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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.
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 cant 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.
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!
With the number of trips we organise each year it was inevitable that we became a Scuba Travel Recommended Dive Centre. Enquires from the non diving public are growing weekly, many wish to learn whilst on holiday so a mix and match a package holiday, currently we have the following departures scheduled.
Escorted by Water Front Scuba - Dive the classic Red Sea wrecks as well as Safaga! Departing from Sharm, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). This is wreck-tastic itinerary diving the incredible Northern Red Sea wrecks all week with up to 21 dives over the week. All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are with Monarch from Gatwick and transfers are also included.
holiday package £1195
Escorted by Waterfront Scuba - Our DIRECT FLIGHT to Marsa Alam means your transfer to the new Marina at Port Ghalib will only take a few minutes. Here you will join the recently refitted Hurricane, a stable steel hulled boat best suited to this exciting blue water itinerary. Dive the famous Daedalus Reef, Rocky Island and St Johns - night diving is prohibited in some of these areas so expect around 18 dives in total. All fees, 12 L tank & weights and FREE NITROX are included in your package. Al
holiday package £1195
One of the best ways to learn to dive is to complete the pool training and classroom sessions in your local dive centre and then finish off the four open water dives in tropical warm waters. Why spend time in the classroom when you could be diving?
This package includes both parts of the course, course materials, plus flights and accommodation in some of the best places in the world to enjoy your first diving experience.
There are few names as well known in Sharm as Camel Resort and their dive centre stands out for their excellence, attentive manner and friendly welcome. The original dive centre in Naama Bay has literally decades' of diving experience and local knowledge around Sharm's many dive sites. The team is the very definition of professionalism yet they always manage to combine this with a relaxed atmosphere and careful eye on safety.
Finishing your PADI Open Water course couldn't be easier with Camel. With a whole week to enjoy in the sun and sea and no classroom work left to do, you'll come home not only a newly certified diver but with a few fantastic dives to rave to your friends about as well!
Price from £995
includes Classroom and pool sessions in your recommended dive centre. Your 4 certification dives. B&B accomodation, Flights and transfers at Camel Dive Centre read more here
22 April 2013
Can i just take this opportunity of thanking every one who supported our Red Sea trip last week. I have run around 25 of these trips over the years I can honestly say this was one of the nicest trips personally for me. Yes we had a great boat run by great crew, fantastic food and dive guilds, Stunning diving and marine life but it was the people who came that made it special for me. What a smashing group you all was. I was such a pleasure to be in your company and see you all progress so well with you diving. A massive well done to all those who gained diver grades. We ended up with 17 new diver certs. Finally may I just express publicly my thanks to Steve Elliot, simply one of the best diving professionals I've ever met what a joy it is working with you. Andy Abery - Waterfront Scuba
06 September 2012
Would like to thank everyone that was onboard MY Grand Sea Serpent this past week for a great trip, great diving, Great Sunsets, Great marine life. Special Thanks to Gabriel and Maria the guides simply fantastic Waterfront Scuba