Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in United Kingdom

Ready to check out the best sites in United Kingdom for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 100 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in United Kingdom to suit your needs.
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Devil's Point

#1 - Devil's Point

United Kingdom, Europe

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Slack is 1 hour before high water. Contact the Long Room beforehand to check no shipping movements and OK to dive You jump off a small jetty which is to the north west of the car park. From here swim north (inland) following the contour of the shore. You can get down to 40m where there are standing stones. Come up and you get to the underwater stone wall of the Royal William Yard, around 5-10m, follow this south till you get back to the entry point, there are stone steps and a handrail to get out of the water. If you time it right the outgoing tide drifts you back. Lots of lobsters, conger, dead men's fingers etc. Use multimap.com, search for Admiralty Road, Plymouth PL1. car Park at the end of Admiralty Road, from there a short walk to the drop off.
The Farne Islands

#2 - The Farne Islands

United Kingdom, Europe

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The Farne Islands is a 5.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in United Kingdom, Europe which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
St. Abbs and Eyemouth

#3 - St. Abbs and Eyemouth

United Kingdom, Europe

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St. Abbs and Eyemouth is a 4.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in United Kingdom, Europe which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
Beadnell and Newton

#4 - Beadnell and Newton

United Kingdom, Europe

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Beadnell and Newton is a 4.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in United Kingdom, Europe which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
Holborough Lake

#5 - Holborough Lake

UK, England, South East

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A new dive site in easy reach of M20/M25. Vis is usually good for a UK lake. Small friendly team running site with free tea/coffee included in entry fee. a few attractions at the time of writing but I believe more are on the way. Update June 2010 - underwater attractions include, 4 training platforms, large digger tyres for buoyancy practice, large boat with swim through suitable for wreck course, several smaller boats, statues, mopeds and more... They have male and female changing rooms and toilets on the lake edge. Entry to the lake is via a slipway or a floating jetty for deep water entry. Diving at this site is always enjoyable and the staff make you feel really welcome. Access to the lake is just off the A228, behind the Jet petrol station (and wimpy). You need to travel through the construction site but the road is tarmac and there is parking on the waters edge. If you get lost phone the dive centre on 0750 762 4911 and they will direct you. During the week there is usually a security guard on the gate and you will need to sign in, if the gates are shut call the dive centre and they will open up for you.
St. Mary's Island England

#6 - St. Mary's Island England

United Kingdom, Europe

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If you don't fancy lugging your kit across the causeway and scrambling over the slippery rocks, why not enjoy St Mary's from a different perspective? This dive site is perfect for beginners with a nice easy beach entry. It's a very shallow site which slopes gently to a max depth of about 6m. But just because it's shallow doesn't mean it's not teeming with life! You'll see all types of crustaceans and juvenile fish. We've even seen monkfish right in the shallows! Plus, if you're really lucky a cheeky grey seal from the island might come to visit!
SMS Cöln

#7 - SMS Cöln

UK, Scotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow

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The SMS Cöln was built in Hamburg by Blohm & Voss and launched in 1916. It was a sistership of the Dresden light cruiser. The boat was scuttled on 21st June 1919. This 5600 ton light cruiser is 155.5m long! It is quite impossible to dive the entire wreck in a single dive. The penetration is easy due to the ease of access, with lots of opportunities to get out. NE of Cava island. SMS Cöln is also known as Koeln, Koln, SMS Cöln II.
Kenmore Point

#8 - Kenmore Point

UK, Scotland, Strathclyde

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Usual Loch sealife of squat lobsters, anemones, small wrasse, dogfish, blennies, edible crabs etc. Lots of decaying crap like a car roof, washing machine, corrugated metal. Big gnome collection midway through dive. All upright and in good nick. Finish dive when wall ends and you are in a gently sloping bay to the south (to the right) of the houses. Easy exit through kelp onto a shingle beach. Obviously, you could do the dive from south to north - hence the THERE AND BACK name sometimes given to this dive. Loch Fyne. Park at the space on the right looking down towards Kenmore village there is space for 5 cars. Before the houses turn left down to the bay. Kit up on the rocks on the right and head out to the left. Underwater, turn left and head out to 16 meters, this is the top of the cliff face.
Gannet's Rock

#9 - Gannet's Rock

UK, England, South West, Lundy Island

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Lundy's jewel-anemone capital is located at the north end of Gannet's Bay on the eastern side of the island. The outside wall of the rock drops down to approximately 30m and you can work your way back up and around the rock, checking out the overhangs on route. There are carpets of both jewel anemones and the incredibly pretty yellow anemones littered across the walls. The latter are another example of larvae that hitched a lift on the Mediterranean current, and Lundy is about as far north as these delicate anemone colonies are found. The wall is also covered with radiant red fingers and their more common relative - dead men's fingers. All of the small cracks and crevices have been utilised by the crustacean populations with both edible and velvet swimming crabs, squat lobsters and shrimps peering out from the relative safety of their rocky homes. Lundy Island Gannet's Rock is also known as Gannet's Pinacle.
Martins Haven

