|Site 2: Tiffany rock / Tiffans rock / Tiffany Pinnacles|
How to get here
Easy - follow the description given on the previous Wastwater map page.
Parking may not be easy due to popularity of this site and area (photo a).
If you have a lonely garden gnome to offer then these are all welcome in gnome city or one of the gnome villages at this site. Though visually less dramatic, this site is of great interest for trainees and also for those looking for some deeper fun but not as deep as The Pinnacles next door (photo a).
Lying next door to the Pinnacles. Just a short walk away. The lakebed begins with rocks, fine shingle, then the usual silt. Different oxygenating plants are at this site. This quickly gives way to medium firm silt which does not present any real problems unless you are doing training work in the same area for a little while.
Heading out, find 19 metres then head right (east). Follow this contour until you note a prominence rising then falling away (you may have found the line running out here already - if still there). This is a drop off that descends to 35 metres.
The shallow areas at this dive site have concrete blocks that are used by local divers for lift bag practice and there are also some "cheerful characters" to be enjoyed down here although we are talking 35 metres, so have a hearty laugh when you meet them, then shake their hands.
Hazards to Divers
Depth: please be advised that although this page states Max depth at 35 metres +, the plus sign here means you should be aware that if you continue heading out across the lake, you will find that it does continue to descend to 70 metres making it a techie dive.
If doing a deep dive in freshwater for the first time just bear in mind that it is much colder than any sea and with a much greater chance of a freeze up. It is 5 degrees in summer at 50 metres - that's freezing and you'll feel it bite as you descend past 30.
Wastwater, Tiffany Rock above the waterline
Wastwater Pinnacles to Tiffany dive Credits: by John Greener, Paul Fry, Mitch oles