UK dive sites used by Stockton Divers

Shore or Boat dives are indicated

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South Gare

Shore dive

South Gare is an area of reclaimed land and breakwater on the southern side of the mouth of the River Tees in Redcar It is accessed by taking the South Gare Road (private road) from Fisherman's Crossing at the western end of Tod Point Road in Warrenby.

 
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Ellerton water park

Shore dive

Ellerton Park is a fresh water, spring fed 60 acre lake with a large touring caravan park located in the village of Ellerton near to the A1, Richmond and Northallerton.

 
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St Abbs Head

Shore and boat diving

St Abb's Head is a rocky promontory by the village of St Abbs in Berwickshire, Scotland, and a national nature reserve administered by the National Trust for Scotland.

 
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Capernwray dive centre

Shore dive

Crystal clear water, great underwater attractions, amazing fish life, easy access, great facilities and friendly, highly-experienced staff whose sole aim is to ensure you have a fantastic day, above and below the surface.

 
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Doctors House

Shore dive

Isolated and private beach in Northumberland

 
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Pettico Wick Bay

Shore and boat dive

 Unusually named Pettico Wick Bay, where you can spot the folded rocks and 400 million-year-old pink & purple volcanic lava of the Pettico Wick fault which form ledges for the seabirds.

 
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Blue Lagoon dive centre

Shore dive

Above and Below Pontefract, is a diver training facility based at The Blue Lagoon which is a purpose built 32 acre Open Water site for recreational divers boasting a massive 16 acres of spring fed water with excellent visibility.

 
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Farne Islands

Boat Dive

Numerous wrecks litter the seabed, and inquisitive grey seals come and say hello. Whether you prefer a shallow dive or are prepared to delve that little bit deeper, there’s something to suit everyone out at the Farnes. The Farnes consist of 15 -20 small islands and rock outcrops lying between 2 – 3 miles off the Northumberland coast. They are split into two main groups separated by a stretch of water known as Staple Sound.

 
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Eight Acre Lake

Shore dive

Has a maximum depth of 14m which is ideal for most training courses, and provides good opportunities for recreational dives. There are several training platforms at varying depths around the lake if needed for training.
There are many objects to view around the lake including a PUMA helicopter, boats, and pipes, providing different training opportunities as well as an enjoyable dive. There is various fish breeds including; Perch, Trout, Sturgeon, Carp and Golden Rudd.
There are several entances to the lake including 2 deep water entances and a slope which has railings to help with entering and exiting. Around the waters edge there are many kitting up benches to make kitting up easier.

 
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Browns Bay @ Cullercoats

Shore dive

A wonderful dive site with a vast array of marine life, a pretty reef system and the bonus of the remains of the SS Butetown wreck all in a depth of around 8 meters.

 
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Tees Wrecks

Boat dives

There are a great many wrecks close to to the mouth of the River Tees , which provide diving for all grades.

 
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Tyne Wrecks

Boat dive

There are a great many wrecks close to to the mouth of the River Tyne , which provide diving for all grades.

 
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Stoney Cove

Shore dive

Stoney Cove is used for scuba diving training as well as pleasure dives. On shore facilities include a dive shop, filling station and a pub / restaurant The site has a range of depths to 36 metres.

 
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Isle of Mull

Boat dives

The sound of Mull in particular has a lot to offer. All of the main wreck sites in the sound of Mull can be covered over the course of two days, including the SS Hispania, SS Shuna, Thesis, Rondo, and Breda.

 
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Oban

Boat or Hardboat

Explore the wrecks around Oban and the Sound of Mull from an alternate to Tobormory

 
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Scapa Flow

Hard boat dives

Scapa Flow has a shallow sandy bottom not deeper than 60 metres (200 ft) and most of it is about 30 m (100 ft) deep; it is one of the great natural harbours and anchorages of the world, with sufficient space to hold a number of navies. The harbour has an area of 324.5 square kilometres (125.3 sq mi) and contains just under 1 billion cubic metres of water.

Since the scuttling of the German fleet after World War I, its wrecks and their marine habitats form an internationally acclaimed diving location.