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Notice some familiar faces on the front of this months Scuba diver magazine?! Our very own PADI Master Instructor Clare, and PADI Open Water Instructor, Will, invading the front page! Come and pick up your FREE copy at the dive centre this month! We look forward to seeing you!


We have lots of stands and special guests, including: 

- Hannah Higgins (aka, Miss Scuba UK) 
- Divers warehouse 
- Scuba Travel
- Scuba Diver Magazine
- Seasearch
- Ocean Reef, full face masks
- Little Viv our 7.8 meter RHIB will be on show

for the kids...and big kids, we have: 
- Fire service with the fire engine!
- Bouncy castle
- Remote control boats
- Ocean themed face-painting
- Marine area 
and of course there will be a BBQ!

for the divers and non-divers, we have various experiences, including: 
- Try diving
- Try tec 
- Try free diving
- Try full facemask

Watch this space for more additions to the above list! 

Entry costs are £5 per non-diver and £10 per diver. 
Book in advanced for £4 per non-diver and £9 per diver!


Who's joining SCUBA School this july?!

Do you know someone aged between 10 - 16 years that would love to learn Scuba diving? Have you got children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews that would love to one day make SCUBA diving a career? Well we want to make that happen!

This summer, we will be starting our very own SCUBA School! A course ran once a week, over 12 weeks, on either a Wednesday evening 6pm - 8pm, or Saturday afternoon from 1pm - 3pm. Commencing from Wednesday 5th or Saturday 8th July.

At the end of the 12 weeks your child will receive a PADI Open Water Certification, opening doors for the rest of their lives. Giving them the opportunity to explore the under water world whilst they are on holiday, and more importantly make their Curriculum Vitae stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs! 

The 12 week course can be booked with just a £75 deposit, and payments of £25 each time your child attends the session.


We now have a BBQ waiting for you every weekend, sausages for the morning and burgers for the afternoon, all freshly produced by

the local farmer! And if thats not enough, come along on a Saturday for our late night diving and check out how amazing

Vivian looks under the cover of darkness!

​We look forward to seeing you there! 

download for discounts!

Are you a member? Then don't miss out on our member loyalty scheme! We are offering all of our members a half price dive when they come to Vivian 10 times! All you need to do it click the link below to download the "Duttonsdiver" App and ask one of our freindly staff to log your entry on you phone each time you come for a dive....easy!
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: 9.30am - 5pm

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm

Thursday: 9.30am - 5pm

Friday: Late night Opening 10am - 9pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 5pm

Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm

Find Us

Address: Vivian Dive Centre, Parc Padarn Country Park, Maes Padarn, LL55 4TY
Call: 07375 113576 / 01286 870889
OVER 12 different attractions
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!o


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