|Site 13: Ullswater Yacht Club|
How to get here
On the unclassified road leaving Pooley Bridge for Howtown. Passing Park Foot camping and caravanning site, now watch for sign on right stating Ullswater Yacht club. You will need to get out to open the gate and close it behind you, before driving down.
On private property (photo a) with car parking and boat slip's so permission must be obtained. And use of an SMB will be a pre-requisite to your dive here.
General Statement: The marina's all have well-maintained areas, so if you have a boat to launch this may be just the place for you, provided you are allowed to launch - and then you have to consider the costs of doing so. Most marina's will expect a day membership is taken out, plus a small charge may still be incurred for a launching.
It also goes without saying about yacht sailings in and out of a marina. There is risk if you accidentally surface in the jetty areas because of incompetent navigation down under which places all divers at further risk of being excluded from diving again at that marina. You will be expected to take every precaution. Please always remember that marina owners do not want insurance claims and complaints from their long established club members, and of-course, we all know that.
Your maximum depth is 15 metres.
Ullswater Yacht Club (photo b): You have to be a member to be here - Ullswater Yacht Club Marina will give you a "day" membership card but it costs!!
Non diving family and friends will enjoy looking around at the many glamourous yachts on show. Some Marina's in the lake district have a coffee / tea room available for non yacht club members to use BUT no guarantees here. On Ullswater, the Ullswater Yacht Club has the best.
Permission Contact Details
Ullswater Yacht Club: Mr. Brian Collyer. Tel: 01768 486333
Ullswater Yacht Club has a more exciting bottom (photo c). She starts shallow but if you head off to the right (north east) at circa 150 metres out she dips sharply down and bottoms out at 15 metres.
You stand the chance of picking up the odd pair of pliers or screw drivers that have rolled off the decks of moored yachts, and perhaps other items of interest that the members of the Marina may know about. You need his/her permission to dive here of course, so it goes without saying that if you volunteer to help retrieve anything for them they may well allow you to dive on their property. And no, you can't keep that outboard motor.
Hazards to Divers
Mainly the trenches that have been dug out of the lakebed next to the mooring jetty's - you will have a bad fall if you get to close so take it slow and check each step as you enter and exit.
Diving at Ullswater Yacht Club by Freshwaterdiver