#10 - Martins Haven

UK, Wales, South West Wales

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Two small walls, one on the left and another one on the right. Martins Haven is really a cool place, both for shore divig and picnic with familly & kids. Take the B4327 from Haverfordwest towards Dale. Turn off for Marloes and go through the village. Turn left for Martin's Haven. Use the car park 200m before the beach.
Tabarka

#11 - Tabarka

UK, Scotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow

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The Tabarka is a 20m long wreck. She was build in 1909 in Rotterdam, and sank in 1944. She lays amongst kelp forests. It's a great second dive. Burra Sound, between Graemsay island and Hoy island. Tabarka is also known as The Pollux.
Oceana

#12 - Oceana

UK, England, South East

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This is the wreck of the P+O liner built in 1888. ALthough currents a minor, watch for tidal effects Oceana is also known as The O.
Pendennis Point

#13 - Pendennis Point

UK, England, South West

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The first gully contains the remains of a German WWI U-Boat, the UB97. There is not a lot left but it is noticeable by a large '3 pronged fork', most of the wreck is quite flat. The second gully has the remains of UB86. There is quite a lot left of this wreck and it stands 3m high at the highest point, it can be spotted in 2 of the photos on this page. Spend some time here looking under the kelp, it is quite big and full of life. The third gully has a narrow and very scenic route, it winds it way quite shallow before it stops about 6m into a tiny cave. Drive around Pendennis Point along Castle Drive. Go past the car park at the point about 400m and park in the layby. To the left of the layby there is a path, the path splits in two, take the right hand path down the Silver Steps. Entry is best at high tide, low water entry is tricky and not recommended. There are quite a few for the return journey, the handrail is not as strong as it used to be. Pendennis Point is also known as Silver Steps.
St Brides Bay

#14 - St Brides Bay

UK, Wales, South West Wales

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Kelp & sandy floor. Very nice beginer dive. St Brides Bay! Just west of Little Haven.
North Wall

#15 - North Wall

UK, Wales, South West Wales

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Probably the most popular dive sites around Skomer Island. The wall full of gorgonians starts at 6m deep just after the kelp-covered rocks. Best is two hours after slack tide. North side of Skomer Island. Approx 3 nautical miles from Martin's Haven. North Wall is also known as North Wall Skomer.
The Dakotian Wreck

#16 - The Dakotian Wreck

UK, Wales, South West Wales

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The Dakotian was a 6,426-ton merchant ship. She sank in 1940 (parachute mine) and now sits upright. Best is to dive 1h before slack tide. Approx 1 nautical mile from Dale. The wreck is marked by the easterly cardinal buoy named The Dakotian! She is located approx 150 m northwest of the buoy.
Hen & Chicks

#17 - Hen & Chicks

UK, Wales, South West Wales

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Very nice little dive site. Full of marine life. About 2 miles west of Little haven. Drop in on the eastern side of the rocks near the cliff's.
The Lucy Wreck

#18 - The Lucy Wreck

UK, Wales, South West Wales

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The Lucy was a coaster; she sank in 1967 and now sits upright at 42m deep. Off North Haven Bay, Skomer Island (Skomer Marine Reserve ). Approx 1.5 nautical miles from Martin's Haven.
Akka Wreck

