Delmar Dive Club are planning a Diving Trip to the Capernwray Dive Centre from the 11th of May 2018 to the 13th of May 2018.
Formerly a limestone quarry, after the end of its commercial use it flooded and was later converted into a dive centre
Used as a training centre, Capernwray has a range of depths to 21 metres (69 ft). There is a small dive shop, with a filling station providing air and nitrox as well as a licensed restaurant. There are two sets of training platforms with levels at 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) and 6 metres (20 ft). As well as being stocked with fish including trout, perch and at least two sturgeon, the underwater attractions include:
- Numerous boats, including the former minesweeper HMS Podsnap
- A medium range, twin turboprop airliner (a Hawker Siddeley HS 748), a Cessna 150 light aeroplane and two helicopters
- A Vidor diving bell
- ISO shipping container
- Two plastic horses
- A small yellow submarine in the style of Thunderbird 4
- A devil statue
- Two plastic pigs
- Various garden gnomes
Diving at Capernwray
Whether you are a highly experienced diver or just starting out in this incredible sport, Capernwray offers the finest freshwater diving in the UK. Our underwater features:
- Exceptional visibility and the second cleanest recreational bathing water in the UK (that’s official!).
- The finest stock of fish in any diving Centre, anywhere! Huge shoals of roach and perch, together with vast numbers of extremely friendly trout (!) and of course, our world-famous sturgeons, two of which are six feet long.
- Purpose-designed training platforms at depths from 2 metres to 12 meters to satisfy every training requirement.
- Jetty with two piers for deep-water entry to simulate hard boat recovery.
- Concrete slipway for entry/exit to training area platforms.
- Two clear, buoyed and graduated training areas with two non-slip platforms positioned in 2 and 6 metres of water.
- Underwater cave to simulate lining-out techniques for wreck / cave diving.
- Numerous underwater attractions.
- To enhance diving skills
- To enhance rescue skills
- To dive a new inland site