New year, new plans, new dreams

December 18, 2020 3 min read

New year, new plans, new dreams

To the future!

So much has happened to us all this year.  We've seen some awful hardships and some incredible acts of kindness. We've seen adaption, invention and creativity. And we hope that this last is what we've brought to Aquanauts.

It's the same, but it's not the same. There is a new look website, new shop exterior and new interior. We have new staff, new courses, new products, new workshops and new ways of working.

2021 is looking VERY different to what's gone before and we look forward to a happy, healthy and thriving new year for everyone!


Christmas Opening Hours 

But before we move on to the new things we need to finish this year!  The Online Shop will carry on as normal and you can order 24/7! 

The physical shop will be closing for some of the holiday period so that our staff can spend as much time as possible in their respective Christmas 'bubbles'.

So if you want to spend those Gift Cards, grab an air fill, or just hang out amongst the neoprene we will be there to welcome you as follows:

  • 24th - 28th Dec CLOSED
  • 29th Dec OPEN 11.00 - 15.00
  • 30th Dec OPEN 11.00 - 15.00
  • 31st Dec OPEN 11.00 - 15.00
  • 1st Jan 21 CLOSED
  • 2nd Jan back to normal working hours


New 2021 Prices

Let's be honest none of us know what is happening with Brexit, the "Deal" or how anything coming from anywhere other than round the corner will be priced or affected. So many shops and outlets are using this as a reason to put up their prices.  And fair enough. But that's not the Aquanauts way.

For as long as we can we will maintain our current prices for equipment. BUT whilst we ALWAYS aim to keep our prices as low as possible we simply cannot guarantee we can keep the prices the same for anything in the shop for any length of time.  We will try and  we will certainly continue to bring you some of the best prices there are around for all things Scuba.

What we CAN guarantee is the prices of things directly under our control.

Course prices, Air prices and Boat diving prices WILL ALL STAY THE SAME.  There will be no increases in the price for these items for the foreseeable future.

New ways of working!

2020 has taught us that we only need to dress from the waist up - but we need to check what's behind us when Zooming, Teaming or FaceTiming!

​It's also taught us here at Aquanauts that we can teach some parts of some diving courses online!  Yes dive from home!  

Obviously we wouldn't compromise the learning process or quality, but frankly we can chat through dive planning, how to use nitrox, caring for the ocean and many many things Rec or Tec over Zoom. We can also do this outside normal working hours, allowing you to dream diving in the evening too!

​Watch the website (and our Facebook page) for the new EVENING Workshops and Online Coursesthat we are planning!

In March we start our first part-time zoom PADI Instructor Course . We have a couple of places left so click on the link or call if you're interested.  Oh and from now till 31st Dec 20 only there is a 10% discount on the IDC Crewpack!


 New products!

We can't show you anything.  We can't tell you anything specific. And we can't even tell you who they are from. 

BUT we can tell there are some utterly amazing new diving products going to hit the market at the beginning of 2021.

We have been lucky enough to have a sneaky preview and play, and all we can say is WOW and watch this space! We will come out to you with bells, whistles and trumpets as soon as we can... but keep watching folks. They are game-changers!


New discipline!

We are going bubble-free and kit-free!  We are proud to announce that we are running our first ever Freediver Course in January.

Click here for details and to sign up (as it's January we are running it in the pool!)

Becoming a Freediver is a truly amazing experience. Imagine communing with marine life without frightening them. Imagine challenging yourself to go that bit further. Imagine the peace and quiet. This is Freediving.



Dale Spree
Dale Spree

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