Regional Dive Rally Tour 2014 – Dublin

May 19 2014 Posted by Office Administraton

 This year our Dive rally tour has been a massive success with close to 400 divers taking part and well over 1,000 dives completed!
The next Dive Rally is taking place in Dublin on the 23rd & 24th August 2014.


Dublin Rally 22nd to 24th August: Dive Something Different

 This weekend, Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August is the Dublin Regional Dive Rally. Though primarily based in the Coal Harbour Dun Laoghaire, this year we will also have dive boats operating from Howth to help increase the variety and access to dive sites.

The theme of the weekend is ‘Dive Something Different’. To that end we have licences for all the accessible wrecks around the bay. This provides a range of experiences from the Leinster – 5 nautical miles beyond the Kish lighthouse in 32 meters – to the Bolivar in the south of the bay in 15 meters. There will of course be scenic diving on the Muglins, Dalkey island and surrounding areas. A dedicated photography dive for those of us forsaken by our buddies.

Clubs from North and South Dublin are attending so there will be plenty of boats and spaces for all. As well as diving something different this is a great opportunity to also dive with someone different. We are encouraging people to take the chance to network and not just dive with their own club boat.


Registration and Events:

 Registration will be from 5.30pm on Friday and 8.30am Saturday at the Information Centre in the Coal harbour. There will be compressors on site provided by the clubs– you will be asked to give a donation as everything collected after basic costs will go towards the RNLI. Don’t forget to bring a few Euro to cover petrol costs if you are a guest on a boat as well.

Events over the weekend include a BBQ on the Saturday 5.00 – 7.30pm at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club. Tickets are €10 and available at information tent or on the door of DMYC. There will be a drop in photography advice centre and workshop on Saturday and Sunday at the DMYC. There are also photography show & tell sessions before the Saturday BBQ and on Sunday afternoon. The best of the ‘amateur’ snaps will be featured in an upcoming edition of Sub Sea. There is also a ‘Find a Lucky Horseshoe Competition’. Gold and silver horseshoes will be left prominently at the dive sites; find one and win a prize. Thanks to Flagship Scuba, Lambay Diving and Oceandivers for supporting us in this.

dive rallySummary of Facilities Available Over the Weekend:


  • Information Centre and Registration Desk
  • Free tea and coffee (donations to RNLI welcome)
  • BBQ early Saturday evening €10
  • Moorings and trailer parking ( by prior arrangement with RDO Dublin South
  • Bar food all day Saturday and Sunday in the DYMC
  • Mobile compressors in the car park and reduced price fills from Flagship Scuba on Saturday
  • Photography drop in advice centre in the DYMC
  • Lots of salt water to dive in
  • Flagship Scuba located Bullock Harbour is available for reduced rate air fills and any spares you may need. Open Saturday 9am to 18:00.



For club members in the Dublin area, contact your DO who will already have planned your weekend’s excitement.



Fiona Gillespie



For those travelling from outside the regions contact Ger Lanigan through DOs Or RDOs as point of contact


For those interested in the dedicated photography themed events during the weekend contact Brian Stone


Useful link for weather and harbour information – In Your Foot Steps:




Dive Rally 2014 Dates

South West     May 17 & 18           Kerry
South East      July 5 & 6               Wexford
West                  July 19 & 20          Mayo
Dublin               August 23 & 24     Dublin

This is what being a part of the Irish Underwater Council is all about, Buddies and shared experiences.
If you would like to join in on the fun give us a call on 01 2844601!
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