#19 - Akka Wreck

UK, Scotland, Strathclyde

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"History The Akka was built in Gothenburg, Sweden, in July 1942. Registered in Stockholm, measuring 133 metres in length with a beam of 17 metres and a draught of 7.75 metres. She was a cargo ship with six large holds covered by eight hatches. Her main deck was steel plated with a shelter deck beneath She was capable of speeds up to 12.5 knots, driven by 85 lbs. of pressure from two six cylinder oil engines. Her net weight was 3,053 tons with a gross weight of 5,409 tons. Amidships was her main superstructure above the engine room, this consisted of the galley, crew's mess rooms, hospital room. Behind these were the 1st and 2nd Engineers and Chief Engineers cabins. Flights of stairs on either side of the hull, led up to the lounge and saloon, to the sides around the funnel housing were officers cabins. Her main mast rose up from the rear of this. The next deck up being the boat deck where two lifeboats were swung from davits either side of the funnel, for'ard were the Captains quarters, above which the bridge deck was situated. The Akka came to grief after the steering failed following a course change, the engines were stopped, but the momentum carried her well on to the Gantock Rocks in the Firth of Clyde. The rocks ripped open her hull from hold No.2. The Captain tried to go astern, this only compounded the damage by increasing the hole to include the engine room. Within 3 or 4 minutes she heeled over and sank. Lifeboats did not have time to clear the suction, and the waves helped by the explosions from the boilers, sunk a number of them. Three crew went down with her, three later died and there were 27 survivors Diving The Akka lies in the position 55 56 43.0N 04 54 20.0W. On an even keel to the Northwest side of Dunoon Bank, she lies on a muddy slope facing down river. The Cardinal navigation buoy marking the main shipping channel is about 50 metres Southwest of the Akka's stern. At low water the depth to the bow is about 16 metres and the stern 24 metres. In 1962 a two boat drag wire cleared the waters above the Akka to a depth of approximately 14 metres. The best time to dive the Akka is at high water slack on a neap tide. In mid run the tidal stream can reach up to 2 knots around Dunoon Bank. Visibility can be as good as 10 metres, but still a little gloomy, so a good torch is essential. The holds do not carry anything of interest as she was transporting iron ore at the time of the sinking. The gunwales rise up about three metres from the main deck of the Akka, which affords you some protection against the current. The broken derrick stumps, now covered with sea life, indicate their position before the clearance sweep. Ropes and cables are strewn over the side supporting more sea life. The accommodation quarters amidships are left as a skeleton frame work, as much of the plating and the decking has rotted away. Great care must be taken as the frame work is now rotting and can easily collapse. It is possible to drop down into the hold in front of the bridge and exit through the hole which brought about her demise. One of the derricks has fallen across forward holds numbers two and three, this can be used as a good guide to lead the way to shallower water. Silt can cause a problem inside the wreck, so great care should be taken by properly equipped divers. Many dives can be made due to the size of the wreck." Source: http://www.admiral.org.uk/the_akka.htm Northwest side of Dunoon Bank
Twin Wrecks

#20 - Twin Wrecks

UK, Scotland, Strathclyde

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From the shore head up the loch a bit, used to be an old pontoon which you could use as a reference and lining up with a big buoy on the far shore drop down to 10m and head out from shore to hopefully hit the wreck. To yachts are wrecked here, connected by a rope from the bow of the deepest one. Otherwise it's a sandy bottom with not much to see. Visibility is generally poor but enough to take a look around the wrecks if/when you find them. Fishing line is a hazard in this area as shore fishing is popular at this beach. Due to it's proximity to Faslane Naval Facility the MOD Police will pay a visit to ask a few questions. Keep on their good side by telephoning ahead and letting them know where you are diving. Beach at the side of the road with some parking at the railing which overlooks the beach. Twin Wrecks is also known as Five Wrecks.
Blue Lagoon

#21 - Blue Lagoon

UK, England, Yorkshire and Humberside

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A flooded quarry with a selection of training platforms. Attractions include a Howitzer Field Gun, Sabre Light Tank and a Hunter Plane. Womersley, Nr Pontefract Blue Lagoon is also known as Spring Lodge Lake.
James Egan Layne Wreck

#22 - James Egan Layne Wreck

UK, England, South West

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7.176 ton US Liberty ship, built 1944. 441ftx57ft. 2500hp triple-expansion engines. Armed: Bow and stern guns, plus 5 AA. 4.500 tons war supplies, tank parts, lorries, jeeps, railway rolling stock, US Army engineers' stores, New York for Ghent, via Barry. Sunk: 21 March, 1945, after hit in starboard side by torpedo from U-1195. Beached after being towed by Admiralty tugs into Whitsand Bay. Source: www.wrecksite.eu Whitsand Bay, Plymouth James Egan Layne Wreck is also known as James Eagan Layne SS.
Vobster Quay

#23 - Vobster Quay

UK, England, South West

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Old quary now flooded with wrecks of boats, planes, old mine buildings. Damn cold ~ 9 deg C on surface! Vobster Quay is situated in the heart of the Somerset countryside approximately 5 miles from the market town of Frome and 4 miles from Radstock.
Stoney Cove

#24 - Stoney Cove

UK, England, East Midlands

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An old quarry, which is floded by a fresh water spring, giving the perfekt place to try out new kit. Plenty of strange wrecks have been sunk there, including boats, airplanes, helicopters, buses, cars, etc... There are also some fishes and crayfish in the cove. A nice day out at an easily dived dive site. Address: Stoney Cove, Sapcote Rd, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9, UK Park the car, kit up and jump in... There are ladders for getting up.
Dosthill Quarry

