Brighton and Hove

PADI Scuba Diving Courses in Brighton & Hove, Sussex

Learn to dive in Brighton and Hove, one of the best dive locations for PADI diving lessons. Home to the famous ‘Pier’ and now the UK’s premier PADI diving and travel centre, Brighton and Hove is one of the most vibrant, exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the UK – and there is so much to explore under the water! Learn to dive in Brighton and Hove and discover a colourful variety of marine life and have easy access to the many wrecks dotted along the Sussex coastline. Learn to scuba dive with Oyster Diving and start your adventure today. 

Complete Your PADI Diving Lessons in Brighton 

If you have opted for the full open water diver course, we will meet you at a lake in the picturesque village of Merstham close to Redhill, M25, M23 and M3 motorways.

This fresh water lake has plenty to see such as an underwater forest and loads of large fish. Less than an hour away from Brighton, it is where you will complete your four open water dives.

Scuba Diving Lessons in Our Hove Swimming Pool

We offer Sunday morning classes all year round at a prestigious private heated outdoor pool in Hove. There is no need to dive in cold water, our outdoor pool is the perfect temperature – 32 degrees to be exact! The pool diving lessons are completed in half a day and we should be finished in time for lunch. Learn to dive in a controlled environment where you can safely learn new skills, follow the guidance of your instructor, and get comfortable using your scuba gear. 

The Open Water Referral 

The Open Water Referral means that you will complete steps one and two of your scuba diving training (theory and confined water lessons) with us in Brighton and will then finish four open water dives on holiday. If you are doing the Open Water Referral then we will complete the PADI Referral Form contained within your log book after the pool session. You can then simply present this to any PADI dive centre around the world. At Oyster Diving, we always say “if you can dive in the UK then you can dive anywhere in the world”! 

Get comfortable in the water

Learning to dive in a swimming pool is important to get comfortable in the water and learning to scuba dive in a swimming pool is the essential first step. Our scuba diving lessons in the swimming pool mean you will be required to practice and perfect your scuba diving skills, like breathing underwater, controlling your buoyancy, and safely removing your mask underwater. Our PADI Open Water Scuba Diving courses take place at our Hove swimming pool, which you can find here: 

1 Courtyard Lane,
Off New Church Lane
(no shop or offices here)
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If you want to complete your four open water dives while on holiday, why not go with a group? We run regular group trips abroad for students who wish to complete their course with the same scuba instructor, while meeting fun and like-minded people. Alternatively, our Travel Centre would be happy to provide you with a quote so that you can complete your dives anywhere of your choosing. 

Dive Theory 

The great thing about learning to scuba dive with Oyster Diving is that online learning can be completed at a time and location to suit you. This means you can learn in your own time and at your own pace. If you would like to find out more details about scuba divers online training, our dive theory or our e-learning system, visit our Open Water Courses page.

Why Learn to Dive with Us in Brighton and Hove? 

We are a multi-award winning PADI scuba diving school with dive training facilities based in Brighton and Hove. Our friendly, professional, and fun scuba diving courses in Brighton and Hove are just what you’ve been looking for. If you want to learn how to scuba dive, here’s why you should learn with us in Brighton and Hove: 

  • PADI professional and award winning dive instructors 
  • We offer a PASS GUARANTEE on all PADI open water courses 
  • We have won ‘UK Dive Centre of the Year’ twice and runner-up once 
  • PADI 5* Dive Centre status and ‘Approved Youth Training Centre’ 
  • Convenient locations in London and South East in heated swimming pools 
  • Small group sizes 
  • Flexibility of open water courses combining the new PADI e-learning system 
  • Quality scuba diving equipment 
  • All of our recreational courses include equipment hire, training materials and PADI certification fees 
  • Excellent value for money 

 If you want to experience scuba diving Brighton UK that combines everything you love about this hobby, you’ve come to the right place. At Oyster Diving, we provide unrivalled scuba diving lessons and training courses in Brighton and Hove so that you can start your adventure!