Prussia cove is an idyllic Cornish cove about 5
miles east of Penzance. It is ideal for snorkelling or shore diving
but, due to inconsiderate divers in the 1970's there is no longer
any vehicular access, not even to unload kit. This leaves a half
mile hike from the car park to the cove, which puts off many divers.
However, a few intrepid locals use sack trucks or custom made
trolleys to transport their kit down to the cove. Parking is also
very limited so get there early!
Once there it is all worthwhile, there is a small beach at mid to
low water and plenty of room to sit on the rocks at other times.
Most of the seabed is covered with rock and weed with patches of
sand. Personally I prefer to enter the water from the rocks on the
east of the cove and follow them around to the east where there are
spectacular gullies and I am told a swim through although I haven't
been all the way through (Care!)
Boat diving from Prussia.
Prussia makes an ideal shallow dive. Just to the East of the cove
is a small rocky island at the base of which there are many deep
undercuts and gullies which give the impression of being in caves.