Plymouth's Diving is some of the best in the country, rivaled only by the likes of Scapa Flow in the Orkney's.
We have more wrecks per mile of coastline around Plymouth than anywhere else in the rest of the world, and as such the diving here is extremely varied. From gentle reef, to stark amazing drop offs consisting of granite boulders and cliffs falling away to extreme depths. As Plymouth Divers we are extremely lucky to have such awesome conditions consisting of an average of 5-8m visibility inshore, extending to 30m+ on our offshore sites.
At Aquanauts, we have created a working dive centre in the heart of Plymouth that should be able to cater for all your diving needs.
The centre is located on an ideal site in the Barbican area of Plymouth's city centre, next to the pontoons where our boat is moored. Our pool is located in a large property in Derriford on the outskirts of Plymouth and our facilities include a purpose built 3m deep pool, sauna, shop, lecture room, large equipment store, and the all important refreshments fridge. We have 30 sets of equipment, 2 boats, torches, video equipment, first aid kits and emergency oxygen. We also run a non-profit making club with over 100 well looked after members.
Aquanauts welcomes any and all from age 8 to 80. In diving, safety is paramount. Every training dive will involve at least 3 staff, the Instructor, the Rescue Diver, and the Dive Marshall. Every HSE recommendation is followed if not exceeded. With a care for quality diving, our shore training sites include the best in the area, Bovisand, Thurleston, Cawsands, Looe, Talland Bay, Firestone Bay and Devil's point as well as the beloved Plymouth Hoe, a challenging but very safe and accessible environment. Our boats can take you to all the local wrecks and reefs including the renowned James Egan Layne.
From 2004 we have been running Hardboat shuttles to the newest and only Artificial Reef in the UK HMS Scylla, being sunk by the ARC (Artificial Reef Consortium). Aquanauts is involved in numerous local activities and charitable community events. We organise annual Underwater Cleanups for the Marine Conservation Society and Project AWARE, teach disadvantaged groups, and also provide Rescue Divers for the Formula One Power Boat Races.