is an island country and the sea surrounding it offers some very
good and varied diving. The English coast is littered with wrecks
which come go as far back as the Tudor times through to the two
world wars. However England diving is not only about wrecks,
the rocky coastlines provide interesting reefs and abundant marine
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 temperatures are from 4-
25°C (34-72°F) Visibility depends on the place
and time of the year. Can vary from 3metres (10 feet) to 50+ metres
(164 feet) Coldest time, February around the
coast, January and February inland. Warmest time,
July and August Best time to dive: May, June,
September and October (pleasant weather) or July and August (the
warmest but wettest months)
Diving in England can be a very surprising experience
as many divers seeem to think that there isn't much to see there.
On the contrary England's diving has lots to offer. Given
it's maritime history, wrecks literally litter England's waters.
Many wrecks are regular dive sites but there
are still many that have not even been discovered yet. The
wrecks are also at different depths, some in pretty shallow
waters which gives more divers a chance to make the wreck experience.
It's quite difficult to speak about the best places to dive in
England there are many dive places each with something different
In Scotland's Aberdeen area there are lots of
wrecks to explore and the Moray Firth
is well known for it's dolphins and whales. There
is also some good scenic diving here.
Cornwall is famous for it's wrecks and basking
sharks which can be seen around the Cornwall coastline
around April - June. In
Anglesey, there are pinnacles that make very
interesting dive sites and where drift dives can be conducted.
This area is said to have over 400 known wrecks.
Wales boasts a wide and rich variety of marine
life including dolphins and porpoises. Needless
to say that this area is also famous for it's wrecks like The
Lucy which is the most dived wreck in Wales.
There are a number of interesting inland dive sites like
The Blue Planet, in Chesire, This is the largest aquarium
tank in Europe and you can dive with sharks
Another one is the Capernwray whose attractions
include a mine sweeper, a Wessex Dragonfly helicopter and various
Last but not least is the Stoney cove which also
has different attractions like a Hydrobox, a bus, a helicopter
and a boat with a treasure chest. These inland dive sites are
used for training for first open water dives.