With contemporary advances in dive equipment, medicine, and training, people of all ages and sizes can safely learn to dive. Most people who have a basic level of physical fitness and are comfortable in the water can scuba dive. There are, however, a few medical conditions which are contraindicated for scuba diving. Be sure to read the fitness for diving/ dive medical questionnaire before enrolling in a scuba diving course.
While diving (like any sport) has some inherent risks, these risks can be effectively managed when divers learn to check and use their gear properly and to follow safe diving guidelines. A wide variety of scuba diving courses are available to allow divers to start enjoying the underwater world safely. Most scuba diving centers offer everything from "try dives" (where curious people can show up and try scuba diving in a pool with no commitment) to open water courses which certify a diver for life.
Scuba diving is an activity open to anybody aged 12 or over - and with our global network of clubs and diving schools providing accessible, cheap scuba diving lessons, it's never been more simple to learn to dive.
We have long been in on the tricks of how fun our seas are to scuba dive - our team have been taking diving lessons and safely exploring and discovering Britain’s seas (and several other places in the world) for more than 40 years. Join us!
We have over twenty friendly dive clubs around the UK (and many overseas) just waiting to start - with the correct training and help, you could be soon enjoying your own scuba diving adventure! If you do not fancy joining a club but wish to learn you could visit one of our centres.
We have recorded and reported on Incidents since our beginning. The lessons gained from Incidents are pertinent to all divers whatever their training and background and the Safe Diving guide is a valuable resource of good advice that we would urge all divers to follow.