#25 - Dosthill Quarry

UK, England, East Midlands

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Basic facilities, 24m of depth with 3m, 6m and 20m scaffold shelfs near jump in. Objects include several vans, cruiser, hydroplane, several barges, caravan, blockhouse, and a few cars. Swimming back shallow (6m) on west side usually guarantees an encounter with large pike in clear visibility. Viz can be poor on entry area but the south end and sides have good viz 6-10m generally. Can be used for rescue training although the slipway is a series of scaffolded steps and not too easy to navigate (slippy). Best dived on Thurs or Friday at about 5pm. South of Tamworth city, near Birmingham Dosthill Quarry is also known as Dozzi.
HMS Scylla

#26 - HMS Scylla

UK, England, South West

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HMS Scylla (F71) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy (RN). She was built at Devonport Royal Dockyard and was the last RN frigate to be built at the Dockyard so far. Scylla was launched in August 1968 and commissioned in 1970. It was the start of a long and eventful career that ended with her sinking as an artificial reef 27th March 2004. Off Whitsand Bay, Cornwall HMS Scylla is also known as F71.
SS Breda

#27 - SS Breda

UK, Scotland, Highlands and Islands

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Sister Ship of the SS Thistlegorm also sunk. The Thistlegorm is in the Red Sea. Large holds that offer safe penetration. there are more options for penetration but low visibility make this more dangerous. A few fatalities have been recorded from divers penetrating this wreck. Plenty to see on the outside of this wreck and it is a huge ship that sits upright on the sandy sea bed. Ardmucknish Bay, Argyll
Selsey Lifeboat Station

#28 - Selsey Lifeboat Station

UK, England, South East

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Selsey Bill, Sussex
Sun Beach

#29 - Sun Beach

UK, Wales, Mid Wales

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Nice easy dive with lots of crustations and dogfish around. Entry is through Sun Beach Caravan Park LLwyngwril, south of Dolgellau. Drive right down the the slipway between the caravans.
Dorothea Quarry

#30 - Dorothea Quarry

UK, Wales, Mid Wales

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Great place to learn to dive if the sea is rough. Although it is deep, it goes down in steps so the depth can be pitched for the experience of any diver. Over dirt track onto site.
Puffin Island

#31 - Puffin Island

UK, Wales, North Wales

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The island can be dived on any side but the tip nearest the mainland is a good place to finish on your safety stop as the resident seals may come and play with you. ( they only nibble your fins). can be dived as a drift dive but watch out for the pleasure boats who come past regularly in the summer. A smb and good boat cover are a must Puffin Island is also known as Llangoed.
Vivian Quarry

#32 - Vivian Quarry

UK, Wales, North Wales

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A small quarry that has lots of places for training. A platform at 6m and various bits of things to play with including an old boat. Park in the large car park at the Padarn lake railway station. Llanberis.
Glen Strathallan SS  Wreck

#33 - Glen Strathallan SS Wreck

UK, England, South West

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British steamer (690 tons) built in 1928, 45m x 7m. Deliberately sunk in 1970.
Fylrix MV Wreck

#34 - Fylrix MV Wreck

UK, England, South West

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British coaster (637 tons) built in 1962, 61m x 8m. Sunk 21/11/1984.
Knacker Hole

#35 - Knacker Hole

UK, England, North East

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Enter the site from the rocky beach and follow the reef wall on your right out to the point and back. Theres plenty of wildlife and a kelp forest to explore. The site is shallow to start with and gradually gets deeper. Good for training near the beach. There is also a nearby fill station, See Farne Diving Services website for info. A cafe in the village down the road from the fill station, and a burger van in the car park for the harbour. Car park here is also used for boat launching for the Farne Islands and Somali. Straight in from the road. Park up somewhere without obstructing traffic and its a short walk of 10 - 15 meters down a pebbly beach into Knacker Hole.
Lady Hole

#36 - Lady Hole

UK, England, North East

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The bay between Knackers Hole and Beadnall Point contains a reef on either side and a sandy area in the middle. Entry from the beach leads on to a rocky area which gradually becomes a sandy base. Bottom slopes gradually out till 10 metres deep, were it drops by another few metres in depth. Lots of growth and kelp around the reef area. A selection of fish, as well as Lobsters and Scallops can be seen around the site. There is also a nearby fill station, See Farne Diving Services website for info. Park on Habour Road next to Knackers Hole and head south past the lighthouse. At busy times, kit may have to be dropped off and car left in the car park at the end of the road. You can gain access to the beach directly by climbing down a small hill, or take a path a little further south.
HMS Pine

#37 - HMS Pine

UK, England, South East

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Wreck of 530 ton Tree class armed trawler. Badly damaged in an attack by E-boats on 31 January 1944, whilst escorting a convoy 10 miles south east of Beachy Head. For some unknown reason ship was towed towards Portsmouth instead of Newhaven. Ship was too badly damaged and sank six miles from Selsey Bill. Broken up and scattered wreck. HMS Pine is also known as Pine.
Buckland Lake

