|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.
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.