- Lundy Island
Lundy Island, located north of Devon Coast, was named a statutory marine for a nature reserve in 1986. The island lies at Bristol Channel where the waters from the Mediterranean meet with waters from the Gulf Stream.
They have very spacious boats that accommodate 12 divers at a go with all their diving gears. These boats have a side gate and a lift for easy movement. Besides the 12 boats, there is an emergency boat for safety purposes.
The island has a 20-mile passage that takes approximately 1hr as you watch porpoises, seals and dolphins.
The Island has over 40 dive sites that have reefs, wrecks, pinnacles, and drop-offs. The seals are also friendly, and one can dive with them. Night dives are also permitted to be able to view sea-life during the night.
Ample security is provided, and the staff and crew are professional skilled and fully trained to attend to any visitor that may need their help.
- Scapa Flow Scotland
This is considered as one of the most favorite and famous diving sites in the UK. It is on record that more than 50 German Naval ships scuttled here in the aftermath of Second World War. The ships wrecks attract many divers from various nations across the globe to adventure underwaters. The most spot for divers is called Tabarka because of its crystal clear waters and its accessibility at only 14m to 18m.
- Farne Islands, Northumberland
Farne Island is located off the coast of Northumberland. It is considered as one of the very most dangerous shipping zones in the British Isles. Below on the seabed are dozens of litter which divers may find adventurous to explore. Additionally, there are crustaceans and anemones, fish, a grey seal colony, and more than 5,000 swimming seals around the Islands’ rock.
- PembrokeshireSkomer Marine Reserve, Wales
Skomer Marine Reserve is a spectacular reef to explore. It is located off the coast in Pembrokeshire. The Marine is protected from further development and fishing; hence, sea life is vast in the reef. The marine has wall drops that descend to 50m, plenty of caves and 500+ wrecks including Lucy, which is a popular site for advanced divers. The marine is home for rare seahorses, lobsters, catfish, colorful sea slugs, seals and dolphins.
- St Kilda, Scotland
St Kilda is located in archipelago, the Outer Hebrides which is referred to as ‘a mecca for British divers.’ It has a spectacular landscape with giant sea stacks and towering cliffs. It also has arches, caves, and walls that are covered by marine and clear waters. It’s home for seals, puffins, huge lobsters, and beautiful jeweled anemones.
- Capernwray, Lancashire
Capernwray is a unique inland diving site in the UK. It is located outside Lancaster, which looks like a flooded quarry with seaweed filled at the bottom. Among the sights to behold in this site include plastic horses, a 120-seater plane, a cannon, a minesweeper, and a helicopter. The lake is said to be 18m deep and very clear.
- The Manacles, Cornwall
This is a well-known diving site located off the Lizard Peninsula. With amazing drop-offs, reefs, and pinnacles covered with sea fans, dead man’s fingers ad jewel anemones. It has over 110 shipwrecks with a depth ranging of between 8m to 80m. In 1898 a famous ship Mohegan sank here, and it is believed to be haunted and infested by conger eels hiding in its wreckage.
- Rhoscolyn Beacon, Anglesey, Wales
Rhoscolyne Beacon has a fantastic marine life and lots of wrecks to explore. It is recognized as one of the best spots for divers in the UK. The reef is approximately 18m in depth. It houses anemones, lobsters, fish, crabs, cuckoo wrasse, prawns, and Pollock. It has various rocky gullies ideal for exploration.
- St Abbs Marine Reserve, Scotland
St Abbs has incredible shore dives in the UK due to the deep waters and strong tides. 50m offshore there is the Cathedral Rock covered with dead man’s fingers and anemones. It has various dive shores sites like Green Carr and Big Green Carr. It’s home to wrasse, horse anemone and many more.
- M2 Portland, Dorset
M2 Portland bears the wreck of a unique UK submarine HMS M2. It lies 36miles under three miles away from Lyme Bay in Dorset. The underwater aircraft sunk in 1932 together with 60 people on board. It is a site worth to behold.
- The Zenobia, Cyprus
The Zenobia site bears the wreck of a huge ferry that sank in 1979 on her first-ever trip. Beside it lies 104 Lorries. The wreck descended to a depth of 42 meters. Groupers, nudibranch, and barracuda have made this wreck their home. Divers have a magnificent sight to explore in this site.
- Silfra, Thingvellir, Iceland
Lying between the European and American continental narrow crack shelves with crystal clear waters. Has temperatures of 2-4 degrees centigrade. The crack is 5 – 10 meters wide, 200 meters long and 20 meters deep even though there is a drop-off section with a depth of 40 meters.