is located east of England. Hertfordshire's diving centres offer
courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced divers alike.
Hertfordshire isn't exposed to open water, therefore most diving
activities are conducted in inland dive sites.
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.
In the Hertfordshire diving centers you can choose
from a wide choice of courses which are sanctioned on completion
through one of the renowned certification agencies. The diving
clubs organise regular meetings usually once a week and organise
dive trips to other regions in Britain or abroad. Inland dive
sites are quite popular because the beginners can gain new skills
or train. Once they are confident in the water outings to the
UK coast are organised to places like Cornwall, Devon, Dorset
etc...Trips abroad are regularly organised as well.
Wraysbury Dive Centre in neighbouring Middlesex
has an inland dive site that is regularly visited by dive schools
and clubs from Hertfordshire. This consists of a 15 acre lake
which is used for dive training and fun dives. Wraysbury has platforms
at different there are many underwater attractions. Watch
out for fish life like carp, perch and pike.
The lake is open to all and an entry fee of £8
(subject to change) is required. Opening hours are from
9am to 5pm. The facilities are good and include ladies
and gents toilets as well as disabled facilities and changing
rooms. There's a kitchen and bar where you can get hot,
cold drinks and meals.
Blue Lagoon is strategically located in neighbouring
Buckinghamshire. Lots of items such as a bus, a small plane and
two cars have been sunk here. There are also six boats and a couple
of concrete pipes to swim through. The depth is maximum 18 metres
(59 feet). During the Blue Lagoon dive you may encounter
roach, perch, crayfish and Pike. The bottom is silty
and when there are a lot of divers the usually good visibility
could be disturbed.
Gildenburgh Water in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
is an inland quarry with a maximum depth of 22 metres (40 feet).
It has platforms at different levels for training purposes and
has some underwater attractions that have been sunk for divers
to explore. There are buoys above the sunken vehicles to facilitate
navigation as the visibility is not so good in summer.
Visibility can be between 1 - 5 metres (3 - 15 feet) in summer
when there are many divers on site and 15 - 20 metres (50 - 65
feet) in winter.