Ireland is a welcome change for warm weather divers. There are rocky formations to see as well as shipwrecks galore. The S. S. Laurentic is a massive ship that is well worth a trip. A wreck with a tragic story, the cargo and passengers were cast into the sea when the ship was hit by a mine. Amongst the lost cargo were almost 50 gold bars, 22 of which have never been discovered.
Head to Cork in the south of Ireland for your best chance of seeing large pelagics like dolphins, whales, and seals.
Ireland has a mild climate thanks to the Atlantic winds that blow through, changing the weather moment by moment. Weather is best for diving during the summer and autumn when the water is warm and welcoming and the visibility is at its height.
During a dive you can see small fish like lings and sunfish, as well as larger creatures like whales and dolphins. Basking sharks are common here, feeding on plankton near the water’s surface.
During your time on land be sure to walk up and down the shoreline to see the busy tide pools.
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Long ago, Ireland was completely covered in ice. The ice cap melted, and Neolithic people made their way to the island. Ever changing and evolving, Ireland was pushed through medieval times, leaving behind castles and relics scattered across the country.
Today, Ireland is home to city dwellers, villagers, and rural folks. Those that live out in the countryside make their way by farming and raising livestock. Many fantastic cheeses come from Ireland, where goats and sheep are common sights along the many roads that move through the country.
Mystical Ireland offers visitors plenty in the way of exploration, from bustling cities and villages to quiet, foggy countryside. Dublin is the largest city, with tons of museums to explore.
Be sure to head out to the lovely scenic regions beyond, especially Galway, which is an icon of the country.
Larger cities have rail systems, yet taxis are quite expensive. Renting a car or taking the train is the best way to explore the abundant countryside.