• Diving at the Churchill Barriers, Orkney - image by Iain Sarjeant

Diving

Orkney is one of the world’s best dive locations, thanks to the presence of wrecks from the German High Seas Fleet, famously scuttled by their interned crews in Scapa Flow in 1919.

Of the 52 vessels sunk, seven remain on the seabed and it’s these awe-inspiring wartime ghosts that attract divers from around the globe each year.

You’ll find a number of experienced dive boat operators in Orkney, and there’s a dive centre too – Scapa Scuba – providing fully certified PADI training and guiding. You can also try a dive alongside our iconic Churchill Barriers as the first step towards the full-wreck exploration experience.