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Scuba diving in England, wreck diving and even some coral!

Diving in England is challenging.  The conditions are frequently harsh, the tides can be severe and visibility low. Don’t expect to see coral in abundance, although they do exist in certain areas.  The whole of the UK (including England) is famed for its wreck diving (mainly due to WW1 and WW2).

Marine life is varied;  basking sharks, seals, cuttlefish, octopus, conger eels, lobsters, crabs, seahorses, bib, pollack, bass, wrasse, blennies, gobies... etc but most inland sites have no fish at all, others have pike, roach, perch and fresh water crayfish.

Weather here is often unstable and unreliable and can often ruin the most carefully laid plans.  The seas warm up during the summer months and, consequently, the good dive sites become busier.

The English dive scene is well governed, regulated and safety driven.  The British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) organisation (club) regulates many of the dive operations.  BSAC clubs dotted throughout the UK tend to encompass resident divers who live locally to dive sites in their area.  Some are well funded and well organised and travel regularly to good dive sites in UK and overseas on dive trips.

England is a big and the diving varied so click on the links for detailed information by region:

Europe - England: Latest User Reviews

Open water diving course  Lake District Dive Centre, England 5 Star Rating Added: 11th July 2014 by Cmg14
Completed the ow course with Jimmy and Barry and all I can say A1 a very enjoyable, entertaining and rewarding experience was had by all! The course was professionally ran with an extremely experienced instructor who can not be faulted. I have nothing but positive things to say about this...
Dry Suit Speciality  Dive Northampton, England 5 Star Rating Added: 24th June 2014 by swallace1965
My daughter has just completed her Padi Drysuit Speciality with Dive Northampton and I have nothing but praise for the whole experience. My daughter is 12 years old and has never dived in a drysuit before so was understandably a little apprehensive but thanks to the patience and understanding of the...
Good first experinece of scuba diving  Lodge Scuba Academy, South East of England 5 Star Rating Added: 13th May 2014 by Robshaw
I was working on a tight schedule as my work rota does not afford me many weekends off and my holiday departure date is soon. Lodge Scuba were able to accommodate me exactly as I required for a PADI OpenWater Referral course. Email confirmation was prompt and a reminder email was...
Brilliant  Lodge Scuba Academy, South East of England 5 Star Rating Added: 13th May 2014 by jessnibble
I did my very first try at diving last weekend at Lodge Scuba and it was really excellent fun. The team there were lovely, patient and extremely knowledgable. They've given me the bug and I'm going to get the rest of my qualifications with them now. Highly recommend. I truly...
Nitrox Speciality  Dive Northampton, England 5 Star Rating Added: 22nd April 2014 by mreed1975
After mixing up my dates, I missed the scheduled classroom session. I was not penalised for this at all and was re-scheduled 6 weeks later at no extra charge. As there had been almost 7 weeks from when I finished studying for the class to actually taking the class, I...
Rude and poor customer care  London Scuba, South East of England 1 Star Rating Added: 8th April 2014 by slavica
I am rating my experience with London Scuba as one of the worst ones I have ever had. I now wish I have never booked with them. I'm not writting review about the course itself as unfortunately I didn't even make it to the course. All I can coment on...
Avoid avoid avoid  London Scuba, South East of England 1 Star Rating Added: 5th March 2014 by AndyGibbs
I have just taken up scuba again. I tried this place a few years ago. I had an injury due to missing tiles in the pool. I was taken to a hospital by an instructor with a broken leg, he answered the phone while driving the car and reading a...
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