Get your PADI in the UK

Discover historical wrecks, stunning coastline and incredible inland scuba hot spots.



Surrounded by Atlantic Ocean, North & Celtics Seas, and English Channel it’s no wonder that there is a wealth of great diving to be found in the United Kingdom. Although sadly often missed off some divers’ bucket-lists, it is worth exploring the stunning coastline (15,000 miles to be exact), and historical wrecks.

Diving in the UK can be done year round, with the proper thermal protection, and is truly astonishing, as is the diversity of marine life that these islands attract. The Cornish Coast in the south of the UK can provide chance encounters with Basking Sharks, whilst Scapa Flow, in the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland, is home to the purposefully sunk German fleet. Can’t get to the coast? Head to one of the many inland scuba destinations to discover the wonder of quarry diving.

Top UK Dive Experiences – Get your PADI and start ticking these off!

☐ Playful Grey Seal encounters in the Farne Islands
☐ Fabulous Fjords – Uncover Ireland’s west coast with crystal clear water
☐ Get lost in some of Britain’s 26,000 square miles of kelp forests
☐ Marine Sanctuary of Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel
☐ Wreck dives galore including Scapa Flow in Scotland
☐ Drift dive the Isle of Man and you could pass dolphins and porpoises or even whales and orca’s if the timing is right

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