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Welcome to the Andark Lake

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, 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.

Opening Hours

Monday Closed (Except full lake bookings)
Tuesday Closed (Except full lake bookings)
Wednesday 09.00am –17.00pm Evenings/Night Dives 18.00pm - 20.30pm
Thursday 09.00am – 17.00pm
Friday 09.00am – 17.00pm
Saturday 08.00am – 17.00pm
Sunday 08.00am – 17.00pm

* 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 - Must be kept on leads. Not allowed in the Lake buildings or the Lake.

Lake Facts

Purpose built Scuba Diver Training Lake

On site cafe and shop

On site changing rooms with Hot showers

Free public Wi-Fi

Geo-web with gravel filling

Training Platforms at approx 1.2m and 3.5m

Underwater mirrored wall to see how you look!

Lake size approximately - 60m X 40m

Beach type entry points with hand rails

Pipe Swim Through

Pontoon Entry Completed

Bow Section of a 17th Century Barge

On-site disabled facilities

Hoist planned

Concrete bottom with fixing points


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