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Where does it start?

You start by learning all about the basics of scuba diving, you and your instructor will go through the material until you completely understand all you need to know!

Once you have completed your theory work and have a firm grasp of basic diving concepts you continue to the pool, we call this the confined water, because it's safe and controlled. Here is where your instructor will show you the basic diving skills, the skills you need to become a confident diver.

After your confined water dives, you’ll head to a quarry or the sea where you will do four dives to eight dives, usually over one or two weekends. On these dives you’ll get to explore the underwater world seeing wrecks, marine life and probably other divers! You’ll apply the skills you learned in the pool while enjoying ‘proper’ diving.

Most student divers complete these dives close with us in the UK, but there is an option for finishing your training whilst on holiday. We run trips to Egypt, Tenerife and Malta every 2 months, and whilst this option obviously costs more you get a diving holiday thrown in too!



Course Options with Dive Life

Because we offer 3 different agencies you get to chose what best suits you. Come speak to us in the shop to find out what best suits you and your needs

RAID puts a big emphasis on in water control, buoyancy and trim, it is, therefore the courses have a higher amount of in water time. RAID is globally accepted and recognised for it's in water skills and abilities.

PADI is the market leader in popularity and global spread, their courses are quick and effective and do what they say on the tin, most people you meet have been PADI trained. 

SSI  is probably the second biggest recreational certifying agency, the instructor is given a bit more leeway, allowing our instructors to teach their students some extra skills.

Online TheoryPool SessionsOpen Water Sessions (minimum)Price 
PADIYes54 (minimum 80min)
SSIYes54 (minimum 80min)£475
RAIDYes5 (or until ready)4 (minimum 120min)£450


What Is Included?

At Dive Life we don't like hiding costs from you, take care when comparing prices, make sure you have full transparency.

Our Open Water Courses will have a maximum of 2 students per dive professional, we include all course fee's, all equipment rental fee's and all gas fills. Entrance to the pool is also covered in the course price. 

And although we favor online training, and the majority of your theory lessons can be done at the comfort of your own home, we have a lovely classroom for any extra lessons that may be required, or for when you want to ask some extra questions!

Call us today, and book an appointment to come into the shop, we are happy to advise you about our different course options, and find out which one is best suited for you.
Tel: 0330 223 4140