PADI Scuba Diving Courses in London and South East

PADI Scuba Diving Courses in Soho, London

Our Central London PADI scuba diving courses take place in Soho at one of London’s finest pools.  Our pool sessions take place at Marshall Street Leisure Centre. This is within easy reach of the City and other central locations on the tube network. 

Soho is amongst the most vibrant, exciting and cosmopolitan areas of London that houses world class shops, leading businesses and now the UK’s premier PADI scuba diving and travel centre.

London Scuba Diving Lessons

Our central London diving services take place just behind London’s iconic Carnaby Street in the state-of-the-art £38m Marshall Street leisure centre, containing arguably the finest pool in central London. So, if you’re looking for scuba diving school in central, or south London, it’s not very far to travel. The same goes for you if you’re looking for scuba diving east London or scuba diving west London. Because our dive centre is located so centrally, it is easily accessible for all our customers. 

This 30m long art-deco pool gives students plenty of room to swim around in, practice their skills and fine tune their buoyancy. The pool is constantly heated to 28 degrees celsius and has a maximum depth of 3m (10ft), making it a fabulous place to undertake your PADI diving course.

If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving, learn to dive London with these two courses: 

The Courses We Run in our London Pool

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and recognised scuba diving certification. It has introduced millions of people from around the world to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Read more.

PADI Discover Scuba Trial Dive

Have you always wanted to experience diving without the pressure of completing a certification course? Then the PADI discover scuba diving course is the trial dive experience for you. Read more.

First Aid (EFR)

The Emergency First Response (EFR) Certification Course is essential for any diver and helps lay the foundation for the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Read more.

Dates and Times

There are two options for completing the pool skills in Soho, London:

Tuesdays – 2-3 consecutive Tuesday evening’s are required. We meet at 6.30pm and finish at 9.45pm each week. Please allow 3 weeks but if we get a group that is very comfortable in the water then sometimes the skills are completed within 2 weeks. If you would like to be finished in 2 weeks, please inform your instructor. We cannot guarantee this, but we will do our best to accommodate you.

Sundays – All of the pool skills are completed in one session on a Sunday. We meet at 9.30am and aim to finish around 2.30pm. This is an intensive course, so you must be comfortable swimming 200m and floating for 10 minutes.

Once you’ve completed the PADI Open Water Certification with Oyster Diving, you will be qualified to dive to a maximum depth of 18m, anywhere in the world. For more information please see our PADI Open Water Courses.

Why You Should Choose Oyster Diving 

If you want to learn to dive, Oyster Diving provide the diving lessons London that cannot be beaten. We are Oyster Diving, the UK’s Premier PADI scuba diving school. Multi-award winning and with a team of experienced and dive professionals, we offer affordable scuba diving lessons to customers throughout the UK. Our diving course in London is one of our most popular dive training courses. If you book our PADI scuba diving London course, you can be guaranteed of the following: 

  • Friendly, professional and patient award-winning PADI scuba instructors 
  • We offer a PASS GUARANTEE on all PADI open water dives
  • All open water students receive a FREE mask & snorkel to keep worth £70
  • We have won the ‘UK Dive Centre of the Year’ twice and runner-up once
  • PADI 5* Dive Centre status and ‘Approved Youth Training Centre’ 
  • Flexibility of open water courses, combining the new PADI e-learning system with your timetable, allowing you to study when and where you like. 
  • Small group sizes 
  • High-quality scuba diving equipment 
  • Excellent value for money 
  • All of our recreational dive courses include equipment hire, training materials and PADI certification fees

How to Get to Our Scuba Diving Experience in London

Marshall Street Leisure Centre,
15 Marshall Street,
London, W1F 7EL

Please note that we do not have a shop here. If you are looking to buy equipment then please visit

Travelling By Tube

Marshall Street is within easy walking distance from Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus underground circus.

Oxford Street

Exit through ‘Argyle Street’ at the tube station and walk down Argyle Street until you reach Great Marlborough Street. Cross over the road and walk down Carnaby Street and turn left at Ganton Street to the end of the road.

Piccadilly Circus

Come out of the tube station at Exit 1 and walk up Glasshouse Street. Take the first road on the right, Sherwood Street (by Dunkin Donuts). When you reach Brewer Street cross over the road in to Lower James St and walk through Golden Square until you reach Beak Street. Turn right along Beak Street and Marshall Street is the first road on the left.