Our 5 Top Dive Sites in the UK by Ocean Exposure

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Mattias and Linn from the Ocean Publicity staff spotlight their 5 prime dive websites within the UK. From diving with seals, visiting historic wrecks, to recognizing the second largest fish within the ocean there’s lots to see of the coast of this historic kingdom.

Martin’s Haven, Pembrokeshire

Depth: 22 meters/72 ft // Vis: 10 meters/33 ft // Temperature: 15 °C/ 59°F

This was a simple shore dive with a kelp and sand backside. There’s a lot of totally different marine life right here; we noticed small-spotted catsharks, flatfishes, lobsters, bobtail squids and much extra, together with hundreds of spider crabs on their yearly migration to shallower waters.

Submarine M2, Portland

Depth: 31 meters/102 ft // Vis: 10 meters/33 ft // Temperature: 16 °C/ 61°F

An unimaginable wreck dive with a tragic historical past. The M2 sank in 1932, sadly with all of the 58 crew members nonetheless onboard. It sits upright on the underside and in addition to being an fascinating wreck to find it has a lot of marine life dwelling on it. Faculties of pouting swim round it and enormous conger eels peak out of just about each opening.

Isle of Coll, snorkeling with basking sharks

Top 5 dive sites in the UK: Isle of Coll

Depth: floor // Vis: 5 meters/16 ft // Temperature: 17 °C/ 63°F

Each summer time the waters surrounding Isle of Coll within the Inside Hebrides are visited by spectacular giants. Basking sharks are the second largest fish on the planet they usually come right here to feed on zooplankton. It’s potential to get within the water and snorkel with them. This was a very superb expertise and since they don't seem to be bothered by snorkelers we obtained some nice shut encounters. 

North Strome, Loch Carron

Top 5 Dive sites in the UK: Loch Carron

Depth: 20 meters/66 ft // Vis: 10 meters/33 ft // Temperature: 14 °C/ 57°F

Right here yow will discover a reasonably wall dive with plenty of marine life. Within the shallower elements there are kelp forests and the deeper elements are coated in lifeless man’s fingers. At about 20 meters you get sand backside the place you'll find marine life akin to rays, small-spotted catsharks, bobtail squids and the world’s largest recognized flame shell mattress. We discovered this to be a cushty shore dive, though you will have to concentrate on the present and time it proper. 

Farne Islands, diving with seals

Depth: 10 meters/33 ft // Vis: 5 meters/16 ft // Temperature: 15 °C/ 59°F

The Farne Islands are house to hundreds of gray seals and are a well-liked vacation spot amongst native divers. Right here you’ll have a superb probability of seeing the seals not solely laying on the cliffs but in addition within the water. As quickly as we entered the ocean there have been curious seals checking us out! After some time they began coming nearer to tug on our fins and examine our cameras. We had a lot enjoyable diving with these cute playful pups!

If this weblog publish has impressed you to seek out out extra concerning the diving in your doorstep then discover out extra concerning the prime dive websites within the UK on our dive local pages here.


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Linn and Mattias from Ocean Publicity are at present driving via Europe for 15 months to dive across the continent. Learn our interview with them here.

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