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Fishing Porthkerris is a very popular site for fishing. We have a large area dedicated to fishing, so there is plenty of spots to choose.  Mackeral is the most common fish caught from the rocks here, particuarly during April/May when we get huge shoals coming in. We must stress that here at Porthkerris we like to think that whatever you take from the sea, such as mackeral is to be eaten or used for something – please don't kill just because you can!  […]

CAT and KITTEN Dive Sites

Local Dive Sites for the CELTIC CAT & CELTIC KITTEN The Celtic Cat is a 45 foot Catamaran with a two person lift, making it ideal for diving numerous sites around the Lizard. It goes out for two dives during a trip of approximately 4 to 6 hours.  The Cat doesn’t come back to shore between dives, so you will need two cylinders. A light lunch and tea/coffee are included in the price. The Celtic Kitten is an 8.5 metre power cat with a lift. We runthe […]

Camping at Porthkerris

Bring your own tent or caravan to Porthkerris and enjoy the stunning views overlooking the beautiful Falmouth Bay and Manacles. A small number of camping pitches are available in the beach area, a few steps away from the water, and we also have several electric hook-ups available for caravans and campervans. During busy periods it is necessary to pre book an electric hook-up or the shore dive area. Shower and toilet facilities are available on the beach in a block and there […]

Boat Diving

Our boats are Celtic Cat, a 45ft Catamaran and the Celtic Kitten which is an 8½m Power Cat. They are all fully licensed and coded to MCA standards. Celtic Kitten has a 20 mile operating radius and Celtic Cat has a 60 mile operating radius. The boats are coxed by dive centre staff who are certified and experienced RYA skippers; they also hold the minimum qualifications of PADI Instructor, First Aider, Oxygen Provider and GMDSS/VHF radio operator. They have vast experience […]

Shore Diving

Porthkerris has one of the best shore dives in the UK. A must vist for both the experienced and novice diver. The cove nestles under high cliffs, and is protected from all but East Winds. So in the summer, when the prevailing winds are occasionally very strong from the south – west, Porthkerris is generally flat calm. The beach drops away quickly towards a fringing reef at the northern end of the cove, that breaks surface no more than a hundred metres offshore, […]

About Porthkerris

The Dive Centre                       Ideally situated on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall, the Porthkerris Dive Centre complex has a wide range of facilities, including on-site parking, which are all located within a few metres of the beach. Diver training is available for the full range of PADI and BSAC courses from Open Water to Instructor, PADI Specialities, IANTD Nitrox & Advanced Nitrox and DAN O2 Provider. We also run SSI freediving courses. We have a fully equipped classroom that clubs can hire to run their own training sessions.  Haskel […]

Food & Drink

At the end of a busy diving day, there is nothing better than relaxing with a pint and a bite to eat. Why not try one of the places below: Trengilly Wartha Constantine 01326 340332 Trengilly Wartha is a friendly local Cornish inn, and The Trengilly's bar offers excellent food and fine wines and ales. Being a free house we offer a choice of unusual ales, several of which are served straight from the stillages. We feature up to twenty wines […]