Dive in South West


    Babbacombe Beach South West,

    nice pebble beach, pier full of fishermen, lovely spot, good pub and cafe, with small car park.

    Barn Pool South West,

    Bread & Butter Cove South West,

    Bread & Butter cove is a site to do when all else are blown out, but it certainly isn't second best. It teems with interesting sea life on the boulders scattered over the sandy seabed

    Breakwater Beach South West,


    Challaborough Bay South West,

    The dive site is an easy access dive site used by Tai Diving located at the holiday park for training and underwater photography.Weather major factor as wind can cause the dive to be canceled as it blows straight into the bay causing strong rip and under currents.Marine life is good dog fish/shark…

    Cita South West,

    The Cita sank in September 1996, it was bound from Southampton to Belfast, but didn't turn right as it got past the Lizzard in Cornwall and piled up on St Marys in the Scillies. For a couple of weeks it was hung up on the rocks, but gradually slipped back and now the bows remain shallow, but the…

    Eddystone Lighthouse South West,

    You can find any depth round the rocks. If a tide is running, tuck into the lee of the rocks.

    Fylrix MV Wreck South West,

    British coaster (637 tons) built in 1962, 61m x 8m. Sunk 21/11/1984.
    British steamer (690 tons) built in 1928, 45m x 7m. Deliberately sunk in 1970.

    Hand Deeps South West,

    Depths from 7m to 57m. A similar rocky outcrop to that which bears the Eddystone Lighthouse, but this one does not break the surface.Beautiful marine life, and usually good viz.

    HMS Montague South West,

    14,000 ton Battleship, lost 29th May 1906 in Fog.Much scattered & broken up, but armour plate still to be found

    HMS Scylla South West,

    HMS Scylla (F71) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy (RN). She was built at Devonport Royal Dockyard and was the last RN frigate to be built at the Dockyard so far. Scylla was launched in August 1968 and commissioned in 1970. It was the start of a long and eventful career that ended with…
    7.176 ton US Liberty ship, built 1944. 441ftx57ft. 2500hp triple-expansion engines. Armed: Bow and stern guns, plus 5 AA. 4.500 tons war supplies, tank parts, lorries, jeeps, railway rolling stock, US Army engineers' stores, New York for Ghent, via Barry. Sunk: 21 March, 1945, after hit in starboard…

    Leadstone South West,

    On the Eastern (seaward) side an underwater amphitheatre dropping to 20m. The constant currents in this area provide nutrients to support a large variety of life.Use of an SMB and Buddy line are advised.

    Lulworth Cove South West,

    Maine (SS) South West,

    The wreck of the S.S. Maine is owned by Torbay BSAC, who salvaged the bronze propeller to help fund the purchase of a dive boat. Later, then spare steel propeller was recovered, and displayed in a shopping complex in Paignton. Unfortunately, the council redeveloped the site, and gave the propeller…

    Meadfoot Beach South West,

    Good site for first open water dives and sheltered water training.More advanced divers can access the Morris Rogue from here, but it's a good swim!USE A SURFACE MARKER BUOY! Close inshore is inside the 5kt limit for boat traffic during the summer, so good and safe, but if going further off shore, or…

    Mewstone South West,

    The East side of the rock has boulders & gullies with a wide variety of life. To the South is a drop-off that is almost a wall.As it is close to the mouth of the river Dart, it can be a little silty, so watch your buoyancy control. Visibility can be low after rain when the Dart carries a lot of…

    Mewstone (Plymouth) South West,

    The site consists of a series of rocky gullies that stand 5m off the seabed and are 2 to 3m wide.Beautiful marine life, Echinoderms & Holothurians abound. Find Dogfish, Cuttlefish, Thornback Rays. Take a torch to look in the little crevices.

    Morris Rogue South West,

    A rock, not a wreck, despite the name! Lots of interesting life, can be a trifle silty. Easy to find 6m depth for early OW dives, CBL training etc.Experienced divers can swim from shore, but novices should do this as a boat dive

    Mudstone Ledges South West,

    A wide spread area of large rocks and broken shell seabed. A wide variety of sessile marine life, plus lots of crustaceans and fish.

