Our History… So Far
Duttons divers born!
Clare, our director purchase a trailer and travelled around the UK teaching PADI Courses as a feelance instructor.
Vivian Dive Centre
Jean, our second director joined the buisiness and the purchase of Vivian Quarry was made.
Our 7.8 meter dive boat was purchase from Southhampton and work began to turn her into a bespoke dive boat.
Clare was accepted as the youngest UK candidate to join the PADI Course Director programme in the Dominican Republic… she passed!
PADI IDC Centre
The dive centre was awarded the highest level of PADI Centre…. 5* IDC status, the only one in North Wales then… and now.!
Hafan Marina Dive Centre
The second location in in Pwllheli was purchased. With a shop and indoor pool added to the site. Our dive boats are also here.
RYA Accredited centre
The team completed the RYA instructor training courses and the centre was awarded the title of RYA training centre to offer Level 1 & 2 powerboat courses..
Our second dive boat came to Pwllheli! A hard boat offering more distant dive trips, equipped with toilet facilities and kitchen.
Anglesey Dive Centre
Our third dive centre was announced, offer a base on Anglesey with a fully stocked shop, servicing, training and guided dives.
We joined SSI
We know that Progression and moving with the industry is important to our Training delivery and Customer focus. SSI have hugely enhanced the Diving market with high quality training Materials, new & enhanced courses such as the horizon rebreather and so we felt that they were the best fit to now be our partner agency.
Our facilities & equipment
High quality equipment is important to us, which is why we only select the best brands. At all of our centres you will find Santi drysuits, Mares BCD’s & Regulators, Fourth Element wetsuits & ancillary equipment. All of our equipment is regularly serviced, and fully replaced every 2 years.
We have our own quarry site, Vivian. The site is well maintained and boasts a historic element to explore during your training or dives here, with the underwater slate ruins. Having our own training site is important to us, to ensure we can offer bespoke training, smaller groups and with no time constraints.
Our own training pool is on site at Hafan Marina Dive Centre to allow us to flexibly offer your course, and cater for all levels of experience.
With our own dive boats, we can select the dive sites that we go to, we cater for both small and large groups and go when ever you ask us to. It is important to us to keep our boats well maintained which is why so much effort is taken in their upkeep. See Little viv and our new 2023 dive boat, SeaQuest.