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Waterfront Scuba Opening Hours
PLEASE NOTE THE SHOP WILL BE CLOSED FROM THE 28TH MAY THROUGH TO THE 1ST OF JUNE 2016 WE RE OPEN AS NORMAL ON THE 2ND JUNE
Tuesday open from 10.00pm till 5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00pm till 6.00pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 am till 5.00pm
Sunday & Monday closed
The Waterfront Scuba Store was first opened in the spring of 1994. Back then it was opened as the second of what became a 15 strong group of Mikes Diving Store outlets. The franchise was purchased by Andy in January 2000 to compliment his already succesfull St Albans Store and both shops enjoyed trading as a Mikes franchised store until Mike calder sadly passed away.
In January 2012 Andy took the decision to leave the Mikes group and trade under the name of Waterfront Scuba.
"after the death of Mike, I felt the group had lost its driving force and I felt we needed to go in a different direction in order that we could build on the success of what Mike had helped us achieve. I wanted to promote a company that gave new and old divers a fresh interface to go diving. The result is Waterfront Scuba Real Divers Real Diving. We now have a great PADI and TDI School and have started our own dive club that anyone can join. Our diving trips are well supported and through our social media we are able to offer our divers all the lastest information surrounding the sport"
We stock all major brand names such as Mares, Oceanic,Scubapro, Poseidon, Apex, Custom Divers, Metalsub, Delta P,Suunto, Typhoon, Buddy, Ambient Pressure, Faber, Lumb, Deep Outdores, Weezle, 4th Element, Body Glove, Analox, Narked at 60, Seac-Sub, Beauchamp,Atomic, OMS, Uwatec Aladin, Greenforce, Sea and Sea, Underwater Kenetics, Light and Motion, Pelican Cases, Tusa and AquaLung to name but a few.
All backed-up by unbeatable Pricing, after-sales servicing and progressive diver training.
Our Scuba School has been awarded PADI 5 star IDC status, this together with out TDI center facility means that we alwyas have teaching materials from PADI, BASC & TDI available. We can take you from an open water diver all the way through to becoming a instructor both sports and technical diving. We have an extensive range of scuba spares and accessories including the Ambient Pressure range of CCR units. All our equipment can be tested or tried in our 6 metre deep swimming pool after which if you are not happy with your purchase we will take it back and work with you to find you a replacement that better suits your needs.
So whatever your diving requirements; be they to purchase dive equipment, hire equipment, service your diving gear, better your training or just to go diving with our dive club... please drop in and see us, for a cuppa and friendly chat.
There are always great deals to be had, both on our web site or in our store, and remember if there is anything you can't find please call us on 01708-227122 or drop us an email as we can usually get a hold of most things dive related !
"Nobody can be that enthusiastic about diving equipment without being really enthusiastic about diving." Quite right.
The image to the right is of Andy finding the bell of the SS Maiden in the red sea. The wreck is located at rocky island on a ledge starting at a depth of 90 meters (stern) and descending to a 137 meters at the bow !
We have a small team of qualified staff lead by Andy, Evans, Steve and David who together make Waterfront Scuba Store and School tick.
The team came from a various sports and technical diving back grounds and quickly established Waterfront Scuba Dive Center as one of the best dive shops and dive schools in Essex and the south East.
Today we are widely recognised as having some one of the best diving service engineers in the business. Many of our original divers from the early nineties still send their equipment to us to be serviced. Depite the fact that they have moved miles away!
As you can imagine our extensive experience gained over the years in the sport is a real asset to us.
Andy has been at the store since the end of 2000 after joining us from the St Albans Store. He loves every aspect of the sport but his passion is deep wreck diving. He has been in the industry since 2000 and a diver for over 20 years. His diving has taken him to some of the best wreck dives around the world. He's is a BSAC, PADI and TDI instructor to CCR mixed gas level and was one of the first divers to fully embrace the buddy inspiration rebreather when launched in 1997. So much so that he hasn't dived on open circuit now for over 15 years. His happy to share his extensive Knowledge of diving be it scuba equipment, the wrecks in the english channel or technical diver training.
If your interested in CCR, be it buying, servicing or learning to use them your guaranteed an enthusiastic response from Andy. Oh did we mention he likes a cuppa Tea and a Yum Yum !