SP4994 : Stoney Cove national dive centre

taken 17 years ago, near to Sapcote, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Stoney Cove national dive centre
Stoney Cove national dive centre
Stoney Cove is a disused granite quarry. While quarrying took place the water had continually to be pumped away. However, after the workings ceased in 1958 the water was allowed to fill the massive hole left after 150 years of quarrying. It took 5 years to flood the area completely. Stoney Cove was first used for commercial dive training in the 1960's following the discovery of oil in the North Sea. It has been operating as a public dive training facility since 1978 and has been much improved in recent years. Numerous attractions have been sunk, including a Wessex helicopter, Nautilus sub and the steam powered tugboat Stanegarth.
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SP4994, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
October 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 November, 2005
Category
Training centre   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 494 941 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.5513N 1:16.3814W
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