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OLD QUARRY
CRUSHING WORKS


DIVING FACTS
MIN DEPTH:
14 metres
MAX DEPTH:
22 metres
BUOY #
12
BEST BITS:
  • It's shear size!
  • Metal framework
HAZARDS:
  • Protruding metal
  • Overhead environment
  • Loss of visibility
  • Entanglement
  • Depth
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Rising up from a maximum depth of 22m, the Crushing Works is one of the most interesting dive attractions at Vobster Quay. Carved out of the side of the quarry wall, it's a massive structure that should not be missed by any visiting diver.

Ideal for divers for all experience levels, beginners can take in the shear size of the Crushing Works whilst experienced divers will enjoy exploring its lower depths. For those with overhead environment training, a couple of small holes in the base of the structure provide some more challenging swim-thrus.

Running out along its length at the top of the structure is an intricate metal framework which offers a series of fun swim-thrus ideal for the less experienced - care must be taken to tuck hoses in close to the body to avoid snagging the framework, though.

The location of the crushing works makes it an ideal detour for divers visiting the aircraft, lying as it does within very close proximity of the aircraft tail section and industrial dryer. For visiting instructors, the top of the crushing works provides an ideal platform to run through skills and drills whilst still providing students with visual interest during their dives.

The Crushing Works has a pair of shotlines tied off as a trapeze half way along the metal framework that runs the full length of the structure, allowing easy ascent and descent for those still finding their way around the quarry.
SAFETY FIRST: Only very experienced divers with overhead environment training should enter this dive attraction. Movement inside is restricted and the cold, darkness and depth can be very disorientating. If in doubt, DO NOT ENTER!




SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
9.8°C
RECORDED ON:
18-04-2018    11:40













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