Eight Acre Lake

Eight Acre has a maximum depth of 14m which is ideal for most training courses, and provides good opportunities for recreational dives. There are several training platforms at varying depths around the lake if needed for training. There are 2 deep entrances to the lake as well as a slope with railings.

There are many objects to view around the lake including a PUMA helicopter, boats, and pipes. There is also various fish breeds including; Perch, Trout, Sturgeon, Carp and Golden Rudd.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 4 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wreck Dive
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Harvey Hadden Sports Village Pool

The pool at Harvey Hadden Sports Village is the main training pool. Measuring 25m by 25m and with a maximum depth of approx 4m, it provides plenty of space for dive training groups to spread out and a lot of space for swimming.

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Devils bridge

Diving the River Lune as it passes by Kirkby Lonsdale makes an excellent drift dive. The river is not particularly deep but is full of trout, eels and even the occasional salmon.

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Gildenburgh Water

With a maximum depth of 22m, easy entry and exist points, training platforms at all convenient depths. Gildenburgh Water is a great dive site for any diver, but particularly for novices and divers needing a convenient refresher dive.

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Capernwray (Jackdaw Quarry)

Capernwray is the North-West’s inland dive site frequented by many divers and schools. Tends to open at weekends and from thursdays in the winter and on wednesdays through to evening in the summer.

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Stoney Cove quarry was originally a granite mine. In 1958 when quarrying at the site ceased, the quarry filled with spring water. Today, the site consists of 3 main levels: a 6m shelf area, ideal for beginner training, a 36m sump for more advanced training and the main body consisting of 2 large 22m deep areas.

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Dosthill Quarry

Dosthill Quarry is a Spring fed, fresh water lake at the heart of Dosthill in Tamworth. Easily accessible from the M42 and the M6 Opening times:-Thurs - 1300 - 2100, Friday - 1300 - 2100, Saturday- 0700 - 1600, Sunday - 0700 - 1600. Last entry is 90 minutes before closing time.

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SS Rosalie (Wreck)

The Rosalie was torpedoed in 1915 and now sits just off Weybourne Beach at a depth of approx. 8 meters. She is a lovely dive and covered in life such as crabs, anemones, sponges, and fish. It is easiest to do the dive at low tide slack water.

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Bailiff wood

Situated on the East side of Coniston Water, and approx/ one mile south of Brantwood House. Bailiff Wood offers depth progression to the beginner. There is a shelf at 6-7m with a cliff to the west of the entry point dropping sharply to 28m continuing more gently to 35m. Slight current can be found.

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Brown Howe

Entering the site from Brown Howe car park down a narrow track, enter the water from the shore. The bottom is muddy and gently slopes down to 6 m. It then progresses down to 30 metres

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Wastwater, England’s deepest natural lake. Situated in the Lake District National Park this lake formed in a glacial valley 60m above sea level. It is 4.8km long, 500m wide and reaches depths of 79m at its deepest point. The lake is owned by the National Trust and is a popular tourist destination.

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