Coronavirus rules updated 5 November 2020.


You are asked to read the following carefully before attending and adhere to all site rules (these and our normal rules) and instructions given by staff whilst here. You are also asked to ensure that you adhere strictly to government and training agency guidelines. 

Please review this document again immediately before any visit as due to the ever-changing nature of the government guidelines we may have to change our procedures at short notice.

PLEASE DO NOT come to The Delph if you are suffering with any symptoms associated with Covid-19, flu, colds, if you feel unwell or if you have been in contact with anyone with symptoms or who has tested positive in the last 14 days.

General site information 

Please wear an appropirate face covering around the reception, shop, cafe & toilet areas unless you are sat eating drinking at cafe table.

Numbers of people on site are going to be restricted to enable social distancing to occur. As a result only divers/swimmers are allowed on site alongside appropriate surface cover as per the new government guidelines.

Please do not arrive early, the gates will be opened at 9.00am weekends and 10.00am weekdays Please do not queue/block the Lane outside The Delph.

Please park adhering to social distancing. 

Until further notice, the site will be open to divers/swimmers and their appropriate surface support alongside customers using the cafe. Walking around the quarry is NOT allowed at the time being. NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED OTHER THAN APPROPRIATE SURFACE SUPPORT

In line with government guidelines no groups of more than 6 persons are allowed. If persons within the group are not from the same household, 2m social distancing must apply at all times.

All litter is to be removed from site.

There will be hand santiser around the site. Please feel free to use.

Only one group/buddy pair to use the water entry/exit points at any one time. Please be patient with each other.

No equipment to be left at the water entry/exit points or on kitting up benches.

Booking your dive or swim
We have introduced a simple booking system on our website to enable you to pick your sport, date and time for your dive or swim. We have also increased our opening times Monday to Wednesday 9.00am till dusk to help with social distancing. ALL swimmers and divers need to be registered with us, if you are not you need to complete the registration form on the front page and £15 registration fee applies


We are now serving in the cafe as table service. Please take a seat in groups of no more than 6 people and we will come to take your order and serve you. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK other than when you are sat down in the cafe. PLEASE ONLY USE THE INSIDE TABLES IF YOU ARE WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD (OR HAVE FORMED A SUPPORT BUBBLE WITH)

Again please bring cash for payment or contactless card.

Changing rooms

VERY IMPORTANT – The changing rooms will not be in use. PLEASE DO NOT USE the changing rooms other than for using the toilet. 

Air fills

Air fills are available as per ususal. If you are just coming for an air fill please note walking around the quarry is not permitted at this time.

Please leave your cylinders in the marked area. Please try to have correct change for payment of fills. 

Please follow all instructions given to you by staff as to when and where to move forward and leave/pick up your cylinder. 

Main reception/Shop

Our main reception is open for signing in, payment and the shop. Only 2 people allowed in the building at one time, please observe the 2m social distancing rules and use the two doors marked for entrance and exit. Please do not congregate at around reception. If you can please download and complete registration forms prior to arriving on site to enable us to keep the minimum numbers of people in the shop. YOU MUST WEAR A FACEMASK IN THE SHOP/RECEPTION

Diver Training

Please note that diver training should only be taking place if it complies with government rules and if your training agency and insurance company allow it. It is imperative you read your agency’s guidelines.

No groups of more than 6 allowed including instructor, in-water rescuer and surface support. This is as designated by government guidelines.

No more than one group per dive school or dive club at this point in time. Hopefully we will be able to change this as we assess our site demand over the next few weeks.

All persons within a group must be getting in the water at the same time to avoid persons waiting around unnecessarily on site.

Training must follow social distancing rules at all times.

All schools and clubs are responsible for their own first aid provisions including oxygen and also kit cleaning provision.

No cleaning fluids to be disposed of on-site as it can be harmful to the environment.

These rules have been put in place for the safety of everyone, both customers and staff. They may be subject to change as government and scientific advice changes. Please stick to the rules to avoid staff being put in the uncomfortable and unfair situation of having to ask persons to leave.We ask all instructors bringing students new to The Delph to download registration forms from our website and complete them prior to arriving. 


There is no reason for you to pass another swimmer closely. We should reiterate that many swimmers will be anxious, DO NOT pass them closely just because you are confident. Look where you are going and respect other swimmers/divers using the water.
Please take your time exiting safely and give people space. Equally, please keep the entry and exit points clear by moving away as soon as possible to avoid congestion.
Remember all swimmers MUST wear a full length wetsuit. 


Enjoy your dive or swim.