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simosa
posted : July 7, 2006 Post subject: seals
Hi, could anyone tell me the best place to dive in the uk with seals, preferable in warm water as i have never done a drysuit course, always been happy in my wetsuit...

 
Paul
posted : July 8, 2006 Post subject: seals
Hi the best place to dive with seals is the farns, don't look directley at them the best way to get them interested is to do rolls and trist in the water it wont be long befor the seals show you how to do it properly, they can be very playfull

 
RICHARD
posted : July 9, 2006 Post subject: seals
FARNE ISLANDS

 
simosa
posted : July 10, 2006 Post subject: seals
Thanks for the replys, anyone know a good place to stay nearby, also time of year best to see them.?

 
Kingfisher
posted : July 21, 2006 Post subject: seals
http://www.sovereigndiving.co.uk/

I will be diving from this boat next week and staying at the accomodation. Will post my thoughts

 
PASTY FARMER
posted : July 21, 2006 Post subject: seals
Check out www.divestives.com they run regular dives to Seal Island also known as The Western Carracks, this outcrop of rocks is approximately 3 miles west of St Ives, towards Lands End. Here lives a colony of seals that we regularly visit to dive and snorkel with. This makes an excellent second dive with depths of up to 16m and it can be dived at any state of the tide but only in good weather when there is not too much sea swell. The seals are very good fun provide care is taken!! Fantastic opportunity for budding photographers. Also in this area you may see pipefish, dogfish and tope.

 
Andy
posted : July 21, 2006 Post subject: seals
I want to go diving there (farne island)in October, contact me on andrewleech9@hotmail.com of you wanna sort something out :-), all welcome, enough of us and we can charter a boat!!

 
Kingfisher
posted : August 8, 2006 Post subject: seals
Dived the Farnes with Sovereign diving as planned. 5 dives over 2 days. The skipper, Toby also joined in some dives. Have read about the various sites and the need to be careful when to dive and where to dive due to the currents in places. Had 5 excellent dives - loads of playful seals. Wonderful experience. Also dived various wrecks. Timing for arrival at the sites was perfect as there was veirtually no tide on any of the dives. Good briefing on what to find where to go and what to avoid

Stayed at Toby's mum's B & B place which has en-suite rooms - very nice. The place is just up the road from the harbour and there is an excellent pub/restaurant virtually opposite. Toby also runs a dive shop from a nearby indusstial site. He will hire tanks which were 5 each including air fill to 250 bar for 15 litre tanks.

Overall excellent experience from a very helpful and pleasant skipper. Would recommend his boat and accomodation to anyone.

 
clubsub
posted : August 8, 2006 Post subject: seals
Hi, As previously posted the Farnes is the best area, but not the warmest waters, Another good area is Pembrokeshire in West Wales, the water is much warmer and there is a large population of seals of Skommer Nature Reserve, You could contact West Wales Divers for info or Clubsub on 01933 397606

 
Spyder_steve
posted : August 26, 2006 Post subject: seals
Now that sounds fun, any idea what the costings are for the hotel and tours per day ?

 
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