Diving

Scuba diving is a popular activity from Brighton Marina. From novice diver to technical diver there is a dive site to suit everybody. Defiance is fitted with a diving lift to make getting out of the water as easy as possible.

Diver with Brighton in the background

Diver with Brighton in the background

The Sussex coast is probably best known for the large number of wrecks. Most of these are victims of the world wars. These wrecks offer a wide variety of interest to the scuba diver. Some like to research history and attempt to discover the identity of the wreck from the smallest clues, whilst others look for artifacts to keep. Regardless of the history, marine life congregate around a wreck for the biologists, photographers and hunters.

P&O liner SS Oceana which is now wrecked off the Sussex Coast

P&O liner SS Oceana which is now wrecked off the Sussex Coast

Away from the wrecks the Sussex coast features chalk cliffs and gulleys underwater. This environment is extremely rare in Europe and is of particular interest to those studying the unique marine biodiversity. This habitat has been identified for special protection when the marine conservation zones are finally recognised by the government.

Section of Chalk Reef off Brighton

Section of Chalk Reef off Brighton

In the meantime research by Seasearch Sussex, Natural England and others to gather more information about this environment continues. Included in the gallery are photographs taken by the skipper for Natutral England.

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