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Ad hoc diving in Cornwall

Discussion in 'British Isles' started by Arbu, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Arbu

    Arbu Registered

    Is there anywhere in Cornwall (preferably the south) where I can dive like I do when I go abroad, i.e. turn up, hire the gear and be taken out for a dive or two by the operator? I have dived in the UK before, but not for a long time, and it seems the set up is more for clubs to go out as a group, and all divers to have their own equipment. I'm not committed enough to join a club but will be in Cornwall in a few weeks and it would be nice to do a dive or two.

    Alternatively snorkelling with some big marine life could be fun if anyone is set up to do that.

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  2. Flying GS

    Flying GS ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: United Kingdom
    Indeed it is interesting that there is no guided, resort style diving, advertised. Lots of boats but for the casual diver without a built in buddy I agree it’s not easy to figure out where to go for a fun dive.
  3. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

    There used to be shuttle boats out of Plymouth where you turn up and do diving, but you'll still need your own kit.

    The UK scene is nothing like the tourist destinations in the tropics, i.e. Florida.
  4. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
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  5. JasmineNeedsGills

    JasmineNeedsGills Contributor

    Atlantic Scuba run regular RIBs and hard boat trips out of Falmouth you can just sign up for. All their trips are in the calendar on their website and you can just sign up for what takes your fancy.

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    Down on The Lizard, Porthkerris Divers also run day boats you can sign up for on two hard boats, as well as running escorted shore dives.


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