The Living Coast Undersea Experience

What is it? It’s a unique, interactive virtual reality experience & 360 film that lets users, of all ages, dive in the Marine Conservation Zone, which runs between Brighton Marina and Beachy Head & on to Hastings, without getting wet.

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.


We are offering this unique experience in 25-minute slots for a group of 4 or two groups 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.

Please read our Covid-19 guidance and refund information below.

We are running 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.

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

We will do our 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.

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

Saving the environment: We encourage participants to consider travelling sustainably where possible such as:

  • Public transport – bus or train. Bus number 2, 46 & 60 all stop nearby & Southwick Station is a 5-10 minute walk away
  • If by car, sharing a lift

Another way to save the environment is by not printing your tickets— you can present your confirmation email on your phone.

Disclaimer: KP Projects CIC reserves the right to refuse entrance if participants are not behaving appropriately or our equipment is mishandled. This is to protect other participants and to ensure no damage is done to our equipment. A refund will not be given.


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 Seachangers, 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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