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Penzance

Sports and the Outdoors

Many ships have foundered on Cornwall's rocky coastline, resulting in an estimated 3,600 shipwrecks. The area around Land's End has some of the best diving in Europe, in part because the convergence of the Atlantic and the Gulf Stream here results in impressive visibility and unusual subtropical marine life.

Cornwall Divers. This company offers year-round dive excursions in the waters around Falmouth. Marine Crescent, Bar Rd., Falmouth, TR11 4BN. 01326/311265. www.cornwalldivers.co.uk.

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