Dive 8 Acre Lake, North Cave, England! A good day out!

Dive 8 Acre Lake, North Cave, England! A good day out!

Dive 8 Acre Lake, North Cave, England! A good day out!

Located in North Cave, England, 8 Acre Lake is one of Yorkshire’s Premier Inland Diving Sites. Don’t expect any fancy frills here, this place is for people, Novice and experienced to get some serious diving on!

The visibility at 8 Acre Lake is clear and is approximately 14 meters deep. There is so much to see on your dive. There’s a sunken boat, pirate ship, helicopter, pipe tunnels and sculpture gardens etc. You won’t be disappointed so get your gear and get out diving.

Scuba Dream

Scuba Dream at 8 Acre Lake is a 5 star PADI training and dive centre. They offer dive charts and maps for your experience as well as on hand diving instructors if you have any questions or need help. Don’t fret Scuba Dream has everything you need from fins, tanks, dry and wet suits or anything else you might need for rent. They have also recently opened a new online dive store to bring you quality diving gear at low cost.

The daily pricing is also very reasonable at only £12.50 for divers and £3.50 for swimmers. Purchase a diving loyalty card and get 10 dives for the price of 8. Not too shabby!

I’ve been on many dives at 8 Acre Lake. Each dive has been a unique experience and I will continue to go back. One of my more memorable dives was with my brother in law and a couple of work colleagues!

Fantastic Day For a Dive!

It was a warm and beautiful sunny July day. Since we had the whole day to enjoy ourselves we did 2 dives. Stopping for a snack and refreshments in between. My work colleagues had only started diving recently and it was a pleasure to show them 8 Acre Lake. We dived through the pipe tunnels and checked out the pirate ship, where my college ended up like Lord Lucan, missing! We eventually caught up and enjoyed the rest of the day!

If you looking for a unique experience or are just starting out diving, 8 Acre Lake is worth checking out!

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Dive 8 Acre Lake, North Cave, England! A good day out!

Dive 8 Acre Lake, North Cave, England! A good day out!
Dive 8 Acre Lake, North Cave, England! A good day out!

Disclaimer - We at Durham's Love, Life and Travel are not compensated by Scuba Dream and article is written solely on our experience and enjoyment of 8 Acre Lake.

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  1. Reply

    This is pretty epic! Looks a bit chilly though so may not be diving here yet lol! Thats quite cool that there was so much to explore too!

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 26, 2016

      haha, yes best to go in summer, unless you have a dry suit 🙂 Which I can’t figure out yet, I turn upside down 🙂

  2. Reply

    A great suggestion for a dive site! I’m new to scuba diving having only just joined my local club and in the middle of getting qualified. I’m bookmarking this for when I’m able to set off and try these amazing places. Thanks for sharing!

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 26, 2016

      Thanks Sharleen, It is a good place for beginners which I am as well.

  3. Reply

    I so love waterbodies. And, there’s something exciting about less explored ones, as I am assuming this place to be. Great clicks!

  4. Reply

    Not sure if my previous comment got posted so here’s my comment again. Loved the clicks. Water sports sure are fun and this looks like an interesting place to indulge in them.

  5. Reply

    It’s always good when somewhere caters for all levels and so everyone can join in no matter what your experience. You’ve certainly got all the gear there and it does look good fun.

  6. Reply

    How this brought back memories of years ago with hubby and I would scuba dive. It just seem so peaceful under the water, watching the fish slowly swim past us. 8 Acre Lake sounds like a wonderful place to dive.

  7. Reply

    I had no idea that there was a place in north yorkshire that you could dive in. I only thought there were places off the coast, never realised there was a lake too. Looks like a great place and so much to see when you are underwater 🙂

  8. Awesome – what was the visibility of the lake? My Open Water was a lake dive in NZ and really rubbish vis. I much prefer seawater! But my husband loves lake diving. Sounds like there’s heaps to see in there! What was the water temperature?

