These trips are ideal for divers who are newly qualified, have never dived in the UK before, or are just wanting some easy, no pressure dives on the shallower wrecks and reefs around Weymouth.

UK Intro TripThe weekend dates scheduled so far are:

30th April – 1st May
18th – 19th June
16th – 17th July

We do not teach PADI courses on these trips, nor are these guided dives, but an experienced UK Instructor is on hand to offer help and advice and the skipper is primed and ready for the fact that you don’t know what you’re doing!

We help you understand the significance of tides and tide tables, planning dive times and boat etiquette. We have chosen weekends that are as close to Neep tides as we can, so conditions will be easier. You will experience UK diving conditions in low stress dives where you don’t have to worry about ‘holding your buddy back’ as you will all be in the same boat!

To keep things easy, we have accommodation on hand which is directly opposite the dive centre and the boat really is a stone’s throw from both buildings. We return to land between dives, so you don’t have to worry about being stuck on a boat all day and we can even help you with dive kit if you need to hire anything.

Breakfast is included and the hotel has an excellent selection of home-cooked food and good beers to boot!

We recommend travelling down on the Friday night so you are on site and ready for Saturday morning. Accommodation is booked Fri & Sat nights so no need for early starts. You will be diving Saturday and Sunday.

4 dives, 2 night’s B&B accommodation is £185 pp.

Contact the shop to confirm your place – 020 8546 8882 /

IndonesiaWe have 1 space available ONLY! – 27th October – 11th November 2017

Amira will take us from south Banda Sea through a series of remote volcanic islands and into the heart of Raja Ampat. Banda Sea offers big drop offs drenched in colourful fans and corals. There’s potential for big fish in these deep waters including sharks and mantas.

South Raja Ampat offers incredible scenery above and below the surface – beautiful reef diving, manta cleaning stations and schools of barracuda, jacks and reef fish.

This is a special ‘one way’ safari taking us well off the beaten path of Indonesia’s premier diving regions. Other liveaboard sightings will be very few and far between.
Amira is Rebreather friendly.
Safety: All major technical equipment is available in duplicate on board. Includes motor, generator, anchor vice, dinghies, compressor and water maker for drinking water preparation.
Amira is the first boat in Indonesia equipped with the electronic emergency and location system ENOS, a particularly valuable safety measure for guests when diving in remote parts of the world. On board there is extensive and highly specialised medical emergency equipment also available.
Liveaboard Charter Dates: 29th October – 10th November 2017 (12 nights)
Includes: Cabin Twin/Double Share Full Board
Diving with tanks, weights & guide
£3395.00 Per person Twin/Double Share
£175.00 Per person National Park & Port Clearance* (subject to change)
£175.00 Per person Fuel Surcharge* (subject to change)
£3745.00 Per Person Total
*Changes aren’t anticipated but are possible.

8 Double Cabins & 1 Single Cabin
Additional Expenses Guide (subject to change) International Flights: £550.00 approx Internal Flights: £350 – £400 approx Overnight accommodation Jakarta with breakfast: from £60.00 per person
Sample Travel Information:
27th October 2017: Depart UK
28th October 2017: Arrive Jakarta Indonesia. Overnight hotel close to airport
29th October 2017: Fly from Jakarta to Saumlaki
Embark on Amira for 12 nights to Sorong
10th November 2017: Arrive Sorong. Flight to Jakarta.

Extension Information:
Resort extensions are possible in both Ambon (start of trip) and Raja Ampat (end of trip). Please inquire for details.
Liveaboard Payment Schedule:
Confirmation Deposit: £300.00
Deposit 2 | 1st September 2015: £300.00
Deposit 3 | 1st April 2016: £800.00
Deposit 4 | 1st November 2016: £500.00
Final Balance | 1st August 2017: £1495.00
*Park and port fees are paid locally

Some useful links:
Route Map:
Amira Virtual Tour:
Amira Liveaboard Video Introduction:

Fitness to Dive? – Social Night 14th April

March 21, 2016

Our next Social Night will be on 14th April starting at 8pm, and will be back upstairs at the Norbiton and Dragon (as the Albert is closed that week for refurbishment!) Dr Mark Downs, who specialises in dive medicine, will talk about the relationship between fitness and diving, who assesses it and the consequences of […]

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Easter Opening Hours

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We are open over the Easter weekend at the following times: Good Friday – 11am – 4pm Saturday – 10am – 6pm Easter Sunday – Closed Bank Holiday Monday – 11am – 4pm We look forward to seeing you in the shop 😉

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Midweek Dives

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February 4, 2016

After the success of last year’s try dives there was only one problem: The results were a tie meaning that we still don’t know whose Dad is the best, twinset or side mount. Therefore the twinset vs side mount try dives are returning for 2 days over the 26/27th of March at The National Diving […]

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Social Night – Dive the Philippines – March 10th

January 15, 2016

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The AQUANAUT SALE is now on!

January 7, 2016

The AQUANAUT Sale is now underway. On offer we have: – over 120 wet & semi dry suits (including Fourth Element Proteus) – Over 55 drysuits – Fantastic deals on selected Aqualung and Beuchat BCDs – Cressi Giotto Computer – Selected masks and Fins – Various accessories including Beuchat torches and the GoBe 500 – […]

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Which Reg is Right for You? – 11th February 2016

January 7, 2016

How do you know which is the right regulator for you to purchase or use?    The choice out there is massive so how do you fight your way through all the manufacturers sales blurb, terminology you don’t understand and a list of features that you don’t really know if they are useful or just […]

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Fancy a Winter Dip?

January 7, 2016

Brush the cobwebs off your drysuit and come and join us for a Winter Dip at one of the Inland lakes Sunday 31st January – NDAC Chepstow Fancy a bracing dip into Chepstow? Almost guaranteed to be warmer at 30m than it is on the surface, but Winter visability is excellent, and the attractions always […]

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