The peaceful, sheltered waters of Scotland offer not just calm conditions and world-class wreck diving but also a great range of marine wildlife and fauna.
Scotland has diving opportunities for all abilities and you will find a range of dive companies offering everything from day trips to onboard accommodation dive boats which can see you out at sea for up to seven days at a time.
Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands offers a unique opportunity to explore one of Britain’s best wreck diving sites. The surrounding islands of Mainland, Graemsay, Burray, South Ronaldsay and Hoy make this one of the largest sheltered anchorages in the world and it is a graveyard of sunken ships. The highlight of any dive here is the remains of the German First World War fleet which were ‘scuttled’ in 1918.
The Sound of Mull on the west coast of Scotland offers divers a number of exciting sites, including the wrecks of the Hispania, Rhondo, Thesis, Shuna and also the Breda, which support a variety of marine life. In addition to some of the best known wreck dives in the UK there is an abundance of drift, shallow, scenic and shore dive sites in the area. Head a little further north to Calve island and you will find some excellent cliff diving with pinnacles rising to over 90 m.
Berwickshire’s pristine coastal waters are perfect for scuba diving. Uncover rocky reefs which are home to an astonishing array of marine flora and fauna at St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve, the first of its kind in Britain. It’s no surprise that divers have been coming here for decades.