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Scapa Flow

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Address: Kirkwall, Scotland

This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10...

This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10 sunken ship wrecks, providing an excellent dive site.

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Historical remainings from a troubled period in time

Reading history is one of my favourite things to do when I got a spare moment. So Scapa Flow has been one of the places I've been curious about for a long time. Saying that, I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Even H

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading history is one of my favourite things to do when I got a spare moment. So Scapa Flow has been one of the places I've been curious about for a long time. Saying that, I would recommend reading some of the history behind these wrecks before going there. The place and wrecks looks quiet now, but it has definately... More 

Thank Even H
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superb natural harbour which has seen innumerable military and naval exploits, particularly over the last 100 years.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so much to see and do in and around scapa flow,diving if you are into it plenty of local diving boat all experts on the flow most work out off stromness.fishing,bird watching,and wildlife excursions,beautiful walks beaches with very few people on them take a trip on the local ferry service to gramsay, lyness i could go on and on you... More 

Thank icemang101
Wick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... or you will miss the historical significance of the site. If you are interested in military history, this is a must.

Thank Nunya-from-NS
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We carried out our first PADI Dive course 5 years ago in the Orkney Islands and since then we have always felt the need to return on a semi regular basis. We started off diving on the Churchill Barriers and eventually moved out into Scapa Flow to dive on some of the german fleet wrecks that still remain there today.... More 

Thank JPIN16
Mansfield, Texas
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Breath taking scenery. Warm and friendly merchants. Many historical sites. My favorite stop on a two week cruise! Loved it!!!!

Thank Alice C
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

A visit across all the barriers will give you some scenic views and there are tourist infoormation boards for you to read.

Thank Shirley B
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A must see part of Orkney. Lots of history, lots of wrecks but so acessible. Fantastic beaches on the Churchill Barriers, great walks with no body to trouble you!

Thank geordiepupz
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I love the whole of Orkney and have dived the flow many many times. The opportunities for seeing wildlife as well as the grand high seas fleet etc are fantastic. Lovely place well recommended for families, groups and solo travellers

Thank Dragarth
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

so much history , i would advise anyone to go to Hobbister for spectacular views , waulkmill bay is beautiful

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