Scuba Diving in Anglesey is as good in our opinion as anywhere in the world. With a massive coastal path of 124 miles in length you are sure to find what you are looking for. That’s one heck of a coastline to explore.
Anglesey being an island has a long history with the sea and some of this has been quite tragic. Many ships pushed upon the shores by the prevailing south westerly winds are still on the sea floor. What it has left for us is a legacy of old shipwrecks that as divers you can explore. Some are in better condition than others but its always interesting to check them out.
When scuba diving in Anglesey there are also reefs to explore with some absolutely stunning spots available. One in particular is in the Menai Strait around the area of the same named suspension bridge. Below is a great video of this particular spot showing you all it has to offer divers.
Diving on Anglesey can be great a times and this is helped by the particularly clear waters. This makes trips out far more fun when you have great visibility. Plenty of sheltered bays allow both novices to learn in a safer environment. More experienced divers have access to the numerous wrecks around the island. The sheer amount of marine life around Anglesey is amazing which gives it that added advantage over other areas.
Spear fishing is a slightly more niche aspect to the sport of diving. Anglesey has some of the best fishing in the UK and allows you to learn your craft. The sea off the coast of Ty Croes is a good spot to try as is the area around Rhoscolyn.
Puffin Island is another super spot for diving in Anglesey. The friendly seals that live here year round can be seen in their natural habitat both above and under the water. Cable bay or it’s Welsh name Porth Trecastle is another great spot.
Anglesey is a very tidal island which are particularly strong. Safety is priority so it’s best to dive around the island during the periods of slack water.
A good resource for diving in Anglesey is https://www.gooddive.com/uk-diving/anglesey-diving.htm
If you need new equipment, your current gear servicing or tanks filling head for Holyhead. Anglesey Divers based in Holyhead has everything you need while diving in Anglesey. You can find them at 1 Church Terrace, Holyhead LL65 2HP, call them on 01407 764545. They are open Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 5pm.