Yorkshire is and inland English county. West Yorskshires
diving activities, due to it's location, are mainly concentrated
on dive training and clubs. There is a wide choice of diving centers
in the region that offer various levels of training possibilities.
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 West Yorkshire region has several diving centers
which offer a comprehensive range of courses. Courses offered
start at beginner level all the way to advanced courses including
technical training. Certification is available from renowned certification
agencies on successsful completion of a course. Refresher courses
for those coming back to diving are also offered.
The West Yorkshire dive shops are fully stocked
with scuba diving equipment from different brand names. Spare
parts can also be purchased in the shops and some offer equipment
repair and servicing.
The diving clubs are an important part of West
Yorkshire's diving. The club members meet on a regular basis and
the meetings are meant for divers to socialise. It's also the
place where outings are discussed and planned. Occasionally non
diving charity events are scheduled.
Dive outings to other parts of the UK are organised
so that the divers who have trained can put their skills into
practice and the more experienced divers can explore the many
exciting opportunities offered on the UK's coast.
Wales is a popular dive outing spot because it has a
lot of diversity with dive sites to suit all levels of expertise
Cornwall is another really popular place especially
in summer when encounters with basking sharks, whales,
orcas and dolphins are an attraction.
West Yorkshire is ideally placed next to Lancashire
which has two nice inland dive sites.
The Jackdaw Quarry or Capernwray is an ancient
lime quarry that can be used for open water training. It's not
a deep site, the facilities are good and there's even the possibility
of diving on the HMS Podsnap wreck.
The Eccleston Delph Quarry is also used as a
training site. The deepest point is 22 metres (72 feet) but
the visibility isn't so good and you will need a torch.
There are some sunken objects to explore here and to facilitate
navigation and reinforce safety ther are lines to the objects.