Gildenburgh Water

Surface water temp Sunday 11 November 2018 – 11 degrees 

We are closed Monday & Tuesday each week for casual divers, but open for swimming.
Groups & other customers please call 01733 351288 between 8am & 4:30pm
for special arrangements 

Gildenburgh Water has been supporting UK Divers since 1960 and holds strong to this day!

Gildenburgh Water was the first and only National Inland Dive Site to be approved by the Sports Council. Located at Whittlesey – “The Gateway to the Fens” – near Peterborough in northern Cambridgeshire, it now offers a wide range of activities as well as diving.

  • About Gildy. First British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) UK Centre of Excellence for diving, and chosen by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for their instructor examinations in this part of the UK. It has been the home of the UK’s top-rated PADI dive centre – Dive In – since 1983, and thousands of non-divers learn to dive here every year.
  • Dive Gildy. The lake has been a developing sanctuary for fish and lush plant life since 1945 when the former brickworks closed down. With varying depths from 1m to 22m, it is considered by many divers to be the best diving centre in the country. We’ve removed the 10 entry frequent user card to streamline the “save every dive” membership system. This includes a very competitive, and great value membership system where you save £40 on every 10 entries for just £15 a year registration and £10 a year renewal.
  • Winter Opening Times excluding Christmas & New Year. We are now on our September-February opening times. The only difference is we now close at 4:00pm on Monday to Thursday. Opening times for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the same as always, and we are still open 7 days every week except over Christmas and New Year, when our opening times will be as follows:
  • Christmas & New Year.   Up to and inc 23 December – open as normal winter hours; Monday 24 Dec open 8am – 1pm only; 25-26 December closed; 27-28 December open 8am to 4pm, but for pre-booked divers and swimmers only; 29 December – 01 January closed.
  • Contacts and DirectionsContact us and get directions to Gildy.
  • Rescue Tips. Claim your FREE Gift from Gildy – “The Top 30 Rescue Tips You MUST Know BEFORE You Go Diving”.
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  • Dive Shop
  • Fishing
  • Swimming. Swimming is available during daylight hours all year round during normal site opening times.
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  • Enquiries. Want a quick reply to your enquiry? Please telephone us on 01733 351288 or email ian@gildenburgh.com .