In the local area, we have Andark Lake available for training. This lake was built by Andark after public access was lost to Horsea Island. Horsea Island is now only available to the military and is used as the base for training, not just Royal Navy divers, but also for the other services.

Andark’s freshwater lake is about 7m deep and has a few items to allow the diver to explore. It’s great for checking out your kit or practising a few skills. Visibility can be good if it is quiet, but on a busy day, it can be easily stirred up.

For anything else, club members will typically travel to either Vobster or NDAC. Both are around 2 hours drive from the Portsmouth area. Occasionally some members will travel to Stoney Cove, which is around a 3-hour drive from the Portsmouth area.