Burroo Ned in the Isle of Man is an exceptional dive in the United Kingdom. The name Burroo Ned is thought to come from the Viking times and from the Scandinavian word for a small, round hill, a ‘borg’. With an interesting site name comes an interesting dive site. Although you’ll need to be as brave as a Viking brave the cold waters of the Irish Sea, the unique creatures you’ll find upon your descent will make you forget all about the cold.
The site contains two gullies, one of which holds a beam from an old wooden ship that has since been covered in various anemones that add a colourful twist to the man-made underwater spectacle. Divers can also look out for octopi and grey seals, who often accompany diver groups. The dive is fairly shallow with an average depth of 10 metres and a maximum depth of 30 metres. Only a short ten minute boat ride from the shore, Burroo Ned offers visibility of up to 30 metres and over 50 different marine species including sea snails, velvet swimming crabs and pollack. The surrounding south west area of the Isle of Man including the Calk of Man has been declared a Marine Nature Reserve.