Bolton Area Divers are recruiting!

We have an exciting job position available here at BAD! Are you passionate about Scuba Diving and want to work in the industry? This role is ideal for an energetic and enthusiastic PADI Diver. Working in this busy Dive Centre, you will gain experience in all aspects of Dive Centre operation. Ideally you need to be a PADI Rescue Diver or above, looking to work towards becoming an Instructor soon. Roles and responsibilities will include: […]

Club Trip Dive Programmes

By Katie Broadley 25/02/2022 We like to have trips for everyone Here at Bolton Area Divers we host plenty of trips throughout the year. Starting from entry level socialising club meets at Capernwray Dive Centre all the way up to once in a lifetime holidays to Truk Lagoon, Maldives, the Philippines etc. We usually run two trips a month within the UK and a couple of trips abroad throughout the year. We have holidays to […]

Meet the Staff- Vol 1

By Katie Broadley 11/11/2021 Every couple of months we will be doing a quick interview with each of our staff members. We would warmly like to start off this segment with Paul Greenough, one of our longest running instructors! Name: Paul Greenough What is your dive qualification: I am a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. When and where did you learn to dive?: I learnt with Bolton Area Divers in 2002! What is your favourite […]

Scuba Escape

By Katie Broadley 18/05/2021 Leanne Clowes and Clare Dutton (From Dutton Divers) kindly invited me to their trial day of the brand new and one of a kind Scuba Escape at Vivian Quarry. After hearing so much about this new experience happening in the Scuba world, and seeing lots on social media, the time had eventually come to head over to Wales to see what it was all about. After a 5am get up and […]

The Shop Reopens…

By Matt McMinn 14/06/2020 Here at BAD, we are excited to get opened and get going again after being closed throughout lockdown. We have just spent the last week sprucing up the place with some paint and some DIY ing! To compliment the new look dive centre we have a new website which will also be going live tomorrow morning. When we open tomorrow on Monday 15th June we will be adhering to social distancing […]

The Hammerhead & The Postbox by Steve Colligan

By Steve Colligan 04/06/2020 In April 2018, I took the opportunity to dive with Hammerheads in a very unique place off the northern side of Borneo, in the South China Sea. Two hundred miles from Sabah, Malaysia, is a small atoll called Layang Layang. The atoll consists of a landing strip, Malaysian naval base and dive resort…… and that’s it. There’s no roads, vehicles, village or shops. The very small island is surrounded by warm, […]

Looking ahead to the future by Mike Hughes

By Mike Hughes 04/06/2020 Welcome everyone to the first of Bolton Area Divers (BAD) Blogs Well we are nearing the end of the Covid-19 lockdown and we do not know when we can get diving again, but rest assured we will get diving soon. For those that don’t know me I am Mike one of the instructors at Bolton area divers. I have been diving for over 28 years and a PADI professional since 2011 […]