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Eastern England

Maybe not your first choice for diving in England, but the East coast does have it's attractions . . . . .
Overview:

The East of England is based around the ancient kingdom of East Anglia, which was originally made up of Norfolk and Suffolk and Essex which are the coastal counties and runs from The Wash in the north, to the Thames estuary in the south.

Diving in this part of the country is not very popular, presumably, because other parts of the country offer such extraordinarily good diving.  But the East coast does have it's attractions. 

What to see:
  • The Kylemore - a paddle steamer, built in 1897, which was bombed by German aircraft in WW2 and now lies in 23 metres off the Norfolk coast. You can launch from Cromer, Blakeney, Morston or Wells.
  • The HMS Umpire - a British submarine lying in 18 metres, some 15 miles off the north Norfolk coast. The dive is suitable for all qualifications.  HMS Umpire was accidentally rammed by the Admiralty trawler Peter Hendriks and 14 of the 31 crew were lost during the night of 19th. July, 1941 while she was escorting an Allied in-bound convoy.  Suddenly something went wrong with her steering, and she veered sharply into the path of one of the convoy's escort trawlers was hit and sank. For more information on these wrecks and others, please use this link http://www.divernet.com.
Need to know:
  • Invariably dry suits are required, although a 7mm suit may be OK during the summer.
  • Plan your dive carefully and pay attention to any likely currents and slack water times.

Europe - England - East of England: Latest User Reviews

Fantastic Club  Stellar Divers, East of England 5 Star Rating Added: 9th February 2014 by Hammy01
I have just been to a Sunday morning session with Stellar Divers and they are great. So pleased to see you, very professional and friendly. If you want a Scuba Club or want to do a paid course in the Lincoln area its a no brainer. You will not be...
cannot recomend enough!  Divenutz , East of England 5 Star Rating Added: 17th May 2012 by alangoulsbra
I have just completed my advanced open water course with Divenutz having previously completed a drysuit specialty with them and I cannot recommend them enough, the instruction is always first class and unlike some other clubs you are made to feel welcome from the first moment. The advice given by...
5 Star Service  Divenutz , East of England 5 Star Rating Added: 11th May 2012 by DeneT
I have just completed my Divemaster with this school, and i have to say what a professional school this is, the standard of teaching was and still is very high. I was nervous to have my training done by another school than my previous center but this was not in...
Thoroughly professional friendly dive centre  Christal Seas Scuba, East of England 5 Star Rating Added: 26th March 2012 by NorfolkDiver
OK, so I was browsing the site and I realised I had made a massive error in that I have reviewed dive centres I have used on holiday, and totally overlooked my local dive centre. I will try and review fairly given that I am a member of the club...
5 star service from 5 star people  Divenutz , East of England 5 Star Rating Added: 14th September 2011 by Scuba_Em
I was looking for somewhere local to study Open Water after a try dive in Egypt and I found the details for Divenutz on the PADI website. From my initial telephone enquiry I felt incredibly welcomed and was asked to call in to the dive centre to discuss my requirements....
tec training  Divenutz , East of England 1 Star Rating Added: 14th July 2011 by tecgirl
Dont bother with this centre it has been sold and the new owners dont know anything about tec diving and cant teach it so why are they advertising it!!!!!!!!
Look elsewhere  Divenutz , East of England 1 Star Rating Added: 25th April 2011 by Tigercat1971
My wife paid for an open water course in full (over £300) following an experience on holiday and was told that was the total amount required to complete the course. The company emailed my wife twice and confirmed no other costs involved. On my first day, lesson one we were told...
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