Silver Steps Diving Location, Falmouth Cornwall
Pendennis Head – Diving – Silver Steps
Diving at Silver Steps, Falmouth, Cornwall
The diving location Silver Steps in Falmouth Cornwall is one of the most popular diving spots in Falmouth. A perfect location with crystal clear waters.
How to Find Silver Steps
To find Silver Steps, simply follow the signposts to Pendennis point if driving, continue past the car park on the point and park in the large lay-by on your left (the car park area can be busy in summer especially on sunny days).
Entrance is via an easy to walk path to the left of the car park, which leads to steps onto a small rocky beach. Carrying diving equipment should be reasonably easy.
Training Dive Location
This is a very easy dive often used for training. There is also a good variety of marine life in the area, with all the local shallow water species. It is a good spot for cuttlefish and Sea horses have been reported there during the Summer diving assessments.
German U-Boat Remains
Another attraction to Silver Steps is the broken remains of several first world war German U-boats. Diving around wrecks requires experienced divers or someone who has experience.
- High water highly recommended
- No current
- Less than 12m Approximately up to 8m
- Wreck(s) U-Boats*
The Diving Bonus
- The Salvaged remains of German U-Boats UB112, UB86, UB97, UB128 and UB106 are scattered across the dive site near Pendennis Head. As well as the remains of a small steam tug, The Alice, which lies a little further out on the sand. Further along from UB86 and before UB97 there is a narrow gully with a small cave at the end, it is very shallow but also very scenic.
Facilities & Services Nearby:
A refreshment van is usually parked nearby during the Summer, it’s called The Ahoy Cafe.
If you’d like to experience this dive as a group or diving event please contact us to arrange as we have diving events in Falmouth and Cornwall every year.