Ready to Enroll on Plymouth University's HSE Professional Diver Training? 

No matter what your experience level, here at Plymouth Diving Centre we can prepare you for the challenge of becoming an HSE Professional Scuba Diver as part of your Plymouth University experience.

 Our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze packages provide you with the professional training you require to get you started.


Platinum Package £999
PADI Open Water Diver with Drysuit Orientation
- HSE First Aid at Work
- Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving 
- 10 Non-training Boat Dives including Equipment

Gold Package £699
- PADI Drysuit Course
- HSE First Aid at Work
- Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving
- 10Non-Training Boat Dives including Equipment

Silver Package £369
- PADI Drysuit Course
- 10 Non-Training Boat Dives including Equipment

Bronze Package £349
- HSE First Aid at Work
- Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving

 Add Typhoon Seamaster II / Seamist Drysuit to Platinum, Gold and Silver ONLY £450

Add Scubapro Everdry 4 Drysuit £590 or Including Rock Boots £639

Add PADI Open Water Diver Course to Silver or Bronze Package ONLY £349

Add Dives to Bronze ONLY £200

PADI Speciality Diver Courses...Plot your course to adventure and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver!

 Master Scuba Diver
wreckdive2PADI Speciality Diver courses are a great way to gain diving experience and also qualifications. Learn a range of skills that suit the type of diving that you enjoy, from deep and wreck diving to reef photgraphy and drift diving. Whatever you want from diving, PADI has a course and a set of skills to help you get the most out of your dives.  

At Plymouth Diving Centre we offer a complete range of PADI speciality diver courses. With instructors that have a real passion about the speciality areas they teach in and with years of experience, you don't just get a PADI Speciality ticket with us, you both earn it and learn during it. We will make it easy for you get a lot out of your PADI diver training.

The Centre is also pleased to be actively involved with the PADI Speciality of the Month promotion. At Plymouth Diving Centre this means you get the same high standard of training and benefits for a greatly reduced, 20% off, course fee! Check out the speciality of the month calendar here and sign up today!


PADI Search and Recovery Diver Speciality
PADI Wreck Diver Speciality
PADI Deep Diver Speciality
PADI Eanx, Enriched Air Diver Speciality
PADI Drift Diver Speciality
PADI Boat Diver Speciality
PADI Night Diver Speciality
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality
PADI DUP, Digital Underwater Photographer Speciality
PADI Speciality of the Month
PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality

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IANTD Advanced Nitrox Diving......!

Ever done a decompression dive? were you trained to do it? and even more importanly did you plan it or simply "hope your computer sorted your profile out"! Advanced Nitrox gets you doing it right.... with use of nitrox to accelerate your decompression and make your dives more fun and safer!



PADI Adventures in Diving & Advanced Open Water...The Adventure Continues!

The PADI Adventures in Diving programme has several course options depending on your experience, confidence and what you want from your diving! This PADI programme is based around PADI Adventure Dives; single dives that give a diver the opportunity to experience a new speciality area of diving. Adventure Dives might include a Deep Dive to take you to 30m, Wreck Dive, Night Dive or Drysuit Dive. These are just a few of the Adventure Dives that PADI has on offer through Plymouth Diving Centre. This programme provides the opportunity to develop your skills and increase your diving experiences beyond the level of Open Water Diver. Whether you want to dive at night, explore shipwrecks or take photographs of a reef, this programme has something for everyone!

The PADI Adventures in Diving Programme has two course/certification options:

 PADI Adventure Diver Course: 

The PADI Adventure Diver course combines any three of the Adventure Dives to produce a diver with experiences in three speciality areas. This course is usually suited to divers who do not want to do the mandatory Deep Dive for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or who do not have the time or feel they have the experience to complete five Adventure Dives.

Cost: £75 per dive + £40 crewpack

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course:

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (often referred to as the PADI Advanced) is the next stage for most PADI Open Water Divers. Once qualified you will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 30m (or the depth you get experience to during your course). The course enables you to experience five new Adventure Dives which will include the PADI Deep Adventure Dive and the PADI Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive along with three additional dives.

As ever at Plymouth Diving Centre we have a variety of options that reflect the flexible nature of all PADI training courses and all courses include our highly praised voucher booklets that encourage you to continue diving by offering massive discounts on dives and specialist diving equipment!

Cost:  £299

Get in touch to continue your adventure!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater?


Plymouth Diving Centre as a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort have a complete range of scuba diving experiences designed to allow you the chance to "Discover Scuba Diving" whilst under the supervision of highly trained professional instructors.

