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Where to find Basking Sharks?

Discussion in 'British Isles' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. scoobydrew

    scoobydrew Master Instructor

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    it sounds like good advice so far.

    Not sure if this is gonna bother the admins on scubaboard at all but in the interest of assisting you with your quest, you may want to check out yorkshire divers which is a UK based forum and populated mainly by brits. Its not as generally entertaining as scubaboard but will have far more people on it who have information that you are looking for.

    If you ed up in scotland and have the time and money then you really should check out Scapa Flow while there.

    Somebody mentioned Porthkerris, there are basking sharks down there seasonally (can't remember when). It'll be warmer there and there are some pretty good dive sites too.
     
  2. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. rivers

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    Actually, I would check out The Dive Forum (The Dive Forum) as opposed to Yorkshire Divers, as most people jumped ship when it was sold to VS.
     
  4. Sbiriguda

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    Incredible, I was reviewing some videos and pictures, Cornwall is better than the Maldives
    Who cares about the reef
    Next time I go to the UK I want to dive with the basking sharks
     
  5. DanMont

    DanMont Nassau Grouper

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    Cornwall seems to be having a good season for basking sharks this year (after very few sightings in the past two years). Here is a video from a snorkelling trip a couple of weeks ago. This was the only shark co-operative enough to jump in with but we saw another 2.

     
  6. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    I would like to take the first crap flight I find and see them... may I ask where exactly was this video taken (if it isn’t a secret...)? Is there a specific town and diving center you would suggest? And also, when does the basking sharks season start and end? Thanks
     
  7. Sbiriguda

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    They can be found also in Sardinia locally they are called ‘elephant sharks’ . The season there is February to April. Not always easy to see them anyway
     
  8. DanMont

    DanMont Nassau Grouper

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    This was on a trip out of Falmouth in Cornwall towards The Lizard. The season in Cornwall is generally late April- early June, in the Isle of Man it is late May to August and The Hebrides seem to get them June to September. No advice on specific towns or companies, but i think the Hebrides is the most reliable place in the UK and has the greatest numbers of sharks.
     
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  9. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    Thank you very much I appreciate
     

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