Explore the Cornish sea

Falmouth, Cornwall

The Cornish Sea is the unique marine graveyard, and also doubles up as a mecca for scuba divers.

With wrecks of everything from submarines to steamboats, the coast off Cornwall is where ships come to rest. But this unique marine graveyard doubles up as a mecca for scuba divers.

From the historic port of Falmouth, you can charter a boat or join a dive trip to explore any number of fascinating sites. The sunken vessels which include the Dutch ship Epsilon and a U-Boat from WW1 provide challenging terrains to explore, but also act as artificial reefs supporting a variety of marine life. In Whitsand Bay, you’ll find the navy frigate HMS Scylla which was sunk in 2004 to create a large artificial reef for divers.

You can charter boats from Plymouth to dive the frigate which at 113 metres long has plenty to explore and is streaming with fish.But if all this talk of diving leaves you gasping for air, don’t worry as you can enjoy Cornwall’s rich sea life from the safety of a boat.

With an Orca Sea safari, you have every chance of spotting dolphins, basking sharks and seals around Falmouth and without a wetsuit in sight.

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