About Us

Welcome to North Wales only PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre!

With all our own all inclusive facilities why would you need to go anywhere else?

From starting out of a trailer as a singular freelance instructor, we now boast 2 excellent facilities, dive boat and numerous activities you can take part in whether you are a diver, here on holiday, wanting to book as a family we have something to suit!

We have our very own quarry, RHIB powerboat for trips, diving and RYA powerboat courses, pool for confined activities and kids club, a dive shop, a high quality classroom and workshop.

2022 statistics

163 courses taught

72 guided dives

26 instructor certifications

Our History... so far

duttons divers born!

March 2015

Clare, our director purchase a trailer and travelled around the UK teaching PADI Courses as a feelance instructor.

Vivian Dive Centre

February 2016

Jean, our second director joined the buisiness and the purchase of Vivian Quarry was made.

Little Viv

April 2016

Our 7.8 meter dive boat was purchase from Southhampton and work began to turn her into a bespoke dive boat.

Course Director

July 2017

Clare was accepted as the youngest UK candidate to join the PADI Course Director programme in the Dominican Republic... she passed!

Padi IDC centre

September 2017

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

March 2021

The second location in in Pwllheli was purchased. With a shop and indoor pool added to the site. Little Viv is also now here.

RYA Accredited centre

2010

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 facilities & equipment

We pride ourselves on our facilities and equipment, to ensure that you have the best experience on your course or activity with us. 

Dive equipment

Having high quality equipment is important to us, which is why we only select the best brands. At both of our centres you will find Santi drysuits, Mares BCD's & Regulators, Fourth Element wetsuits & ancillary equipment. All of our equipment is regularly serviced by our own technicians, and fully replaced every 2 years to ensure it kept up to date.

Quarry

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.

Training pool 

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. 

Dive boat

With our own dive boat, we can select the dive sites that we go to, take small groups and go when ever you ask us to. It is important to us to keep her well maintained which is why so much effort is taken in her upkeep. See Little viv here.

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