Lundy island has a magical effect on everyone who visits: since 1986, when it was made a statutory marine nature reserve, it has enthralled underwater explorers and so it’s got to go on our list of UK diving and camping hotspots.
Lying off the North Coast of Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel, this granite outcrop stands apart from the crazed hubbub of the busy world we inhabit, providing peace, tranquillity and, most importantly here, some of the best diving in the UK.
Where the warm Southern currents meet the cooler northern waters, the conditions for a diverse marine life are perfect: Lundy’s waters are teaming and thriving. There are over 40 dive sites around the island offering wreck dives, reefs, pinnacles and drop offs; seals abound and they aren’t shy! Local Dive Centres run BSAC and PADI courses as well as organising and leading dives off Lundy, even at night when the sea life can get up close and personal! Your dive experiences will be unforgettable.
And for campers and caravanners, the North Devon Coast is already a Mecca. On these pages you will find North Devon campsites and caravan parks within easy access of the dive centres which operate out to Lundy. Whether once you have hung up your mask and fins for the day you choose to head back to a tent, a motorhome or your caravan, you can find campsites near scuba diving that suit you, your group’s or your family’s needs. Use our extensive venue search to find attractions and facilities in the vicinity of each individual campsite, so that non-divers in your party can enjoy their trip too.
So, you can plan your whole camping diving trip as carefully as you do your dives. Diving Lundy will make one of the most memorable diving holidays of a lifetime.