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Introduction to UK Diving

The UK has some fabulous diving available. It can be a bit temperamental but there is marine life to enjoy, wrecks to explore and great days and weekends to be had. The UK dive community is small but welcoming. If you’ve trained elsewhere then you might find it a bit different. UK divers tend to have their own kit, and tend to dive in a dry suit. It can seem expensive to get set up but we can advise and there is a strong network of divers selling preloved kit.

We have put together a series of dives for club members who would like to get into UK Diving. There will be additional dives added in and dates will be confirmed. There will be opportunities to jump in midweek too.

The costs incurred are those of the trip e.g. dive site entry. There is no training taking place on these trips, just an opportunity to jump in with other club members to build experience in the water. UK divers generally have their own kit; we can advise on what to buy and from where. If you need to borrow a tank while you’re getting your own kit together then we ask for a full tank in return plus a fiver in the kitty for servicing.

If you’d like to join our club then we meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Jolly Farmers in Purley from 8pm (check with us first in case we’ve a special event on). Annual club fees of £40 come with a range of benefits including discounted training, free Rescue Refresher and a lot more besides! Email dive@oceandiver.co.uk for more information or come along to a club night to meet the gang and see if you fancy diving with us!

Dive SiteDatesMinimum Qualifications/Experience 
Wraysbury
Inland site
Day Trip
Various through the year including midweek divingOpen Water
Dry suit (if using)
Various
Stoney Cove
Inland site
Day trip
February - March (date to be confirmed)Advanced Open Water
Dry suit (if using)
Colin, Clair
NDAC
Inland site
Day trip
February - April (date to be confirmed)Advanced Open Water
Dry suit (if using)
TBC
Vobster
Inland site
Day trip
February - May (dates to be confirmed)Open Water
Dry suit (if using)
Tom
Mulberry Dives
RIB dives
Day trip
March - May (dates to be decided)Advanced Open Water
Dry suit (if using)
4 additional dives in your kit
Colin, Clair
Chesil
Shore diving
Day trip
April - July (dates to be confirmed)Open Water
Dry suit (if using)
2 additional dives in your kit
Dan, Rachel
Porthkerris
Shore Diving
Trip
MayOpen Water
Dry suit (if using)
2 additional dives in your kit
Maryse, Ivan
Porthkerris
Boat diving
MayAdvanced Open Water
Dry suit (if using)
6 additional dives in your kit
Maryse, Ivan
St Abbs
Boat Diving
Trip
AugustAdvanced Open Water
Dry suit (if using)
10 additional dives in your kit
Newhaven Boat Dives14 JuneAdvance Open Water
Dry Suit (if using)
4 logged dives in you kit
Proficient in use in DSMB
Maryse
Newhaven Boat Dives10 OctoberAdvance Open Water
Dry Suit (if using)
4 logged dives in you kit
Proficient in use in DSMB
Maryse

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