#38 - Buckland Lake

UK, England, South East

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Small section of a larger lake great for training and try dives. Silty bottom gets very stirred up when busy so vis is at times almost non existent. A couple of interesting surprises in the water.
Barn Pool

#39 - Barn Pool

UK, England, South West

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Barn Pool is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in UK, England, South West which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Plymouth Breakwater

#40 - Plymouth Breakwater

UK, England, South West

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Plymouth Sound
Shag Rock

#41 - Shag Rock

UK, England, South East

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Shag Rock is also known as Shagstone, Shag Stone.
Babbacombe Beach

#42 - Babbacombe Beach

UK, England, South West

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nice pebble beach, pier full of fishermen, lovely spot, good pub and cafe, with small car park. Steep hill down single road. Babbacombe Beach is also known as Torquay.
Thatcher's Rock

#43 - Thatcher's Rock

UK, England, South East

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Thatcher Rock has rocky ledges all round. Good for crustaceans & molluscs. Slack water approx 2 hours before HW & 4 hours after. Advise use of a surface marker buoy. Visibility varies from 6m on a good day to Zero after an easterly storm. Advise use of buddy line in low-viz if diving off slack. Thatcher's Rock is also known as Thatcher Rock.
Leadstone

#44 - Leadstone

UK, England, South West

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On the Eastern (seaward) side an underwater amphitheatre dropping to 20m. The constant currents in this area provide nutrients to support a large variety of life. Use of an SMB and Buddy line are advised. Access from Torquay, Brixham or Babbacombe. The Leadstone is a 10m high rock found between Hopes Nose and the Orestone. Leadstone is also known as Flat Rock.
Criccieth Castle

#45 - Criccieth Castle

UK, Wales, Mid Wales

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Criccieth Castle is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in UK, Wales, Mid Wales which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Orestone Rock

#46 - Orestone Rock

UK, England, South West

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The Orestone has a variety of rocky ledges all round, going down to 25m on the Eastern side. A tunnel through the rock has a narrow tunnel (1.5m) on the South West side going through to a 4m wide cavern on the North West side. You can see through it at extreme low water springs, but the rest of the time it is completely submerged, making the max depth inside around 7m at High springs.
HMS Montague

#47 - HMS Montague

UK, England, South West, Lundy Island

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14,000 ton Battleship, lost 29th May 1906 in Fog. Much scattered & broken up, but armour plate still to be found
Isle of Cumbrae

#48 - Isle of Cumbrae

UK, Scotland, Strathclyde

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Dive into the current, and follow the sea bed out, the further out the deeper you go. Some good Scallop Beds around here Park up next to road on parking bay, the entry point is about 2 meters away. Isle of Cumbrae is also known as Cumbrae.
Mewstone (Plymouth)

#49 - Mewstone (Plymouth)

UK, England, South West

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The site consists of a series of rocky gullies that stand 5m off the seabed and are 2 to 3m wide. Beautiful marine life, Echinoderms & Holothurians abound. Find Dogfish, Cuttlefish, Thornback Rays. Take a torch to look in the little crevices. Launch from Queen Annes Battery, Mountbatten or Fort Bovisand. The Mewstone is to the South East of Plymouth Breakwater.
HMS Brazen

#50 - HMS Brazen

UK, England, South East

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British Navy Destroyer 'B'-class destroyer built in 1928 by Palmer & Co; and entered service in 1931. Brazen measured 323ft x 32ft with a 34,000 hp steam turbines giving a top speed of 35 knots; she was armed with four 4.7" and 2 anti-aircraft guns, eight 21" torpedo tubes and depth chargers. The destroyer Brazen was escorting convoy CW7 in the North Sea when she was attacked by German bombers on July 21st, 1940 as they traveled through the straits of Dover. She shot down three aircraft before she was hit and badly damaged. An attempt was made to tow her but this proved impossible and she was abandoned and sank some hours after the attack. The Brazen was commanded by Lt. Cdr. Sir Michael Culme-Seymour and carried a complement of 138, of whom one stoker petty-officer died of wounds (after he was taken off the ship) and four stokers were wounded. Diving: Until a few years ago she was standing 8m proud and reasonably intact but in two halves, about 100m apart, the seabed is sand and gravel. Recently she has become buried in the sand and less of the wreck can be seen, however, torpedo tubes, depth chargers and the guns are still present and together with the excellent visibility it's still worth a visit. From Dover HMS Brazen is also known as H80.
Challaborough Bay

