Seal Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

Seal Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

Scuba diving or snorkelling with seals is an amazing and memorable wildlife encounter and one of the most thrilling underwater experiences imaginable. Plunge into the cool waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and snorkel or scuba dive with the Grey Seal colony found around the infamous Blasket Islands. Interact with these playful and inquisitive wild animals in their natural habitat and on their terms. This day trip is one of the best activities you can undertake during your stay in Dingle! Not only will you snorkel/dive with the seals, but you will also experience the breath-taking views of The Blasket Islands from sea and view the stunning marine and coastal life found in and around our waters!

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Eastern Atlantic Grey Seal facts:

Seal Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
Grey seals have been known to dive to depths of up to 300 metres and stay underwater for up to 20 minutes!

Adult male statistics and info:

  • Measure between 1.95-2.5m in length
  • Weigh between 170-310kg
  • Males reach sexual maturity at 4-6 years of age, however may not attain territorial status until 8-10 years of age.
  • Live up to 25 years of age on average, with 29 years being the maximum recorded age.
  • Males tend to have dark brown-grey coats, sometimes nearly black with a few lighter patches.
  • Male adults have a distinctive long “Roman” nose with wide nostrils.

Seal Scuba Diving and SnorkellingAdult female statistics and info:

  • Measure between 1.65-2.1m in length
  • Weigh between 103-180kg
  • Females reach sexual maturity at 3-5 years of age
  • Live up to 35 years of age on average, with 46 years being the maximum recorded age.
  • Females are usually light grey-tan coloured, lighter on the front with dark spots and patches.



learn to dive with Dingle Marina Dive Centre

Scuba Diving for Kids

learn to dive with Dingle Marina Dive CentreWe are proud to offer scuba diving programme for kids and now that the diving season is well under way here in Dingle it is a great time for your child to learn to scuba dive.

Anyone from 10 years upwards can do our Discover Scuba Diving Programme

What you will learn

  • Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro.
  • Take their first breaths underwater in water shallower than 6 metres.
  • Learn about and use scuba diving equipment
  • Have lots of fun diving and breathing underwater.

Age Restrictions

Young people can take the full PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification course and upon completion will become Junior Open Water Divers with certain age limitations for scuba diving:

  • Junior Open Water Divers ages 10-11 years old must dive with a PADI Professional or certified parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 metres /40 feet.
  • Junior Open Water Divers ages 12-14 years old must dive with a certified adult.

Are you ready to Dive?

  • Of course, most importantly, do you want to learn to dive?
  • Are you medically fit to dive?
  • Are you comfortable in the water, and can swim?  You will need to be able to pass a swimming test.
  • Can you listen to and learn from class discussions, pool and open water briefings with an instructor?
  • Can you learn, remember and apply multiple safety rules and principles?
  • Are your reading skills sufficient to learn from adult-level material?
  • Will you feel comfortable telling an instructor about any discomfort or not understanding something?

Interested in Scuba Diving in Dingle? – please contact us!


Join us on Guided Snorkeling Tour

Dive DingleAn ideal family or group activity is the half day guided snorkelling tour/PADI Skin Diver course that we offer at DMDC.

The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for shorts visits at a time.

During the Skin Diver course you will learn about how to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment. You will be wearing a full wetsuit, hood, booties and optional gloves to ensure that you are warm enough during the excursion, in addition to fins, mask, snorkel and buoyancy aid. We also cover the basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water. You will be taught snorkelling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing surface dives. You will then be taken on a guided snorkel tour at one of our local dive sites.

Interested in Guided Snorkeling Tour? – please contact us!