Author Kathryn Curzon

Kathryn has lived in the UK, Egypt, South Africa and New Zealand and is a trained scuba diving instructor and Great White shark safari guide. She is the author of No Damage (December 2014), the Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, a freelance writer, public speaker and co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks (August 2014). In 2015 she organised and completed a 10-month global speaking tour in aid of shark conservation: 87 events, 8 countries, 7000 people. Learn more about Kathryn’s book, No Damage at: http://www.kathrynhodgsonauthor.com/books/no-damage/

Diving Britain: Inland Waters

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There is more to diving Britain than ocean diving from well-known coastlines with their cosy pubs and tea rooms for post-dive warmth. The summer season sees many divers and families head to the coast but, for those based inland and looking for fun and accessible alternatives, Britain has a number of inland dive sites where swimming alongside buses, helicopters and caravans in the norm. For fun diving with first class facilities look no further than the lakes and quarries on offer. The average water temperature is 3°C in winter and 18°C in summer. Diving is available year round and divers…

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Diving Britain – The North and Scotland

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The northern reaches of Great Britain are home to a fascinating variety of dive locations including offshore islands, the World Heritage site of St Kilda and the Isle of Man. For world-class diving and wildlife experiences for all ages including seals, birdlife and basking sharks look no further. The average water temperature is 4 °C in April and 14 °C in September. The main diving season is March to October and a drysuit with thermal undersuit are highly recommended. Average dive visibility is 10-30 metres. We recommend divers always carry as DSMB and torch and consider tide tables and local…

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Diving Britain – Wales

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Wales is known for mountainous national parks, wind-swept beaches, lively cities such as Cardiff and a rich Celtic heritage. It is home to the much-loved Bara Brith tea cake, the Red Dragon and Wales is the land of mythical King Arthur. There are a variety of dive sites to enjoy in Wales, with a number of the best sites in Pembrokeshire and Anglesey. The average water temperature is 7-9°C in March to May and peaks at 17°C in August and September. The diving season is March to October and a drysuit with thermal undersuit are recommended for comfort. Average dive…

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Diving Britain – The South Coast

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The south coast of England is one of the top holiday destinations in the UK and rivals the South West for stunning coastal scenery and beaches. The Jurassic Coast that runs from East Devon to East Dorset is a World Heritage Site and the south coast is also home to the busy ports of Southampton and Portsmouth and the vibrant scene of Brighton. This area of England is home to the Royal Navy, is a mecca for wreck diving and offers a range of dives that are suitable for experienced and technical divers. The average water temperature range is 6-10…

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