About the Dive Centre…
The Capernwray Diving Centre, in the north of England, opened in 1995 on the site of a former limestone quarry. It provides an interesting fresh water alternative for those divers who are more used to the delights of Scottish sea lochs, coastlines and wrecks. Its situation makes it a realistic option for a one-day outing, and the wide variety of features placed in the water, together with the inquisitive resident fish population make a visit worthwhile.
What’s there to see
Transport of one sort or another seems to be the general theme, ranging from the sunken wrecks of various small boats, including a harbour minesweeper, to some more unusual stuff – a light plane, a couple of helicopters, and the most recent sinking – a Hawker Siddeley 748 50-seater passenger aeroplane from a defunct airline. And for those who prefer creatures to craft, the fishy population includes trout, perch, roach, pike and sturgeon – and some of them are massive.
Capernwray has been well laid out to cater for all diving abilities. It has alternative access points from slipway, or jetty and there are numerous objects to discover at the various depths, which are stepped at 5,10, 15 and 20 metre intervals, with shallower training platforms.
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