Duttons Divers and Vivian are proud to both announce and be hosting the first-ever Scuba Pride event, right here in North Wales on 21 July.
The event is sure to be a huge success, with vast amounts of support from various LGBT groups, such as Stonewall and LGBT North Wales, as well as various other dive manufactures and organisations.
Clare Dutton, Director of Duttons Divers and Vivian Dive Centre, says: “I am very proud and excited for this event, and quite honestly cannot believe that it has not been done before. It is great to have the opportunity to make a difference and support the LGBT community. Having known so many individuals that have faced issues in the past when trying to ‘fit in’ and take part in new activities, we want to show that scuba diving is open to everyone, without prejudice, and encourage those that have been reluctant to take part in scuba diving for this very reason reason, that they do not need to be.”
Duttons Divers and Vivian have lots lined up at the event already, including the standard attendees such as guest speakers, dive manufacturers and travel operators, plus the team will be offering recreational and tech try dives, shore and boat dives, and a BBQ. Of course, it will also be a day with a difference, with things like karaoke, a jacuzzi, photo booth, rainbow face painting and much more.
Tickets can now be purchased online at: www.viviandivecentre.com. You can also purchase the official Scuba Pride T-shirt from the same site. A donation from all ticket and T-shirt sales will go to LGBT North Wales.