Holborough Lakes, Snodland, Kent ME6 5GN


October already!!

Project Aware 2011Wow, where has the year gone!  We have been so busy the blog hasnt been updated for ages so here is a quick run down on what we have been up to!!

Way back in April we had a great time with the Underwater Easter Egg hunt. The star prize was won by Little H, he was lucky enough to find the hidden egg which gave him a day diving with the shark in Hastings aquarium, photos of the Easter activities are on the main site gallery and photos of the aquarium shark dive will be posted very shortly. Also in April we celebrated the Royal Wedding with a lovely hog roast BBQ and a simulated underwater wedding!

During the Summer we added a few extra attractions to the lake, we started work on the confined area, extended the jetty and even found time to enjoy some great diving.  Big thank you to all the staff, divers and friends who have given up their free time to help out.

July we went off to visit the seals in the Farne Islands, the weather was excellent and we saw lots of playful seals on every dive, photos are on the main site.
September was our Project Aware clean up weekend.  We managed to clear 5 skip loads of rubbish from the lake including washing machines, cookers, push bikes, motorcycles and other weird and wonderful things! We managed to raise lots of money for Project Aware. Thanks to Oonas Divers for helping out, organising the BBQ and supplying some great prizes (see photos on the Oonas Divers site  http://www.oonasdivers.com/news/3011-nemes-project-aware-weekend), thanks also to Kent Tooling and Phil and Jans embroidery designs for supplying raffle prizes and  making sure the weekend was a success.

Work has now started on our new dive centre, the car park has been extended and the village green is now open so friends and family can take a walk round the lake and enjoy the wonderful views.

So… if you havent visited us for a while we think you will be amazed at the changes.  We still have lots more work to do but everything is moving along nicely.  If you have any free time and would like to help out there is always something going on so give us a call or drop into the dive centre.

See you soon
Dave and Paula

Easter Events & Opening Times

Easter Opening Hours
Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday 9am – 5pm
Monday 10am – 5pm

We have an Underwater Easter Egg hunt and family fun day on Saturday 23rd April, see the Events page for more details.

Friday 29th April, Royal Wedding Holiday
We will be open from 9am-5pm come and join us for a BBQ and lovely Hog Roast. Congratulations William and Kate, thanks for the extra day off!

March Madness

ReefHas spring finally arrived?  The days are getting longer, the birds are busy nest building and the divers are starting to come out of hibernation and dust off their kit.  Its also been nice to see some blue sky and the odd days sunshine.  Water temp is slowly rising, its currently around 7-8 degrees, viz is fantastic we had around 10 metres yesterday.  

Just a reminder that the clocks spring forward on 27th March so make the most of the night diving over the next couple of weeks.  We are open for night dives every Wednesday until 9pm, please phone to book. We also have an extra late night on Thursday 17th March, again booking is essential.

We are all very busy working behind the scenes, you will see lots of changes over the next couple of months as we improve the facilities to make sure everyone has an enjoyable day when they visit.  We are not happy unless you are!

We have recently added a new dive attraction, a transit van with all the doors removed making it ideal as an easy wreck penetration. Several more attractions are being prepared as we speak… watch this space.

There is still time to book for the next open water course. Pool sessions are 2nd and 3rd April.
We are also taking bookings for the next Rescue course 14th and 15th May.

February Update

It was nice to see so many of you braving the cold over the last 2 weeks.  Thanks to everyone who took part in the Valentines Prize Draw. Project Aware will be very grateful for the money raised, its such a great cause www.projectaware.org  Congratulations to Arron, Matthew and Tony hope you liked your prizes 🙂

Well done to Emma, Dave and Marcus for completing their IDC open water skills this weekend. You should all be very proud of yourselves, your nearly there guys best of luck for the IE!  

The lake will be closed to divers on Tuesday 22nd February due to private hire. Shop will be open as normal.

Next Rescue course starts 5th March
Next Open Water course starts 2nd April
Please call to confirm bookings

February already!

SnowHow time flys when your having fun! Its February already and we havent been very good with the blog updates over the last month have we!! We have a few photos of the ice and snow to be uploaded shortly so check the gallery photos to see whats new. Its nice to see the cold weather hasnt put you off, water temp is a cool 6 degrees at the moment and as the air temp is slowing rising water temp should be on the up as well. 

The events page has now been updated so there are a few dates to add to your diary.  Hope to see you all at the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 23rd April.  Might have to sort out some Search and Recovery courses next month so you can brush up on your ‘treasure hunting’ skills and find those prizes 🙂

We would like to say a big congratulations to the Royal Couple and to thank them for giving us an extra Bank Holiday we will be having a ‘bit of a do’ at the lake on the 29th April.  

Lots more events are being planned and once we have confirmed dates we will be posting them on the site.

If you fancy a night dive we are open late every Wednesday evening, just phone the dive centre on 0750 762 4911 to book.  If you need a buddy just let us know, there is usually one of us happy to jump in with you.

Winter Opening Hours

During the winter session booking is recommended.

Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4pm (we may close early so phone ahead if you plan on coming late in the day)

Midweek – most days we will be open from 10am but please phone in advance to check.

Late night opening – From 21st January we will be open until 9pm every Wednesday evening, please phone in advance to book.

Group bookings – If you have a group of 6 or more we are happy to open any evening for you, just call to book.

Latest News

Happy New Year 2011!

We are looking forward to a great year at Holborough Lakes and we are currently busy planning events and improving the facilities at the dive centre. We hope to bring you all the latest news and gossip via this blog so make sure you check back often. Don’t forget to join our facebook group – Nemes Dive Academy, feel free to upload any photos or add any comments (please remember kids also use the site so watch your language!). We are new to this blogging stuff so bear with us while we set everything up – any whizz kids out there who want to lend a helping please get in touch 🙂

Volunteers wanted – Do you have any free time during the week? Do you like being outdoors? We need helpers for various jobs around the lake, if you can spare a few hours, dont mind getting dirty, like hard work and enjoy a laugh then give us a call and we will let you know whats going on and how you can help. You dont need to be a diver and its a great way to make new friends.

Tel: 0750 762 4911

Happy New Year 2011

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