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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.

Wednesday 1st august - Evening Swim & Dive

To book email us: lake@andark.co.uk

For More Evening Dates click HERE

🏊 Swimming🏊


Water Temperture currently 24°C (18/07/18)

Opening Hours

Monday Closed (Except group booking & full lake bookings)
Tuesday Closed (Except group booking & full lake bookings)



09.00am – 10.30am Swimmers
09.00am –17.00pm Divers

Thursday 09.00am – 17.00pm
Friday 09.00am – 17.00pm


08.00am – 9.30am Swimmers
9.15am - 17.00pm Divers


08.00am – 9.30am Swimmers
9.15am - 17.00pm Divers
  Wednesday Evenings Dives (When Scheduled 18.00-20.30)

* 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.

Diving Schools & Group Parking
During the week parking is available at the lake for limited number of vans. Group parking at the weekend needs to be pre-booked for diving school vans and their students should park in the lower car park.
Disabled parking is available 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

The depth of the lake is a maximum of 7 metres to flat concrete area in the middle

Concrete bottom with fixing points


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