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Norfolk dive guide

Norfolk 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.

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