Diving Courses

Scuba Diving Courses UK | Professional Dive Training from the UK’s Premier PADI Dive Centre 

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the worlds’ largest diver training agency. Oyster Diving’s Open Water Course is the most widely recognised diving certification and is accepted at over 5,000 dive centres worldwide. At Oyster Diving, we offer a range of PADI diving courses in the UK and overseas to suit each individuals level. From ‘Discover Scuba dives’ to Instructor level scuba classes, we cater for all ages from 8 years and above.

We are a PADI 5 Star centre which gives you the reassurance you are in safe hands thought your journey with us.

There is a flowchart at the bottom of this page that may make things simpler to understand.

“All of our PADI Instructors have been professionally training and selected for the fun nature, diving experience, patience and ability to put our customers at ease. This helps ensure that you get the most fun out of your course while making you a better and safer diver.”

.”We look forward to welcoming you to our centre and either getting you started on your underwater adventures, or making you a better and safer diver.”

Mark Murphy, Founder and Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Mark Murphy owner, running PADI scuba diving course

Gift Cards

Why not treat a friend or family member to diving lessons? We offer gift vouchers for a wide range of our diving courses.

A Summary of Our Diving Courses

Beginner Courses

Discover Scuba | Trial Dive
A one off trial dive taster session

Open Water Courses
Get your Scuba Diving Certification

Continued Education

Advanced Open Water
Qualify to 30m

EFR First Aid Course
(required for Rescue Diver)

Rescue Diver
Look after your safety and others

ReActivate | Refresher
Keep your skills and knowledge fresh

Specialty Courses
Gain specialist diving knowledge and experience

Master Scuba Diver
The highest non-professional scuba diving rating

Professional Courses

PADI Divemaster
Become a dive guide and Discover Scuba Leader

PADI  Instructor
Turning passion into a career, dive the world

Kids Courses

Bubblemaker & Parties (8+)
Scuba fun in the swimming pool

Seal Team Dive Club (8+)
Regular dive club with Aquamissions

What is freediving? PADI Freediving Course

Free Diving Apnea

Breath holding. No tanks required!

Technical Diving

Technical Diving 

Deep exploration and deco diving


Snorkelling & Skin Diving

Checkout the reefs close to the surface



When it comes to learning to dive in London and the South East of England, then look no further than Oyster Diving. With five easy and convenient locations to choose from there is a great dive course close to you:

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Who Can Learn to Dive? 

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit and comfortable in the water. If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the medical questions on the PADI Forms then you would need a note from your GP saying that you are okay to dive. If you would prefer a professional dive medic to take a look at you then we suggest the London Diving Chamber.

Why Choose Oyster Diving for Your Diving Course? 

Because we are London’s Premier PADI Dive Company. We are multi-award winning, providing dive courses throughout London, Hertfordshire, Brighton, Surrey, Berkshire, Kent, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire. From private lessons to trial dives, we offer a professional and friendly service that is hard to beat. So, whether you’re an experienced diver wanting to expand your skill-set or you’re brand new to dive training, we have a PADI dive course that’s perfect for you. 

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