southampton scuba divers

Learn to dive with Southampton Scuba Diving

Whether this is your first experience underwater or whether you are looking to continue your diver training, Southampton Scuba Diving has a course for you. Instruction is carried out in small groups, so you can experience professional scuba training under close supervision.

We teach the following PADI Scuba Diving Courses.


Before we can accept you on a diving course, you'll need to complete this medical form. If you answer "Yes" to any of the questions, you'll need to obtain a fit to dive note from your GP.

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PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI is the world's leading scuba diving training organisation for recreational diving. PADI courses range from entry levels, such as "Open Water Diver" to "Master Scuba Diver" and a range of instructor certifications.

The PADI system is composed of modules divided into theory and practical skills. Theory is learnt through self-study using books and videos, with knowledge review sessions carried out by a scuba instructor. Mastery of practical skills is gained through confined water training (in a swimming pool or relatively shallow water) and performance evaluations in open water. Upon completion of each course, you will receive a certificate, which is recognised worldwide.

This chart shows a complete list of PADI courses and how they fit together.

complete set of PADI courses