We are proud to be the founders of Scuba Pride at Vivian Dive Centre! Come and show your support on July 21st 2018! 

Pre-book your tickets here for just £15

Order your Scuba - Pride T-shirt here for £15. 

To pre-order go to our viviandivecentre.com page.

Donations will be made to LGBT North Wales  from all ticket and t-shirt sales!

About Us

 Duttons divers are dedicated in providing first class PADI training courses at our  home Vivian Dive Centre. We are your PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre in North Wales, with top class facilities. We are lucky to have our own on site quarry, and training cage. Meaning that we can conduct your training all in one place, at a pace that suits you. We offer a range of courses to meet your needs and get you into the water, whether it is to enjoy the beautiful british seas, or to get you ready to explore the carribean coast on your holiday we can help you get to where you need to be.

Vivian Dive Centre

We have the absolute pleasure of teaching at probably the most picturesque dive site in the UK! By having all of our own on-site facilities, including a classrooms, changing rooms, a purpose built training area and Quarry, we are able to offer any course to be taught all at the one location. We are also able to arrange accomodation at the bunk house or alternatively the b&b to save you the hassle of travel whilst you enjoy your training. 

Meet the Team

  1. Clare Dutton
    Clare is the Director of Duttons Divers. She absolutely loves diving and is purely there to have a good time. Level: PADI Course Director
  2. William Tew
    Will is the lead instructor at Duttons divers. He has lots of experience and with an Emergency Service background you can be sure to feel safe in the water! Level: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  3. Philip Bowden
    Phil is one of the most friendliest people you will meet. He is always there to answer your questions and lend a helping hand. Level: PADI Divemaster
  4. Arthur Parkes
    Arthur is one of our hard working Divemasters and when he is not working as a lifeguard you will find him at Vivian! Level: PADI Divemaster
  5. Jean Dutton
    Jean is Director of Vivian Dive Centre and Skipper of our 'Little Viv'! Level: PADI Divemaster and Skipper
  6. Neil Williams
    Neil has numerous dives throughout the UK and is an expert in our Welsh waters, so we are sure that you will enjoy having him as your dive guide! Level: PADI Assistant Instructor

 Learn Scuba Diving

Entry Level Courses

Not yet sure if diving is for you,? All of our 'Try Dives' are based within our on-site Vivian training cage, to give you the opportunity  to use the dive equipment and try dive skills, so that you can make an informed decision if to commit to the full Open Water Course. 
£55/Per Person

PADI Open Wa†er Diver

Discover Scuba Dive

Learn the basic skills of diving  and begin to explore the underwater world as a PADI Open water diver.  Once qualified you will be able to dive anywhere in the world, with a dive buddy, down to a depth of 18 meters. With this package, the Drysuit speciality is also included.
£480/Per Person

4 pool lessons
2 days at an open water site
PADI Open water diver certificate
Dry suit certificate
10yrs +

Continue Diving

PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Speciality Courses

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

During this course you will be taught, self rescue, dealing with panicked divers, how to surface an unconsiocus diver and how to then provide CPR until your patient is handed over to qualified emergency professionals. All of these skills we all hope to never use, but it can't hurt to be prepared for that unfortunate eventality. 
£299/Per Person
 Please note that the EFR Certification is a pre-requisite to this course
2 days at an open water site
Rescue diver certificate
12yrs +
​Dry suit £190
Search and recovery £180
Under water navigation £185
Deep diver £195
Peak performance buoyancy £175
Wreck diver £185
Enriched air £185
Drift dive £185
Night dive £185
Dive Propulsion Vehicle £180
Digital underwater photography £185
Digital underwater videography £185
Project Aware £85
Aware Coral reef conservation £85
Emergency Oxygen provider £110
Boat diver £185
Full Face mask £195
Dive Against Debris £125
Progress to the next level and increase your depth limit to 30 meters. On this course you will have the opportunity to explore new skills, including deep diving and  underwater navigation.
£299/Per Person
2 days at an open water site
1 x deep dive
1 x underwater navigatoin dive
3 x speciality dives of your choice (see the full speciality list)
Advanced open water certificate
12yrs +

A Course written by us!

Basking Shark Awareness Diver

As the only PADI training school in the world to teach this - you won't want to miss out!
Come and learn about the UK's biggest marine fish. Learn about the biology of Basking Sharks, interesting facts, why they are endangered and what you can do to help! Even better though, we will teach you how to dive safely with the sharks and you will conduct 2 dives under our supervision! A percentage ofthis course goes to  the PADI Project AWARE to raise awareness of the dangers that our marine world face.
Please get in touch for details and to book your place on our next course.
Diving £195 per person
Snorkelling £99 per person
2 dives from our RHIB

Theory pack
Basking shark certificate
12yrs +

Take the next step and go pro!

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Let's Explore The Ocean Together

Come and see what you are missing.

Dive Trips 2017 - 2019

MARCH 2018

APRIL 2018


We're sorry that this is now FULL!

Description: Tick Silfra off your bucket list and dive the crystal clear waters of Iceland.

Dates: 5th - 9th April 2018
4 nights accomadation 
2 at Silfra
Price: £665 exc flights

Description: Gozo offers some spectacular dive sites, including a visit to the fallen Azure window. Join u on our long weekend away to explore the sites.

Dates: 30th Aug - 3rd Sept 2018
4 nights accomadation (shared, singles available on request, however will increase price)
6 dives ​​
Price: £455 exc flights

Farne Islands October 2018

November 2018

January 2019

Description: Anyone from the UK must have this dive on their bucket list. The friendly, inquisitive seals will be sure to brighten your day.

Dates: 26th - 28th October 2017
2 nights accomadation (shared, singles available on request, however will increase price)
4 boat dives
​Transport on request (request details)
Price: £235

Description: Need a plan for winter? Join us for a trip to Bali! Bali offers a wide variety of marine life and when above the water has lots to see and do...or you can just chill out on the beach!

Dates: 2nd - 7th March 2018
Flight and transfers
 10 dives
Price: £1345

Description: Come and join us to one of our favorite, close by dive destinations. Lanzarote offers easy diving with lots to see, rays, angel shark, octopus and much more.

Dates: 18th - 21st Jan 2018
4 day trip
 5 dives (inc night dive)
Price: £465 (flights not inc)

​MARCH 2019

​APRIL 2019


Description: Ever wanted to see Great Whites up close and in person?! Well now you can with this trip to South Africa!

Dates: 2nd - 7th March 2019
Flights and transfers
2 days cage diving
Price: £1895

Description: Tick Silfra off your bucket list and dive the crystal clear waters of Iceland.

Dates: 4th - 8th April 2019
4 nights accomadation 
2 at Silfra
Price: £665 exc flights

TBC - Come back soon!

Dive Trip Photo Gallery 

  1. Managing Director
    One of the UK's best places to dive, offering reefs, wrecks and various marine creatures including large jelly fish, lobster, thornback rays and nudibranch, this trip had something for everyone.
  2. Managing Director
    Quite possibly the best UK dive site by far. With over 2000 seals on the Farne Islands, we were sure to bump into one. Their friendly inquisitive nature made the dive for all that came. We are looking forward to 2017 already.
  3. Managing Director
    A lovely country, with even more spectacular dive sites. Rays, napoleon fish, cuttlefish, puffer fish, lion fish, clown fish...you name it, and the reef had it! I don't think any of us had even seen so many varieties of fish in one location. In a single word...amazing.
Cornwall 2016
Farne Islands 2016
Thailand 2016
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