Lake Rules

Divers Cove is a beautiful 7.3-acre reservoir formerly used for sand extraction in Godstone, Surrey.

Beautiful green lake waters

Lake Rules: While Open Water Swimming at Divers Cove

  • All swimmers must have a pre-booked session to be allowed entry.
  • All swim sessions will start and finish at the time booked.
  • No swimmer is to enter the water before our safety team has taken to the water and advised you to enter.
  • Children of 7 years and older are allowed to swim in the lake if accompanied by an adult and can demonstrate they are experienced at open water swimming.
  • Children are not permitted to play on the beach or pontoon at any time. Divers Cove does not permit paddling sessions.
  • All swimmers must wear a wetsuit when the water temperature is 16°C or below unless agreed with management. If swimming without a wetsuit (when the water temperature is OVER 16°C) you must wear a tow float. (Our website is updated daily with current water temps)
  • A brightly coloured swim hat must be worn at all times in the water so that you can be seen.
  • If, at any time, you hear a loud hooter/whistle being sounded you must immediately leave the water at the nearest exit point. You should stay on land and make your way back to the beach area to await further instructions. Raise your arm for attention if you cannot make it back to land.
  • Please swim responsibly, respectfully and know your limits.
  • If you see anyone in trouble you must alert a member of the safety team as quickly as possible.
  • Swimmers must stick to the swim courses set out by coloured buoys.
  • Swimmers should swim parallel to the bank when possible.
  • If staff ask you to leave the water please do so immediately (your safety is our priority).
  • Safety cover will be provided at all sessions and this will not be below the required minimum standard identified in the venue risk assessment.
  • Try not to ingest water whilst swimming.
  • When on land footwear must be worn at all times.
  • Cover all cuts and abrasions, however minor, with sticking plasters. Do not swim if you have deep cuts.
  • In the unlikely event that you develop any flu-like symptoms after swimming with an open cut/wound please tell your doctor that you have been swimming in open water.
  • A first aid kit and the defibrillator will be on site.
  • Any accidents no matter how small must be reported to staff and will be logged.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in and out of the water at all times.
  • Personal belongings are left at your own risk whilst on site.
  • Cars are parked at your own risk, please be considerate when parking.
  • Noise must be kept to a minimum whilst on site and in the water
  • All swimmers must respect the wildlife and ensure they take home all litter
  • No picnics or BBQ’s
  • No dogs

Find Us

Divers Cove, North Park Lane, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8ND

Only accessible from North Park Lane off the A25, take the first right-hand turning on North Park Lane & turn right immediately. Drive up the slope and through the gates to find our car park

Wild Swimming Near London - Divers Cove