Your One Stop Scuba Shop
Michelle Hedley, Anton Serrant and Samantha Cross bought Divers Warehouse Ltd at the end of May 2014 and are surrounded by a cracking team Bernie, Billy, Chris and Amy plus a terrific supportive Dive Club with quality Instructors and Divemasters both PADI & SSI qualified. Divers Warehouse Ltd is a stand-alone shop in Bradford, West Yorkshire we have no other shops or associations other than working closely with Yu Diving and Wayne Allen Technical for their expertise in the Instructing Fields.
Michelle has worked her way through the ranks. Her career starting at Her Majesties Inspector of Taxes as a Revenue assistant, moving through the ranks at HSBC from Call Centre Advisor to Team Leader, running the New Business Team at Nestle, Managing the Contact Centre, Retail Showroom and Warehouse at a Large Computer Store and being the Area Manager for Care Homes and Mental Health Homes until she came to Divers Warehouse. Michelle is not from a Diving background her role is the business side in Sales and Service and she is extremely pleased with all her members, staff and external sources with whom she takes advice from in Diving. A very straight talking no nonsense style makes the new MD a refreshing change .
Anton worked closely with Michelle at the large computer store and from there their professional relationship blossomed and they became firm friends. Anton works full time as an engineer including fabrication, installation and machining.
Sam became a club member in 2014 and has a passion for diving and moving through her diving qualifications. Sam works as a care worker as well as working at Divers Warehouse Ltd and her enthusiasm for diving is infectious. Sam is currently at Divemaster level.
Bernie is the legend of Divers Warehouse Ltd; he has retired but still comes in and works a few days a week for us. Bernie is our font of knowledge and very popular with the customers (especially the ladies 😉 Ask Bernie for some of his diving tales he will have you in awe.
Chris is our technician and also training to be an SSI Divemaster. Chris is the joker member of the team but takes his technician role very seriously. Chris is technically certified by the majority of our suppliers.
Sam is Bernie’s Grandson and although is probably the quietest member of the team he certainly picked up the key roles fast in his Grandad’s footsteps. Sam is an apprentice at DW and also in Car mechanicing
Billy was originally the Warehouseman for the large computer outlet but moved to Divers with Michelle so the team have reunited as when it works it works and this relationship does! What Billy cannot fit in to a box/van no one can!! Billy is the cheek in the warehouse keeping all the team on their toes with his pranks. Billy has moved through the ranks at DW and is now the Directors right hand man and a great supervisor although we don’t generally tell him this ! ( as he also has the biggest head at DW 😉
Amy works weekends for us whilst she continues her schooling. Amy has shown a real passion for diving and goes on the majority of the weekend trips with the customers. Amy is learning the product side and is the set up for the future in DW. Amy has come in leaps and bounds in both her skills in and out of the water.
Please come in and see us and the “new style shop”. We have a great showroom, changing rooms and an onsite IDEST approved servicing area, so we can test your regulators, computers and cylinders “in house”. We also can pump to 300 bar and have qualified gas blenders in store daily.
The origins of the business date back to 1987 with John Womack, although the company has changed hands a couple of times since then, the business continues even in a declining dive market, DW believe in the future and bringing young blood and experienced divers through to continue this amazing recreational past time. With huge selections of SSI &PADI courses and instructors including a course director to help out with all your diving qualifications.
We are also taking Liveaboard holiday trips through Blue O Two so please come and see us if you may be interested in going on an exotic diving holiday, Scuba Festival or maybe just a UK diving trip... we cover them all. Our Divers Warehouse Members club have trips planned too and social evenings, not to forget our Wednesday night pool sessions where our club members are heavily involved.
We regularly attend Dive Shows so come and pay us a visit there or in store.
The local dive shop that’s small enough to keep it personal but big enough to match prices and ship worldwide.