New all-in-one Dive Show for UK
The first weekend in March 2022 is destined to be a key date in the UK Diving Calendar with the launch of the first joint event between the teams behind the GO Diving Show and The Dive Show.
The event will take place from 4-6 March 2022 at the NAEC Stoneleigh, close to the previous venues of the NEC and the Ricoh Arena. The new Stoneleigh venue offers the same proximity to major transport links and a big plus, free car parking!
The show promises to offer something for divers of all levels from beginner to technical explorers and will host a variety of dedicated areas, workshops, keynote speakers, VR dives, as well as the usual range of manufacturers, tour operators, dive centres, resorts and liveaboards that make the UK show such a draw for divers and trade visitors alike.
Listen to Steve Backshall, Monty Halls and Andy Torbet on the Main Stage, and join Alex Mustard as he announces the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition winners.
Weekend tickets are priced at £15 each and children under 14 are free of charge. Friday is a trade-only day priced at £10 with proof of dive-related employment.
Visit www.godivingshow.com to book.
New year, new dive centre: Duttons to open on Anglesey in January 2023
Duttons Divers, who have recently announced a new hard boat to join their growing fleet over on the Llyn Peninsula based at Hafan Marina Dive Centre and a second dive centre that opened in January this year, have another big announcement to end the year on!
It seems that there’s just no stopping the Duttons Divers team as they announce their third dive centre opening – this time on Anglesey!
The dive centre will be open from January 2023, and is based just off the A55 at Llangefni Services, offering ease of access from all over the island and to those visiting for the day who will be passing by on their way to dive.
The centre will offer a fully stocked shop with all major brands, as well as a classroom and meeting place for teaching and briefings for the day’s guided dives around the island, equipment servicing and air fills – perfectly located to get your fills on your way too or from sites all over the island.
Owner Clare Dutton says: “We are extremely excited to announce the new centre. We have looked at Anglesey for a while, but the perfect place just did not come up until now. We wanted somewhere central that has easy access for divers to visit.”
If you would like to find out more about the new site, go to their website www.duttonsdivers.com
New North Wales dive boat for 2023 season
Duttons Divers, the North Wales based Scuba diving company, have been going from strength to strength with the expansion of a new dive centre last year, and now the addition of a second dive boat.
Duttons already offer guided shore and boat dives around the North Wales area, with their current dive boat, Little Viv, taking divers around the Llyn Peninsula. The area offers an array of marine life and variety of dive sites, including wrecks, caverns, scenic wall dives and of course their colony of curious seals at the Tudwals Islands.
The new hard boat has a diver capacity of 10, which can be booked as a single diver or as a group charter booking. The boat has toilet facilities, a kitchen for refreshments between dives and dedicated storage areas for kit.
Clare Dutton says: “We are extremely excited for the addition of the new boat. Little Viv is a great asset to our activities, but now being able to offer dive space only trips too for divers to explore the stunning area around here will make it even better.
The dive sites within this location offer something for all level of diver interest, from shallow interactions with the seals to deeper wrecks with tonnes of history. We are all very excited for the 2023 season!”
Duttons are now taking bookings for the 2023 season. Follow the link for more information: www.duttonsdivers.com/dive-boat