is located south of Devon. Teignmouth diving offers a variety
of wrecks, reefs and drift dives. Although most of the dives in
Teignmouth are wreck dives requiring good diving
experience, there are some nice scenic dives for novices and plenty
of marine life too.
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. Some of the dive
sites in Devon are:
The Orestone, a reef dive with a maximum depth
of 25 metres (82 feet). It makes a nice drift dive with lots of
marine life. The Orestone stands 32 metres (104 feet) high and
is surrounded by kelp covered rock inshore. This gives way to
ledges and gullies and small caves. There is
plenty of fish life, swim-throughs, gullies, ledges and small
caves. The reefs and other large rocks make the current split
and during a drift dive, divers may drift off in different directions.
The Parson and Clerk is a shallow dive, maximum
10 metres (33 feet). Ideal for novices and has some swim throughs.
The Watcombe Caves consists of a series of caves
which have plenty of kelp growing near the cliifs and which conceals
The Galicia is a wreck with a maximum depth of
about 20 metres (65 feet) but the wreck itself is at 15 metres
(49 feet). While transporting a general cargo of cloth, cement
and some immunition from to Jamaica The Galicia was hit by a mine
in 1917 leading to her destruction. She's well broken up and scattered
around. There are lots of lobsters and crabs
on this site.
The Bretagne, a wreck at a maximum depth of 30
metres (98 feet) went down in 1918 following a collision with
a steamer in foggy weather. She was transporting coal from Barry,
Wales to Rouen, France. The wreck is currently upright and there
is a lot of fish life around her.
The Lord Stewart, an armed merchantman was sunk
on September 16th 1918 by torpedo. She was on her way to Barry
from Cherbourg. It's a nice dive and a lot of anemones
dead mens fingers and some congers can be seen.
The Bleamor was going from Hull to Falmouth when
a torpedo struck her. She was transporting coal. The maximum depth
on this site is 46 metres (150 feet).
The Greleen went down on September 22nd, 1917
with a cargo of iron ore. She was torpedoed by Oberleutnant Howaldt
in his UB-40. She's pretty intact save for a few holes
The Perrone, a French cable layer on her way
to Le Havre went down on September 1st, 1917. She was torpedoed.
It's in several pieces and intact portholes can still be seen.
The maximum depth is 34 metres (111 feet) but the depth to the
top of the wreck is about 28 metres (91 feet). Living around this
wreck are lots of bib and large pollack.
Modavia is a wreck at a maximum depth of 55 metres
(180 feet) and is usually done as technical diving. Modavia was
torpedoed while transporting a cargo of alluminium tubing and
ingots, cooper wire and ingots of zinc. She lies on her starboard