Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley

Divers explored an underwater playground in Chorley when they submerged into wintry waters at the weekend.

Monday, 12th March 2018, 2:58 pm
Updated Monday, 12th March 2018, 4:05 pm
Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley

Dressed in dive skins, flippers and breathing masks the group waded into the 4° waters of the Eccleston Delph in the morning on Sunday, March 11.

Andy Godber, who learnt to dive in the Delph and moved from Nottingham to Chorley to manage the watersports centre, said: “We had a good day.

“We got all the kit on and went for a swim around all the attractions.

Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley

“It’s like a playground for the divers. We’ve sunk all sorts of objects.

“We have a cruiser boat, an armed patrol carrier, a war tank, a van, a jet provost plane, a see-saw and even a couple of rocking horses.

“It was a toasty 4°. It was down to minus 2° last week when it snowed on Thursday with ice forming on top of the water.”

Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley
Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley
Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley
Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley
Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley
Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley
Divers take a chilly dip into Eccleston Delph near Chorley