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Learning to Dive


Have you always wanted to learn to scuba dive? Find out about learning to dive in the London and Essex area at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. All the Open Water Diver Courses that we run here at Diverse Scuba are conducted in our own on-site heated swimming pool and classroom facility.

As one of the leading 5 STAR PADI IDC dive centres based in the UK, Diverse Scuba have a team of highly qualified, professional Scuba Diving Instructors and PADI staff members who are passionate about diving and aim to provide you with a learning experience that is second to none.


PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Stage 1 – PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, our Discover Scuba Diving session will let you try scuba to see if you like it.

Without commitment, this also gives you a chance to see our facilities, meet some of the Diverse Scuba dive team and have an informal chat, where we shall be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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PADI Open Water Diver

Stage 2 – PADI Open Water Diver

When you are ready to become a scuba diver, completing a PADI Open Water course qualifies you to dive worldwide to a maximum depth of 18 metres with a buddy, independent of a professional.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three sections:

1. Theory – Home Study and Classroom
2. Confined Water training – Pool
3. Open Water – Four Open Water dives

Parts 1 & 2 are completed over a 5 to 6 week period one evening each week or one complete weekend. Part 3 is usually completed over one complete weekend.

Option 1: The PADI Open Water Diver Course  –  £499

What’s included:

  • PADI Crew Pack (knowledge workbooks, dive planner & log book)
  • Confined Water Lessons (all pool training with necessary dive kit)
  • Classroom Sessions
  • Four Open Water completion dives
  • Kit Hire / Air Fills
  • PADI Registration and Certification Card

Option 2: The PADI Open Water Diver Referral  –  £299

What’s included:

  • PADI Crew Pack (knowledge workbooks, dive planner & log book)
  • Confined Water Lessons (all pool training with necessary dive kit)
  • Classroom Sessions
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As we have the luxury of our own on site indoor heated pool we are able to offer courses every evening from Monday to Thursday, start time 6.00pm. By special arrangement and an additional cost of £50 we can arrange your confined water training at the weekend, subject to availability. You will need to collect your crewpacks, knowledge workbooks etc. at least two weeks in advance of attending the course.

Please take a look at the Discover Scuba and Open Water Diver Course pages which explain the requirements for the open water course in more detail. All participants must be in general good health. You will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire and should you need to answer YES to any of the questions on the form you will need to obtain medical clearance from your Doctor or Consultant prior to booking.

If you wish to make a booking please contact us or feel free to call in to the dive centre for a chat.
telephone 01375 892444

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