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

The Duttons divers & Vivian team are proud to be holding the first Scuba Pride at Vivian Dive Centre this summer! It's sure to be a fantastic event promoting Scuba for everyone!

What's happening so far!

At the event:

- Scuba Retailers 
- BBQ serving hot food and drinks
- Jacuzzi
- Guest Speakers 
- Face Painting
- Photo Booth
- Carnival style games around the quarry
- Underwater photography competition
- DAN Europe

Scuba Diving Activities: 

- Discover Scuba Dives
- Boat Dives
- Shore Dives
- Full Face Mask Try Dives
- Tec and Sidemount Try Dives
- Night Dives

Confirmed stands: 

Ocean Reef
Scuba Travel
The Great Northern Dive Show with H2o Divers
Otter Drysuits
Colbeck Diving Services
North Wales Underwater Photography group
Jakro Design 
Scuba Diver Magazine
Diver Medic
Apeks & Aqualung

and many other non-diving stands for you to take a look at!

Don't forget to pre-order your Scuba Pride T-Shirt for the event, just £15! 

Donations from tickets and t-shirts will be made to various North Wales LGBT foundations.
Pre-book your tickets here 

Diver (entry only) £11

Diver (with burger and drink) £14

Non-diver (entry only) £5

Non-diver (with burger and drink) £9

Pre-order your Scuba - Pride T-shirt here for £15

Donations will be made to LGBT North Wales  from all ticket and t-shirt sales!
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Full Face Masks dives now at Vivian!

It's all about safety for our dive centre, which is why we are the only PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre in North Wales with full facemasks, underwater and surface communications aboard our very own RHIB. All of our courses are covered by instructors using full facemasks and communications, meaning that we can now talk to you under water during your course! Quicker, safer and easier. 

Don't feel left out though, we also offer the course to be conducted here so that you can have a go too! Get in touch to book your Full face mask try dive or course. Once qualified you will be eligible to hire the Full facemasks and under water communications right here at Vivian! 
Vivian Dive Site is an old slate quarry, located in the stunning Snowdonia, Llanberris. The site offers fantastic visibility all year around, as unlike most dive sites, there is little silt. Vivian is probably the most picturesque dive site that you will find and whilst you are off diving, there are lots of other fun things for the family to do, including walks, museams and riding the railine up Snowdon. 

Vivian is operated by the well known UK based PADI diving agency, Duttons Divers. We therefore offer onsite training, should you wish to learn to dive in this amazing location, or enhance your Scuba Diving Skills.

The dive site itself offers a maximum depth of 22 meters, making this the perfect location for novice divers, as well as the more experienced. 

Vivian is the ondly dive site to have an onsite diving cage, so to all of you instructors out there looking for a perfect place to teach, you have found it. We offer the training cage to be hired out for exclusive training, cheaper than any swimming pool and in a much nicer setting! 

Opening Times

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 10am - 5pm

Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 9.00am - 5pm

Sunday: 9.00am - 5pm

Please contact us to book late night opening for night dives.

Find Us

Address: Vivian Dive Centre, Parc Padarn Country Park, Maes Padarn, LL55 4TY
Email: viviandivecentre@gmail.com
Call: 07375 113576 
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It's not just a beautiful dive setting... there are also lots of attractions for you to explore, including the boat, the old slate house and much more.
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Meet the Centre Staff

Clare Dutton
Clare is the owner of Vivian Dive Site and the proud owner of Duttons Divers. She is a PADI Staff Instructors, and loves to dive. Clare fell in love with Vivian on her first Dive there and is extremely passionate about diving as an activity, the ocean and loves the social aspect of meeting new divers.
Jean Dutton
Jean is the co-owner of Vivian Dive Site. She is a PADI Divemaster. Jean assists with the admin and safety cover at the dive site. She is our very own boat captain and minibus driver, meaning that you are bound to see her on one of our fun trips around Wales.
William Tew
William is the lead instructor at Vivian, and you are sure to see him around and about on your visit. Will is always happy to offer a helping hand at the Centre. For any kit sales or courses come and speak to Will!
To meet our awesome Dive Team, Check out www.duttonsdivers.com!o


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