    Orestone Rock South West,

    The Orestone has a variety of rocky ledges all round, going down to 25m on the Eastern side.A tunnel through the rock has a narrow tunnel (1.5m) on the South West side going through to a 4m wide cavern on the North West side. You can see through it at extreme low water springs, but the rest of the…

    Plymouth Breakwater South West,


    Porthkerris South West,

    Portland Harbour South West,

    This Harbour provides access to various wrecks, drift dives for all levels. There are various boat operations with ribs tending to provide access to closer dive sites and hard boats for those further out. Inside the Harbour I dived the Countess of Earn. Vis was good and at 14m and inside the harbour…

    Raglan Reef South West,

    The outermost point of 'the Manacles' rises from a sandy bottom 42 m below. The water is quite (by UK standards), and the scenarie + life is astounding.By far my best dive in the UK!Because the Manacles lie in the English Channel, the correct timing with the tide is essential.Don't try this dive…

    Shoalstone Beach South West,

    Access to the water is down some concrete steps with hand rail to sea front, followed by a small step down onto the rocks. A careful scramble foreword where you may find a large flat-top rock which is ideal to sit on for final kitting up before entry. A reasonably short surface swim to desired depth…

    Swanage Pier South West,


    Thatcherís Rock South West,

    Shallow rocky reefs all round the rock, especially good for crustaceans on the East side, watch for boat traffic on the North side (The Gut)

    The Ridges South West,

    An interesting low rocky reef with abundant life. Look for crustaceans - hermit crabs & squat lobsters and many moluscs from netted dog whelks to large whelks. Many varieties of anenome and sessile holothurians. In the sandy/muddy areas look for heart sea urchins. There are some sea grass areas, so…

    USS Illinois South West,

    The USS Illinois was a tanker (steamship) built in 1903, sunk by the German submarine UC-21 on March 18th, 1917. This is one of the best wrecks in the UK, as it lies upright and has not been broken in two. British explorer Leigh Bishop and Bob Hughes (www.deepimage.co.uk) have explored it…

    Vobster Quay South West,

    Old quary now flooded with wrecks of boats, planes, old mine buildings. Damn cold ~ 9 deg C on surface!

    Anglersee Br¸hl Anglersee Bruehl, Germany

    Baggersee Eggenstein Baggersee Eggenstein, Germany

    Only on weekdaysNo night divingNo training

    Baggersee Grˆtzingen Baggersee Groetzingen, Germany

    Baggersee Linkenheim Baggersee Linkenheim, Germany

    Binsfeld Gaensedreck Binsfeld Gaensedreck, Germany

    Registration required!

    Brechtsee Brechtsee, Germany

    Erlichsee Erlichsee, Germany

    hemmenhofen Hemmenhofen, Germany

    very easy entry. first sandy and stony, then lake plants. first hundred meters flat, 0 - 2m. good for training or diving with children. after 100 meters it slopes down to 13 - 16m. look out for funny toilet bowl (6m). you might see some eels if you¥re luc

    Matschelsee Matschelsee, Germany

    Interresting dive Site for the region. The lake belong a privat person. It may be ask entrance fees.

    Meersburg F‰hre Meersburg Faehre, Germany

    Rheinbach Indoor Pool Rheinbach Indoor Pool, Germany

    Nagoldtalsperre Nagoldtalsperre, Germany

    actually only good for training. platform on 5m. one fish if you¥re lucky. otherwise nothing special.

    Riedsee Riedsee, Germany

    Sankt Leoner See Sankt Leoner See, Germany

    Silbersee Silbersee, Germany

    Streitkˆpflesee Linkenheim Streitkoepflesee Linkenheim, Germany

    good visibility and one of the better divespots in the region

    Vogelstangsee Vogelstangsee, Germany

    Untergrombach Untergrombach, Germany

    Waidsee Waidsee, Germany

    Walthersee Walthersee, Germany