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PLACES TO DIVE UK INLAND DIVES

Fron

Grid ref SH511552. A track through a field leads to a place where it is possible to park. Entry to the quarry is down quite a steep 100 metre path. The quarry is an inverted cone in shape going down to a depth of about 36 metres. However, the depth varies depending on how much water has been pumped out.


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sheepboy
posted : December 29, 2010

Hi John, good site you posted below, done quite a few of those dives myself, nice to see some one else has done The Falls of Lora, I have dived this one a few times, had a wild ride last time (July 10) full flood tide, spat us out a long way down the Loch, left the kit on the side and one of us had a long long walk back (In socks !!)

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john nicolson
posted : December 27, 2010

Here is a link to diving Fron http://www.finstrokes.com/dive-guides/293-fron-quarry.html

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sheepboy
posted : November 24, 2010

Dived Fron last weekend, placed a large buoy on the 20m blast huts, also took the slack out of the 37m buoy, cold 5c vis nil at 37m but good down to 34ish weather sunny and warm

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sheepboy
posted : November 03, 2008

Did a couple of great dives here on Sunday, water temp was a tropical 5c vis was quite good except the last 2m very cold wind snow in the hils but sunny

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jakey
posted : August 28, 2007

Can anyone tell me a bit more about diving at Fron. What is there to see in the quarry. What does the buoy in the middle lead down to? Are there any maps of the quarry out there? Thanks Jakey.

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sheepboy
posted : June 19, 2006

Good couple of dives on Sat morning, very big thermocline 18c at the surface and just 5c lower down vis variable as well, some places good, others 5m ish, found a good tunnel (Dry) I have never seen before, off the side of Fron goes for about 600ft with tunnels off to the left and right

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taz
posted : August 06, 2005

Due to the recent death of Mr John cooper. The shop cooper ice & aqua is open on Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays For air / nitrox fills. Apeks servicing. Dive kit hire. Cylinder testing and General sales. 120 high street Wellington Telford. phone 01952 273905

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posted : September 16, 2004

grid ref for this quarry i believe is 514549 on OL17 there is another quarry nearby grid ref 511552 OL17 beware as these quarries are at 300m and 330m altitude respectiveley on my map

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posted : September 16, 2004

Hi Roy, the best way is from Caernarfon follow the A 487 heading towards Dotty go thru a village called Bontnewydd up the hill (Still heading towards Dotty) then turn left (Sign posted "Fron" and "Rhostryfan") follow that road for about 2 or 3 miles untill you see the slate tips on you left hand side Fron quarry is in the middle of that, it is clearly marked on the OS map for the area

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posted : September 16, 2004

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO FIND FRON QUARRY FROM VIVIAN THANK YOU ROY

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posted : September 16, 2004

Dived Fron yesterday, did the sump with two comps and it is 37.8m deep, water was very cold at 5c vis good below 18m a bit green down to that very warm deco'ing a nice shoal of fish swam past

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posted : September 16, 2004

Hi to all readers of UK diving If this does not seem too inappropriate? Can I ask all readers to vote for me; I am standing for BSAC national council. As a diabetic I want to encourage as many disabled people into the sport. I also hope to see the age that clubs can start training divers be reduced from 14 to 12 at the individual diving officers discretion. I will also listen to as many divers as possible to see what you want from BSAC. This in turn will help me guide BSAC in the direction that the members desire. If I can ever be of any assistance please do contact me. Many thanks for taking the time to read this. Kind Regards Robert Higgie Email rhiggie@bsac.co.uk

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posted : September 16, 2004

Good couple of dives in Fron Saturday morning, vis was 10m - 15m ish, water was cold at 4c, fog kept on rolling in, couldnt see the other side one minute, the next brilliant sunshine, only 4 other divers there, vis on the huts was good.

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