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Preston hill quarry

Alternative Names: None.

Type of Dive: Freshwater dive in an old quarry

Suggested experience: Novice upward

Distance from Edinburgh: 16 miles 30 mins Google map  From Glasgow: 47 miles 1 hr 10 mins Google map

Parking directions: Drive down Preston crescent as far as you can go and you will see STONE MARINE SERVICES on your right with a blue fence, keep driving straight ahead and it looks like you are driving up a path .where you will come to two metal bollards. There are not locked so just lift and drop them, please remember to raise them again. Keep the gates clear in case of an emergency.

Picture 1 below right shows parking on the right-hand side of the gate .watch out for the drainage trough on the left as you drive down, try staying on the right-hand side.
Picture 2 below shows a little bit of parking in front of the gates and to the right

Preston hill quarry car parkingPreston hill quarry car parking

Lat & Long: N56.027415 W-3.385178  Google maps

Tides: No tides here.

Depth: 10m

Site entry/exit: Its a very easy entry/exit as shown in the picture below.

Preston hill quarry entry/exit

Underwater directions: There is no best way to dive here just explore around the edges and have a look in the middle.

Site Hazards: Cold and bad viz when there are too many divers here.

Nearest Public phone: None near here.


Mobile Network service: Most networks here.

Other comments: Attractions include cars, loads of bikes, lawnmowers, wire mesh, tyres, cable spools etc. Don't forget to use the comments at the bottom of the page!

Pub: Gallagher’s in Heriot Street. KY111ND

Created By: Ricky Wishart

Cafe: None near here.

Air & NitroxDive bunker Edinburgh dive centre  Deep blue scuba

Date: 22/3/12

Revision: 3

Thanks To: Avril Keith

Links: None

Surface Photos:

Preston hill quarry

Underwater Photos: By Olaff and Avril Keith Utube

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Dive Map: By Maximilian Ruffert

Preston hill quarry dive map

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