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Scuba Diving in the Scilly Isles Hot

Dive area / region : Scilly Isles - See the map Scuba Diving in the Scilly Isles

Best diving season : June  •  July  •  August  •  September
Recommended number of days to stay : 5 to 7 days
Number of dive sites : 6 to 10 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 0-10C : Drysuit
Average visibility : 11 - 15 meters
Average dives depth : 15 Meters
Type of currents : Medium level currents
Months when these currents are present : N/A
General surface conditions : Medium conditions
Wreck types : Recent world ships  •  Artificial wrecks  •  War ships
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Corals  •  Cuttlefish  •  Dolphins  •  Lobster  •  Octopus  •  Plants  •  Reef Fish  •  Sea urchins  •  Seals - Sea Lion  •  Sponge  •  Star fish  •  Worms
Presence of caves / caverns : No


Suit: A drysuit is highly recommended

Type of diving: Wreck, reef and wall dives


Caressed by the Gulf Stream which gives warm moist weather and mild climate, dropping to 8°C in winter, the Scillies in July will certainly make you feel like you’ve ventured further than 28 miles southwest of Cornwall. Palm trees, cacti and aloe go with the vast white sand beaches, jade sea and cute settlements. The Scillies have just five inhabited islands set amongst hundreds of smaller islands and rocky islets. St Mary’s is the largest with its busy harbour in Hugh Town. The outer reef walls emerge from incredible depths creating the most fascinating underwater landscapes.


Diving in the Scillies offers some of the finest diving in the UK - many say the world - with over 155 great dive sites already located and many new ones added each year. That includes stunning gigantic underwater rock formations and reef walls of thriving marine life, covered in colourful fauna, rare Sponges, Cup corals and reefs with Football sea squirts and protected Sea fans.

The Islands are also well known for there numerous treasure shipwrecks, protected historic ship wrecks, steamships and modern shipwrecks that in times gone-by have struck the rugged rocks of the islands with devastating consequences.


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