Staying safe around quarries.

We wish to highlight the potential dangers associated with swimming in deep pools and area of deep open water during the warm summer months.

Quarries, particularly abandoned and disused quarries are very dangerous places to go swimming. A number of the hidden dangers are:

  • deep water
  • cold water
  • submerged abandoned machinery and car wrecks
  • underwater ledges and recesses
  • hidden currents and tunnels
  • submerged plants
  • dead animals and excrement
  • rubbish
  • pollution
  • dangerous algae