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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The Farne Islands

#1 - 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.
Devil's Point

#2 - 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.
Newquay Boat Ramp

#3 - Newquay Boat Ramp

UK, England, South West

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Great for spotting seals! also an old bicycle down there which is a bit of fun. Really easy to enter the water, you can walk down the old life boat ramp. Best go when the swell isn't too rough.
St. Abbs and Eyemouth

#4 - 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

#5 - 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

#6 - 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.
Motor Mine Sweeper 180

#7 - Motor Mine Sweeper 180

UK, England, North East

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A deeper wreck with some structure still standing including portholes to look through. Wreck is more broken up amidships, but this is a good place to look for fish and lobsters By boat only Motor Mine Sweeper 180 is also known as Sweeper Wreck.
St. Mary's Island England

#8 - 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

#9 - 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

#10 - 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.
F2 & Barge

#11 - F2 & Barge

UK, Scotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow

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The F2 was a German Second World War escort vessel (similar to a destroyer). She was built at the Germaniawerft shipyard in Kiel in 1936. This 75m long vessel sunk in 1946. This is a good second dive. At about 45m off the starboard of the F2 is a barge with an anti aircraft guns inside. Gutter Sound (near Lyness), between Fara island and Hoy island. F2 & Barge is also known as YC21 Barge.
Gannet's Rock

#12 - 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

#13 - 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.
The Caves

#14 - The Caves

UK, Scotland, Strathclyde

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Almost a wall dive with large outcrops of rock. Tops of the rocks are generally covered with Plumrose Anemones. Enter the water and head left along the wall. Max depth around 35m with a sandy bottom and a few Fireworks Anemones. Popular site for Edible Crabs and some fish. Shore fishing is popular at this site and nearby so keep an eye out for fishing line. A good pair of shears come in handy when releasing the Edible Crabs who often get tangled in the fishing line. Parking either side of the little bridge. Kit up and head under the road through the culvert and down the rocks to the shore. Not an easy access but the addition of some ropes through the culvert and some cemented steps on the rocks does help.
Tabarka

#15 - 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

#16 - 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

#17 - 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.
Outer Loch Roe

#18 - Outer Loch Roe

UK, Scotland, Highlands and Islands

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Always dive with boat cover, you may find local fishing boat passing overhead or worse a water skier! Great for crabs, lobster, scallop. Learn to Navigate acurately. Remember those geography lessons that taught you about the bar that protects the entrance to a fjord? Well here you can dive one! Acces by boat from Lochinver or Achmelvich. Choose the state of the tides carefully, this is a tidal sea loch with a current except at high or low water. Avoid going too far into the loch and ending up under the fish farm - you will know about it...thick gooey sludge!
St Brides Bay

#19 - 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

#20 - 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

#21 - 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

#22 - 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 Greek

#23 - The Greek

UK, Wales, South West Wales

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The Greek was a 4,737 ton steamer and sank in 1940 after colliding with St Anne's Head rocks. This wreckage may be an interresting second dive. St Anne's Head, Pembrokeshire. 2.5 nautical miles from Dale. The Greek is also known as Adamantios J Pithis Wreck.
The Lucy Wreck

#24 - 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

#25 - 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

#26 - 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

#27 - 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.
Capernwray  Quarry

#28 - Capernwray Quarry

UK, England, North West

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Good viz mid-week, poor at weekends due to large numbers of divers. Training platforms, lots of small wrecks and friendly fish. Artificial "caves" made from shipping containers and a diving bell or two. Near Carnforth
James Egan Layne Wreck

#29 - 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

#30 - 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.
Horsea Island

#31 - Horsea Island

UK, England, South East

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Salt water inland dive site West Bund Road, Port Solent, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 4TT (Adress from the quary website!)
Stoney Cove

#32 - 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

#33 - 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.
Eccleston Delph Quarry

