Scuba Diving in the UK?
Lundy Island, Devon.
Washed by the Gulf Stream, Lundy is a large island in the Bristol Channel 12 miles off the Devon coast. Lundy Marine Protected Area is a prime dive site with spectacularly clear waters, a vast diversity of marine life, and over 200 wrecks to explore.
Grey seals are found all around Lundy, curious and inquisitive they have become used to divers and often come over to play.
Scapa Flow, Orkney.
Scapa Flow is found in the Orkney Islands, sheltered by the islands of Mainland, Graemsay, Burray, South Ronaldsay and Hoy. Used by ships since prehistory it played an important role in travel, trade and conflict throughout the centuries.
Because of this Scapa has a lot of wrecks. Vast battleships to smaller blockships are dotted along the rugged coastline and include the HMS Royal Oak and HMS Vanguard, now war graves which must not be disturbed, but divers can visit many other wrecks including seven German High Sea Fleet warships.
The Farne Islands.
The Farne Islands are situated off the coast of Northumberland. This set of islands are known as one of the best locations in the UK to dive with seals.
The Atlantic Grey Seal may be one of the rarest species of seal in the world, but the Farne Islands are home to roughly 5000 of them. Divers also become bird watchers here, as the seabirds such as puffins and guillemots dive beneath the waves to fish.
Skomer Island, Wales.
The waters around Skomer Island and Marloes Peninsula are a Marine Conservation Zone due to the incredible abundance of sea creatures here.
Containing some of the most beautiful reefs in the country, wall drops which descend to over 50m, caves and over 500 wrecks it’s a popular location for the more advanced divers.
Keep your eyes open because you may even see dolphins, but if you don't, you're certain to find seals, sea slugs, catfish, lobsters and even seahorses.
So, what are you waiting for? Dive in!