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20m Hydrobox, Stoney Cove Dive Site - courtesey of Rik Vercoe
20m Hydrobox, Stoney Cove Dive Site - courtesey of Rik Vercoe
20m Hydrobox, Stoney Cove Dive Site - courtesey of Rik Vercoe

Diving Stoney Cove, England Inland Dive Site

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Dive Site: 20m Hydrobox

Depth: 18 to 21 metres (63 feet)

Rating: See Stoney Cove overview

Location: From the Bus Stop entry take a 270 degree bearing and expect a 5 minute slow swim down a steep sloping rock wall past the BOP (Blowout Preventer) and the Tower. If entering from the main slipway increase your bearing to 280 degrees and expect a 8 minute swim where you follow an underwater road. From the deep Hydro Box take an 80 degree bearing or if you've been to deep Mini then return on a 20 degree bearing. The 20m Hydro Box is close to the BOP and is on a 270 bearing a minute's swim away, past the Tower which is between the two. Once at the Hydro Box, tower or BOP it's a 155 degree bearing to the bus, or a 105 degree bearing to the Viscount Cockpit which is just south of the Bus Stop exit point.

History & Description: This is simply an upturned metal box, slightly oblong, and raised up on stilts. It is easily possible to enter the Hydro Box by swimming underneath it. There are several patches of metal which are rusted right through leaving holes – therefore no air pockets are contained within the metal box.

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor

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