North Wales is getting a new dive centre, which will be based in the marina in Pwllheli, as Duttons Divers expands its operation.
Duttons Divers, which is currently based at Vivian Quarry in Llanberis, Snowdonia, is set to open the new centre in mid-April.
The new dive dive centre will be operating from the Hafan Marina in Pwllheli, and their dive RIB Little Viv will be based in the marina itself, making it even easier for divers to park right next to the boat in the car park. Once the boat comes back to shore, it is just a short walk to the dive centre for showers, refreshments and any air fills.
The centre will have a large classroom area, perfect for all levels of training, from beginner to instructor level – it will be the new home of Course Director Clare Dutton‘s Instructor Development Courses – and, if that wasn't enough, there is also a 6.5-metre-long freestanding heated pool for training as well!
On the first floor there will be a dive shop offering a wide range of equipment, and specialising in Apeks and Aqualung gear.
Clare said: “It seems like a lot has happened since I decided to start freelancing from the back of a trailer at the age of 18! Never did I imagine that the business would grow to this extent, first with Vivian and a dive boat, now to another huge dive centre with even more exciting prospects.
“The new location will enable us to offer even more guided shore and boats dives, at different locations, as well as enhancing the facilities we have on offer across North Wales.
“We have worked hard to make sure that Duttons Divers as a centre can offer everything…and I believe that the new Hafan Marina centre is a great addition to the quarry. It now means that we have access to our own classroom, shop, pool, quarry, boat and shore dive vehicles for your dives… which is pretty cool!”
The news comes hot on the heels of the launch of Scuba Escape, the world's first escape room with a diving theme!