"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."


Darren McNamara -

PADI Course Director & DSAT Tec Deep Instructor

Darren heads up the team at Scuba Courses, His light hearted approach to diver training has proven to be extremely successful in creating a relaxed atmosphere; aiding knowledge retention and ensuring the best performance from students. 

Darren does take his own education and further training seriously though and has achieved PADI Course Director Accreditation, the highest ranking that a PADI professional can attain.


Darren is driven by the success of his students and thrives on teaching candidates to become great diving Instructors who will change the lives of all of their students.

Darren holds numerous certifications including EFR Instructor Trainer, A.S.S.E.T equipment technician, PADI DSAT Tec Deep Instructor, PADI Rebreather Instructor and many PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer ratings.

Steve Millard - PADI Master Freediving Instructor & AIDA Freediving Instructor Trainer

A lifetime watersports and diving enthusiast Steve has worked in freediving education for over two decades and has an unparalleled success rate with students. He has competed internationally in pool and depth competitions. and coached numerous athletes from new beginners to championship level.


Steve has worked constantly to develop his teaching skills and holds an enviable list of teaching qualifications. He has lectured at University level and regularly gives talks about freediving.

 A proactive member of the national and international freediving communities Steve has frequently chaired the BFA, Captained the UK national squad and organises the annual UK pool diving championships.


All of the our PADI Freediving courses are conducted by Steve as he draws on his years of personal experience of practicing, teaching and coaching freediving.

  • 2006 UK Freedive Squad Member

  • 2007-08 BFA Training & Safety Officer

  • 2008 UK Freedive Squad Head Coach & Team Captain

  • 2009-10 BFA Clubs Officer

  • 2010-Present UK Freediving Pool Championship Organiser

  • 2012-13 BFA Chairman

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