Stoney Cove - Test the Arctic ultimate undersuit whilst diving at Stoney Cove
Stanegarth is the UK’s most dived wreck and the jewel in the crown of features at Stoney Cove “The National Diving Centre”.
With thirteen acres of clear, sheltered spring water descending to depths of 7,22, and 36metres, a host of underwater features and a superb bar and restaurant “Nemos” it’s easy to see why Stoney Cove has been voted the Dive Centre of The Year on three occasions and remains the UK’s most popular inland dive venue. Our Underwaterworld dive store at Stoney Cove stocks all of the Fourth Element products so why not give our test centre a visit.
To dive Stanegarth check out the information on the guide to Stoney Cove and then surface swim out to the buoy which is attached to her stern towing bollard or alternatively locate her Anchor and follow the chain out to her. At 18 metres long, 5 metres wide and 8 metres tall weighing 81 tons she is truly massive. For divers with overhead environment experience access into her interior is possible and your adventure starts with exploration of the wheel house and then through the chart room and down the ladder into her cavernous engine room. Look up to see the roof sky lights and on either side of the room there are huge air receivers and fuel tanks. Below the floor you can see the large propeller shaft and keel plates. Turning towards the bow will take you into the crew bunk room and back towards the stern takes you into a small store room with a ladder back up to the deck. To complete the dive check out her fine clipper stern with the propeller and rudder still attached and then swim along the deck. Here you will see her towing hooks, hawser beam, air vents and anchor chain winch. To finish off don’t miss the commemorative plaque on the port side of the wheel house as you ascend her mast. Stanegarth was built as a steam tug in 1910 and she is older than the Titanic and is treasured by the many divers who have enjoyed great adventures diving her.
Products for Testing
Stoney Cove has the Arctic undersuit available to test
These will be issued with all Drysuit rentals, and to students on courses where school drysuits are being used. Additionally, the sets will be used on a “try before you buy” basis. Rent a complete Arctic set for £10. This will be deducted from the subsequent purchase of a new Arctic thermal 3-piece set on production of the receipt.
The Arctic's two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric, ensure exceptional levels of thermal protection. Constructed with comfort and utility in mind, the minimalist design provides outstanding performance under closer fitting neoprene drysuits.
Find out why so many people choose the Arctic undersuit for yourself.