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Divers Training in Pool


From £395

The PADI Junior Scuba Diver course is the most popular & exciting Learn To Dive program in the world. The PADI Certification is recognised in more countries around the world than any other diving certification and is your ticket to discover what the underwater world has to offer!! From beautiful coral reefs, historical ship wrecks to swimming with graceful manta rays.

So if you are a total beginner with a thirst for adventure & are looking to Learn To Scuba Dive, the PADI Scuba Diver program is the first step for you.

Course Overview​

The PADI Scuba Diver course is your exciting first step on the certification ladder. You'll have loads of fun and adventure on the way as you cover three main course components:​​

PADI Scuba Training in Swimming Pool
  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving.

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be 10 years of age or older (10-14 year olds will  be awarded Junior Scuba Diver upon certification)

  • You must complete the PADI Medical Statement prior to the program start date. Any pre-existing medical conditions highlighted on this form will require medical clearance before any in-water training can take place.

Knowledge Development

Knowledge development is based on a self study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace with either the innovative tablet based PADI eLearning materials or the more traditional PADI Open Water manual & DVD. 

Whichever method you choose, you'll :


  • Learn diving facts, principles and safety concepts in preparation for your confined and open water dives.

  • Watch video clips that show you the world of scuba diving.

  • Take simple quizzes to make sure you understand the material as you progress.

Your instructor will be on hand to respond quickly to emails and messages should you require any assistance during your studies.


Knowledge development is backed up by review sessions with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.


Confined Water Dives

During confined pool sessions, you will learn the skills necessary to dive safely and with confidence. Perfecting buoyancy and learning to clear your mask of water are among the fun and exciting skills that your PADI Instructor will teach you.


​In addition to the diving skills, a Waterskills Assessment will be completed prior to the Open Water section of the course. Don't worry, you don't have to be a strong swimmer as long as you can complete:

  • 10 minute tread water/float​ demonstrating comfort in water too deep in which to stand

Open Water Dives

There are 2 Open Water Dives, during which you will demonstrate the skills that you have learnt during your confined pool sessions. This will be your first amazing and exhilarating experience of Open Water under the guidance of your PADI Instructor.​​

Price Includes​

  • PADI Open Water Diver Materials

  • PADI Certification Fee

  • Confined Water Training Sessions

  • 1 Open Water Training Day (2 Dives)

  • Equipment Hire & Air Fills

Continue The Adventure...

As a certified PADI Scuba Diver you can now enjoy the magical underwater world under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. This is an amazing way of discovering the aquatic realm during your holidays.


If you like the thought of being more independent, then why not upgrade your certification to the PADI Open Water Diver level. You only need to complete 2 further confined water sessions and 2 open water dives to upgrade to fully certified PADI Open Water Diver, which will enable you to dive with a buddy to a depth of 18 metres independent of a PADI Professional.

Or choose to join our active, friendly Dive Club, where you can keep your dive skills fresh & make new buddies with people who share your passion for diving. Why not join the club on one of the many organised dive trips and social events and immerse yourself in the diving community.

Booking Your Adventure

Booking your adventure couldn't be easier, simply select one of our venues, then select the schedule most convenient for you. 

We conduct courses & experiences at 2 locations, Denstone College (near Uttoxeter) & Chesterton Community Sports College (Newcastle Under Lyme). 


Our Denstone College schedules are held on Sunday afternoons, with Chesterton Sports College schedules running on Thursday evenings.

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  • How Deep Can I Go?
    That depends on your certification level, age and experience. As a certified PADI Open Water diver you will be qualified to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres, in conditions similar to, or better than those you are trained/experienced in. As a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you will be qualified to dive to a maximum depth of 30 metres, in conditions similar to, or better than those you are trained/experienced in. As a PADI Deep Diver you will be qualified to dive to a maximum depth of 40 metres, in conditions similar to, or better than those you are trained/experienced in. Depths deeper than 40 metres are considered as Technical Diving and require additional Technical Divier training and equipment. PADI offer a wide range of Technical Training programs, including the use of mixed gases and rebreathers.
  • What Are The Age Restrictions For Scuba Diving?
    The minimum age to become certified as a PADI diver is 10. The PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification is available for those aged between the ages of 10 & 14. Ten & eleven year olds must dive with a certified parent/guardian or PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres. Those aged between 12 and 14 must dive with a certified adult to a maximum depth of 18 metres. Those aged 15 and over are classed as adults, with no upper age limit. The PADI Bubblemaker & PADI Seal Team programs allow children from the age of 8 to experience Scuba Diving in the safe confines of a swimming pool.
  • Do I Have To Be A Good Swimmer?
    No, you don't have to be a strong swimmer. There is however a requirement that you are able to swim a distance of 200 metres (non-stop) and complete a 10 minute tread water/float. There is no time limit on the 200 metre swim and no particular stroke required.
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    The duration of a Scuba Dive can vary, depending on the environment, conditions and depth.
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