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Start Scuba Diving

Learning to dive is much easier than you might think.  The best way to experience this amazing sport is the SSI Try Scuba programme. With SSI,  training materials are free. The digital materials will help prepare students for their first taste of a great underwater experience.

Each student will be required to complete the SSI Diver Medical Statement & Questionnaire, or submit a valid medical statement, prior to any in-water activity. SSI entry-level programmes, like Open Water Diver will also require the student to complete a water-fitness evaluation prior to any open water training.

Try Scuba

£30

The SSI Try Scuba programme is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level programme gives you the opportunity to experience scuba diving in a confined water setting. You will earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition rating.

  • Minimum age: 8
  • Academic sessions: Free online programme
  • Pool sessions: 1
  • Maximum training depth: 3 metres
  • Hours required: 2 hours
  • Try Scuba sessions: Are available on Monday evenings by appointment only – Please contact us to arrange.
  • Completion of Dive Medical Declaration: DOWNLOAD PDF (40 K)
  • All equipment

Scuba Ranger

£200

The SSI Scuba Rangers Programme is a club that offers numerous diving activities for children ages 8–12. Safety is a top priority and Scuba Rangers programmes are taught solely by specially trained instructors in a pool to a maximum depth of 3 metres. Participants will earn the Scuba Rangers recognition rating.

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Academic sessions: 1
  • Pool sessions: 3
  • Maximum depth: 3 metres
  • Hours required: 6 – 8 hours
  • All equipment
  • Mask and snorkel: Not Included

Scuba Diver

£300

This programme is for students who do not have the time to complete the Open Water Diver programme, and provides  the training and experience required to dive in open water environments under the supervision of a dive professional. This will earn the SSI Scuba Diver certification, which can be upgraded to the SSI Open Water Diver certification with additional training.

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Academic sessions: Online programme
  • Pool sessions: 3
  • Open water dives: 2
  • Maximum  depth: 12 metres
  • Hours required: 10–16 hours
  • All equipment, materials and registration
  • Dry Suit
  • Mask and snorkel: Not Included
  • Entry fees to open water dive site: Not Included

Scuba Diver Upgrade

Upgrade to Open Water Diver

£250

For divers who have completed the Scuba Diver programme and wish to progress to Open Water Diver. Open Water Diver is a globally-recognised certification that will  remove the need to dive with a diving professional. Personalised training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure  the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. The SSI Open Water Diver certification will be awarded.

  • Academic sessions: Online programme
  • Pool sessions:
  • Open water dives: 2
  • Maximum depth: 18 metres (age 15+)
  • Maximum depth: 12 metres (age 10-14)
  • Duration: 8–16 hours
  • All equipment, materials and registration
  • Dry Suit
  • Mask and snorkel: Not Included
  • Entry fees to open water dive site: Not Included

Open Water Diver

£450

This globally-recognised certification programme is the best way to begin a life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalised training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. Participants will be awarded the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Academic sessions: Online programme
  • Pool sessions: 6
  • Open water dives: 4
  • Maximum depth: 18 metres (age 15+)
  • Maximum depth: 12 metres (age 10-14)
  • Hours required: 16–32 hours
  • All equipment, materials and registration
  • Dry Suit
  • Mask and snorkel): Not Included
  • Entry fees to open water dive site: Not Included

Open Water Diver

with Dry Suit Speciality

£575

Open Water Diver is a globally-recognised certification programme and the best way to begin a life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalised training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure the necessary skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater.

The Dry Suit speciality provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive while using a dry suit. Skills acquired will be: the special requirements for dry suit diving, how to use new equipment, the benefits of a dry suit and how to deal with emergency situations that are unique to dry suit diving.

In addition to earning the SSI Open Water Diver certification,  the Dry Suit Diving Speciality certification will be gained on completion of  this programme.

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Academic sessions: Online programme
  • Pool sessions: 7
  • Open water dives: 5
  • Maximum depth: 18 metres (age 15+)
  • Maximum depth: 12 metres (age 10-14)
  • Hours required: 24–36 hours
  • All equipment, materials and registration
  • Dry Suit
  • Mask and snorkel: Not Included
  • Entry fees to open water dive site: Not Included

Open Water Diver - Referral

£380

tThis globally-recognised certification programme is the best way to begin a life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalised training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. This will qualify students with academics and pool training ONLY.

The referral Open Water Diver course enables the diver to complete the 4 open water qualifying dives at a place of their choice-perhaps at a pre-planned holiday destination or on one of the many Dive 90 holidays available. 

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Academic sessions: Online programme
  • Pool sessions: 5
  • Maximum depth: 3 metres
  • Hours required: 16–24 hours
  • All equipment and materials
  • Mask and snorkel: Not Included

Skills Update

£80/£150*

If you have not  been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher. The Scuba Skills Update programme is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, a scuba update is personalised for you: you conveniently review scuba concepts in the classroom, then go into a pool with a  diving Professional. It is quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next course or to get ready for your next dive holiday.  

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Academic sessions: Online programme
  • Pool sessions: 2 hours if you have not dived for under 10 years, up to 6 hours for over 10 years*
  • Course price: If you have not dived for under 10 years £80. Over 10 years £150 *
  • Maximum depth: 3 metres
  • Hours required: 2 – 6 hours
  • Scuba Skills Update sessions: Are available on Monday evenings by appointment only – Please contact us to arrange. 
  • All equipment and materials
  • Mask and Snorkel: Not Included