OPEN WATER DIVE INLAND LOCATIONS
If 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
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.
National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) – 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
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
You can watch one of our recent visits to Chepstow here >>