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Leicestershire 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 to all.

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 diving courses.

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 feet)

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.

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