Sheltered Water Training Areas

Sheltered water training areas (SWTA) are areas of open water that can be used to deliver sheltered water training lessons.  Like swimming pools, they do not require a SADS.

The only SWTAs that are approved for use under service diving regulations are shown in the table below and each has specific guidance for its use.  Copies of the specific guidance for each site can be obtained either from the sponsor or by contacting us.

CountrySiteDate of ApprovalSponsor
GozoXwenji Bay28 Sep 18ASADA
GozoMgarr ix Xini28 Sep 18ASADA
GozoMarsalforn Bay28 Sep 18ASADA
GozoXatt l'Ahmar (Red Bay)28 Sep 18ASADA
MaltaSuzie's Pool, Cirkewwa24 Sep 18RAFSAA
MaltaSirenes, St Pauls Bay24 Sep 18RAFSAA
GibraltarRosia Bay7 Jun 18RNRMSAA
CyprusDhekelia Jetty1 Aug 18JSATW(C)
LanzarotePlaya Cica Bay 7 Dec 18ASADA
CyprusGreen Bay26 Mar 19ASADA

If you’d like somewhere else to be added then please contact your single service diving officer.