Diving In Scilly Highlighted In Lonely Planet Guide

Local diver Todd Stevens at one of Scilly's many wreck sites.

Local diver Todd Stevens at one of Scilly’s many wreck sites.

One of the world’s most respected holiday guide publishers is recommending Scilly in their list of the seven greatest British coastal wildlife experiences.

Lonely Planet suggests that its readers try diving around our islands.

In his article, Joe Minihane highlights our “azure waters,” which he says, “you’d expect to find in the Caribbean.”

And he features the eleven marine conservation zones, which offer “stringent protection” for our marine life.

Joe writes that, “Reef walls teem with life, from beautiful coral to seahorses, lobsters and sea urchins, while seals are found all around the islands.”

And Scilly’s shipwrecks provided an extra underwater attraction.

The author also advises snorkelling around the kelp fields off Bryher.

The other suggested UK coastal activities on the list include puffin watching on the Farne Islands, observing otters and killer whales in Shetland, whale watching from Ramsey, seeing the red deer rut on Rum, viewing the gannet colony on Grassholm and corncrake spotting in Orkney.