Scuba Diving in Plymouth Hoe

One of the largest and oldest ports in England, Plymouth boasts a range of aquatic environments and undersea life to entice scuba divers from all over the UK. It was here that the Spanish Armada found itself dashed onto the notorious Devil’s Point by a freak storm and then routed by Sir Francis Drake’s fleet. Plymouth also holds the record for shore caught conger eel at a whopping 69lbs.

  • Devils Point takes its name from the local rumour that Sir Francis Drake sold his soul to the Devil to defeat the Spanish. Scuba Divers can be forgiven for thinking that the name is derived from the undersea environment – a maze of gullies and caves twinkling spookily in the sub sea twilight. This dive spot can be done as a drift dive, with a sheer wall it offers some truly deep water diving from shore entry. Sea life you will likely encounter here includes large edible crabs, dogfish, thornback rays and bass among many others. Visibility ranges from 0 – 10 metres in exceptional circumstances and it is best to avoid rainy days as this is when river water flows into the area, bringing fogging with it.