Season Starter Special

LOCATION: Wraysbury & National Diving and Activity Centre, Chepstow Take advantage of our special Specialty Courses and Events. To book your course please phone 0800 699 0243 or e-mail Are you doing lots of diving in the UK, or going abroad and want to improve your skills? Then these packages are for you! Improve […]

Scuba Camp

Under Water Adventure Week Each day kids will embark on a new adventure. An example of what they do includes:Monday: Refresh your skills and explore the lakeTuesday: Peak Performance Buoyancy, learning to become weightless underwater. ProjectAware: conservation talk and clean upWednesday: Underwater naturalist and underwater navigatorThursday: Boat dive, Shark presentationFriday: Underwater photography, ceremony This week […]

Become a Qualfied Scuba Diver

Learn to Scuba Dive and Sea the World Have you ever watched programmes like ‘Blue Planet’ and thought, “blimey, I’d love to see stuff like that”. Well qualifying as a PADI open water diver opens up the other 70% of our planet (the other 30% is land) and allows you to explore to depths the […]

How to Get Qualified as a diver and pass your PADI Open Water course

You may not realise it but you’ve already done the hard part, actually getting round to seeing how to get qualified as a diver. The PADI open water course is the world’s most popular diver certification and is recognised around the world. Oyster Diving are the UK’s premier scuba diving and travel centre. We are […]

The Different Scuba Diving Courses and Which is Best For You

Types of PADI Scuba Diving Courses Making Sure You Choose the Right PADI Diving Course For You   There are dozens of scuba diving courses to choose from, so this article explains the difference between the different course so you can ensure you select the best scuba diving course for you. Some of the options […]

What is the PADI Advanced Open Water Course?

The Advanced Open Water Diver course (AOWD) is a scuba diving certification level provided by several diver training agencies. The most popular Advanced Open Water course in the world is run by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Exploration, Excitement & Experiences. This is what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. […]

New Open Water Divers

Congratulations to Yosh and Jasmine who completed their open water course this weekend at Wraysbury. Thanks to Melvin, Andy, Little Alex and Taff for helping them to become such good new divers. The water temperature in Wraysbury is rapidly warming up and is now in double digits, and we expect to be swapping dry suits […]

How Long Does it Take to Complete the PADI Open Water E-learning and Touch

How long does it take to complete the PADI Open Water Online Learning?The PADI Open Water E-learning contain a series of short presentations, videos and quick quizzes. The knowledge development is split in to 5 sections. At the end of each section you will need to complete a knowledge review and quick quiz. At the end of […]

Should I do the Full Open Water Course or the Referral in the UK?

Great news, you’ve decided to join thousands of lucky people and become a qualified scuba diver.  Being a qualified diver means you’ll see amazing things that non-divers never get to witness such as strange species, colourful coral reefs and the feeling of being weightless. The PADI open water course is your first level of diving qualification and is […]

PADI Open Water Course at Rye St. Antony School, Oxford | Easter 2018

I had a lovely weekend in Oxford and really enjoyed teaching the students and teachers of Rye St. Antony, a lovely private school based in Oxford. They asked us to complete the PADI open water referral for them so that when they went to Honduras on the summer school trip they had the ‘boring’ part […]

Oyster Diving’s ‘Gopro’ zero to hero course.

Start your professional diving career today with our ‘Gopro’ course If you know that being a professional recreational scuba diver is the life for you then read on! As a PADI Divemaster or Instructor you get to dive at exotic destinations around the world. Take my own example, following my mid-life crises at 34 I […]

Oyster Diving’s Training and Club Dates at a glance

2020 Diving DatesSoho pool – every Tuesday from 7th January.Locations are as follows:Old Windsor = Surrey & Berkshire pool Caterham = S.E. London & Kent pool Barnet = North London & Hertfordshire pool Brighton = Brighton & Hove pool Wraysbury = lake for open water, rescue and specialty course training Chepstow = NDAC for Advanced […]