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Vivian Diving centre

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Parc Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 1286 870889
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Excellent experience

Friendly staff who talked my hubbie through everything & really looked after him. The equipment... read more

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nmaidwell123
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
I completed an AOW course at Vivian recently and felt that I received some fantastic instruction from the team.

I found the instructor and the dive sites to be first class. My instructor took the opportunities... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
iainf547
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Inland dive site, for scuba diving with many underwater attractions with a maximum depth of 18M. The quarry its self is a slate quarry so underwater visibility is generally excellent. The centre opens every day from 9am till 5.30Pm and offers training from novice divers to instructor. We can also offer technical and rebreather training. Air to 300 bar with mixed gas and nitrox on request
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“slate museum” (4 reviews)
“north wales” (2 reviews)
“quarry” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Parc Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
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+44 1286 870889
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Reviewed yesterday

Friendly staff who talked my hubbie through everything & really looked after him. The equipment was all in good condition and the tuition was very clear and well delivered. The quarry is stunning and a great venue for this activity. Exploring the sunken boat etc...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found the instructor and the dive sites to be first class. My instructor took the opportunities to practice additional skills that are not included in the course or adventure dives, which helped to give me the confidence to progress to a Deep Diver Course....More

Thank iainf547
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some great dives in the quarry and in the Menai. Got a few certs under my belt during my visit. Great people too! Still friends to this day!

Thank Greg R
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We didn't go diving here but looked in here to have a look round, you can pass the diving hut ( which is at the railway station facing the slate museum ) and go through an archway it was amazing , after taking photos we...More

Thank Diane f
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Last time I dived Vivian it was before the takeover before ditton divers, I’m an experienced sports diver and was up for a few days in snowdon, as I said last time I dived Vivian the cost was £5 to dive my partner does not...More

3  Thank williamcleaverwc
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I have found these guys to be consistently friendly, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. I am very fussy who I partner with for my dive training and I look for people who place safety first, have in depth knowledge, who practice what they teach, who are...More

1  Thank Geoff S
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Across the road from the Car Park of The Slate Quarry is a small entrance in between the rocks and as you make your way you come a cross an interesting and atmospheric place called Vivian Quarry.At the entrance is a Scuba Diving shop selling...More

1  Thank CUMBRIAVIEW
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Fantastic place to dive and engaging supportive instructors. From booking to dive the staff were fun and engaging. If you have dived before or have never stepped foot in a wet suit I couldn't recommend it enough.

Thank Max O
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Complete and utter disorganization, the team managed to give me empty cylinders not once, not twice but three times, twice for me and once for my buddy. When I got the full ones, I was given somebody else cylinders and I had to unmount and...More

6  Thank g s
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

So I have been diving since 1991 and have visited LLanberis several times but never ventured into the quarry for a dive. After recently being taken over by new owners and listening to their enthusiasm about the location, me and some friends decided to spend...More

2  Thank Ricdo30
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