Chorley British Sub-Aqua Club
Going diving with friends is what a dive
club is all about. We dive around the British Isles and overseas on a
regular basis, as well as regular training dives at inland sites. Some UK
dive trips use our club RIBs, whilst others use charter boats. Recent dive
destinations have included the Sound of Mull, Rathlin Island, Clyde, St Abbs,
Scapa Flow, Cocos Island and the Maldives, and there are always new plans in
the pipeline. See the Members Forum
for a taste of what's already planned for the coming year.
UK Inland training sites
Quarries and rivers:
regularly Eccleston Delph,
Lancaster; Stoney Cove,
Leicestershire; Vivian Quarry,
North Wales; Lake District & River Lune.
UK Coastal sites
St Abbs and Eyemouth in
the Scottish Borders, Cumbrae Islands in the Firth of Clyde and Anglesey off
the North Wales coast are just a few of the sites we regularly visit.
||St Abbs and Eyemouth
Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
Situated close to the English / Scottish border,
the area is a Voluntary Marine Reserve and world class diving
There is a wealth of spectacular scenery and an
abundance of marine life and just a short boat ride away, wrecks
ranging from 5m to 20m depths.
The harbour wall at St Abbs gives easy access to several excellent
dives, including the renowned Cathedral Rock.
Firth of Clyde, Scotland
The isles of Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae lie in the
approaches to the lower Clyde which is famous for numerous good
wreck sites although there are also good scenic sites here too.
Cumbrae caters to a range of abilities and preferences, from new
trainees to the more adventurous divers looking for deep dark
surrounding coastline has many wrecks and reefs and is abundant in
steep rocky cliffs dropping into the sea being frequently broken
by calm, sheltered inlets, it is ideal location for shore diving
and boat launching. Many of the local wrecks are easily accessible
even from the shore although boat divers will find more
challenging ships further out to sea.
variety of marine life which inhabits this shoreline is impressive
and underwater photographers are treated to a wealth of subjects.
Conditions can be outstanding, with visibility of 15m not unusual
in the summer months.
Merseyside coastline is right on our doorstep and
is littered with shipwrecks which are a haven for wildlife.
The history of this area of the sea means that
there is plenty to see beneath the water's surface making it one
of the best places in the country for diving.
||The Farne Islands
are between 15 and 20 individual islands lying off the Northumberland
Coast between Bamburgh and Seahouses.
The islands appeal to divers for the
seals, wrecks and a variety sites suitable for all levels of
The grey seal colony at the Farnes which numbers about 5,000
are curious and will often look in on divers in the water; in
addition to this they are impressive to watch underwater.
Hundreds of ships have been wrecked on the Farnes over the
years, providing plenty for wreck divers to look at.
||Eccleston Delph Diving Centre
Halfpenny Lane, Eccleston, Nr Chorley, Lancashire PR7 5PR
A five acre BSAC and PADI Scuba Diving Centre located in the heart of
Depth: 22 metres max (72 feet)
Visibility: 2 metres
This is our local centre for
sheltered open water training.
Capernwray Road, Over Kellet, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1AD
PADI 5 Star IDC centre situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District and less than
a mile from the M6 motorway.
Depth: 20 metres max (65 feet)
metres (15 feet) to in excess of 10m (30ft)
Another popular training
location for our sheltered open water training.
Sapcoat Rd, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9 4DW
National Diving Centre.
Stoney Cove is the most popular of the UK's inland dive sites
and you can be assured that it will be busy at all times of the
Depth: 36 metres max (117 feet)
- 20 metres (3 - 65 feet)
||Vivian Diving Centre
Parc Gwledig Padarn, Llanberis, Wales LL55 4TY
Situated in the heart of the Padarn
Country Park in the village of Llanberis, North Wales, nestling at
the foot of Mount Snowdon in the beautiful Snowdonia Reserve.
Depth: 18 metres max (60 feet)
- 5 metres (3 - 18 feet)