- From beginner through to professional
- Experienced friendly instructors
- Courses for both disabled and able-bodied divers
- One-to-one tuition available
- Multi agency qualified instructors
- 20+ years of working with disabled divers
- Internationally recognised qualifications
- All scuba equipment is supplied
- Subsidised course pricing
- Accessible pool
- Warm and friendly atmosphere
The instructors at The Scuba Trust believe in training Divers who are comfortable in the underwater environment rather than just ticking boxes or card collecting.
The PADI Bubblemaker course is designed to give children between the ages of 8 and 10 their first experience of scuba diving.
The PADI Bubblemaker course is one session lasting 2 hours in our heated pool during which your child will be talked through the equipment and safety protocols by one of our highly trained PADI instructors before putting on the scuba equipment and going for a swim around underwater.
Once your child feels comfortable underwater with the scuba equipment they will be given the chance to play around with some of the toys underwater or do some handstands or rolly poleys and generally have a bit of fun while scuba diving.
To ensure your child enjoys the experience while being safe each class size is limited and you will always have at least one PADI instructor in the pool with the children at all times.
From here your child can progress to the PADI Seal Team course where they will learn even more and build confidence.
PADI Open Water Diver
This is the first qualification you will undertake on your journey into the amazing underwater world. The course will teach you everything you need to know in order to dive safely as a buddy pair without the supervision of a dive professional.
It is fun, easy and rewarding, the course comprises of a combination of knowledge development, pool training and open water qualifying dives.
Disabled divers will follow the exact same training format as everybody, however the skills may need to be adapted or the instructor may use adaptive techniques to make allowances for a specific disability.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Move up and experience underwater adventures with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. The PADI Advanced Open Water course is designed to help you experience more in scuba diving and build on the confidence you gained during your PADI open water course. You will experience new things and learn new skills as you complete 5 dives, each one different from the last, giving you greater experience of what the scuba diving world has to offer.
This next level will introduce you to sample a range of additional diving activities, including deep, navigation and a host of other elective dives. You’ll complete 5 dives under the supervision of an instructor and a small amount of knowledge development.
PADI Rescue Diver
The PADI rescue diver course is said by most divers to be the most demanding yet the most rewarding course you can do before starting a professional level course. Push yourself further than on any other PADI course and test your newly learned skills with a weekend of scenarios at our open water site while having fun with the staff and other PADI rescue diver course participants.
In this course, you will learn further self-rescue skills and also how to assist another diver. You will also discover a great deal about your own strengths and limitations. It’s a serious course, but it is a huge amount of fun and your confidence as a diver will grow considerably.
PADI Specialty Courses
PADI specialty courses are the best way to try new areas in scuba diving, Learn new skills’ or with courses such as the PADI Zombie Apocalypse diver, just have a great day out. you can try new things like Drift diving or learn important new skill’s like how to send up a DSMB so everyone can see where you are underwater. Maybe you like wrecks and would like to learn how to dive them safely or maybe to love fish and would like to learn more about the underwater environment? whatever your passion is, we have a PADI specialty course for you.
Learn a range of different diving activities in detail. There are many to choose from including: Deep, Nitrox, Wreck Diving, Drysuit Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Underwater Navigation, Buoyancy Control, Drift Diving, Boat Diving, Night Diving, Search & Recovery and many many more.
PADI Master Scuba Diver
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.
There’s a sense of pride sharing something you are passionate about. You help others enrich their own lives by experiencing the adventure of diving. As a PADI Divemaster, you will have a higher level of in-water diving skills and an instructor’s level understanding of scuba diving theory including a high level of knowledge in such areas as scuba diving physics and physiology. PADI Divemaster is one of the most respected ratings in diving and one of the most rewarding courses you will ever take part in.
The first step in your professional dive career is to become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. A competent and resourceful PADI Divemaster is critical to any dive club’s success
If you have the desire to assist other divers, this is the course for you. As a qualified Divemaster, other divers will look to you for guidance and advice. You can introduce new divers to the excitement of diving, assist instructors with courses and even teach some specialties independently. This is the first step on the professional dive ladder.