#51 - Challaborough Bay

UK, England, South West

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The dive site is an easy access dive site used by Tai Diving located at the holiday park for training and underwater photography. Weather major factor as wind can cause the dive to be canceled as it blows straight into the bay causing strong rip and under currents. Marine life is good dog fish/shark cuttle fish crabs spider crabs and the usual fish. Dangers :- surfers and dive boats being launched Dive site is access from beach which has gradual gradient and has close by parking for easy access to the beach by steps or slip way
Devil's Bridge

#52 - Devil's Bridge

UK, England, North West

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Dive site situated on the River Lune. Diving is allowed between the two bridges at certain times of year. All divers must contact the local Tourist Information Office in advance. Preferred entry is the beach just past the second bridge which allows divers to drift under both bridges. Devil's Bridge is also known as Kirkby Lonsdale.
Eight Acre Lake

#53 - Eight Acre Lake

UK, England, Yorkshire and Humberside

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Open all year 7 days a week from 10.00am. Lots to see - Puma Helicopter, 5 boats of various sizes, large swim through pipe, body from a reconnaissance vehicle and training platforms. The water is being filtered so visibility can be very good. However, the bottom composition is silt so visibility can be severely reduced by poor buoyancy control. Even then it is a good training experience. PADI courses available from Discover Scuba to Instructor. Good sociable feel all welcome regardless of experience or affiliation. Access from Mires Lane, North Cave only. For sat nav enter Mires Lane, Everthorpe. This will take you to the top of the lane. Go straight to the bottom - do NOT turn right half way down.
SS Rondo

#54 - SS Rondo

UK, Scotland, Highlands and Islands

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Standing almost upright on bow, Rondo lies vertically down cliff-like side of reef. Stern at 9m encrusted with plumose anemones. Mainmast base at 25m. Mast lies down centre of wreck. Bow section at 38m. Forward holds silted up. Beware nitrogen narcosis in steep descent down wreck. Can be seen abutting rocky islet at low tide. SS Rondo is also known as Rondo.
The Chasms

#55 - The Chasms

UK, Wales, North Wales

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The seabed drops off to around 12 metres from the coast line in an area sheltered from the main current to give pleasant diving in a series of gullies and sandy patches. Shoals of small squid or cuttlefish congregate here. Anglesey
Battery Point

#56 - Battery Point

UK, England, South West, Lundy Island

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Rugged granite bedrock with gullies, canyons and cliffs which are particularly well developed off the northern side of Jenny's Cove. Lundy Island
Carmine Filomena

#57 - Carmine Filomena

UK, England, South West, Lundy Island

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The seabed near to the shore off surf point is of rock outcrops in sand. The wreck of the 'Carmine Filomena' lies below surf point here and is mainly a pile of plates with some ribs and overhanging surfaces. Good for nudibranch spotting. Lundy Island
Kimya

#58 - Kimya

UK, Wales, North Wales

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There is little current over the wreck of the Kimya, and it is diveable at all states of the tide. Pretty much intact, except for the superstructure. By boat.Bow can be seen at low water. Green buoy named 'Kimya' is offshore from wreck. Kimya is also known as The Kimya.
Knoll Pins

#59 - Knoll Pins

UK, England, South West, Lundy Island

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These are two pinnacles, the tops of which are exposed during low water. The pinnacles are covered with life, from the kelp canopy at the top down to the burrowing anemones on the silty bottom. Lundy Island
The Meldon

#60 - The Meldon

UK, Scotland, Highlands and Islands

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Steamship. Sank in March 3rd, 1917 by mines laid from the UB-78. After striking the mine the Meldon ran to Loch Buie to put ashore. It is unclear exactly what occurred but the crew were safely put ashore and the wreck sand with its stern toward the shore. Stern most intact part with fragmentation moving forward. The bow section itself rises vertically 5-6 metres from the seabed. Loch Buie. By boat. The tip of the rudder post is visible from the surface at low tide. Tree showing above the skyline in the V of the hills directly behind the site align with the larger of two white tipped rocks on the shoreline to provide the transit should it be required. Can be dived on any state of the tide. The Meldon is also known as Meldon.
Shuna Wreck

#61 - Shuna Wreck

UK, Scotland, Highlands and Islands

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The Shuna lies intact and upright on a silty sea bed only 200 metres from the shore, so could theoretically be attempted by energetic divers as a shore dive. The silt is easily stirred, which is something to consider if penetrating the wreck and if there have been lots of divers on it during the day. The ships coal cargo has mostly been removed leaving the now very silty holds nearly empty. The main deck is at 25 metres and remains intact all the way to the stern. Inside the boiler and engine can be seen and there are masts still intact and large cargo and anchor winches. The rudder propeller is also in place and unusually, there is a spare propeller is lying on the deck. There are plenty of fish on this wreck, a few Congers, Fisherman's Fingers, star fish, sea urchins and sponges. A cooker has also been discarded in the wreck! Launch can be from Oban, Lochaline or Tobermory. Oban
Missouri

