ANDARK LAKE will RE-OPEN FOR SWIMMERS on WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER at 9am for 3 sessions, then hopefully back to normal.

So the Lake is currently CLOSED but OPENS on 2nd December for swimming on Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays , Saturdays  & Sunday’s. We do not provide Lifeguard cover.

Scuba Diving Sessions are now available on a Wednesday 10am-12, 12 – 2 pm, 2pm-4pm, Thursday 13.15 – 16.30, Saturday 11.15 – 15.30, Sunday 11.00 – 15.00

Numbers are restricted in each session and you will need to bring your own Buddy for Diving

  • Each swimming session lasts 45 minutes- swimmers must prebook and arrive no more than 10 minutes before the start time. (max 12 swimmers per session)
  • CLICK HERE to book online or message us on Facebook/email
  • Register the swimmer with their email address (not the parent for juniors under 16 years)
  • Payment is made on arrival, with Contactless preferred.
  • A Male/Female toilet & Disabled Toilet are available for use at your own risk
  • For each session swimmers must enter from alternate ends. I.e. the first group goes in at Entrance A and then the second goes in at Entrance B- you will be told which end to use.
  • These sessions are for experienced open water swimmers only, ideally able to swim 150 meters easily (3 lengths of Lake)

If you are new to Cold Water Swimming, please read the Cold Water Swimming page for advice on what to do.

Andark Lake is a purpose built Inland Diving Lake, located in Lower Swanwick, near Southampton, Hampshire on the South Coast of England. Andark’s Diving Lake is specially designed as a training facility for Scuba Diving, whether you are a qualified PADI, BSAC, SSI or SAA or any other recognised diving agency.

The Lake is designed for openwater scuba diver training, perfect for components of many diving courses including PADI Openwater, PADI Advanced, PADI Rescue, PADI Dive Master, BSAC Ocean Diver, BSAC Sport Diver, BSAC Dive Leader, SSI Openwater Diver & SAA Diving courses. Advanced level diver training such as Re-breather & Instructor courses and HSE Commercial Scuba Diver training can be accommodated in the Andark Lake for sections of these training courses.

The lake offers confined openwater conditions with great onsite facilities- changing rooms with showers (unfortunately not open at present due to ‘Covid 19’) free WiFi, a Café and Shop.

Other uses of the lake include openwater swimming, triathlon training, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and model boating. The lake also offers venue hire of its classroom/conference room, and is available for trials and equipment testing.

Water Temperature:
02/11/20 – 11.2° C,