Trespassed Godstone Reservoir to become diving centre

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A disused reservoir, which was often broken into by people who wanted to go swimming, is to become a scuba diving and underwater training facility.

Sutton and East Surrey Water has leased the Godstone Reservoir to Caterham-based Outdoor Leisure Pursuits.

It aims to open the diving centre by the end of this month, and is confident it will become a popular site.

Owner Simon Turner said: "There is nothing like it in this region and diving is a growing pursuit."

The new leisure facility will have secure log cabins on site for changing rooms, refreshments and training purposes.

Mr Turner said it would be open to the public and use PADI-qualified dive-master instructors.

Sutton and East Surrey Water said the incidents of trespass at the site in the past had meant offenders had been endangering their lives.

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