Discover Diving, Port St Mary
Do you want to see for yourself what lies beneath the Isle of Man's sparkling waters? Whether you are an experienced diver or just want to potter around a bay, there is plenty to see underwater and Discover Diving will help you make the most of your time in the sea.
Discover Diving is the Isle of Man's only diving centre and is run by Steve Cowley and Michelle Haywood, who are both experienced divers and instructors.
For visitors who are already qualified divers the centre offers full equipment hire and guided dives. Dives are subject to weather but guests who want to dive should book in advance of their stay or get in contact as soon as possible.
Other marine activities
Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch
Manx Basking Shark Watch
Every summer, from mid May to mid August, the Isle of Man is a basking shark hotspot, having particularly high densities of basking sharks compared to elsewhere in the British Isles. Most basking shark sightings are reported within 1km of land along a 40km stretch of easily accessible coastline on the south and south western shores of the Island. The Manx Basking Shark Watch website has a list and map of sightings including details such as number and size of shark, location and photos. You too can contribute to this by registering with the site and logging any sightings.
Basking sharks are very rare: there are less than 8,000 breeding females left worldwide. When MBSW was started in 2004, little was known about the basking sharks seen in Manx waters or how they mixed with other basking shark populations. Marine Conservation planners need to know as much about basking sharks as possible in order to make sensible, informed wildlife planning conservation decisions and Manx Basking Shark Watch is collaborating with scientists from top universities in order to produce the most valuable scientific information possible.