#62 - Missouri

UK, Wales, North Wales

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The vessel was about 130 metres long, in two parts, the largest wreck inshore in Anglesey and the most dived. Forward section will be found in the middle of Prth Dafarch bay with the stern against the rocky cliffs to the west. The stern lies close to the cliffs about half a mile south-west of Porth Dafarch beach. Most of this section lies on a rocky seabed. Good deal of fish life. Beware of no clear surface areas at stern end of this wreck. Porth Dafarch
Hispania Wreck

#63 - Hispania Wreck

UK, Scotland, Highlands and Islands

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One of the most amazing wreck dives in Scotland. Viz usually excellent, plenty of marine life. Ship still in very good shape despite years of tides and corrosive salty waters. In 1954 after hitting a reef during a storm, the Hispania sank taking down the Captain with it; all other crew members were rescued. It now lies in an upright position, with the engine room and deck all penetrable. The propeller has been salvaged and the cargo is not of much interest, but the dive is still enjoyable. There is a lot of life and the wreck is covered in orange and white anemones, sponges, fish and starfish. The Hispania can only be dived only on slack, launch can be from Oban, Lochaline or Tobermory. Sound of Mull. Permanent shot on wreck.
Thesis Wreck

#64 - Thesis Wreck

UK, Scotland, Highlands and Islands

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The Thesis lies only 50 metres form the shore of Rubha an Ridre, so could theoretically be dived without a boat. The Thesis hit a reef at Innimore Point in bad weather, sinking four hours later once the crew had abandoned ship. Inside the wreck are four holds which have a cargo of iron. The hull is mostly just a skeleton, but the wheel house is in tact. This is usually a pretty wreck to dive, but if the visibility is low it becomes very dark and can look rather sinister. Amongst the wreckage, look out for the engine, boilers and anchor winch, but the propeller and rudder are have been removed. The bow is at 12m, so should be left until the end of the dive. There can be a strong current flowing through the wreck, so be cautious if entering it. Launch can be from Oban, Lochaline or Tobermory. Oban
Garvellachs

#65 - Garvellachs

UK, Scotland, Highlands and Islands

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These islands create an area of outstanding beauty above and below the surface, with exceptional water clarity. Complex tides are a feature of this area. However, it is usually possible to find on side or another of the islands to dive on. Some of the drifts through the sounds between the islands are exhilarating and take you past amazing jewel anemone covered walls which are bristling with life. Often see golden eagles on the cliffs above whilst kitting up. By boat. Follow GPS coordinates and pick a likely spot diving the walls of the islands.
Gannet's Bay

#66 - Gannet's Bay

UK, England, South West, Lundy Island

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The north side is a boulder tumble extending to a mud plain at about 14m bcd. The large boulders form caves studded with corals. Wrasse are particularly abundant here. Between Gannet's Bay and Brazen Ward. A bedrock and boulder slope adjacent to the shore leading to a muddy plain but with rock outcrops at about 20m bcd as Brazen Ward is approached. Also it's a GREAT dive if you like to have the Seals play with you.
Brazen Ward

#67 - Brazen Ward

UK, England, South West, Lundy Island

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Dive about 50m offshore of Frenchmen's Landing (the north side) and continue east for cliffs and rock slopes (similar topography to the intertidal area).
UB-78

#68 - UB-78

UK, England, South East

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A UB Type III boat built by Blomm & Voss, Hamburg. This is a WW1 Coastal attack sub commissioned in 1917 and sunk by a mine on 19th April 1918 losing all hands from a crew of 35. She now lies upright and intact on a sandy seabed at 28m she has a list of about 40 degrees to port, but the conning tower, gun and bow are all intact and the blown off stern is close by. There are torpedoes in her bow tubes, the outer hull is now breaking down to reveal the inner pressure hull she is still very intact and easily recognisable. This makes a fantastic night dive as all the brass shows up and both lobster and edible crab are plentiful. By boat from Dover marina or Folkestone.
Landing Bay area

#69 - Landing Bay area

UK, England, South West, Lundy Island

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Shallow but interesting fringing rocks leading to sand. Take care near the rock off Rat Island as tidal currents accelerate rapidly here. Landing Bay area is also known as Lundy Pier.
Dale Pembrokeshire

#70 - Dale Pembrokeshire

UK, Wales, South West Wales

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Dale Pembrokeshire is also known as The Smalls.
Volnay

