St Andrews Lakes

Set within 122 acres of parkland, St Andrews Lakes boasts a 70-acre lake of fresh, crystal-clear water that slow-filters down from the Chiltern hills. With beautiful blue water and depths of over 30 metres, St Andrews Lakes is the newest inland fresh-water scuba diving site in the UK.

Nestling in a perfect countryside location, you’d be surprised St Andrews Lakes is only two miles from Junction 2 of the M2 and four miles from Junction 4 of the M20. It also has good rail connections.

St Andrews Lakes is a nature park first and foremost, which also provides water sports and fishing facilities. In the future, we hope to offer glamping and other high-quality outdoor activities too.

The dive team at St Andrews Lakes is provided by Southern Scuba, and welcomes individuals and clubs alike.

We are investing in the site both above and in the water. On arrival, you will find easy parking, heated changing facilities and convenient kitting-up areas. In the water, we have a lined course to help you navigate our attractions, training platforms and abundant fish stocks. If you are new to diving, we’re here to help develop your skills and can even find you a dive buddy.

For scuba schools and clubs, we offer facilities for teaching from open water, advanced and deep speciality. We offer schools a discount so please contact us to enquire. It’s a great place to teach technical diving too. There is a classroom available for use, and our staff will ensure you have everything you need to run your course your way.


Founded in 2012 with Janine and Tony at the helm, Southern Scuba has grown from strength to strength, becoming an award winning PADI centre in 2017.

Although a family friendly outlook has always been important, our main goal has always been training divers to a high standard. In order to achieve this Janine and Tony along with Southern Scuba staff are continually expanding our training and knowledge base to give the best service and teaching experience possible.

We offer a wide range of PADI training from bubblemakers and Seal team for the under 10 years old and recreational to Technical diving (some courses are age specific). Please refer to our courses page for the PADI learning tree.

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