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Known for its natural beauty above and below the ocean surface, Wales is one of the most remote areas you can visit in the UK.

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Wales is one of the United Kingdom's least explored regions with a spectacular shoreline and a wild rugged hinterland. Its natural landscapes, well maintained National Parks, scenic bays and spectacular beaches have attracted outdoor tourists for centuries. You can hike around Snowdonia, visit the Gower Peninsula near Swansea, or soak up some culture inside one of its many museums or inside one of North Wales' historic castles such as Harlech Castle. An activity not many tourists think of when visiting Wales is one below the ocean waves. Although weather conditions are not always perfect, water temperatures are quite chilly, Wales offers one of the best experiences for divers around Europe.

Some of the most popular areas for scuba diving are Pembrokeshire and the Isle of Anglesey, both known for their immense amount of shipwrecks. The many submerged sets of rocks and small islands in Pembroke shire have been a hazard for ships since centuries. Skomer Island, the seals on Skokholm Island and the rocks called the Smalls are known to scuba divers all across the UK. You can dive on WWII bombers, 18th century merchant vessels, huge tankers and large cargo ships. You can dive with whales, dolphins, seals but also triggerfish, seahorses and wrasses are common as you will find some very pretty coral reefs just offshore. The waters around Anglesey with Trearddur Bay (Holyhead) and the Llyn Peninsula have been intensely traveled for ages resulting in wrecks of all types and shapes. Besides its great underwater potential, it is also known by bird spotters and for its fantastic nature. Whatever you do in Wales, it will make a great holiday.

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