is located on the south eastern part of England. The northern
and eatsern boundaries are the North Sea. This area is mainly
known for wreck diving and seal viewing.
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.
Blakeney point in Northern Norfolk is certainly
a place of interest. Here you can watch seals, both the
common and grey seals. The grey seals have their young
between November and January while the common seals have them
between June and August. The seals are usually very playful and
enjoy following the excursion boats. Seals spend most of their
time basking on the shores but when in the water they are rapid
swimmers and their speed can reach 20 miles (32 km) per hour.
When out of the water in Blakeney Point you can also
enjoy the bird life for which the area is also
very famous. Many birds migtrate here from West Africa in April
to breed. In the winter you will see lots of ducks, widgeon,
pinkfooted geese, mallard and pintail just to mention
a few. Close to the coast there's the possibility of diving on
the Cromer Pier.
You can see the remains of an old church, although this
is liable to change as much of Norfolk is reported to be slowly
falling in to the sea.
The Norfolk diving is mainly wreck diving. This area
is very tidal and most wrecks are not easily accessible for lack
of harbours. This means that the wrecks are seldom dived. One
of the wrecks here,
the Clyde is the wreck of a paddle steamer which
was used as a minesweeper in the the two world wars and was bombed
by a German plane. The middle of the wreck has up to date a case
full of anti aircraft shells.
HMS Umpire is the wreck of a British submarine
which is found off the north Norfolk coast. It has been salvaged
but there's still lots for divers to appreciate.
The Kylemore is a Victorian paddle-steamer which
was bombed by the Germans during the 2nd World War. Launching
can be done from Cromer, Wells or Blakeney. As mentioned already
the wrecks are very seldom dived. The sea bed is flat and this
attracts a lot of marine life. It's really worth taking
a trip here. Furthermore the sites are not so deep and
the place is quiet, not so many divers around.