located north west of England is bounded to the west by the Irish
Sea. The Lancashire diving centers and clubs provide a lot of
activities, dive training and certification courses. There are
two inland dive sites which have Jackdaw Quarry and the
Eccleston Delph Quarry both with interesting attractions.
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 are scuba diving clubs in Lancashire whose
members meet mostly once a week. During these get togethers they
look at options for club outings to other parts of the UK or abroad
and also enjoy a barbeque in the summer months.
The Red Sea being close is a quite popular destination
especially for liveaboard trips.
The diving schools conduct scuba classes at various levels.
Certification is available from different certification agencies.
Most centers offer pool training and the students can then go
to do their first open water dives in the quarry, in the coastal
areas of the UK or even abroad.
Lancashire inland dive sites:
Jackdaw Quarry on Capernwray Road is an inland
quarry with a depth of maximum 22 metres max (65 feet). Many of
the “wrecks” are between 6-15 metres (20-49 feet).
The “wrecks” include 6 boats, 2 helicopters and
a Cessna plane.
The wreck of a former mine sweeper and HMS Podsnap
make interesting dives. As a majority of the wrecks are quite
shallow its perfect for newly certified divers. 2 enormous cartoon
horses and a gnome garden are also part of what you can see underwater.
There are gas fill on place (air. trimix and nitrox).
This site is suitable for both beginners and advanced divers.
The visibility can vary between 5 metres (15
feet) to 15 metres (49 feet).
The Eccleston Delph Quarry is located on Halfpenny Lane.
It's an inland training site with a depth of maximum 22 metres
(72 feet). There is a number of underwater wrecks and attractions.
The visibility isn't so good, about 2 metres (6 feet),
torches are necessary. Usually used for training and there are
lines leading to the sunken objects which makes navigation easier.