diving counts among the best in the UK. Cornwall boasts
clear waters, an abundant marine life and numerous shipwrecks
at depths ranging from 1-100 metres (3-328 feet).
In the months of May and June basking sharks are regularly
seen as well as the orca whale and dolphins.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with the local dive center
for safety, additional information, level required for each dive
site and without being accompanied by a professional. All the
information provided is purely informative for our readers and
shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion. Climate:
Average air temperature during the year varies
from 3-19°C (37-66°F) Average Water surface temperature
varies from 9 - 10°C (48 - 50°F) in February to 16 -
17°C (60 - 62°F) in August. Visibility sometimes going to 20 metres
Coldest time: January - March Warmest
time: June-September Possible to dive all year round
Best time to dive: July - October In Cornwall,
divers of all levels of expertise will find sites to suit their
needs. The wrecks are numerous and some have not even
been discovered yet.
The Falmouth area boasts some good shore dives
and spectacular wrecks like The SS Mohegan and The Volnay.
There's abundant marine life among which you will find whales,
sharks and seals.
Land's End has lots of nice wrecks like The SS
Malta and The Luna to explore, colourful coral and abundant marine
The Lizard Peninsula has nice reefs and impressive
wrecks. Encounters with basking sharks
are most probable between April and June. Porpoises and
dolphins can also be seen here. Sometimes, large
schools of sharks have been seen quite close to beaches.
St Ives and Hayle is littered with wrecks. The
reefs make great diving opportunities and have a lot of marine
life around them. Cornwall has a lot of diving centers
which offer different diving opportunities and dive shops where
you can purchase equipment from. Clubs and dive schools offer
trips to other parts of the country and abroad. Not to forget
the travel agents who have an array of dive trips available to
choose from and who can also organise flight tickets.