Midlands is a county situated in western central England.
As it is a landlocked county the diving activities are concentrated
on classroom training, pool training and clubs.
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 dive schools in the West Midlands that
conduct scuba diving courses at various levels and deliver certification
from different agencies. Pool training is available but the open
water dives are usually done in the inland dive sites like Stoney
Cove in neighbouring Leicester and Dosthill quarry which is only
10 minutes away from Birmingham.
The Dosthill is an old granite quarry whose lake
has a maximum depth of about 24 metres (78 feet). The granite
bottom guarantees good visibility.
Stoney cove in neighbouring Leicester is a quarry
with several layers at different depths going from 6 metres (20
feet) to 35 metres (115 feet) and is ideal for training dives.
The visibility varies a lot and can be anything
from 1-20 metres (3 - 65 feet).
There are many attractions on this site and some wrecks
to explore like a bus, a helicopter and a boat.
In summer many clubs and dive centers arrange
trips to other parts of England's coast as well as overseas. The
Devon coast is not too far away and the diving is good. This therefore
makes a popular week end outing. However, outings are not restricted
to the close coastlines. Anglesey, Falmouth and Pembrokeshire
are among some of the popular dive places for longer stays.