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Lake District based freediver, UK

Tom198

Tom198

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Hi!
I recently completed my AIDA 2* course with Steve Millard, and I'm looking to start freediving as much as I can.
Does anyone know of good sites in Scotland or the west coast of the UK which might be good?

I'm also interested in meeting up with any freedivers near me, so if you're interested get in touch :)
 
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markphysics

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Hi!
I recently completed my AIDA 2* course with Steve Millard, and I'm looking to start freediving as much as I can.
Does anyone know of good sites in Scotland or the west coast of the UK which might be good?

I'm also interested in meeting up with any freedivers near me, so if you're interested get in touch :)
Hi Tom98,
Sorry, this is a year old, but did you find anyone in the NW? I'm Penrith/Carlisle/North Lakes area, also new 2* with Steve M.
 
JamieC

JamieC

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Hi, sorry that this is another year older, are either of you still diving?
 
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markphysics

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Hi, sorry that this is another year older, are either of you still diving?
Hi Jamie. Time flies. I'm still diving, at least when it's warmer. I was interested in finding alternatives to Capernwray. In fact anywhere not too far from Carlisle/Penrith area. Salt water or fresh. Any ideas? Cheers.
 
JamieC

JamieC

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Hi Jamie. Time flies. I'm still diving, at least when it's warmer. I was interested in finding alternatives to Capernwray. In fact anywhere not too far from Carlisle/Penrith area. Salt water or fresh. Any ideas? Cheers.
Hi Mark,

You're a bit further north than me, I don't tend to dive up your way. I'm told there are spots off the west coast, though I haven't been for a look yet, I'd like to try St Bees at some point. We generally just use any of the Lakes; Windermere is our closest and most accessible, though it's usually quite busy and viz is poor. We have been diving in Hodge Close Quarry right in the centre of the Lakes, its a fair old drive to get there and requires a short walk with kit, but it's sheltered, calm and clear, although it quickly gets dark with depth, from about 10m you're struggling to see anything.

I would imagine that any of the quieter lakes would have much better viz, the ones with less boat traffic. I don't get a lot of chances to dive, only when my girlfriend is down from Uni, so we tend to stick to what we know rather than risk a wasted day.
 
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markphysics

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Jul 27, 2019
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Hi Mark,

You're a bit further north than me, I don't tend to dive up your way. I'm told there are spots off the west coast, though I haven't been for a look yet, I'd like to try St Bees at some point. We generally just use any of the Lakes; Windermere is our closest and most accessible, though it's usually quite busy and viz is poor. We have been diving in Hodge Close Quarry right in the centre of the Lakes, its a fair old drive to get there and requires a short walk with kit, but it's sheltered, calm and clear, although it quickly gets dark with depth, from about 10m you're struggling to see anything.

I would imagine that any of the quieter lakes would have much better viz, the ones with less boat traffic. I don't get a lot of chances to dive, only when my girlfriend is down from Uni, so we tend to stick to what we know rather than risk a wasted day.
Hi Jamie,
Windermere isn't out of the question for me. When the weather warms up and you need a buddy we could try a day. Buttermere and Crummock are popular with the open water swimmers, and may be a quieter option. Let's keep in touch. M.
 
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Trevor Hutton

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Jan 11, 2011
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Hi!
I recently completed my AIDA 2* course with Steve Millard, and I'm looking to start freediving as much as I can.
Does anyone know of good sites in Scotland or the west coast of the UK which might be good?

I'm also interested in meeting up with any freedivers near me, so if you're interested get in touch :)
Looking for a dive buddy for wastwater
 
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