At Plymouth Diving Centre we are always looking for opportunities to enable all age groups to get their first experience of the underwater world, after all there's nothing quite like breathing underwater for the very first time!

Whether you have a youngster aged 8 to 10 years old who simply wants to breath underwater for the first time or you would like to experience the underwater world at a local dive site we have a scuba experience for you.

Plymouth Diving Centre conducts Discover Scuba Diving programmes at a local heated swimming pool, with changing facilities and on site car parking, making your first experience of breathing underwater as comfortable as can be.


Discover Scuba Diving in swimming poolPADI Discover Scuba Diving will introduce you to the basics of what it's like to wear scuba equipment, how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater realm.

You may even get the chance to learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you choose to take the next step.

Prerequisities: Age 10 or above and a sense of adventure!

Cost: ?35 per person or ?50 for two


PADI Bubblemaker Experience is a great introduction for kids aged 8 years and over to join in the fun and breathe underwater for the first time using kid sized scuba diving equipment in less than two metres of water.PADI bubblemaker character

Youngsters can now join in the family fun of scuba diving or even celebrate their birthday in style by throwing a Bubblemaker party. They just need to be comfortable in the water. All youth diving experiences are under the direct care and supervision of PADI Instructors.

Bubblemakers can continue their adventure with the PADI Seal Team programme and upon turning 10 they can complete the Junior PADI Open Water Diver Course.

Prerequisities: Age 8+

Cost: ?35 per person or ?50 for two (group discounts may apply - contact the centre for more information)


Sign up today and see what lies beneath!

Learn to SCUBA Dive with PADI the way the World Dives!

Learn to Dive PADI Open Water with Plymouth Diving Centre

The PADI Open Water Diver Course

The World's most popular diver training course provides you with all the skills required to dive safely and competently worldwide. The course is taught in a fun and friendly manner by professional and internationally recognised PADI instructors and uses the most up to date training techniques, with a full range of schedules and options to suit everyone, from a part time five week course to an intensive five day course.Open Water DIver Pool Diving

For those who want to become a qualified diver and perhaps don't have the time there is also the PADI Scuba Diver Course, essentially half a PADI Open Water Diver course. As a PADI Scuba Diver you will be qualified to dive throughout the world supervised by a PADI professional.

As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be qualified to dive anywhere in the World to a maximum depth of 18m (younger age groups have various depth restrictions). You will also be eligible to experience many different areas of diving through the PADI Adventures in diving programme, PADI Specialities or the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

The PADI Open Water Diver and the PADI Scuba Diver course are open to all ages from 10 upwards; as long as you are reasonably fit, you can start today!

All of our PADI Open Water Diver course options include all materials and equipment and if you sign up for the PADI Open Water Diver course with Plymouth Diving Centre you will also recieve a voucher book with over ?200 worth of vouchers including free membership of the Centre, free and half priced boat dives, free kit hire and discounted equipment and course deals!

Scuba diver with dolphinThe Underwater Adventure Begins!

Become a PADI Open Water Diver:

Prerequisite Qualifications: None/Uncertified

Minimum Age: 10 years and upwards, under 15s will earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification.

What You Get: All equipment and materials are provided within the course price

Cost: £399 (standard course options, see below for variations)

Schedule Options:

PADI Open Water Diver: 5 week option
PADI Open Water Diver:1 week option
PADI Open Water Diver: Weekend Option
PADI Open Water Diver: CD Rom Option
PADI Open Water Diver: Customised Schedule

Contact us to book your adventure


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PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

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PADI Boat Diver Speciality

The PADI Boat Diving Speciality makes reaching those more remote sites so easy...added to the fun of a trip on a boat, whether it be a relaxed hard boat or...

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James Eagan Layne 25m Wreck Dive

Dive Site Name: James Eagan Layne (aka JEL)Dive Type: Wreck Dive        Max Depth Seabed: 24m       Depth to top of Wreck: 10m   Approximate Position: 50.19.55N 04.14.78W  Tonnage: 4500tonnes    Length: 130m     ...

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Australbush 60m wreck dive

Dive Site Name: SS Australbush Dive Type: Wreck Dive Tonnage: 4398 tonnes             Length: 150ft        Cargo:  Date Lost: 1917      How Lost:  Torpedoed by German Submarine Max Depth Seabed: 60m     Depth to top of Wreck: 56m Minimum Qualification: Technical Australbush SS was an...

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Pier Cellars

Type: Reef Depth to Seabed: 15mMinimum Qualification: Open WaterPier Cellars starts from the steps leading down to the water from underneath the old Customs House, which has been newly renovated...

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