Over the years when I mention I'm a diver here in Scotland people say "Is it no freezing" and this is what I used to think. Over the winter from October until march its cold outside the sea and lochs but in the water there is not much difference to us as we add an extra layer of clothing under our Drysuits. The basic set up most use is a couple of base layers under your diving undersuit. They come in different thicknesses and types to suit different individuals. these undersuits are excellent at keeping you nice and cosey under the water. Our drysuits come in various forms but the aim is to keep you nice and dry under water. When you take your Drysuit Speciality you learn everything you need to know about drysuit diving.
"Is it no dead murky doon there!" Is another thing we get asked a lot. Well this depends for example you could be diving in Loch long on a Monday with 15m Visability and due to strong currents that week dive it on Friday and its like pea soup! To be honest this thinking leaves you after a while and you start to really enjoy the day out and time under water with your pals and just take it as it is. The enjoyment I get just sinking below the water in a quarry or beautiful blue sea in the canaries is the same...I just love diving and you will too.
"Do you see anything down there" The lochs and sea are packed with life and you can also have a look at the video below of a dive to the Farne Islands two years ago. As you can see if you learn to dive in Scotland you will see lots of life.
To enjoy diving in Scotland and the Uk the Padi Open water certification and Dry suit certification are essential to really enjoy it. The Open water course allows you to dive with a buddy to 18 meters and your Drysuit course lets you stay nice and cosy as well as being safe in a drysuit you bought or rented. If your reading this I hope to teach you soon.