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Dive Centre


In April 2000, Above & Below joined the ranks of premier diving facilities and became a PADI dive centre, store #3723. Since this time the business has seen continued growth with not only the retail facilities, but also increased training to the extent of being ranked in the UK top 10%, as a PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre. We have also received recognition awards for quality, environmental awareness and service provision. In November 2005, we were recognised in the UK Business Awards – runners up in the contribution to the community category. Owners Martin and Sharon Ainsworth, each have their own philosophies on the diving industry, which compliments the business in a unique way.

Dive Centre Facilities

Compressor Our on-site compressor can offer air up to 300 bar. Our impressive air bank is complemented with an L&W compressor, dedicated Nitrox and Trimix blending panels, and holds over 360,000 litres of air for instant fills. Cylinders of air in 7ltr, 10ltr, 12ltr, or 15ltr sizes can also be hired from us by prior arrangement.

Dive Centres and Instructors are welcome! Instructors, clubs and dive centre operations are welcome at Blue Lagoon, and platforms have been situated in close proximity to designated entry points for skill practice, however anyone operating in a working capacity must follow the HSE guidelines and regulations.

Classrooms We have three classrooms dedicated to diver training, including a 60 square metre multimedia presentation suite and four full time instructors

Dive Shop We have an extensive dive shop with a range of diving kit from well-known manufacturers. If you're after anything inparticular, all you have to do is let us know and we'll get it in stock as soon as possible.

Cafe We have a canteen offering everything from tea and coffee to sandwiches, salads and bacon rolls. Open daily from 10am to 6pm.

Showers Coming soon

Toilets There are dedicated toilets for males and females.

Changing Rooms There are dedicated changing rooms for males and females.

Seating Areas Around the dive centre and lagoon are numerous benches and tables. Relax in the open air after a dive, have some lunch and something to drink and socialise with other divers at the lagoon...

Our Staff We have a range of full and part-time staff on our books meaning that courses can be taught nearly every day!