Diving and Snorkeling
With battle ships and magnificent marine life, the waters of Scotland feature some of the world's most exciting diving sites. There are diving opportunities for all abilities with dive companies offering everything from day trips to on-board accommodation on dive boats.
Book a lesson with the Puffin Dive Centre, uncover rocky reefs at St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve in Berwickshire; and enjoy some world-class scenic diving around miles of Scottish coastline. To experience some of the best wreck diving in the world, head to Scapa Flow in Orkney, the Sound of Mull with Lochaline, or to the Firth of Clyde with Wreckspeditions.
Fancy trying snorkeling? Explore underneath the water's surface along Scotland's first ever Snorkel Trail in the north west Highlands, which features nine beaches and bays, each teeming with fascinating marine life.
Wakeboarding is one of Scotland's fastest growing watersports. A bit like water-skiing, but on a board, riders skim across the water being towed behind a motorboat. You can also try out wakeboarding at a specially designed wakepark, where riders are towed by a system of cables. This is a great day out for all ages.
Looking for a place to try this exciting pursuit? Foxlake Dunbar & Dundee are great places to learn with qualified instructors. Glasgow Wakepark, Scotland's first urban wakepark, would be a good stop off point for people on a city break. Or you could get out on the open water with Loch Lomond Wakeboard and Kyle Waterski & Wakeboard.
At all of these locations, beginners will find that lessons are easy to book, with sessions to suit all abilities taken by a qualified wakeboard instructor.