is one of the home counties in South East England. Though it isn't
bordered by water Buckinghamshire's diving activities are quite
varied. There are several diving schools offering courses
right from beginner level to advanced and technical level.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with the local dive center
for safety, additional information, level required for each dive
site and without being accompanied by a professional. All the
information provided is purely informative for our readers and
shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.
Milton Keynes is a large town in northern Buckinghamshire
and is home to the Blue Lagoon located in Bletchley.
The Blue Lagoon is a nature reserve which is
found on the site of a former brickworks. Two pits were excavated
and the northern water Eaton flooded in the 1940's.
It got it's name Blue Lagoon because of it's beautiful colour.
The lake is approximately 18 metres (59 feet) deep and the water
is rich in marine life and exceptionally clear, which
has attracted divers to the area. Although the visibility is good
the bottom is silty, so the more divers there are the poorer the
visibilty might get as the floor gets disturbed. There are some
attractions underwater which have been placed there by the local
dive clubs. These include two cars, a small aircraft and a bus.
There are also six boats and two concrete pipes through which
you can swim through. Some of the fish life you may encounter
here include pike, perch and roach. Carp and crayfish can also
be seen occasionally.
The Dive Dome is a project that was underway
in Milton Keynes. This is supposed to be around
the main lagoon, contain sea water and be heated to temperatures
similar to the Caribbean Sea. It is planned to be complete with
wrecks changed on a regular basis as well as an underwater
cave system and coral reefs. A wide variety of marine
life will be introduced to match what you can see on the reefs
in the Caribbean waters. The diving centers in Buckinghamshire
offer full training with pool training and open water dives can
be done in the inland sites live Stoney Cove in Leicester
or during trips organised to the Uk coastline or outside
Dive clubs are very active and they plan for
social events and trips around the UK and overseas. They also
organise events that involve both divers and non divers like charity
events or any other events aimed at conserving nature.