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Diving Scotland, Scuba Diving, Dive Sites

Scuba diving in Scotland is a very popular sport and there are many active local clubs so that local knowledge of tides and conditions is usually easy to find if considering shore diving. In addition, a variety of operators operate charter vessels for dive trips and their expertise is all important. In addition to day boats there are also larger vessels that offer include cabin accommodation for longer dive excursions. The emphasis is on the western seaboard, including the islands and even the challenges of St Kilda. However, the east coast is also well represented with St Abb's in the Scottish Borders offering outstanding diving at Scotland's first voluntary marine reserve.

Wreck diving is a popular pursuit and Scotland’s coasts have many well-known sites, with the Moray Firth, Oban, Mull, Kyle of Lochalsh as just a very few examples. Scapa Flow in Orkney, where the German fleet was scuttled in 1919, is perhaps the most famous wreck dive site of all.

Scotland also has a number of dive centres, some offering courses and training as well as equipment sales and servicing.

 

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Diving in Scapa Flow

Diving in Scotland »

Scuba diving in Scotland is a very popular sport and there are many active local clubs – so that local knowledge of tides and conditions is usually easy to find if considering shore diving.

© Copyright Crannog Cruises Boat Trips and Cruises in Scotland »

Scotland’s choice of cruises and boat trips is simply huge and covers a range of excursions on inland loch, sea-loch and open sea right around the coast, from the Bass Rock in the east to St Kilda in the west.

© Copyright Galloway Activity Centre, www.lochken.co.uk Watersports in Scotland »

Scotland is a great setting for sailing and watersports of all kinds and has well-developed watersports facilities with centres in many parts of the country – from sea kayaking around Barra in the Outer Hebrides to wind-surfing on Loch Ken in Galloway.

© Copyright Paddle Lochaber Adventure Trips in Scotland »

A real Scotland adventure in stunning scenery can take many forms. It may well involve water – everything from gentle canoeing to the adrenalin rush of white water rafting! The holiday adventure experience afloat also takes in sea kayaking, especially around the spectacular western seaboard of Scotland.