They say that nowhere in the UK is more than 73 miles from the sea. That means you’re never more than an hour and a half’s drive from a chance to SCUBA DIVE!
Bridgend, near the glorious south/west Wales coastline, is a natural choice for what is set to become Wales’ premium scuba diving shop, Welsh Diving.
You may already know the Welsh Diving brand – the PADI-accredited company has been teaching people to scuba dive on Newport and Cardiff for years, with more recent classes opening up in Bridgend too.
“Scuba diving is so popular across South Wales,” comments Martin Donovan, lead dive instructor and MD of Welsh Diving, “it just makes sense for us to open this shop and cater for those who want to either get into the hobby or take their diving to the next lesson.
“For Welsh Diving it’s really just a continuation of our customers’ journey with us. Unlike some dive schools which are only concerned with getting peoples’ qualifications over the line, we teach people to dive and to enjoy diving – that way they keep diving with us after they’re qualified and now we can continue to serve them even when they’re out of the water.”
The Dive Shop will stock all the equipment needed for the scuba enthusiast, from wetsuits and air tanks to fashion items and underwater cameras.
The new shop will be opening in early March 2017 at: The Dive Shop, Shop 16, Pen Y Bont Road, Pencoed, CF35 5RA.
“Anyone who dives will tell you: it’s the greatest sport in the world,” adds Martin. “It’s a superb way to keep fit and see the world from a new angle, so hopefully this store will encourage more people to get into diving; naturally we’ll be offering sign-ups to classes from inside the shop too.”