#71 - Volnay

UK, England, South West

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The Volnay sank in December 1917 after hitting and mine, but was able to move close to land before sinking completely. Two large boilers are located midship, with a smaller third boiler to the North. Some damage where the mine hit, but most of the ribs are still intact and useful for navigation. Several large fish, crabs and a conger eel can be found amongst the wreckage. The wreck is quite flat due to attempts to blow up it's cargo of anti personel shells, the shells still turn up but you have to dig for them. By boat from various launch sites including Porthkerris or Falmouth. The two large boilers can be used to place a shot line.
Porthkerris Fish Bowl

#72 - Porthkerris Fish Bowl

UK, England, South West

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A separate dive used mostly for training on the flat stony bottom. Can be dived independently or on the way back to the beach from a dive at Drawna Rock. Kelp grows on the right of the site near the rocks. This area can be explored at the end of a training dive to look for starfish and sea urchins. Porthkerris. Easy entry via the stoney beach. Entrance to the site cost per diver.
Ilios

#73 - Ilios

UK, England, North East

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A well broken up wreck lieing in around 20 metres of water. Known locally as the Collier Wreck. Boilers and Engine block are clearly visible but starting to break down. Soft corals have grown on the wreck and fish can be seen in passing. By boat from North or South Shields Ilios is also known as Collier Wreck.
Porthoustock

#74 - Porthoustock

UK, England, South West

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A shallow kelp forest starts just out from the concrete structure and carries on round the rocks to the north. Lots of seabed life including various species of starfish and spider crabs. DSMB's should be used due to boat traffic during the week. Easy entry from the stoney beach. Parking is allowed on the beach, so you can kit up very near the site. Keep to the north (left) side of the bay due to boat traffic.
The Gertrude Wreck

#75 - The Gertrude Wreck

UK, England, South West

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Steamship, sank 1894, plates boiler & anchor, viz usually good, loads of fish, iron pyrite. Good shelter from East winds. Loads of life. Nudibranch heaven! By boat only. The Gertrude Wreck is also known as Hartlepool.
Helford River

#76 - Helford River

UK, England, South West

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Use Porthkerris Divers boats to get you on this site. Best dived on an incoming tide, drift up the river mouth with the current, Dogfish, Thornback Rays, Sea Hares and loads of stuff everywhere. Brilliant!!!!!!!! Do not take any scallops, the Helford River is a private fishery, taking scallops is theft. Accessed by boats from Falmouth or Porthkerris.
Seatown

#77 - Seatown

UK, England, South West

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Boring bimble over sand. Lots of crabs and some flat fish. Not legendary but OK for a training dive. Dorset county. Shore dive, some large pebbles to carry gear over to cross the beach and reach the sea. Car Park right at the edge of the beach.
Burton Bradstock

#78 - Burton Bradstock

UK, England, South West

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Boring sandy bottom, some reef further out. Current rund parallel to the shore. Not much to see except flat fish and spider crabs. Pretty boring but OK for training purposes. Dorset county. Shore dive, easy walk down beach, more tricky on the upward slope on exit. Watch the wave heights and do not enter if above 3 ft as you will struggle to exit.
Big Green Carr

#79 - Big Green Carr

UK, Scotland, Borders

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A site that can be used to finish off a tank as a second dive or as a shore dive from the harbour. The two large rocks, the Green Carrs can be navigated around, then the dive can finish heading back to the harbour wall through the kelp beds. The Carrs have a sandy seabed and small walls covered in soft growth and kelp. Can be dived as a second dive from a boat or from the ahbour wall via a surface swim.
Blue Caps

#80 - Blue Caps

UK, England, North East

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The site is named after the blue tone of the rocks above the surface. Divers circumnavigate the island travelling through a shallow gully on the way. Seal can be seen here, as well as impressive walls of Sea Urchins and Anemone. By boat from Beadnell or Seahouses
North Stack

#81 - North Stack

UK, Wales, North Wales

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A good secondary site to dive if the other side of the island is blown out by the wind. This site is sheltered most of the time. Dive is around the rocky bottom, looking at a variety of sponge and kelp. Small fish and nudibranch can be found around the plant life. By boat from Holyhead harbour or other nearby launches. The site is near an old stone wall on the cliff face.
The Flint Wreck

#82 - The Flint Wreck

UK, Wales, North Wales

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A ship carrying musket flints sank here around 300 years ago. No wreckage remains but the occasional flint can be found. Otherwise, look around the kelp and plant life. From the shore near the harbour or as a second dive from a boat.
Barrel of Butter

#83 - Barrel of Butter

UK, Scotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow

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Barrel of Butter is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in UK, Scotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Big Harcar

#84 - Big Harcar

UK, England, North East

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