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Teacake
posted : May 1, 2009 Post subject: Snorkeling on the Gower
My wife and I are fairly new to snorkeling (although my wife has done her PADI open water course) and are going to the Gower peninsula in July. We wondered if there are any suitable places on the peninsula where, as inexperienced snorkellers, we can practise and enjoy our newly discoved sport.

 
Smoothfoote
posted : May 20, 2009 Post subject: Snorkeling on the Gower
Hi
I know the Gower well although never snorkelled there. Your main problem I imagine is the wind & waves - the peninsular sticks out into the bristol channel facing the irish sea and can get strong winds.
There's a really sweet beach called Pwll Du (Welsh for black pool) it's a relatively sheltered pebble and sand cove. You can't really drive there but if you have a map, park in nearby bishopston and walk down the country lane - stunning and probably a good place to try snorkelling.

No idea what you'd see though - like I say, i've never tried it.

 
Smoothfoote
posted : May 20, 2009 Post subject: Snorkeling on the Gower
PS if you're wondering why I picked Pwll Du, check it out from Google from the air!

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=pwll+du&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=9.092055,29.047852&ie=UTF8&ll=51.563079,-4.053998&spn=0.00843,0.018604&t=h&z=16

 
warbo16
posted : June 5, 2009 Post subject: Snorkeling on the Gower
I I have recently come from the gower on holiday. i did take my dive gear but never got to dive due to conditions. I think i wasted my time really because everywhere is inaccessible and is a nightmare to take anything with you, let alone dive gear! not an ideal place to do from my point of view!

 
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