Farne Islands

The Farne Islands are famous for a colony of 4.5 thousand grey seals and teeming with life on the many varied dive sites. Most of the sites are around the outer Farnes with wrecks and reefs to explore.

You will see a resident colony of grey seals together with a variety of fish and fauna including sea grasses, corals, tube worms, crabs, lobsters, and shoaling fish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Artificial Reef
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Kelp fish
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Some of the most famous dive sites of St. Abbs are just 50m away from the wall of the harbour: “Cathedral Rock”, “Big Green Carr”, “Broad Craig” and “Little Carr”. These sites can be dived as a shore dive from the harbour or other sites can be reached by dive boat.

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SS Glanmire wreck

SS Glanmire was a cargo/passenger steamer built in 1887 to run the Grangemouth to Amsterdam North Sea route. She ran aground in fog but all passengers and crew managed to take to lifeboats and escape. She later drifted off the rocks and sank in 27m.

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Bailiff wood

Situated on the East side of Coniston Water, and approx/ one mile south of Brantwood House. Bailiff Wood offers depth progression to the beginner. There is a shelf at 6-7m with a cliff to the west of the entry point dropping sharply to 28m continuing more gently to 35m. Slight current can be found.

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Wastwater, England’s deepest natural lake. Situated in the Lake District National Park this lake formed in a glacial valley 60m above sea level. It is 4.8km long, 500m wide and reaches depths of 79m at its deepest point. The lake is owned by the National Trust and is a popular tourist destination.

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Devils bridge

Diving the River Lune as it passes by Kirkby Lonsdale makes an excellent drift dive. The river is not particularly deep but is full of trout, eels and even the occasional salmon.

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Brown Howe

Entering the site from Brown Howe car park down a narrow track, enter the water from the shore. The bottom is muddy and gently slopes down to 6 m. It then progresses down to 30 metres

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Capernwray (Jackdaw Quarry)

Capernwray is the North-West’s inland dive site frequented by many divers and schools. Tends to open at weekends and from thursdays in the winter and on wednesdays through to evening in the summer.

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This is a shallow scenic dive site with a maximum depth of 8m it has a confined water training area with a sandy bottom suitable for entry level dives. Boat traffic is possible, so please use SMBs. Access by permission only from C & C Marine.

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Clashfarland Point

This site has small rock walls and reefs down to 15 meters. At 8m there is a large Admirality fisherman’s anchor which stands two to three mtrs off the seabed on the south side of this site.

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Eight Acre Lake

Eight Acre has a maximum depth of 14m which is ideal for most training courses, and provides good opportunities for recreational dives. There are several training platforms at varying depths around the lake if needed for training. There are 2 deep entrances to the lake as well as a slope with railings.

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