  9. Reply

    Gosh! I never imagined being able to scuba in England and I lived there for 2 years. Looks like you had an incredible day and the weather held out for you! I wish I could scuba, but due to claustrophobia, I can only snorkel.

  10. Reply

    Love hearing about new dive sites! I haven’t been diving in a lake yet – I was surprised that the visibility was still 14m! Sounds like a cool place to check out!

    • OmniyaFareed Shafik
    • October 27, 2016

    would have never guessed that there are amazing places to scuba dive in England. Hope you had a good time xx

    • Mimi
    • October 27, 2016

    Amazing. My colleague is a huge scuba diving fan – he is trying to get me into it but I am so scared!

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 27, 2016

      I here you Mimi!

  11. Reply

    This is so cool! I never dived before. But I’d love to try it one day. Would be incredible to see a sunken boat, pirate ship, helicopter, pipe tunnels and sculpture gardens. So much to see! Price seems indeed very reasonable! I’d definitely try it if I was close.

  12. Reply

    Looks and sound like fun day of diving. It is so nice to know that you can dive in the lake. Not much people are doing that here in the Philippines. 🙂
    JM | Man Of Wanders

  13. Reply

    I have never tried Scuba diving, but an Uncle of mine is obsessed with it!
    And it sure sounds like a lot of fun — I should definitely try it out soon 🙂

  14. Reply

    It totally seems like a wonderful day out based on how happy you guys look in the pictures!

  15. Reply

    Sounds like a great deal! I dived in the Great Barrer Reef a couple of years ago. I thought it was quite scary but also fascinating to experience the life under water.

  16. Reply

    It looks like you had a great day out. It’s a beautiful site to dive and the prices are good!

  17. Reply

    We have never scuba dived though we fancy doing it someday soon. The mysterious world underwater sounds so fascinating and surreal. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  18. Reply

    I haven’t dived in years but used to get out every weekend. Being in Australia we are blessed with some spectacular diving locations. I must admit I have never really considered diving in the UK, mostly because cold water is not my friend lol. Sounds like you had a great day 🙂

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • November 7, 2016

      I know once it’s cold i’m out. But it does make one appreciate the nice warm water that is for sure! 🙂

  19. Reply

    Looks like a fun dive! We aren’t certified to dive yet, but this would be a great spot to check out once we finally get certified someday. It would be cool to explore the pirate ship there!

  20. Reply

    See now this is some diving that sounds fun. A sunken helicopter? Yes please! There are only so many tropical fish one can see anyway 🙂

  21. Reply

    Hey Durhams what a really cool dive experience, my husband is a Padi diver and this is exactly his thing with a bit of luck once we get a housesit in the area I can send him..lol…unfortunately I am not a diver (bad ears) – well that’s my excuse and I am sticking with it. By the way really enjoy following you on twitter (@daedher) and the shot you sent me of a cemetery.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • November 7, 2016

      Its a fantastic place for diving, I only tried it once but Jimmy has been several times. Looking forward to going next summer because once the water gets cold count me out! No way Jose! I’ll give Jimmy my photo USB and have tons more of Helmsley graveyard, I found it really fascinating! He loves his twitter 🙂

  22. Reply

    It must be an amazing experience to go diving. I can’t even swim so I’ll have to sort that out first. I love how you get see boat wrecks and the sculpture gardens intrigue me!

  23. Reply

    Diving has never been my cup of tea. On top of that the cold waters brrrrrr…

    • Fray
    • November 6, 2016

    It’s a testament to how good the article is that I immediately went off to check trains and how to get there. It looks fairly easy coming from Manchester.

    Does visibility remain that good year round, as I wouldn’t mind a few dives in the coming weeks if it’s possible.

    What do you get for your £12.50? Is equipment rental possible/reasonable?

    Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • November 7, 2016

      there are rental options but not sure on price, the £12.50 is the cost to dive for the day and they have super savers for discounts if you plan on doing several days. they have a water clarity check daily on their website and more info if you are interested http://www.scubadream.co.uk/

  24. Reply

    Wow, a lake with a sunken pirate ship? Got any photos of those? I’d like to see! 🙂 I’ve never tried diving in a lake. I’d like to try it some time and feel the difference compared to the ocean. 😉

  25. Reply

    I’ve never really considered England as a place to do diving! So it’s interesting to read about it. I would have liked to see more photos though of what you’ll see on the dive.

  26. Reply

    Good visibility that far down is pretty impressive for lake diving! i thought I had heard of most places in the UK, but this one’s new to me. I will have to check it out next summer!

    • Deni
    • November 6, 2016

    Wow! I’m surprised that there was a 5-star PADI course in a lake! How is the visibility? If it’s fairly clear, I would love to give it a try! I’m hoping to overcome my fear one day and dive between the techtonic plates in Iceland!

  27. Reply

    What a fantastic experience! I’ve been a diver for years but have never been to a specific dive course like this before – the water’s warm enough to be comfortable?

  28. Reply

    Wow, I wasn’t expecting to read about a pirate ship! That’s so cool. I’ve never been scuba diving, but it sounds like a lot of fun!

  29. Reply

    Never knew there was a diving area in North Yorkshire, looks like you all had a great time. It sounds like a great day out.

    • Vicki Louise
    • November 7, 2016

    I never really thought about diving in the UK – I always assumed it would be too cold! But at 12.50 a dive it’s an absolute bargain! Will definitely look it up when I’m next back in the UK!

  30. Reply

    It seems so cold to be going diving! I attempted to take part in an SSI diving course however it didn’t work out, I may try it again! Great recommendation for a diving spot.

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  31. Reply

    Wow i would have never ever considered to go diving in England! I bet its super cold but would soon get over that after getting down and seeing all the amazing things! Thanks for sharing will definitely be checking this out.

  32. Sounds like a very cool place. I wish I could do more scuba but so far I have been concentrating on so many other hobbies, that I have to stick with snorkeling. My first scuba experience was awesome though.

    • Ami
    • November 8, 2016

    I just got my first taste of diving this year and loved it. I definitely would love to do a sunken ship. Hope to get my PADI soon and head to these amazing dive sites.

  33. Reply

    I’d love to learn how to dive someday. I can only imagine what all you can see!

  34. Reply

    Looks like you had a fun day Jimmy! Looking fit as a fiddle. I’m still to experience the thrill of diving and snorkeling. 🙂

    • neha
    • November 9, 2016

    I am yet to experience a diving. But looks like you enjoyed it a lot.

  35. Reply

    Those are the moments I wisih I could swim better to start learning how to dive! I am sure it is an amazing experience!

    • Kate
    • November 9, 2016

    I’m glad they have swimming options, not too keen on scuba diving. Great pics, looks like you had a blast!

  36. Reply

    I’ve always wanted to learn to dive, but I admit I’m a bit scared to learn. Where’s the best place for beginners to get their start?

  37. Reply

    I am a diver, but I prefer warm water. 🙂 Which of course also means that I get to dive much less often than I would like to. But lake diving in Europe sounds extremely chilly to me… 😉

    • Susan
    • November 11, 2016

    I am actually quite terrified of scuba diving, and for no real reason. Would this place be good for someone to try scuba diving for the first time? It sounds like it would be so cool, with so many options of places to explore!

  38. Reply

    When is the best time to visit here ? Any charges ? Thanks for your answer.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • November 13, 2016

      I think the best time is always summer when the water temp is a bit warmer. the fee’s to use the lake is £12.50 but not sure on equipment rentals.

    • Maria
    • November 13, 2016

    I’ve never tried scuba diving and that site looks live a great place for novices. Never thought that a lake would have such deep a visibility.

    • Vyjay
    • November 20, 2016

    This is a lovely diving experience. The environs and the weather made for a great diving experience. I am sure you had a fascinating time under the water.

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