Welcome to Vivian Dive Centre

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Discover Scuba or Discover UK diving for just £55!

Here at Vivian take a Discover Dive with a difference. We don't use swimming pools, instead come and get familiar with the kit in our on-site training area and take a dive down to the underwater sunken boat with one of our PADI Instructors! See what diving is really about with this 2 hour experience. 

If you are a diver that has experience but never dived in the UK, then why not come and see what you are missing! We have great visibility (despite what you have been told!) and have lots of marine life under the water. During this 2 hour experience on-site, you can decide if cold water diving is for you!

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For more information contact us at viviandivecentre.com
Discover Scuba
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Full Face Masks dive 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! 

​Book you full face mask dive right here and give it a go!
Full face mask dive
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

(Please note that training courses are still conducted all week)

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED 

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: 9.00am - 4pm

Sunday: 9.00am - 4pm

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: [email protected]
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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