is a landlocked county in central England. The Leicesterhire diving
schools offer scuba diving classes with pool training and the
possibility to do open water dives in Stoney Cove, an inland quarry
in Leicester. Clubs are active here and are open
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.
Although Leicestershire has no direct access
to the sea or ocean diving is still a very popular sport here.
There are dive centers offering full fledged
training and clubs whose members meet on a regular basis. Sometimes
the clubs offer dive training as well. Open water dives are usually
done in the inland dive sites in Leicestershire.
Some dive sites in Leicestershire are:
Stoney cove located on the outskirts of Stoney
Stanton is in use since 1978 and is widely known as an
inland training site. It is an old quarry and is run by Stoney
Cove Marine Trials. The maximum depth here is 35 metres (115 feet)
and has shelves ideally placed at 7 metres (23 feet), and 20m(65
feet) for training. There are several underwater attractions to
explore. There's an aircraft cockpit and a Nautilus submarine
at a depth of 6 metres (20 feet). After this there comes a drop
off going to 22 metres (72 feet) where you will see a Wessex helicopter,
a coach, a Land Rover and the Stanegarth, the wreck of an 18 metre
(59 feet) long steam powered tug. This wreck is good for wreck
The Hydrox box is situated at 36 metres (118
feet), it's a square metal box with a hole at the top. You should
have a lot of diving experience to dive at this level. The
fish life you may see here includes crayfish, perch, pike and
roach. Due to the varying depths going from 0-40 metres
(0-131 feet) there's diving to suit all levels of certification.
The visibility is between 10-30 metres (30-100
Swithland Wood an old slate quarry property of
the Charnwood Forestry Commission, is located North of Anstey
village, Leicestershire. The quarry has a depth of 50 metres (164
feet) which makes it a good training site for divers who want
to get the necessary experience for deep dives in the sea.
Trips are organised to other parts of the United
Kingdom like Wales, the Devon coast, Cornwall and the Isles just
to name a few. Also very popular are the oversea trips for liveaboard
diving. The Red Sea, Maldives, Thailand and South Africa are a
few of the dive destinations offered in clubs and schools.