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  • Open Water Diving Locations


Just passedIf you are looking for open water diving locations in the UK we have some excellent lakes for you to choose from.  To ensure that we make our courses and pleasure dive weekends as convenient as possible we have two locations that we use. We have selected inland fresh water lakes for their convenient locations, they make it easier to set up equipment and enter the water, they are generally warmer than the sea and can be dived in all weather conditions.

Each open water diving lake offers good facilities and underwater attractions such as wrecks and aquatic life. We meet at 9am at each dive site and aim to be finished by 3pm.


Wraysbury Dive Centre – near London, Surrey and Berkshire

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Photos kindly supplied by Max Illis (one of our students)


If you are looking for an open water diving location near London then Wraysbury Dive Centre is conveniently located near the picturesque village of Wraysbury.  The dive centre is located close to the M25, M4 and M3 motorways and there is a direct train from London Waterloo via Clapham, Putney and Twickenham for easy access.

The lake is ideal for training purposes and contains training platforms and sunken wrecks such as planes, boats and cars. There is suprisingly plenty of life too, such as pike, roach and crayfish. Entry is £10 per day and is payable on entry.

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Wraysbury Dive Centre
Station Road
 TW19 5ND

The Wraysbury Dive Centre is just a few minutes drive off the M25 near Heathrow. There is also a direct train to London Waterloo that stops at Richmond, Putney and Staines. From Wraysbury Train Station turn left and the dive centre is about 2 minutes walk on the right hand side.


Cafe – serving classic dishes such as Arthur’s infamous Nachos, bacon sarnies, sausage & egg, chips, confectionary, soft drinks, tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Toilets – Changing facilities 

Shop – Air to fill scuba tank – £3.50 per fill

Please note that this is a cash only site.


National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) – Chepstow

Divers in Chepstow The National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow is the deepest inland dive site in the UK and can be dived all year round and in all weather conditions. Fed by natural springs, the water is crystal clear and there are many underwater attractions such as helicopters, planes and troop carriers. Also look out for the 2 foot trout that hang out by the pontoon! Chepstow is the perfect venue for your deep diving specialty and you can opt to stay in one of the on-site heated Wig Wams for as little as £20 per night. The lake is also home to the UK’s longest zip wire and has a bungee jump if you really want to get the adrenalin pumping.

National Diving & Activity Centre
NP16 7LH


If you are planning to travel by train then you should aim to travel up the night before. For a contribution towards fuel and toll costs we can pick you up from Hatton Cross or Feltham stations (please arrange with us when you book your course).


Restaurant – serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, fully licensed bar with excellent views of the quarry
Changing rooms
Hot showers
Accommodation in wooden wig wams from £20 per night. Book accommodation online

You can watch one of our recent visits to Chepstow here >>


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Oyster Luxury Travel and Diving: S.E. London & Kent, Soho Central London, Brighton & Hove, Surrey & Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Our main facility is at Marshall Street Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall St, Soho, London W1F 7EL

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