is an inland county in north western England. There are several
diving centers in Manchester and the diving activities are diversified.
Dive training is available from beginner to advanced level with
certification from renowned agencies on completion of the courses.
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.
The schools in Manchester cater for divers of
all levels. Beginner, refresher , advanced and technical courses
are available on request. Dive clubs are active
in Manchester and are open to all. Most of them organise meetings
for their members at weekends and discuss scuba diving events
As Manchester is landlocked trips to other parts
of the UK are undertaken as weekend excursions or longer if it's
far away. Overseas trips are a favourite for many divers because
it gives them the possibility to dive in warmer waters
The Red Sea is very popular but many other destinations
like The Caribbeans, Asia, South Africa etc...are on the events
calendar in many dive clubs.
The Jackdaw Quarry on Capernwray Road is an inland
dive site in neighbouring Lancashire that can be used by divers
from Manchester for their open water training and also for leisure
dives. It's an old lime quarry that's currently used for diving.
It's not as deep as some of the other inland sites, 20 metres
maximum (65 feet) but the facilities are very
good. The visibility is 5 metres (15 feet). It
makes a pretty interesting dive with the possibility to dive on
the wreck of the HMS Podsnap.
Also in neighbouring Lancashire is the Eccleston Delph
Quarry. It's an inland stone quarry that's used as a
training site. The depths don't go beyond 22 metres (72 feet).
The visibility isn't so good though, 2 metres
(6 feet). This site is conveniently placed for Manchester divers
as it's even closer than Capernwray. There is a sunken boat but
since visibility is so low it is dark, you will need a
torch. However, there are lines to the sunken objects
to facilitate navigation.