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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

Possible dangerous practices. Ripped off. Terrible experience.  Scuba Republic, England 1 Star Rating Added: 6th November 2014 by pressurebottle
This review is about "Scuba Republic" based in the Roxton Garden Centre in Bedfordshire. I had two dive cylinders that were out of test (both 232 Bar), I took them to Scuba Republic to have them hydrostatically tested. The fact that they never seemed to be open should have been a...
Happy Customer  London Scuba, South East of England 4 Star Rating Added: 28th October 2014 by aries11w
My husband and I did our OW pool sessions with London Scuba before our honeymoon in June and most recently our Drysuit speciality course. Very satisfied with both courses. The team are friendly and always ready to offer helpful advice. We have also attended one of their monthly club evenings...
Read the reviews  London Scuba, South East of England 1 Star Rating Added: 27th October 2014 by SteveSkinner
Having recently come into contact with this place, I can confirm this is in a back garden, the class room is cramped, when full and the staff unhelpful when things go wrong.It is also outside London by miles. I should have read the reviews more closely. When I did, I...
open water dive course  Lake District Dive Centre, England 5 Star Rating Added: 17th October 2014 by jacsummers
My 12year old son completed his PADI open water dive course over the weekend(11th/12th Oct) and he can't wait to continue diving... he had a brilliant experience and loved every minute of it and this is all thanks to Barry and Jimmy. Barry was an amazing tutor/trainer, he made it...
Open Water course  Lake District Dive Centre, England 5 Star Rating Added: 13th October 2014 by anso1970
My 11 year old daughter and I have just successfully completed the Open Water course. Our learning experience was first class! The delivery of this course is structured to the students whilst ticking all of PADI's requirements/demands. Our instructor (Barry) was simply sensational, his highly skilled approach, ways of working and...
great club  Sea Urchin Divers, South East of England 5 Star Rating Added: 7th October 2014 by iberksian
Have been with this club since 2007 and enjoy the comradery with the members, Andy Willet is a great instructor with back up from several members too.
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...
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