Stoney Cove 2018
The UK’s most popular inland dive site has a regular Blue Ocean invasion – every other month we run a TWO-DAY trip, normally on Thursday/ Friday – to give you a nice long weekend away from the office !
( 2019 dates : Mar 28/29 – May 9/10 – July 18/19 – Sept 26/27 – Nov 21/22 )
We travel up in convoy (or vanshare) on the Wednesday evening after work so we are there for about 9.30 for a beer & bite to eat…
[ it really IS a social game after all – and we ARE the official drinking club with a diving problem ! ]
Alternatively you can drive up early on Thursday morning to meet us up there – make sure you plan to arrive on site for 8.30am for a full day of diving.
You can get at least three good dives in, visiting a variety of wrecks and walls from 5m down to 36m depending on your qualification and experience… if you’re feeling brave you could attempt the Blue Ocean Magical Mystery Wreck tour…
Plane Cockpit – Bus – Stanegarth – Defiant – Belinda – Armoured Car – Van – Helicopter – Submarine
That’s 9 wrecks in one dive… watch your air & deco limits please !!!
Then it’s an entertaining evening at a B&B Hotel for a bit of post-dive social with a fantastic curry option, and a full English breakfast in the morning to start the next day…
Another three good dives, maybe visiting the back wall to see the huge pike that loiter there, and over to the far end of the quarry beyond the pit to find the plane and forrest… depending on your fitness and air consumption ?
Alternatively you can drive up and meet us there for just a day…. But you’ll have to leave Maidstone at 5.30am latest to ensure you’re in Leicestershire by 8.30… M25/M1 traffic there and back … Need we say more – it’s a long day !
Best enjoyed as a qualified PADI Advanced Diver (Dry suit highly recommended March & November !!!!)
This is a great dive site to build some solid experience of diving in UK conditions before heading out to the Wreck & Reef trips in the Channel – And it is guaranteed diving – the weather can’t affect you down in the shelter of the quarry !!!
These trips get very busy – you need to be thinking in advance to secure your bed and a seat in the van….. give us a call to see what’s happening on up-coming dates.
FREE KIT SPLASH…
the deal is simple for any SCUBAHOLICS GOLD MEMBER
– come along to dive for FUN & EXPERIENCE on any of the dates advertised and get your :
BCD/Regs/Suit rental for FREE…
You just pay for the Cylinder rentals : so you can get 6 dives for £60 = BARGAIN !!!
You’ll need a buddy to dive with – we can pair you up with other Scubaholics Dive Club members so you’ll make new friends and have a great time : just get your name on the list early to ensure you have a space.
GOLD Club Membership is FREE – for anybody who has cmpleted 3 PADI courses with us.
To Join us on a Stoney trip you must be at least PADI Advanced certified…
Courses run every month if you’re not there yet – but want to be….