is a landlocked county in West Midlands and is bordered by Wales
to the west. Most of the dive schools operating here offer full
fledged diving courses at various levels with pool training. Certified
divers take advantage to dive in neighbouring Wales and newly
certified divers can also do their open water diving there.
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.
There are dive clubs whose members meet on a
weekly basis or every fortnight. Sometimes diving classes are
conducted at a minimum charge for the club members. During the
summer club members usually gather around a lively barbeque and
exchange views. These club gatherings are also used to plan outings
to other parts of the UK or abroad. Some of the outings popular
among the divers are mentionned below.
In summer Shropshire diving centers and clubs
organise dives in North Wales on the Lyen Peninsular around Port
Ysgaden. This is a little cove with gullies at the entrance. It's
not deep, 10 metres (33 feet) but divers must watch out for the
current running across the rock.
Pembroke in West Wales is also a popular outing
as it offers excellent reefs and lots of wrecks. The marine life
here is abundant and you can see seals and dolphins.
In Pembrokeshire's National Park and Skomer Island
you may encounter colonies of seals. The dive sites are easily
accessible and infact for many good dives one doesn't even need
a boat. Several reefs and nice coral are within swimming distance.
Anglesey in has lots of pinnacles, drop offs
and reefs but most of all it's famous for it's wrecks. The advantage
of the wrecks here is that many of them are at
depths not greater than 20 metres (65 feet) and are easily accessed
A famous wreck in the Welsh waters is the 'Slate
Wreck' because for many divers it's just a pile of slate. It lies
at Rubha Dearg in about 18 metres (59 feet) of