Home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (the only coastal national park in the UK), this area has it all, from beachy shore dives (St Brides, Martins Haven) to countless wreck dives at all depths.
For technical divers, the Drina touches the seabed at 60m. Further afield, the island of Grassholm is not only a superb diving spot, but home to one of the world’s largest Gannet populations.
Boasting over 300 wrecks and a coastline bursting with marine wildlife such as seals, sunfish, cuttlefish, dogfish, bib, bass, pollack, pouting, flounder, plaice, crabs and lobsters, it should come as no surprise that Pembrokeshire is just as beautiful underwater as it is above.
Most divers consider diving in Wales between March-October. Water temperatures hover around 7°C 45°F in March and by May they have usually reached 9°C (48°F). The sea continues to warm up over the summer to a maximum of about 17°C (63°F) in August and September.
A drysuit is recommended for comfort for the whole year, but a semidry can comfortably be used from June to October if you are brave!
The Pembrokeshire Coast and surrounding area is well served by the rail network, with major stations at Tenby, Haverfordwest, and Fishguard. Lying on the West Wales Lines, they are all served by regular services from Swansea, as well as trains right through from Manchester, as well as to Tenby from London Paddington.