How to Dive the Isle of Man?

The Isle of Man is not awash with dive centres. Divers here tend to join a club and dive with that club. As a visitor your choice is between Discover Diving, Isle of Man Diving Charters and independent PADI instructor Keith McKay.

If you have your own boat, useful information on launch sites, dive sites, currents and other local knowledge is in the books Dive Sites and Marine Life of the Calf of Man and Dive Isle of Man.

Polycera quadralineata nudibranch, Isle of Man. Copyright Tim Nicholson
Limacia clavigera nudibranch. Photo credit: Tim Nicholson

See also information on the different dive sites of the Isle of Man.

Port St Mary

Discover Diving

Discover Diving is run by Steve Cowley and Michelle Haywood, who are both experienced divers and instructors. The dive centre is in Port St Mary, in the south of the island. They offer training from beginner up to instructor level, have a diving charter service for visitors and a busy dive club for local divers. They also have a well stocked dive shop and service regulators, repair suits and test cylinders.

Marina House
Bay View Road
Port St Mary
Isle of Man
Tel: +44 (0)1624 833008

Port St Mary

Isle of Man Diving Charters

Offer a full package for divers including accommodation, hardboat or rib charters, equipment hire, fills, servicing and repairs. Run by Mike Keggen and his son Thomas.

Tel: +44 (0)7624 493824


Keith McKay - I Dive Isle of Man

Keith McKay is an independent PADI Scuba Diving instructor based in Ramsey in the north of the Isle of Man. He offers training, dive guide, kit hire and air fills. Operates from a rib so more useful to individuals and small groups.

Tel: 07624 46039

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