The PADI Divemaster Course is the first step in your pro journey. We take our time over our Divemaster courses. The length of the course depends on your current experience. Although you need only 40 dives to access the course we will encourage you to dive as much as possible, and you should be diving in your own kit. You will also be expected to join as many training sessions as possible.

Course Fees: £399 (£199 for club members). Please note there are PADI learning materials and fees to pay on top of this. You will also need a HSE medical and insurance. Contact us for more details.

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the next step in your diving journey. It is the first half of instructor training (the second being the OWSI). Assistant Instructors are able to conduct part of the Open Water course, as well as certain specialties such as Peak Performance Buoyancy.  Prior requisites include 60 logged dives, being certified as a divemaster, HSE medical and have an up-to-date first aid certification.  We encourage our professional candidates to dive as much as possible and to get involved with as many training sessions as they can to build experience and develop their dive skills.

We offer this course through Aquanaut Scuba, who are a PADI 5* centre.  If you would like more information on the Assistant Instructor course then get in touch with Aquanauts or email us.

The OWSI is the second part of the Instructor Development Course (IDC). The IDC prepares you for the Instructor Exam (IE), which is the passport to becoming a scuba diving instructor. Prerequisites include being certified as an Assistant Instructor and a medical. Although you need only  100 logged dives to attend the Instructor Exam, we encourage our professional candidates to dive as much as possible and to attend training sessions to develop both your dive skills and teaching experience.

We offer this course through Alex Griffin, Course Director and Aquanaut Scuba.