Britains Ocean City, with it's fantastic waterfront location, has no shortage of things to do if you're a watersports enthusiast. Whether you're looking for high octane adrenaline sports such as wakeboarding or coasteering, or would prefer the slightly more relaxing pace of kayaking or stand up paddleboarding, there is something for everyone.
Plymouth's main water sport activity centre is the Mount Batten Centre offering half day sessions to week-long courses.
They provide a full selection of RYA sailing, powerboating and windsurfing courses from beginner to advanced. The surrounding estuaries, coves, and bays are ideal for kayak and canoe training and allow for plenty of exploration.
They also offer a comprehensive youth programme which runs throughout the school holidays and have Saturday Clubs for sailing and windsurfing lessons, running weekly throughout the year.
Plymouth Sound has some of the best diving waters in the UK, with a huge variety of sites that include wreck diving through to shallow dives in waters which are home to all sorts of marine life.
Diving is not permitted within 150 metres of naval ships and establishments. Diving within channels and anchorages is only permitted with the consent of the Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM). If you are bringing your own boat down for diving, or are shore diving, then you must inform Longroom Port Control Station prior to diving in order to be warned of any dangers or hazards.
This can done either on VHF Ch 14 or by telephone on 01752 663225. Navigational hazards are also published on QHMs website under Local Notices to Mariners.