PADI Scuba Diving Courses Soho, Central London

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Scuba Diving Courses and Lessons in Soho, London

Our Central London PADI scuba diving training takes place in Soho, at the multi-million pound Marshall Street Leisure Centre. This is one of London’s finest pools and an excellent dive facility. The pool is within easy reach of the West End, City, and other locations on the Overground and Tube network. 

The facilities at our London school for PADI diving certification are as follows:

  • Length: 100 feet / 30 m
  • Max depth: 10 feet / 3 m
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More About Our London Scuba Diving Courses & PADI Certifications

The diving courses all take place just behind London’s iconic Carnaby Street, in the state-of-the-art £38m Marshall Street Leisure Centre. It’s an ideal spot for open water training, introductory courses, and more.

This 30 m (or 100 feet) long Art Deco pool gives diving students plenty of room to swim around, practice their abilities and fine-tune their buoyancy skills. The pool is constantly heated to a comfortable 29°C (or 84.2°F) and has a maximum depth of 3 m (or 10 feet), making it a fabulous place to learn scuba diving in London.

If you are looking to complete a diving certification course in Central, South, North, East or West London, the Marshall Street Leisure Centre is the perfect location.

Available Scuba Diving Courses

These are some of the diving certifications we offer in London:

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PADI Open Water Course

Qualify to dive around the world

Take the necessary pool sessions for your open water qualifying dives and get your PADI Open Water Diver certification cards – 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. The pool sessions will take place over three Tuesday evenings.

Learning to breath underwater

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Trial Dive

Discover your passion for scuba diving in London

Have you always wanted to experience scuba diving without the pressure of completing a certification course? The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience will last for 2 hours, around 45 minutes of which you will spend in the water. When you have completed the course, you can decide whether or not to continue your scuba diving in London by doing another diving certification.

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PADI Reactivate Refresher Course

Reinvigorate your passion and build your confidence

If you have not been on a scuba diving holiday for a while, every reputable diving centre around the world will insist that you take a refresher diving course. You can complete your refresher scuba diving course before your next open water dive and get back to your full diving status. The pool sessions will keep your skills fresh for any diving holiday you decide to book with us.

Jumping in to the dive course

Dates and Times for PADI certified Scuba Diving in London

There are two options for completing your pool-based scuba diving training at the Marshall Street Leisure Centre in Soho, London:

  • Tuesday evenings: We meet for diver certification training at 7.00 pm and finish around 9.45 pm on Tuesday each week. We have exciting new scuba diving courses starting each week throughout the year.
  • Sundays: Open water scuba diving courses only! We will meet at 9.30 am and aim to finish your diving course around 2.30 pm. This is an intensive diving certification, so you must be confident in the water. Due to Covid, this option is currently on hold.

Why Learn Scuba Diving in London with Oyster Diving?

PADI 5 star diving centre

At Oyster Diving, we provide unbeatable scuba diving lessons in London in a fun, friendly and supportive environment – much like our amazing diving holidays! We are the UK’s premier PADI scuba diving school and can offer a range of benefits when you learn to scuba dive with us:

Friendly, professional, patient and award-winning PADI scuba diving instructors

A selection of packages available to get the most out of your scuba diving course, including a ‘Pass guarantee‘

Classes led by a team of two-time winners of ‘UK Dive Centre of the Year’

PADI 5* IDC Dive Centre status and ‘Approved Youth Training Centre’

PADI e-learning, which allows you to study at your own pace – whenever and wherever you like

Access to our exclusive lake to complete the remainder of your scuba diving course

Small group sizes, for dedicated instruction and peak confidence after you have completed the course 

Use of the latest Aqua Lung scuba diving equipment

Excellent value for money 

As a multi-award winning 5* Instructor Development dive centre, we have a team of highly-experienced dive professionals that have travelled all over the world. Our PADI Open Water Diver course in London is our most popular dive course, which will give you all the skills you need to experience a life-changing dive at all of our diving holiday destinations.

Directions for London Courses & Diving Certifications

The full address for the pool, where all of our Scuba diving in London takes place, is as follows:

Marshall Street Leisure Centre,

15 Marshall Street,

Soho,

London, W1F 7EL

For more details please see the map below:

Please note that we do not have a scuba diving shop at Marshall Street. If you are looking to buy diving equipment then please visit www.oysterdivingshop.com

Travelling by Tube

Marshall Street is within easy walking distance of both Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus Underground stations. To get there, use these simple steps:

Directions from Oxford Street Tube Station

  • Exit through the Argyll Street exit at the tube station 
  • Walk down Argyll Street until you reach Great Marlborough Street
  • Cross over the road and walk down Carnaby Street
  • Turn left at Ganton Street to the end of the road
  • Marshall Street Leisure Centre will be on your left

Directions from Piccadilly Circus Tube Stations

  • Come out of the tube station at Exit 1
  • Walk up Glasshouse Street
  • Take the first road on the right – Sherwood Street
  • When you reach Brewer Street, cross over the road and walk into Lower James Street
  •  Walk through Golden Square until you reach Beak Street
  • Turn right along Beak Street and Marshall Street is the first road on the left.

Experience World-Class Scuba Diving in London

You’ll be prepared for any diving trip you can imagine with the right diving course. All of our diving certifications are led by highly-experienced PADI-certified instructors and take place in top facilities at the Marshall Street Leisure Centre in Soho, London.

Book your course now and get ready to experience the best diving in the world on one of our amazing diving holidays. You can also book multiple courses at once to save even more money on your training; take a look at our great value scuba diving course packages for more details.
Unsure what type of scuba diving certification you need for your upcoming trip? We can help you to find the right course and talk more about your holiday destination, what you can expect, and how to make sure you have all the skills you need. Simply get in touch to learn more.