We are based in the picturesque fishing village of Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.
Affiliated to Diving Ireland
Since 1972 we have been affiliated with Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (Irish Underwater Council) now Diving Ireland, the governing body for scuba diving in Ireland and internationally affiliated with C.M.A.S.
Our boathouse, overlooking the Saltee Islands, is located behind the pier beside the car park. We have a 7.5m RIB and compressors to provide air and nitrox fills.
Fantastic Dive Sites
Rocks ‘n wrecks in plentiful supply. There is fantastic shore-diving around Hook Head peninsula for beginners and experienced divers alike.
Based in Kilmore Quay
Village amenities nearby includes shops, takeaway, cafes, restaurants, pubs and marine supply store.
The stretch of water off the south coast of County Wexford is justifiably known as ” the graveyard of a thousand ships”. In the days before modern navigation equipment and mapping, many ships perished in these treacherous waters, floundering on the rocks in their path.
There are a variety of wrecks to dive in depths of water from 5m to 45m. Among them the trawler Girl Arlene, the SS Lennox, SS Lismore, and SS Idaho and the SV Invercauld. A boat is required to access these dive sites.
Wreckage remains around Hook Head of the trawler the Schlesien and the SV Royal Arthur. Both are accessible from the shore.
Anchors and artefacts from some of these shipwrecks are now dotted around Kilmore Quay village. A blade of the propellor from the SS Lennox is mounted in the Memorial Garden and the anchor from the SS Idaho is located neat the gate of the marina.
Our Marine Environment
“it’s important that we take responsibility for our environment. It’s the only one we have. If we don’t look after it for future generations, no one will. Every club, organisation or individual has to play their part”
Ivan Donoghue, Club Chairman
W.S.A.C. have been involved with An Taisce Cleancoast and Wexford County Council National Spring Clean campaigns since 2007.