Diving in Devon

Devon, or Devonshire as it is sometimes known, sits to the northeast of Cornwall and separates its neighbor from the mainland of England. Like Cornwall, it is bounded by the Celtic Sea to its north and the English Channel to its south, dividing it into two different types of dive locations
The south is best for shore dives and offers an impressive variety of marine life. There are reefs offshores as well, not to mention wrecks that number in the hundreds. The deeper wrecks can enjoy visibility of up to 20m (66ft), but that can be reduced to 5m (16ft) depending on here you are diving.
In the north, you can take a boat out to Lundy Island to spot seals, fantastic marine life and some interesting wrecks, and there are frequent boast departing for dive sites from Ilfracombe. In the south boast depart from Plymouth as well as Torquey, Dartmouth and Teignmouth.
Devin is also a place of beautiful countryside, great beaches, two national parks and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The port city of Plymouth is among the best diving destinations in Devon, sitting on Plymouth Sound, a natural harbor in the English Channel. It was an important trade and naval port throughout the years as well as being a traditional home for the shipbuilding industry.

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