Professional Association of Diving Instructors or PADI as it is most commonly known. It is the leading scuba diver training organization in the world and is the first port of call if you're looking to start exploring the 70% of the planet that is covered by ocean. There are over 30 PADI centres dotted around the UK and Ireland. Some of the best dives sites include Dorset in England, Killary Harbour in Ireland and Scapa Flow up in Scotland.
On a PADI course, you'll learn about breathing under water, go over the kit, such as wets suit, flippers, mask and also the breathing tubes. You'll also learn about the hand signals used underwater and also the buddy-buddy system that is used during most dives. Most lessons will first start off in a pool, after which you'll head out to shallow waters and then further offshore to more deeper waters. You can sign up to a PADI scuba diving course from as young as 10.
There are many different venues available for you to enjoy a scuba diving lesson. Most of the experiences below take place in pools at local leisure centres. These centres are dotted around the UK including East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Berkshire and much more. There are also open water dive sites for the more advanced diving experiences and also for the PADI courses. We also offer a once in a lifetime experience diving with sharks in South Africa.
Scuba diving courses are a brilliant way to help build the confidence to be able to head out into the open water. Scuba courses and lessons are great for both adults and juniors and for complete novices but they can also be used as refresher courses for anyone who has previous experience but who may not have gone diving for many years.