Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scuba diving information in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

St. Abbs is a popular site for Scuba Divers. The sea around the village is unusually clear, in contrast to the more silt-laden coastal waters further to the north or south. These clear waters and the spectacular underwater scenery resulted in Britain's first Voluntary Marine Reserve being established at St. Abbs. The Marine Reserve was established on 18 August 1984 by David Bellamy. Shore diving to a depth of about 15 metres is possible from the rocks on the outside of the harbour wall. It is common for trainees to do initial sea dives here. The double archway at "Cathedral Rock" is just 50 metres from the shore. Several small, nearby rocky islands, such as "Big Green Carr", "Broad Craig" and "Little Carr" are near to the harbour and easily can be circumnavigated underwater.

Water Temperature

Water temperature ranges from about -8ºC in winter to 13ºC in summer.

Diving Suit

Dry suit.

Visibility under water

It has an average depth between 30 and 50 meters, making it an easy access for divers and with the visibility around 12 meters.

Climate

Has a cool temperate climate; the climate is remarkably mild and steady for such a northerly latitude, due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. The average temperature for the year is 8°C, for winter 4°C and for summer 12°C.

How to get there

You can reach St. Abbs going by plane to Edinburgh airport and then travel by car or bus to St. Abbs.

Other Activities

Besides diving you can discover the beautiful scenery by hiking or if you prefer visit historical sites.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

Where are located the best diving sites to dive in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom? Below, you will find a map of all scuba diving sites in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Scuba diving sites and photos from each diving site in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Marine Species and photos of each species in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Scuba Diving centers in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

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There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

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There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Saint Abbs, Scotland, United Kingdom

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There are no accommodation available