Hand Deeps

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Hand Deeps is an area of the English Channel located 8 nms south-west of Rame Head, Cornwall and 3.5 nm north-west of the Eddystone. The name comes from the five pinnacles there which rise from the surrounding sea bed depth of 55 metres to depth between 7 and 19 metres from the surface. The pinnacles are within a rectangle about 1 nm north-south and 0.5 nm west-east.[1]

The central pinnacle at 50°12.555′N 04°20.410′W / 50.209250°N 4.340167°W / 50.209250; -4.340167Coordinates: 50°12.555′N 04°20.410′W / 50.209250°N 4.340167°W / 50.209250; -4.340167 rises from more than 40 metres to 7 metres. Its anemone-covered walls and frequent good visibility make it a popular dive site. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Admiralty Chart 1613 1995
  2. ^ Dive Magazine - Here comes the fun