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Chorley British Sub-Aqua Club
Where We Dive


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, Chorley; Capernwray, 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 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 spot.

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.

Cumbrae Cumbrae
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 wrecks.


The surrounding coastline has many wrecks and reefs and is abundant in marine life.

With 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.

 The 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.

Liverpool Bay

The 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

There 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 diver. 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 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 Lancashire.

Depth: 22 metres max (72 feet)
Visibility: 2 metres (6 feet)

This is our local centre for sheltered open water training.


Capernwray Capernwray
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)
Visibility: 5 metres (15 feet) to in excess of 10m (30ft)

Another popular training location for our sheltered open water training.


Stoney Cove Stoney Cove
Sapcoat Rd, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9 4DW

The Uks 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 year.

Depth: 36 metres max (117 feet)
Visibility: 1 - 20 metres (3 - 65 feet)


Vivian Quarry 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)
Visibility: 1 - 5 metres (3 - 18 feet)



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