is an inland county on the eastern part of England. Despite it's
position diving in Cambridgeshire is an inportant activity.
The dive schools offer courses from beginner level to advanced
and it's possible to choose certification from various renowned
agencies as most are represented in the diving centers.
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.
There is a good inland dive site in Cambridgeshire, the
Gildenburg. This was formerly a brick pit whick was turned
into a dive training lake and is located east of Peterborough.
The maximum depth on Gildenburg is about 22 metres
72 feet) and it's an ideal site for training. There are training
platforms at 1 metre (3 feet), 5 metres (15 feet) ,7 metres (23
feet )and 8 metres (26 feet). A number of attractions are to be
found here which include a double decker bus, a plane,
a cargo plane, a truck and a few boats. Most of them
are buoyed to facilitate navigation.
The marine life here is mainly composed of perch and roach.Visibility
is not so good, about 3 metres (10 feet) and the bottom is silty.
For this reason it's best to try and go diving here when there
are not so many people at the same time as disturbing the bottom
will decrease the visibility.
There's a canteen and bar where you can get hot and cold
snacks and drinks. Also in front of the lake you can enjoy the
large grass area with benches and tents used to kit up.
Cambridgeshire has several clubs whose members
meet once a week or more if need be. During club meetings outings
to other parts of the UK as well as abroad are organised. Non
diving activities are also organised and are usually charity events
to raise money for needy people.
The dive stores in Cambridgeshire carry a wide
range of scuba diving equipment. You will find various brand names
and spare parts on sale at competitive prices. Many shops offer
repairs of equipment and cylinder testing.