Andark Lake, a purpose built diving lake

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About Andark Lake

About Andark Lake

Our very own purpose built
inland diving 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 open-water 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.

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OPEN WATER SPACE FOR ALL WATERSPORTS

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.

SCUBO

SCUBA

ANDARK LAKE INFORMATION

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

THE LAKE
INFORMATION

DEPTH OF LAKE

The lake has been designed with training in mind, ease of access with handrails and beach type entry. With stepped training platforms at 1.5 metres and 3.4 metres. The depth of the lake is a maximum of 7 metres to flat concrete area in the middle, this can fluctuate. Pontoon to practise entry.

WATER TEMPERATURE

The average temperature ranges from 25°C in summer to 6°C in winter. Water temperature will vary depending on weather conditions.

VISIBILTY

Like many UK inland and sea diving sites visibility can alter from good to low. Many factors affect visibility including water temperature, algea bloom (in summer), and precipitation.

UNDERWATER IN OUR LAKE

EXPLORE UNDERWATER

SUNKEN
TREASURES

  • Sunken Jet Ski
    for you to sit on
  • Barge Timbers
    The Bow section of an old Barge
  • Underwater mirrors
    on the east end of lake
    to see what you look like!
  • Pipe swim through
    ideal for buoyancy control practise

EXPLORE

OPENING TIMES

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9:00 - 17:00

9:00 - 17:00

9:00 - 17:00

9:00 - 17:00

9:00 - 17:00

8:00 - 17:00

8:30 - 16:30

 

ACTIVITIES TIMETABLE

ACTIVITY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9:00 - 16:00

1 hour SESSIONS


9:00 - 16:00

1 hour SESSIONS


9:00 - 16:00

1 hour SESSIONS


9:00 - 16:00

1 hour SESSIONS


9:00 - 16:00

1 hour SESSIONS


8:30 - 10:45

45 minute SESSIONS


EVENING

16:00 - 16:45


8:30 - 10:00

45 minute SESSIONS


EVENING

16:00 - 16:45


Available upon Request

Available upon Request

Available upon Request

15:15 - 16:15


Available upon Request

Available upon Request

15:30 - 16:30

Available upon Request

Available upon Request

11:00 - 16:00

11:00 - 16:00

11:00 - 16:00

10:45 - 15:45

10:45 - 15:45


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