#34 - Eccleston Delph Quarry

UK, England, North West

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Can't fault the site facilities, but Vis is usually poor and there isn't much to see. You could see all the attractions in a day. Halfpenny Lane, Eccleston, Nr Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 5PR Eccleston Delph Quarry is also known as The Delph.
HMS Scylla

#35 - 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.
Brown's Bay

#36 - Brown's Bay

UK, England, North East

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3 sunken wrecks. Whitley Bay near Newcastle.
St Abbs Harbour

#37 - St Abbs Harbour

UK, Scotland, Borders

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I've heard that there is a wreck quite close to the shore? Will update after my fist visit here From carpark, shore or harbour wall entry
Eight Acres

#38 - Eight Acres

UK, England, Yorkshire and Humberside

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Typical quarry with pretty poor vis. Dive site owner very amenable and helpful. From the M62 dirt track off Mires Lane. Eight Acres is also known as Eight Acres Quarry.
SS Breda

#39 - 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

#40 - Selsey Lifeboat Station

UK, England, South East

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Selsey Bill, Sussex
Newhaven West Arm

#41 - Newhaven West Arm

UK, England, South East

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Good access with beach car park or boat launch from Newhaven marina.
NDAC

#42 - NDAC

UK, England, West Midlands

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This site offers excellent inland diving. National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) is based near Chepstow. NDAC is also known as NDAC.
Sun Beach

#43 - 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

#44 - 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

#45 - 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.
Gildenburgh

#46 - Gildenburgh

UK, England, East

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A very useful dive site for everyone but especially new divers wanting to learn in a safe environment. Quite warm in the summer months. Gildenburgh inland dive site near Peterborough, great for training and recreation dives. Gildenburgh is also known as Gildy.
Bailif wood

#47 - Bailif wood

UK, England, North West

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this is a good first time and training dive site Good wall spit out from shore very good night dive Park in Baliff wood car park and enter the water by crossing road and you are at the Lake side Bailif wood is also known as Coniston water.
Drawna Rock

#48 - Drawna Rock

UK, England, South West

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The seaward side of Drawna Rock contains the deepest part of the site, reaching to 18 metres at high tide. A kelp reef with good walls and cracks to explore in the rocks. When the current is strong, you can drift between the two rocks and swim back on the seaward side. Lots of life including wrasse and starfish. Enter by the beach or from a boat for a second dive. Charges per diver apply to use the beach. Air can be filled on site. Drawna Rock is also known as Porthkerris.
Vivian Quarry

#49 - 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.
Trefor Pier

#50 - Trefor Pier

UK, Wales, North Wales

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Lots of life around the legs of the pier. Easy access from the shore. If you don;t mind a surface swim and the water is choppy the best access if via the harbour steps. Also beware of fishing lines even though officially closed the life under the pier still attracts a lot of attention at weekends. Park directly at the start of the pier.
Tywyn

#51 - Tywyn

UK, Wales, Mid Wales

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Although fairly flat and sandy, just north of the slipway are plenty of rocks usually full of crustatians. Use slipway at and of promanade.
Menai Straits

#52 - Menai Straits

UK, Wales, North Wales

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A rollercoaster! If doing by boat, go up past the swillies then drop in for the ride of your life. Best to keep the dive boat close to your marker bouy, as most weekend boaters haven't a clue what it means! Either by boat or down the slipway under Menai bridge.
Blue lake

#53 - Blue lake

UK, Wales, Mid Wales

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Although touted as "Bottomless" it has a maximum of 12m. The blueness is due to the slate that is sliding down from the far side. Entry can be either giant stride from the cliff edge or a gentle slope from the far right of footpath. Not easy! By road you have o come in from Llwyngril across the top road then drop down to the lake from here. Defenatly 4 wheel drive territory. Otherwise it is a long walk up a steep path opposite Salt's garage in Fairbourne. Entry is then through tunnels following the old quarry rail track.
Glen Strathallan SS  Wreck

