Perfect for adventure sports fans, the Stoney Cove Diving Centre offers unforgettable, adrenaline-infusing diving instruction for people of all levels of ability. It is also known as the National Diving Centre, and is the most popular diving site of any inland location in Britain. Better still, it is close to plenty of affordable hotels in Leicestershire, and easily accessible from the rest of the country via the M69 and M1.
Top-Notch Diving Instruction in Leicestershire
The Dive School is in a flooded quarry that was once a busy mining area, and also feature a large indoor pool that is used for training purposes. Participants can head to the on-site Underwaterworld shop to purchase diving gear from leading brands so that they are all ready to get in the water. The shop sells everything from wetsuits to waterproof watches.
The diving school provides you with all the equipment you need at no additional cost, and offers an extensive range of courses, from Drysuit Training and Rescue First Aid to Instructor Development Courses and Side Mount Training.
Nearby Hotels With WiFi
Book a room at a hotel with WiFi and you can also purchase equipment on the Underwaterworld's e-commerce website, check local train times, and find out about other places to visit in Leicestershire. You could stay at the luxurious Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa, which offers chic rooms and excellent leisure amenities, or the affordable Holiday Inn Leicester, which offers well-presented rooms close to Leicester Railway Station.
Other Things to Do in Leicestershire
Bradgate Park is a great open space that spans more than 800 acres and has many interesting prehistoric artefacts. After a wander around the park head to the centre of Leicester and explore the city's fantastic National Space Centre. You could also visit the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, where the whole family can take part in a variety of fun outdoor activities, from canoeing to archery.
Some hotels near the Stoney Cove Diving Centre offer left-luggage facilities and early check-in or late check-out options so you won't have to worry about waiting around with your suitcases and heavy diving equipment. The diving centre is also very close to the luxury Best Western Plus Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club and the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, two exclusive four star venues.