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Above and Below Dive Centre, Pontefract



Above and Below Pontefract, is our newest diver training facility based at The Blue Lagoon which is a purpose built 32 acre Open Water site for recreational divers boasting a massive 16 acres of spring fed water with excellent visibility. We have a number of classrooms with a dedicated 60 square metre multimedia presentation suite incorporating a 13 foot screen and surround sound for those more involved presentations.

With four full time instructors we can cater for guided dives or diving courses every day of the week. If you just want to find out about diving courses on offer or your next adventure you can be assured that someone will be on hand for a chat. Our own course director offers career chats every day of the week so if your looking to become a dive professional yourself book in for a chat and we can discuss your preferences in diving, and possibilities for future progression.

Our main car park has capacity for over 250 cars with direct access to the main buildings and waters edge, which with additional space for overflow parking, ensures that you won’t be disappointed. Our shop is best described as an Aladdin’s Cave with a huge choice of trinkets for divers to browse around. The dedicated suit room means that we have hundreds of wet, dry and semi-dry suits in stock at all times so you can be sure there’s one to fit you. We have demonstration items available to try before you buy and with direct access to our Open Water site you can purchase your equipment, have our service technicians set it up correctly for your needs, and dive it the same day!

  • On-site parking
  • Cafe
  • Changing Rooms
  • Equipment Hire
  • Classrooms
  • Dive Shop
  • On-site staff
  • First Aid kits
  • Teaching Staff
  • Lagoon
  • Wreck Features
  • Multi-entry points

Dive Equipment

The huge variety of equipment on show in the store is backed by our impressive stocks warehoused at Blue Lagoon. So if by chance your size isn’t in stock we can have it for you the very next day. If you are a new diver ask about our rental options or discounted equipment packages allowing you to start out without breaking the bank!

Compressed Air

We host a storage capacity of over 360,000 litres of air, constantly monitored from our state of the art L & W compressor, to ensure you only get the best air fills. Our Nitrox and Trimix panels have digital readouts for greater accuracy which are fed with Triple filtered air to 300bar with the capacity to fill ten cylinders at a time ensuring a quick turnaround.

Air Guns - Fills, Servicing & Accessories

We are able to provide air fills upto 300bar for just £3.50 per cylinder 232bar for £3.00

We can also service your air gun charging system, full hydrostatic test costs £40 which is currently required every 5 years.

We are able to supply charging cylinders (which come complete with 20 free refills), charging kits and a wide range of adaptors and accessories.


The dive centre is located on the East side of Pontefract; to the East of the A1(M) at Darrington and South of the M62. It is very accessible in the area. To give you an idea of where we're actually located, please refer to the map above.