Dive Rutland was formed in 2010 and has been under the current management since 2015 and are a small boutique PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre (IDC), a recognised and authorised diver education establishment, with a Course Director on staff, which allows us to run a full suite of PADI Courses all the way unto Master Instructor
The 5* rating places us in the highest quality assurance process within the Diving Industry as well as being a RAID Technical Dive Centre,
Based in the village of Ashwell (yes really!), the smallest county in the country with the motto "Multum in Parvo" or "much in little", which we believe aptly describes us.
We do not pretend to be the biggest (after all good things come in small packages and bit is not necessarily beautiful) we just have a big heart. We will never be the cheapest as we pride ourselves on our high quality training, personalised service and safety in everything we do.
What we Offer
We offer you a quality and personalised service from our well stocked Dive shop with no pressure to purchase, so feel free to pop in and browse.
We allow you to touch, feel and try on, you can not get that from an online store! You can chat with members of staff and other customers, ask questions and utilise the experience of others to help you make an informed choice. All this whilst catching up on the latest news over a cup of coffee.
If we do not have what you want in stock then we can get it for you.
We do not just sell Dive Equipment but a full range of snorkelling, open water swimming and we even have shooting accessories, so come and have a look.
The Dive Rutland Team
We are headed up by our very own Course Director Tracey Roberts (CD-632622), the worlds highest instructor certification. Tracey's philosophy is very much 'you can do anything you want to' and as we pride ourselves on "teaching people not courses"... we want you to live your dream and will do what we can to help you to do that.
Our amazing team consists of a range of experienced male and female PADI professionals, you know you want to meet them so....
Our Dive Equipment
All equipment is modern and regularly serviced to a very high standard. We have a large range of school equipment to fit all sizes and shapes. Our breathing air quality is monitored and externally verified regularly in line with HSE requirements.
We are fully insured and meet all legal obligations placed upon us. This includes full risk management and our staffing ratios exceed industry standard requirements at 1:1 or 1:2 for Open Water diving.
We want any diver we train to be confident and able divers, divers who can go off with their buddy, know how to plan a dive, their air, prepare their equipment, know when something is not right and have the confidence to say so. We pride ourselves on our quality of our courses and content. Yes we are provided with materials by our two training agencies PADI and RAID but they are the framework, its all the other value add items we show and teach you.
Once you are a qualified diver though our high quality training, we would be proud and willing to dive with you in our non professional capacity
All of our training is completed in 'diving position' ie in the water and in the positions you would be in when diving, not kneeling on the bottom which is ok in the swimming pool as there is nothing to damage but out in the sea when there is coral all around then no - you can get hurt and more importantly the coral could die or be damaged for a very long time as it recovers
Our Quality Matters
All equipment is modern and regularly serviced. We have a large range of school equipment to fit all sizes and shapes. Our breathing air quality is monitored and externally verified regularly.
We are fully insured and meet all legal obligations placed upon us. This includes full risk management and our staffing ratios exceed industry standard requirements.
Around our website you will see the names Dive Rutland and Rutland First Aid Training, these are our brands that we offer our services under.
Rutland First Aid Training is our Business First Aid Arm
Dive Rutland is our Recreational, Professional, Technical and Retail Arm.