Plymouth Diving Centre has been delivering the highest quality PADI diver training for over 20 years and is the most established PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre (IDC) facility in the South West. As a PADI IDC we are able to train wannabe divers from their first Discover Scuba Diving session in a pool through the PADI Open Water Diver, the world's most sought after diver training qualification, on to PADI Specialities and right through to becoming a Professional Diving Instructor with PADI, the world's largest diver training organisation.

Plymouth Diving Centre, as part of Dive Centre Ltd with a sister centre in Teignmouth, is the only dive centre in the South West with a PADI Course Director permanently employed, running the Centre and monitoring diver training. We train hundreds of students every year with our team of dedicated full-time and part-time instructors and divemasters.

We hold regular pool training sessions at a local heated, indoor swimming pool and as such we incorporate pool skills development for as many courses as possible, assisting divers to learn skills thoroughly prior to putting the skills into practice in the Open Water. As a coastal based centre with some of the UK's finest coastline on our doorstep we always endeavour to get divers diving in the sea around the coast and from boats so that during training divers experience real local diving.

Plymouth Diving Centre diver training courses are always priced as a fully inclusive option (unless stated otherwise) and as such there are no hidden extra charges. All courses are performance based allowing student divers plenty of opportunity to complete the course without additional charges. As we operate our own dive boats from Plymouth and Teignmouth we are able to include boat diving in our prices where applicable and offer a wider scope of dive sites for training dives.

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) offers a range of courses aimed at enhancing the skills needed to deal with diving emergencies. We run the full range from Plymouth Diving Centre up to instructor level in all speciality areas such as Oxygen First Aid, Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator training among others.

PADI TecRec diver trianing and Tec Instructor training in Devon at teign Diving Centre

                         The Diving Centre is one of the few Technical Diving Centres in the South West. From Teign Diving Centre we supply both Nitrox and Trimix at all times and offer tIANTD trainig facility for IANTD Technical diving and diver trainingechnical diving trips from our dive boats. We also offer a complete range of technical diver training including Closed Circuit Re-breather (CCR) and Open Circuit training through to Technical Diving Instructor.

We offer both IANTD and also PADI TecRec training from entry level to instructor in both agencies. Again, wherever possible, our courses are priced as fully inclusive options.

We are also able to offer first aid courses including HSE approved First Aid at Work and OFSTED approved Paediatric First Aid as well as Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care training.

 With the Centre being based on the coast we are also an RYA Training Centre specialising in Powerboat training with a range of shore-based courses and yachtmaster assessment. Get in touch for more information.

If you would like any further information please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call us on 01752 263900 or pop in and meet the instructors and discuss your needs over a tea or coffee.


PADI Diver Training - including PADI Discover Scuba Diving try dives, Seal Team kids diving, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Specialities, Rescue, Divemaster and Instructor Development

DAN Divers Alert Network - including Oxygen First Aid, Advanced Oxygen, On-site Neuro, Medical Oxygen Re-breather, Aquatic Emergencies, Marine Life Injuries, Basic Life Support, Emergency Management, First Responder, Emergency Specialist, Automated External Defibrillation

Becoming an Instructor - including PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Instructor Development Course

Technical - including PADI TecRec and IANTD Technical Training

First Aid - including HSE First Aid at Work and EFR Primary and Secondary Care


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