Wastwater

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.

The deep water can be very clear, Arctic Char, Trout, Eel and in spawning season Salmon can be present in the lake.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 8 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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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Farne Islands

The Farne Islands are famous for a colony of 4.5 thousand grey seals and teeming with life on the many varied dive sites. Most of the sites are around the outer Farnes with wrecks and reefs to explore.

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This is a shallow scenic dive site with a maximum depth of 8m it has a confined water training area with a sandy bottom suitable for entry level dives. Boat traffic is possible, so please use SMBs. Access by permission only from C & C Marine.

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Clashfarland Point

This site has small rock walls and reefs down to 15 meters. At 8m there is a large Admirality fisherman’s anchor which stands two to three mtrs off the seabed on the south side of this site.

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Some of the most famous dive sites of St. Abbs are just 50m away from the wall of the harbour: “Cathedral Rock”, “Big Green Carr”, “Broad Craig” and “Little Carr”. These sites can be dived as a shore dive from the harbour or other sites can be reached by dive boat.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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