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Complete your Open Water, Advanced or Speciality Courses on a fun holiday in  The Red Sea in 2010

Telephone:  01992 815960 / 07944 352903  Email:  mail@scuba-dive.co.uk

Stoney Cove Training Weekends 2010
Lake Diving in the fresh, spring filled, granite Quarry in Leicestershire.


Complete your Open Water, Advanced or Speciality Courses at Stoney Cove in 2010


Why Stoney Cove?
Stoney Cove has a reputation as being the best inland diving site in the UK, and is just two hours away. The water conditions at Stoney are therefore among the best that we can offer you in the UK.
The site was originally a granite quarry. After work had finished at the quarry the natural spring water was allowed to flood the site, and now thousands of divers visit Stoney Cove each year.
In spring As the weather warms, the water temperature slowly rises and the fish reappear from their winter hideouts and start to spawn.
The cost of the trips depends on what course you are completing or how many dives you do and whether you require accommodation.

We have four Training Weekends at Stoney Cove in 2010, offering you the chance to complete your Scuba course qualifying dives with Sublime Diving Instructors.
Accommodation is in local B&Bs and everyone gets together in the evening for a meal. These weekends are always a lot of fun.

During these weekends you will be able to complete the following Courses� 
Scuba Diver
Open water Diver
Adventure Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Rescue Diver
Master Scuba Diver
Divemaster
Plus the following Specialities

Peak Performance Buoyancy,  Wreck Diver,  Deep Diver,   Dry Suit Diver,   Navigation,  Search & Recovery


Stoney Cove History

Stone quarrying first began in Stoney Stanton at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Granite from local quarries was used to repair roads. Around 1850, a railway line was built linking the village with the busy Birmingham to Leicester line.

During the quarry's working life, the spring water was a constant problem. Pumps were used to prevent the quarry from flooding. When all quarrying ceased in 1958, spring water was allowed to flood the quarry workings. Five years later, the flooded quarry had already become popular with local pioneers of diving and waterskiing. The discovery of North Sea oil was important to the development of Stoney Cove. During the 1960s and 1970s, the flooded quarry was used to train commercial divers en route for the North Sea. The facility was also used for developing and testing underwater equipment destined for use in the oil fields.

Since then there has been a continuous programme of improvements which began with a tarmac surface for the waterside parking area. A shower facility and that most important item, a pub, followed soon after. Beneath the new road is a drain system that directs rainwater and silts from the cliffs and banks away from Stoney Cove during storms. This has significantly improved underwater visibility during rainy periods. In 2000 The Stanegarth, the U.K.'s largest inland ship wreck, and the Nautilus submarine were added and have both provided major new attractions.

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"A Big thank you for the Tuition that has been given to me in the short space of time from many of your instructors especially Steve Elliott, He is clear in the instruction given and made me feel so relaxed" Dave, Hornchurch

"Thanks for a brilliant weekend, I Think you have an excellent Club and a Brilliant team of instructors and I would like to thank them for making it so enjoyable for me"
B Clapp, Rainham.

"I Just wanted to say a big thank you to all at Sublime, I have never met a more professional, friendly group of people, Matthew Steve and Nick all deserve special mention as those guys are outstanding in every way I really can't praise those guys enougth" Steve Romford

"Many thanks for the open water course and the weekend at Stoney Cove.
I thought that it only rained like that in the Lake District, it was so cold that bits contracted almost painfully, So why did I enjoy it all so much? Thanks, nicely done."
E Thornthwaite, Ulverston.

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