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Want to learn to dive?

The following courses have been designed specifically for younger divers.


At Dive In we can teach you! Our Bubblemaker sessions in the swimming pool are an ideal place to try scuba for the first time. You have to be at least 8 years old and be able to swim.

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PADI Seal Team

Join the PADI Seal team and complete AQUAMISSIONS where you learn how to SCUBA dive. You must be between 8 and 12 years old, able to swim and keen to learn!

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Discover Scuba

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to breathe air underwater and experience the underwater world, you can do so very easily. Discover Scuba Diving is a simple, swimming-pool based introduction to scuba diving. It is designed to appeal to all ages, and can be achieved in one evening. This is also an ideal programme for community groups such as Scouts and Guides, and even for birthday “splash” parties!

The Discover Scuba experience does not lead to a qualification. If you have already tried diving and want to take it further, you should be looking at our Open Water Course in 3 easy stages.

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Open Water

Here’s a fantastic chance to learn to scuba dive this year in this country with Dive In, one of the largest scuba training facilities in the United Kingdom for only £369 (with £30 reduction for the 2nd and subsequent person booking)

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Junior Open Water

If your child is aged 10 or over, and is keen to start a scuba course, why not enrol him or her on our specially scheduled PADI Junior Open Water Course? Staged payments make it easier to budget, with no over-commitment. With learning spread out over 6 easy steps pay in stages as your child progresses.

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Skin Diver

There’s a pool-based programme especially for 8 year-olds and above, called the PADI Skin Diver Course. The course is structured with academic learning and confined water training, and teaches students how to snorkel correctly; performing standards and practices set by PADI.

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Want to become a Professional Diver?

Divemaster (DM)
Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Your PADI Instructor will become your mentor and guide through your development to a PADI Divemaster. The programme will expand your diving knowledge, problem solving skills and hone your scuba skills to demonstration level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise diving activities and assist instructors with student divers.
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Assistant Instructor(AI)
For those looking to start teaching scuba then why not progress up to Assistant Instructor? This qualification will enable you to teach a range of PADI diving programmes, such as Seal Team, Skin Diver and Peak Performance Buoyancy. You will also be able to teach knowledge development segments from various PADI courses. The AI course is also the first part of the Instructor Development Course, and is an ideal stepping stone for those candidates who prefer to progress in smaller stages.
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Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
Are you an instructor with another recreational training agency and want to see what PADI can offer you as an instructor? Are you already a PADI AI who wants to teach entire courses and reap the rewards? Then the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programme is the one for you!
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Instructor Development Course (IDC)
The goal of the PADI Instructor Development Course is to prepare instructor candidates to function as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. The Instructor Development Course is designed to further develop the leadership and teaching abilities of candidates to instructor level and prepare them to begin teaching PADI courses after successful completion of a PADI Instructor Examination.
And with 3 permanent Course Directors only teaching for Dive In, you’ll get the benefit of their combined experience and knowledge resulting in the best diving instruction available.
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Master Scuba Diver Trainer & Specialty Instructor
Quite frequently, the MSDT Preparation course is added onto an IDC programme. However, more often than not, IDC candidates simply want to concentrate on their IDC rather than instructor specialities, and consequently, we always schedule Instructor Specialities on separate dates.Although your MSDT rating should be a personal development goal, it is far more important to hold Instructor Speciality ratings in courses that interest you and that will benefit your students in your local diving area.click here.

IDC Staff Instructor
Have you ever considered the PADI Staff Instructor course? You’re a PADI Diving Instructor, who has achieved a MSDT rating. You enjoy mentoring students during their training. Why not now turn your attention to instructor candidates in helping them fulfil their own potential?
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Emergency First Response + Care For Children Instructor (EFRI+CFCI)
Qualified as a PADI Divemaster or higher? How about adding another string to your bow? Become an Emergency First Response and Care for Children Instructor and teach first aid and CPR to divers and non divers alike.
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