Aylesbury Green Park
Sub-Aqua Club

Inland diving sites have much to offer the recreational diver.

They can provide a sheltered environment to learn new and more challenging skills and are less prone to the effects of bad weather, so are less likely to be 'blown out'.

For Ocean Diver training we tend to use Stoney Cove near Leicester. It has a suitable six metre shelf for initial training and good facilities (changing rooms, showers, shop, food and drinks etc).

There are plenty of interesting items to view and a plethora of fish, including pike. The fish are not bothered by the divers, and if you cannot see any, look behind you.

Stoney Cove in the sunshine

For the more advanced diver training we visit Chepstow or Vobster Quay. They provide more variety in the diving and greater depths.

This is a 40m depth progression.

NDAC, Chepstow

Other sites are visited regularly, Blue Lagoon near Bletchley provides a site suitable for a Wednesday evening (summertime) or Sunday morning dives courtesy of a sister BSAC organisation.

We also dive at Wraysbury, which is convenient for the M25.

Of course, not all inland sites are in the UK, members of the club have visited the Nemo 33 site in Brussels.

Nemo 33 dive site in Brussels