Killary Harbour is a very popular diving site. Due to its location, the area is more sheltered than most wind battered west coast areas. Killary Harbour is a fjord-like inlet on the West Coast of Ireland straddling the county boundaries of Galway and Mayo. The landscape offers spectacular views as it is dominated by Mweelrea Mountain to the north, and the Maam Turk mountains to the south.
The Harbour is 15km long and 0.75km wide with an average depth of 15m, and a max depth of 45m, offering many possibilities for diving at different depths. The three main rivers feed into the harbour, bring along freshwater, plenty of salomn and quite a bit of sediments….Due to this any contact with the bottom of the Harbour is can turn very murky, making Killary a great location for your buoyancy control.
If you want to read more about diving in Killary you can check out our adeventures on the blog page.