Learn To Dive

If you’ve had a try-dive and decided you want to learn more, or you’ve already qualified and want to try diving in UK waters or are a bit rusty, or you simply want to advance your qualifications, then we are here to help. We teach both Snorkel and full SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)

We teach divers from absolute beginner through all of the BSAC qualification levels. Our SCUBA qualifications are recognised by dive centres worldwide, and give you a clear progressive path to help advance your diving career. Our large team of committed volunteer instructors will guide you every step of the way.

If you are taking your first steps we will guide you through a series of pool lessons, and a few essential theory lessons as well. This will teach you the basics required and allow you to practise and test your skills. From there you will learn how to dive in open water, and fine tune the skills learnt in the pool. SCUBA divers will need to complete five open water dives after the theory and pool is completed, and sit a short test, to qualify.

There is no pressure or timescale to complete any of our courses. You can redo any parts as many times as you like at your own pace to become confident in your newly discovered environment. If you wish to complete a course in as short a time as possible (perhaps you are going on holiday and need to be qualified before you go), we will do our very best to meet your requirements. In many cases our instruction is delivered at a ratio of one instructor to one student.

During initial training, most equipment is provided as part of the course. The only item you will need to provide (once we get to open water) is a dry suit. It is important that these fit correctly, and you can either find your own or they can be hired from dive centres at a small cost. However, most people will want to begin to acquire their own equipment and we can advise on this appropriately. While we have links with local dive shops, we do not sell any equipment* ourselves  and can therefore provide unbiased advice.

See our membership page for a breakdown of the costs involved with learning to dive.

* From time to time a few second-hand items may be available in exchange for a donation to club funds