#54 - 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.
Wastwater

#55 - Wastwater

UK, England, North West

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Wastwater is 3 miles long and half a mile wide. There are plently of places for entry. A good place for training with lots of different depths. Wastwater is easy to find on all maps of the Lake District. Off the A595, east of Seascale.
Fylrix MV Wreck

#56 - 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.
Ynys Moelfre

#57 - Ynys Moelfre

UK, Wales, North Wales

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Must be dived on slack water to avoid the currents. lots of life on the rocks and plenty to see. watch out for the lobster pots and please don't steal from them as the local fishermen will report you and take revenge. Ynys Moelfre is also known as Rat Island.
The Far Mulberry

#58 - The Far Mulberry

UK, England, South East

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WW2 Wreck of a Mulberry Harbour unit. Nice site with lots of fish life. Built in 1943 and sunk in 1944. The Far Mulberry is also known as Mulberry.
Knacker Hole

#59 - 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

#60 - 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.
Mixon Hole

#61 - Mixon Hole

UK, England, South East

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Dive site is a former river bed. Above the river banks is thought to be the site of a Roman fortress, which had a catapult. In river bed are large stones thought to be shot from the catapult. Dive is a nice drift dive, but beware currents can be strong, sometimes pushing you deeper. 1 mile out Selsey Bill
HMS Pine

#62 - 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

#63 - 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.
Lulworth Cove

#64 - Lulworth Cove

UK, England, South West

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

#65 - 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

#66 - Plymouth Breakwater

UK, England, South West

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Plymouth Sound
Shag Rock

#67 - Shag Rock

UK, England, South East

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

#68 - 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.
Breakwater Beach

#69 - Breakwater Beach

UK, England, South West

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Breakwater beach can be accessed directly from Brixham Breakwater car park. This is a great training venue for first open water experience. Good access from a the car park over a shingle beach.
Thatcher's Rock

#70 - 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

#71 - 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.
Eyemouth

#72 - Eyemouth

UK, Scotland, Borders

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As a conservation site, you will find plenty of wildlife for the viewing. The sea bed is primarily pebbly, and there are plenty of gully's for the exploring. A small islet can be reached and circled for the more adventurous diver. Head to Eyemouth Golf Course, Passing there you come to the harbour where Aquastars Dive Shop is located. From here go up the gravel bank on the seaward side. Here you can park your car, walk down the path to the entry point.
Criccieth Castle

#73 - 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.
Meadfoot Beach

#74 - Meadfoot Beach

UK, England, South West

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Good site for first open water dives and sheltered water training. More advanced divers can access the Morris Rogue from here, but it's a good swim! USE A SURFACE MARKER BUOY! Close inshore is inside the 5kt limit for boat traffic during the summer, so good and safe, but if going further off shore, or out of season a good SMB is essential. Good parking available and ramp access to the beach
Finnart

#75 - Finnart

UK, Scotland, Central Scotland

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Loch Long Finnart is also known as Finnart Oil Terminal.
Orestone Rock

#76 - 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

#77 - 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
Morris Rogue

#78 - Morris Rogue

UK, England, South West

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A rock, not a wreck, despite the name! Lots of interesting life, can be a trifle silty. Easy to find 6m depth for early OW dives, CBL training etc. Experienced divers can swim from shore, but novices should do this as a boat dive
Isle of Cumbrae

#79 - 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.
Millport Bay

#80 - Millport Bay

UK, Scotland, Strathclyde

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Easy shallow dive, with plenty of marine life to see. Enter the water and dive to the left along the reef wall. Park up on grass verge, then walk over a few rocks into the sea Millport Bay is also known as Millport.
Wraysbury

#81 - Wraysbury

UK, England, South East

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The dive site is open lake with a few cargo containers and a subway tube sunk for the deep section along with training platforms and the usual cars and boats as well, apparently a helicopter? Dive site located close to the M25 and is quite easy to find from local roads good parking close to dive site
Swanage Pier

#82 - Swanage Pier

UK, England, South West

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