The Fifth Point Dive Centre Blyth

About The Fifth Point

Nic and James spent 4 years running the busiest dive centre in Malaysia before returning to Northumberland in 2016 to establish The Fifth Point. (Think they're crazy to come back from paradise? Read more...)

From the outset, they recognised that a change was needed in this outdated bubble of UK diving. They decided to go to the people who really matter - the divers - to ask what would make their "Dream Dive Centre". Funnily enough, divers wanted exactly what The Fifth Point could provide...

  • A warm, approachable and friendly Dive Centre
  • Modern diving with cutting edge techniques and equipment
  • Experienced and professional instructors  
  • Regular dive trips
  • Equipment retail, rental and servicing
  • An onsite training tank for relaxed and flexible course schedules.

On top of that, Nic and James' passion for the environment is evident in every activity. All courses, from beginner to professional, focuses on the importance of buoyancy and trim. These fundamental skills are vital in creating divers that can protect marine ecosystems. The Fifth Point is a no touch, no take Dive Centre. This means that nothing will be removed from the ocean, except for litter and marine debris of course! The Fifth Point prides itself on being one of the only dive centres in the UK that puts lobsters BACK in the ocean instead of taking them for dinner! 

Not only does The Fifth Point hold regular beach and underwater clean ups, the Dive Centre itself was made from as much reclaimed material as Nic and James could get their hands on. Recycling, upcycling and composting is common place at the centre as well as a growing range of products to help divers lead a plastic free lifestyle. 



    5 star review  Lovely people n very helpful ..�hopefully be learning to dive soon �

    Julie Cranmer Avatar Julie Cranmer
    September 26, 2017

    5 star review  Very friendly staff with a genuine interest in the environment. Well wort a visit with lots of activitys available and great after qualification activitys

    Jonathan Aird Avatar Jonathan Aird
    September 23, 2017

    5 star review  I took the plunge and used this dive centre in Blyth and Im so pleased I did. Nic and James were fantastic. They both made me feel very welcome, were very knowledgeable and most importantly I felt safe. The centre itself is very modern and clean, there's a huge tank on site to practice diving in but not so big that I felt unsafe, the shower area is large and great after your dive, upstairs the offer of coffee and biscuits is very welcome after your dive and somewhere really nice to just chill and chat about your experience, this is where I decided I loved it so much I've signed up for the full course. Go visit them even for a try dive I guarantee you'll be hooked. I'd recommend this centre, Nic and James to anyone, well done guys 10/10

    Dee Nicholl Avatar Dee Nicholl
    September 9, 2017

    5 star review  Only found out blyth had a dive centre a few days ago and WOW what a dive centre nic & james have set up both are very friendly and you can tell they both have loads of experience and the scuba gear and facilities are outstanding. I called in today for a little refresher dive in there tank as its been 6 years since ive been in the water i would and already have recommended this dive centre to all my friends TOP job guys i will see you both soon for a real dive.

    Steven Todd Avatar Steven Todd
    September 8, 2017

    5 star review  A great couple who are very welcoming and helpful, I wish them all the best in the future and hope I will be diving with them for a long while to come �

    Daren Hill Avatar Daren Hill
    August 29, 2017

    5 star review  A few weeks ago, I bought an xDeep Zen Deluxe BC from The Fifth Point Diving Centre. Since I am a beginner, James set the straps for me, I tried out the Zen in their 3m tank, and it seemed OK. However, in a swimming pool a few days later, it was clear that the trim was not right. So, later that week, James reset the straps for me; this took an hour, since although the Zen is highly configurable, it is a bit fiddly to set up for short people like me (5' 3''). Then we tried out everything in the tank until I was completely happy; this took an hour after closing time. I was so impressed with James and Nic - they are dedicated, patient, helpful, and knowledgeable. They had also let me try out the Zeos previously (for free) to see whether or not I would like the xDeep style of BC, and their facilities are new and spotlessly clean. Excellent! Finally, it is nice to see young people in the recreational diving business, and I wish them every success.

    Anirban Bhattacharyya Avatar Anirban Bhattacharyya
    August 24, 2017