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Welcome to the Andark Lake

Andark Lake is a purpose built Inland Diving Lake, located at the top of the River Hamble, 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.
For Trials & Equipment testing the lake offers confined openwater conditions with good on site facilities , changing rooms with showers, free WiFi , small Cafe/Shop.

Other uses of the Lake include openwater swimming, triathlon training, kayak, canoe drills and model boating.

Opening Hours

Monday Closed (except by prior arrangement for group bookings)
Tuesday Closed (except by prior arrangement for group bookings)
Wednesday 09.00am –17.00pm Evenings/Night Dives 18.00pm-20.15pm

07.30am – 9.30am Open water swimming
Please pre-book for this morning swim by the day before.

  09.00am – 17.00pm Divers
Friday 09.00am – 17.00 pm


08.00am - 09.30am Open Water Swimming
08.45am – 17.00 pm Divers

Sunday 08.00am - 09.30am Open Water Swimming
08.45am – 17.00 pm Divers

* All Divers need to be out of the water half an hour before closing.


Individual diver/swimmers please park in the lower car park (at the back of Andark), this is approximately 300m walk. You can drop your diving kit off at the lake and then park your car in the bottom car park. Trolleys are provided for equipment.

Parking is very limited on the lake site, groups/schools can pre-book their vans online.
Disabled parking is available on site and large groups i.e. mini buses can book a place on site.

Children - No unaccompanied children on the site, parent/guardian needs to be responible for their child at all times.

Dogs - No dogs or pets on the Andark Lake site, excepts for Guide Dogs.