Newbold Quarry: The first Midland pool

“We need to do some project diving this year,” said Martin, “do some work; more than just look at stuff down there. But local, something local.” “Why don’t we dive some quarries?” said Rob. Three months later, and we’re here: Newbold Quarry. The first day’s diving on the Midland Pools Project. (Well, these things need a name!) It had taken some effort to arrange: identify a site, make a reconnaissance trip, negotiate permissions (plural) to dive, develop a plan, risk assessment and method statement. We consulted our friends at Ghost Fishing – UK on the latter. We worried about...