• 22nd to 29th 2010
  • Organiser: Chris Scott
  • Location: Devon
  • Space: Available

Divers by caravan

  • Chris S.
  • Suzie, Dennis
  • Chris and Pete
  • ...


This has been a regular trip site for about 20 years. We stay in caravans at the Challaborough Bay Holiday Park, now part of Parkdean Holiday company. The bay is about 10 miles East of Plymouth. It has a sandy beach with area for boat launching which require using a 4x4 vehicle or the local dive club tractor (arrangement necessary).

Burgh Island is a popular dive site, especially for shallower second dives. Lois Shied is a well broken-up wreck in 6 to 9 meters. The Persier and Oregan are 2 wrecks nearby. Reefs are Hilsea Point Rocks and The Rutts. When bad weather comes from the south west, we have often travelled to Hallsands (South of Dartmouth) for sheltered diving. Plymouth is another option.


If you are interested in coming contact Chris Scott for accommodation details. If you wish to come on your own then ask around to find who else is in the same situation and wants to share.

For caravans, bed linen are supplied for the numbers named for each unit. Towels and other bathroom and kitchen requisites are not supplied ie washing-up liquid, loo rolls during the week, etc

Extra information

There are no number limits for this trip but you do have to do some of the organising for yourselves. It is not really a weekend trip as the boats won't arrive until Saturday and generally we can't get in the caravans early enough to be able to launch in the afternoon. Its quite a long journey so if you can't stay fot the week I would aim for at least 3/4 days.

Dive plan

Some pictures

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The post code for the site is TQ7 4HU. Useful maps are OS Landranger series map 202 covering Torbay & South Dartmoor area. Also OS Outdoor Leisure map 20 covering Brixham to Newton Ferrers.

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Topic revision: r2 - 2010-03-19 - 02:19:27 - NickArgue

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