John M Womack, the founder of Otter Watersports has over 40 years diving experience. A First Class diver and Advanced Instructor, John developed the company with quality in mind.
Otter Watersports began in the upstairs room of an old mill and within 2 years had expanded, taking over the entire building. Within only 5 years Otter Watersports relocated into an old refurbished Wool mill, but again we outgrew the premises and desperately needed more space. We are now in an old Chapel which was originally built in 1816 and throughout its colourful history has been involved with the wool and textile industry and then was used for heavy industrial work. The property was then half demolished for proposed plans of being a dance hall, but alas, these plans never came to fruition and the property then spent the next 12 years as a derelict wreck. We acquired the site at the end of 2001 and have spent the last three years rebuilding and renovating the site to a usable building. This site now gives us nearly 19,000 sq ft of manufacturing and sales space together with a large parking area for Customers and Staff.
We are a family firm, with John Snr's wife Marlene doing the wages , John Jnr's wife Melanie doing Accounts, son John Jnr running the production side of the company and daughter Tracie taking care of the website and IT.
Otter Watersports has always been quality driven, each suit receiving a unique number to allow quality to be closely monitored throughout its manufacturing process
Each suit is made by just one person, where traceablity ensures constant quality. With each suit being pressure tested for 12 hours without loss of pressure, there is no such thing as a nearly dry Otter Dry Suit. Otter has achieved C.E. approval for all its suits.
Our Pride is Otter Quality.
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