Diving in the Stoney Cove! AOW & Deep Specialty Courses Completed!!
Stoney Cove Diving Quarry is about 2.5 hour driving for Dive Manchester. It is a bit special occasion for us to go there. We had Advanced Open Water Diver course and Deep Specialty Course. So we took this opportunity to have our DM Club Diving Day.
It was a beautiful day for diving! We love to come to the Stoney Cove for Deep Diving lesson dives. For AOW diver course, we can actually finish in Capernwray; however, it is not quite "deep" enough for the lesson to be honest. Once you are certified as AOW diver, you will be treated as AOW divers who can go down to maximum 30m. As an instructor, I strongly prefer to take the divers to that depth for lesson dives before let them go out to the world unless we have some difficulty to have the dives in deeper dive site. Because all the courses I taught in Malta had easy access to that depth, I never certified divers with Deep diving lesson shallower than 25m. I had some students narked a little bit at that depth. Now, if they did not go down there, they never knew they might get narked at that depth. It was good idea for them to experience it so that they knew what to expect for future diving.
Safety can be earned from knowledge and experience.