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The Living Coast Undersea Experience at Newhaven

Fancy diving without getting wet? Come try a family friendly, educational virtual reality & 360 film experience, enabling you to explore the underwater environment of the Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone, which runs between Brighton Marina & Beachy Head, organised by The Living Coast and KP Projects CIC.

About this event

Wearing a VR headset, you can explore a 3.5m square area amidst the area’s unique chalk gullies, the chalk reef, lifting rocks & looking around to find marine life such as the Short Snouted Seahorse, Undulate Rays & Moon Jellyfish.


Book tickets in 25-minute slots for a group of 4 or a group of 2 .

Tickets are £10 per slot for a group of 4 or £5 for a group of 2.

25 mins per slot for a group up to 4, £2.50 per person.

The Living Coast Undersea Experience with slots at the following times from 11am – 5pm:

Slot 1: 11am-11.30am

Slot 2: 11.30am-12pm

Slot 3: 12-12.30pm

Slot 4: 12.30pm - 1pm

Slot 5: 1pm-1.30pm

Slot 6: 1.30pm-2pm

Slot 7: 2pm - 2.30pm

Slot 8: 2.30pm - 3pm

Slot 9: 3pm-3.30pm

Slot 10: 3.30pm-4pm

Slot 11: 4pm-4.30pm

Slot 12: 4.30pm-5pm

Booking for The Living Coast Undersea Experience is highly advised, but people are welcome to turn up and see if any spaces are still available. In the case of cancellations, please check back on Eventbrite, Facebook or our website.

They suggest arriving 5-10 mins before your time slot to ensure smooth running for all.

They will do their best to stick to the timings, but please bear in mind that some slippage may occur due to the wide range of people accessing this experience.

The venue is accessible. If you have any queries about access, please let them know when you are booking your slot.


The Living Coast Undersea Experience is a project by Karen Poley, Director of KP Projects CIC, created in partnership with internationally renowned artist Simon Wilkinson of BRiGHTBLACK with the support of The Living Coast Brighton & Lewes Downs, Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority, and Sussex Wildlife Trust.

The project is funded by Arts Council England's National Lottery funded Project Grant scheme, Creative Newhaven, Sussex Community Foundation, The Chalk Cliff Trust, Ouse Valley Climate Action, Newhaven Enterprise Zone, South Downs National Park Authority, Rother District Council and East Sussex County Council.


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