rocks & crannies. Popular area for potting.
To the West there are small broken rocks
To the South there are shallow broken rocks
To the East the site slopes away from large rocky gullies leading on to smaller reefs Quite good rocky areas along most of the beach.
Description to follow - including how to dive the tunnel and the delights of the Sunker, a small pinnacle just to the South West of the Orestone.
Flat Rock (The Leadstone)
This site feature some lovely ground and an underwater 'amphitheatre' just to the East. Working along the East face of the rock is very enjoyable but if you get taken by the current and are drift towards Thatcher Rock, you will find yourself on an extensive are of flat sand and mud. Don't give up! You will start to see good ground after this.
A small pinnacle between Thatcher & Flat Rock. A very pretty dive, with very similar flora and fauna to The Morris Rogue
Slightly deeper & further out - South East of the Orestone. Good for crustaceans.
Not much information, since rarely dived by the club. Need to check this area out some more.
The Morris Rogue Reef
This is a favourite site for early training as the top is at about 6m - hence ideal for those early drills and the edges of the reef are a delight of crevices featuring a goodly selection of the local wildlife.
The Shagstone / East Shag
A small stack to the West of the Morris Rogue.
The Pipes, London Bridge (Natural Arch)
This shallow area at the North of the bay, not far outside Torquay Harbour has a large collection of pipes spilled from the wreck of a barge which rests here. This is an ideal site for trainees. Ballan wrasse, conger eel and other fish life in abundance.
This shallow area just off the beach between Torquay Harbour and the Pipes is the first of the Seagrass beds.
Cave system between Babbacombe & Teignmouth.
A reef off Broadsands beach, where once resided the remains of a Cessna - now corroded away, alas. Alive with life, look for squat lobsters adhering to the top of crevices, Armoured bull-heads, butterfish and the like. quite a nursery for small fish.
Brixham Breakwater & Shoalstone
Easy access shore dive with convenient parking and facilities. Used for many trainees' first sea dives.