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PADI Scuba Diver Course

PADI Scuba Diver Course from £225

The PADI Scuba Diver course is great if your time is limited or you’re not sure whether to go for the full open water course right at this moment.  At the end of this course you will be certified to dive to 12m with PADI Pro and well on your way to becoming an Open Water Diver.

The Scuba Diver course is split into three sections: theory, pool modules and open water dives. The theory sections are based on home study allowing you to learn at your own pace. The modules are supported and reviewed by sessions with an instructor who can explain any areas in more detail. During the three pool modules you will learn the skills to dive safely.  Following the successful completion of the theory and pool modules, the two open water dives are held on a Saturday morning allowing you to demonstrate the skills that you have learned in safe natural environment.

The open water dives are completed, weather permitting, along the North East Coast, or alternatively an inland site or during weekend trips to the West Coast of Scotland.


Why choose the diving centre?

We have some of the best facilities in the country. With our onsite heated pool (30 degrees), classrooms and large car park, there isn’t anytime wasted going between the shop and local swimming pools. We also use only high quality and well maintained diving equipment in the school, with separate kit for pool and open water training. We are also the longest running diving centre in the area with over 35 years membership with PADI. Our instructional team are highly experienced and passionate about diving.

We make it our goal to train in the sea and not in fresh water. We also encourage our students to continue with us after their course with reduced rates for kit hire, warm water diving holidays and an active social scene.

Also with our own pool we can tailor the course to any individual or groups needs from 1-1 tuition or large groups such as schools.

With every Open Water course you also receive 10% discount if you purchase a mask and snorkel from us. You can book your course below or alternatively you can pay for the course in our online shop under PADI COURSES

Please note, course  fees do not have to be paid up front, they can be arranged to suit, please ask when booking course.

Booking Options

Standard Course

Cost £225 (discounted to £200 if x2 people book or £175 if  x3 people or more book subject to t&c’s)
The Course starts every two weeks – three weeks with theory and pool modules carried out on a Wednesday night from 6:30pm. The course is structured with 5 consecutive pool sessions. With the Open Water dives being held on a Saturday morning 9:00am after the third and fifth pool sessions and finish 1:00pm.

Start Dates:

May: 1st, 15th, 29th June: 19th July: 3rd, 17th, 31st Aug: 14th, 28th Sept: 11th, 25th

 Standard Course with Drysuit

Cost: £275

Same as the standard course but you complete the course in our high quality school drysuit which will give you extra warmth and comfort in and out of the water. This includes pool orenetantion and hire of suit.

Tailored Courses:

Tailored Pool Standard Open Water

Cost £325

This gives you the option to completely tailor the pool session of your course to a time schedule to suit you. This can be done as an intensive course over one days or spaced out longer. With the open water sessions done on our standard Saturday morning training dives.

Complete Tailored Course

Cost: £395
This gives you the option to completely tailor make your course to a time schedule that suits you. We will work out a time schedule that both suits your needs and meets the course requirements. This can be done as an intensive course over two days or spaced out longer. So whether you need a course doing before a holiday or if you want that one on one tuition, we can deliver it

What equipment do I need?

All the major equipment you need throughout the course is provided this includes full dive equipment. However, you must have your own mask and snorkel as a minimum for the course as these are personal items of kit. Other items we strongly recommend include your own personnel items such as boots, fins, and gloves for fit and comfort for the open water dives.

You do receive a 10% off on mask, snorkel, fins, boots and gloves voucher as well as a 5% off everything in store voucher

(these vouchers are valid for one purchase and do not include special offers or packages)

  • PADI Open Water Manual
  • PADI Recreational Dive Planner
  • PADI Diver Logbook Inc full training record
  • PADI Certification
  • Full equipment hire
  • x3 Confined water session
  • x1 Open water sessions
  • x 1 10% off mask, snorkel, fins, boots and gloves voucher
  • x1 5% off everything in store voucher. (these vouchers are valid for one purchase and do not include special offers or packages)
  • Minimum age is 12
  • A PADI Medical Questionnaire must be filled in prior to confined water sessions. If you answer ‘yes’ to any question medical clearance is need from your GP prior to diving. Download Medical Form.
  • Tread water for 10 minutes
What’s next?

The next step to carry on your course and completed the final two pool and open water session to become a full open water diver.

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