What we do
We teach people to be good divers
While any instructor can teach someone to dive, not every instructor produces good divers. Our goal is simple, we don't just want to teach people to dive, we need to produce good divers. It's not difficult, it just takes patience, practice and an instructor who understands the fundamentals of producing good divers by getting the basics correct to begin with.
In addition to already being a PADI dive centre, we became a RAID diving centre. We had a great time on our cross over with the guys from RAID coming to our centre to do the crossover for us.
After enjoying the last few months we decided to become an official PADI diving centre.
After many many years of teaching for others, we decided to start teaching PADI courses for ourselves as a group of independent instructors.
We do it for fun
As we do this for fun we allow ourselves freedom to run the courses at a more relaxed pace ensuring that students get the time needed to learn the required skills. In addition to this, we also refuse to run large groups per course as this ensures everyone gets a great amount of instructor time. Some key points are below.
- Small course sizes
- Sensible amount of time to complete a course
- Focused on producing good divers and not just getting you through a course
- We only sell dive kit which we use ourselves and also use it in school kit
Small course sizes
Our absolute maximum course size is 4 people. This is way below the recommended maximum sizes and we would have multiple instructors in the water for a class of 4 people which ensures you get the time you need for your skill development.
Sensible amount of course time
We standardise on 3 pool sessions for our Open Water course even if you complete all skills in 2 sessions. This ensures plenty of in water practice fine tuning things before you get into open water. It's not hard to see why some of our Open Water students actually look better in the water on their first few dives than some already qualified divers do.
Appropriate dive kit sales
We only sell dive kit which is appropriate for the type of diving you are doing. We are so confident with the dive kit we sell, we use it for our school kit and also our personal kit. If it isn't any good for us, we won't be selling it.
Sidemount diving by Steve Turner My ambition towards sidemount diving started in March 2014 when I did a sidemount try dive in full kit, i.e. proper harness and a couple of aluminium cylinders and being set up by a proper sidemount instructor. The feeling is different to having cylinders on theSteve Turnerhttps://www.facebook.com/steven.turner.35
SIDEMOUNT COURSE BY AUSTIN WARR Previously to attending the PADI sidemount course, I had been on various courses with other agencies such as BSAC – ocean divers and sport diver course, plus with PADI – open water diver up to assistant instructor and various speciality courses. I was looking at coursesAustin Warrhttps://www.facebook.com/austin.warr.3