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PLACES TO DIVE UK INLAND DIVES

Wraysbury

Station Road, Wraysbury, Middlesex

A PADI 5 star site, Wraysbury has a variety of underwater attractions including boats, a bus, a cargo container, and a milk float. With a depth of 10 metres the site is good for training and also has hot food, a large car park and refills.
See www.wraysbury.ws for more details.


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jdiver
posted : February 10, 2011

went there the other week, bad viz, bad staff atetude, filled my tank up to 160 bar well pissed off when got home

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head toad
posted : December 19, 2010

can i ask how deep is quarry and whats to see in there pls

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Jock888
posted : May 16, 2009

Just doing my OW course at Wraysbury (last dive sunday 17th May) and can't praise the staff enough for the friendlyness and instruction, especially Trevor, Andy, Mark and Justine. Hi to Jo and Richard too. Great food and a good social meeting place. Everyone is just so friendly! Can't wait to dive there again. Phil

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Jock888
posted : May 16, 2009

Hi Dan, I'm completing my OW dive course this sunday 17th May and would be happy to dive with you some sunday. You can contact me on pyoung0454@yahoo.com to arrange a date. Phil

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DiveMonkey76
posted : June 17, 2008

I dove Wraysbury for the first time last weekend to clock up my 22nd and 23rd dives in total. Viz was good for first dive as we got there early (Maybe 4-5m) but the 2nd dive wasn't that good after a few large groups of learners stirred up the bottom. Facilities were good, prices excellent, Food was superb although not sure about the singing when ordering a cornetto (Don't quit your days jobs guys!) Going back tomorrow evening and expect I'll back there regularly from now onwards as its my closest diving site.

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DAN35
posted : August 13, 2007

I need to practise navigation and buoyancy.......anyone funnzy buddy with me in wraysbury any sunday or monday thanks DAN35 07966233375 misterniceman30@hotmail.com

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simon
posted : August 18, 2006

dived wraysbury 4 the 1st time on tues (15th),didnt have a buddy so i emailed richard the owner and he sorted 2 buddys out 4 me which was superb,the vis was v bad that day as richard sed 2 me "the worst its been 4 a while" but still had 2 great dives will defo b goin bak,thank u wraysbury diving.

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steve romford
posted : July 21, 2006

I cannot recommend Wraysbury enough, I completed my OW Training there and and am three dives away from my AOW with them. Richard the Owner is a great fella very down earth all the staff are exceptionally friendly and willing to help. Nigel Wade the instructor is truly worthy of great praise, exceptionally knowledgeable and a makes training enjoyable. The staff offer a wealth of experience and work hard to de mystify a lot of the diving tech stuff. I have dived here several times you can always find good viz in the lake somewhere. I choose Wraysbury over Stoney to complete my training it has turned out to be the best choice I could have possibly made. Regular dive trips are organised of which I have been on one which a fantastic day. Its as much fun diving at Wraysbury as it is sitting down having a cup of tea and chat with the staff and divers. If you have never been to Wraysbury you just dont know what your missing

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tonym
posted : October 11, 2005

looking for dive opportunities. Just passed open water. Need site where i can hire equipment Tonym

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Walsh
posted : November 20, 2004

oops should read good work !!!

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Walsh
posted : November 20, 2004

dived today vis 5-6 metres maximum good fun had by all of group nearly spat my reg out from laughing at my buddy "surfing the net" on the sunken PC swam over the hole at about 4 mdepth it looked dark in there glad we arent allowed to dive it just yet portaloos still smelly but think that owner does this to make people write to council telling them why the new building should be granted planning permission. dive shop staff very friendly air fills quick (10 mins ) keep up the hard work wraysbury

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posted : September 14, 2004

The new Wraysbury web site is very good. I have used Wraysbury quite a bit, both for checking out kit, and for taking students there. I even did the open water portion of my AI and IE there. That is the problem, its not a tropical dive destination, it doesnt have massive massive wrecks, not very deep etc. We use Horsea island for open waters, but the vis there gets terrible as well, there are about the same number of things to see, and the depth is 6m all over, whereas at the bottom of the 'deep hole' in Wraysbury I have got 14.6m. Facilities at Horsea are better, eg toilets and showeres, but I believe that Wraysbury cannot obtain planning permission for permanent buildings, hence the container for air fills, and the portaloos. Exits at Wraysbury used to be tricky, but the new concrete slopes are brilliant, especially when doing rescue diver courses. If people hate the place soo much, why have I been there and had to queue to get in the (packed out) car parks?? Some of the underwater 'attractions' are good fun, like the coach, the containers etc. I have also seen pike, perch and the odd carp. Due to the location of the place, ie on a clay soil, any silt tends to be very light and takes ages to settle, whereas stoney was a slate quarry (I think) which is heavier and settles quicker. At the moment, the management at Wraysbury have had the forthought to place several bales of straw in the lake to help control any possible algae outbreaks - clever thinking.

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posted : September 14, 2004

New Site is Great http://www.wraysbury.ws

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posted : September 14, 2004

We have just updated the Wraysbury website. http://www.wraysbury.ws - go sign up and have a gander - directions, maps of the lake, time tables, dive trip details etc. Regards Stuart

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posted : September 14, 2004

To be honest, it was a crap dive but being my first uk, fresh water cold dive I cant say I enjoyed it BUT the staff were brilliant, I called them the day before for directions, they said pitch up and they will organise me a buddy, which they did and besides the zero viz at times and cold water I had a good time. I would like to thank Mandy (my buddy for the dive) who was more than helpfull to show me how things work here. Its simple, people who dont like the place dont go back, there is more to worry about than bitching about a dive site (like your skills). People like who had a good time, see you Saturdays and Sundays.

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posted : September 14, 2004

can someone give me proper directions to the dive site cause i live in yorkshire so im not famailiar with this part of the country and also wot the depth and vis is like as well many thanks

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posted : September 14, 2004

Juliet. Interested in your photography. What Macro work have you managed at wraysbury?

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posted : September 14, 2004

At last, a sensible message!!!! Cheers Jamie for the info. Me and my buddy were just wondering if it was worth a trip while we're down in London with work, and by the sounds of it, it's certianly worth a try. I'm sure loads of people will put defeatest remarks saying it's a hole etc, but I reckon for our purposes it'll do nicely. Cheers once again.

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posted : September 14, 2004

It's just short of 15 acres depth isnt quite 17m more like 14-15m however they have sunk a reinforced hole that goes down to just over 20m near the single deck bus. Toilets are a poor excuse (portable units x2), tasty if limited greasy sarnie's, smallish club house, murky water after others have been in if there early niceish viz, however I enjoy wraysbury and always keep my eye for the pike...he likes to hang around the bus a lot!!!

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