Cromhall Quarry

Ideally situated just of the M5 motorway in South Gloucestershire, Slickstones Quarry (its real name) is an ideal place for training and for novice divers, Depths vary in the water from 1m-16m

Home to the Great Crested Newt, Sunken boats, Helicopter and a Cessena plane (with more attractions to come)

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 5 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Quarry
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

NDAC is an inland dive site that offers diving to all regardless of experience level. Depths vary between 6 to 76 meters. NDAC has a wide array of things to look at including a Wessex MK5 Helicopter and a BAE 146 Airplane, to name a few.

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Vobster Quay

Welcome to the UK’s friendliest inland scuba diving and open water swimming venue. For certified divers, there is no better place to hone your diving skills and have fun than at Vobster Quay.

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Bombarden Unit (Wreck)

This wreck sank in two sections, the second section is about 150 yards to the southeast. Large metal tanks and some flat sheets can be seen. It sits at 12m deep in a soft, silty bed with the wreck standing around 3m high.

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Black Hawk Liberty (Wreck)

The Black Hawk is a popular wreck dive in the Weymouth area. The bow section of the Black Hawk Liberty Ship is located in Warbarrow Bay at 16 meters deep. The Stern section settled around 55m several miles further. A great wreck for beginners and experienced divers alike.

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British Inventor (Wreck)

Fairly flat wreck, consisting of plates and other wreckage. Only the bow section of the ship sank, the rest was towed away and repaired. Depth is 17m on a mainly sand and gravel bottom.

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Spaniard/Encuri (Wreck)

Just inside the outer breakwater, this is another fantastic wreck for beginners, or those wanting somewhere to check out gear, test skills, or just head out for an ’easy’ dive. Max depth is 14m, going up to 7m.

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Countess of Erne

This is a paddle steamer built at the end of the 1800s. Towards the end of its life it was used as a barge to ferry coal out to the battleships moored within the harbour. In 1935 it was blown from its moorings and ended up wrecked against the breakwater wall where it remains.

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Clan MacVey

The Clan Macvey was an armed British merchant steamship, measuring 400 ft long with a 53ft beam. Sunk by a German submarine in August 1918, she lies virtually upright, sunk into the soft sand almost up to her deck, at a depth of 18m and rising up by 4m from the sea bed.

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M2 (Wreck)

Very popular dive, however limited because of it’s position and the local currents and tides. Lying upright on the sea bed at a depth of around 32m and going up to around 18m.

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Balaclava Bay

Starting on a 6m ledge, this is a great site for drift dives. By swimming away from the shore, divers can choose their depth, though most of the interesting stuff is in the shallower region.

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