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About Us


' The reason why I love the sea I cannot explain. It’s physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel.'
Jaques Yves Cousteau

Divecology aims to provide a new experience - whether you are a seasoned diver or a beginner. Relaxed diving in the unspoiled and unexplored southwest of the Republic of Ireland, learning how to dive through the PADI system, diving on uncrowded sites and learning about the marine flora and fauna of this unique region are some of the opportunities we can provide. Linking diving with education and conservation makes Divecology the dive experience with a difference.

We wish to provide the opportunity for non divers to enjoy the unique environment of west Cork as well.  Through our sister organisation Atlantic English a wide range of other activities can be arranged locally.  Check out the website www.atlantic-english .com for more details.  If you don't dive but you have an interest in the marine environment all ecology courses can be attended too!

Divecology will help you to increase your knowledge of marine ecology while enjoying the diving and the surrounding area.. The owner/director Peter McDonnell is a marine biologist, has worked for several years as a scientific research assistant for Bord Iascaigh Mhara,was a Scientific advisor to Greenpeace Ireland, field assistant toAPEC Nepal and is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and qualified scientific diver.

If you:

  • have a passion for the environment
  • want a personal experience with small numbers of divers
  • want to increase your knowledge of what you see
  • wish to learn to dive

we can help.

Divecology hopes to provide a resource through its news and links to divers and non divers alike with an interest in the environment and conservation. In the future it is hoped that Divecology  will develop some ongoing marine biology projects  which visiting divers can be involved in. A percentage of Divecology profits will be given to non governmental organisations concerned with environmental protection and conservation.