THE DELPH IS NOW OPEN FOR DIVING AND SWIMMERS AND CAFE CUSTOMERS.
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. Although covid rules have now been relaxed by the government we still ask you to abide by our site rules and if you can please still wear a mask inside the shop/reception area.
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 FROM 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 BEEN TESTED POSITIVE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.
General site information
Please do not arrive early, the gates will be opened at 9.00am on weekends and 10.00am Monday to Friday. Please do not queue/block the Lane outside The Delph.
As restrictions are now lifted we are now allowing fish feeding on site but it's important to remember the water is VERY deep. All children need to be accomapanied with and adult AT ALL TIMES, paddling and entry to the water is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (Apart from registered swimmers and divers) Please adhere to any instruction given by members of staff, if you fail to do so you will be told to leave the site immediately.
Diving and swimming
Divers and swimmers need to be registered with us and need to show their membership cards on every visit. If you are not you need to complete the registration form on the front page and £15 for two years registration fee applies. After two years we ask all members to renew their membership for a further two years for £10.00 - we ask this small fee to help us maintiain the site and keep the days entry fee at a low price which we beleive is one of the lowest in the country compared with other inland sites.
The cafe is now fully open. We welcome children to the cafe but please be aware ALL children under 14 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult at ALL TIMES.
The changing rooms are open and hot showers are available. Note while renovations are underway the changing rooms are in the same place but behind wooden wall/door.
Air fills are available, we can fill air to 230 bar.
The reception and shop are fully open, the dive shop has an extensive range of kit for divers and swimmers at competetive prices.
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.
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.
Please remember the water is now cold - PLEASE ensure you are equipped for the water temperatures - Update 1st April 2023
All swimmers MUST wear a full length wetsuit at ALL TIMES in the water. At 1st April we still require all swimmers to wear a tow float. There must be at least two people in the water OR have a responsible adult spotting from waterside.
Please respect that we welcome swimmers of all abilities, please ensure space is given for every swimmer in the water.
Remember all swimmers MUST wear a full length wetsuit, and during the winter months wear a tow-float, be in a group of two or more and all swimmers must have prior experience in cold water swimming or being under training with a swim coach.
Enjoy your dive or swim.