Diving in Scotland is one of the best in Europe with famous diving spots such as Orkney and famous dives such as Scapa Flow shipwrecks from WWI and WWII. Scotland is a great destination for scuba divers who love wreck diving and basking sharks. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in the Sound of Mull on the west coast of Scotland.
The marine life in Scotland is mostly about basking sharks, grey seals, dogfish, sun starfish and cuckoo wrasses. It’s the right place to go for experienced divers mainly. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a dry suit. The best time of the year is often from May to August. The best Scottish dive sites can be reached by boat or from the shore.
Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Scotland. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Scotland is a higher budget destination, so save up accordingly.