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Eccleston Delph

Eccleston Delph is a five acre Scuba Diving Centre located in the heart of Lancashire, not far from the theme park ‘Camelot’ at Charnock Richard. It offers a range of facilities including a pretty reasonable shop. Eccleston Delph offers a number of underwater attractions and wrecks; it is well stocked with Trout, Koi Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Sturgeon and even Goldfish. Access is easy via a walk in beach, slipways, disabled access points and stride entry points. It has training platforms between 6 and 20 meters. On the surface, welcome attractions of Eccleston Delph include hot food and drinks available, heated male and female changing rooms with hot showers, male and female toilets, a fully stocked dive shop with regulator repairs and servicing facilities and a large car park. More information about Eccleston Delph can be found on itts website at http://www.thedelph.com/.


Capenwray is situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District and less than a mile from the M6 motorway. Capernwray Diving Centre has been welcoming divers since 1995 and has grown and developed during that time with a huge array of in-water attractions from small wrecks, playground attractions, helicopters and aeroplanes. The water is incredible clear, the trout very friendly and you may also see one or more of the four enormous sturgeons. There is a wealth of information contained within their website at http://dive-site.co.uk/.

Vivian Diving Centre

Vivian Diving Centre is situated in the heart of the Padarn Country Park in the village of Llanberis, North Wales and nestles at the foot of Mount Snowdon in the beautiful Snowdonia Reserve. Vivian Slate Quarry was last worked in 1958 and has since filled with water from run off’s and it is also believed to be fed from underwater springs which connect it to Lake Padarn itself. Being a slate quarry means clean, clear water with very little sediment. The Diving Centre is set in a very picturesque location and offers safe, sheltered diving whatever the weather for all levels of diver. Vivian itself ranges from 6 to 18m deep and usually offers great visibility all year round. There is a platform anchored at 6m for training along with various things to see, such as trout, common eels, sunken boats, van, blast hut, house and gnome garden. For more information visit Vivian’s website

Stoney Cove

Stoney Cove near Nuneaton in Warwickshire – This is a large managed diving center with lots to see underwater. Sometimes used for a stay over social event.http://www.stoneycove.com/

Vobster Quay

Another well known managed diving centre. Located near Frome in Somerset. A long way to travel, so not often visited but is different.Wasswater – A non managed site in Cumbria. This is a chance to dive in a safe but wild inland lake. http://www.vobster.com/

NDAC in Chepstow

NDAC in Chepstow – this is another large, managed diving center with many underwater features and generally slightly deeper than the other similar sites. http://www.ndac.co.uk/


A non managed site in Cumbria. This is a chance to dive in a safe but wild inland lake.

There are other none managed sites visited. Such visits require careful planning and are for experienced divers.

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