Gildenburgh Water

Gildenburgh Water is one of the highest rated Dive Centres in the UK for both recreational and professional diving!

Gildenburgh Water was the first, and only site approved for diving by the Sports Council. It has been a sanctuary for fish and plant life since 1934, with depths varying from, one metre to twenty two metres

Gildenburgh Water is one of the best freshwater photographic locations in Britain.

The lake is currently populated by attractive shoals of roach, tench, and rudd, as well as numerous record–size perch, mirror carp and pike. Recent additions to the fish population have been 6 beautiful large coy carp and a sturgeon. Depending on the time of year, sometimes divers are lucky enough to spot large eels from the Sargasso Sea, swimming freely around. And of course, the underwater branches, ropes and platform structures are all covered with freshwater mussels. Some areas of the lake are bordered by reed beds, and this is where the fish dart in-and-out, and pike lurk in wait for their prey. Here you’ll be able to set up dramatic underwater shots, with the light filtering down through the reeds.

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Gildenburgh Features

Gildenburgh Water was the first and only site approved for diving by the Sports Council. It has been a sanctuary for fish and plant life since 1934, with depths varying from one metre to twenty two metres. We also offer a wide range of facilities.

Friendly Gildenburgh

Everyone is welcome at Gildenburgh Water. As a national dive site, we welcome divers from all diver training agencies.

Varied Aquatic Life

Gildenburgh Water is one of the best freshwater photographic locations in Britain. The lake is currently populated by attractive shoals of roach, tench, and rudd, as well as numerous record size perch, mirror carp and pike.

Water Temperature

Gildenburgh Water is typical of deep freshwater sites in the UK. In the summer the water temperature can be expected to rise to a comfortable 16 degrees Celsius. The water temperature can be expected to drop to between 4 to 5 degrees Celsius by January.

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