Here at SDL we specialise in diver training and our aim is simple, to produce confident and safe scuba divers.

At Sussex Diving & Leisure (SDL) you can expect quality training in small well supported groups, we are a family run diver training opperation providing friendly PADI diver training. Because we only train in small groups we are able to offer a very personal expeience to our customers helping them to learn the required skills without stress often on a one to one basis. Our private, heated pool is conviently situated near Chichester making the facilities easy to access.
Try Scuba Diving

Not sure this is for you or just always wated to try Scuba Diving. For just £45 you can try it for yourself in the saftey of our private heated pool (10 years +).

PADI Diving Courses in Sussex

Total novice to professional we have a course for you. PADI courses are the worlds most trusted and recognised Scuba Diving courses.

PADI Diving Courses and Diving Equipment.

Although we dont have a High Street shop we can help with your equipment purchase and rental needs. You don't have to buy from us ....Advice is free

PADI Diver Training and Diving opertunities

We have just started an informal dive club, no membership, no fees, just a group of divers going DIVING!!!

Not sure if diving is for you "Try Diving" with our Discover Scuba experience it costs just £45 and includes a mask worth £27.50 for you to keep.

Remember if you don't like it, there is no commitment and all you have lost is an hour of your time, however if you go on to book within a month we will deduct £25 from the cost of your Open Water course.

Each month we feature one of our courses at a discounted rate, giving you the opportunity to expand your diving skills or try something new.

This months Course is:-

PADI Seal Team

New Course starts Sunday 16th January 2022

We are now taking bookings for our new children's diving club
This PADI course is targeted children from 8 years of age and is designed to act as a link to the PADI Jr Open Water Course once ready.
In the safety of out heated pool your children will learn about the equipment and skills involved in diving whilst having fun under the supervision of our award winning instructor.
Initially this course will run monthly for 5 months, although we may consider increasing it to every other week if there is sufficient demand for a more frequent experience.

  • Children can learn to Scuba Dive
  • Entertain the kid with a diving course
  • Childrens Scuba Diving Club

Whats involved?
The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions.
Have your children ever wondered what it's like to float effortlessly like an astronaut?
We can offer them the chance to find out!
Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty AquaMissions, such as wreck diving, navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness and more. PADI Seal Team includes doing some cool stuff in the pool, meeting friends and sharing in the adventure of the underwater world.

Who can take the course?
Anyone over the age of 8 can take this course and it is often used as a bridge to the Jr Open Water Course when the child is confident and comfortable enough to progress. There is also a "Master Seal" course consisting of a further 10 "Aquamissions" that can follow on from this course.
Parental approval is required.

PADI Open Water Winter walmer.

  • PADI Open Water
  • Winter Diving Courses
  • Learn to Dive
Courses start monthly Jan - March

UK waters can be cold and inhospitable during the winter months, but that shouldn't put you off learning to dive.
The PADI Open Water course is by its nature modular, what we offer is to do the Theory and Pool sessions spread out between now and when the waters warm up, then as soon as things warmer its off tor two days to get you qualified. Or indeed it's off on Holiday to get qualified in the sun, with the PADI referral system where you can do the 4 qualifying dives at any PADI dive centre anywhere in the world.

It can even help with the cost of becoming qualified as you only pay for each section when you start it.

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Keeping you safe...

Our first consideration as always is your safety, in an effort to ensure this all our training will be undertaken in line with the industry best standards.

  • Out training group sizes will be strictly limited to 4 students and two PADI professionals.
  • All equipment will be washed, sterilised between uses and stored in a well ventilated area for at least 36hrs before re-use.
  • If you are undertaking a course that takes more than one session your equipment will be issued to you at the start of the course and you will be asked to keep it and care for it between sessions, thus eliminating any chance of cross infection.
  • Unfortunately numbers in our pool facility and at dive sites are strictly limited at this time to allow for social distancing therefore may not be possible to allow spectators.
  • All students will be expected to observe social distancing, unless from the same cohort.
  • All students will be expected to use face coverings when not in the water.
  • At the moment the changing rooms at our pool facility and open water site are not open, so you will need to change waterside.
  • Divers are asked NOT to clear masks by spitting, anti fog will be supplied free of charge at out sanitising station.
  • All entry level courses booked after the 18th of April include a brand new diving mask and where required snorkel for you to keep again ensuring you are the only person using your equipment.

At Sussex Diving & Leisure we offer a full range of courses for Children and Adults alike, from total novice to professional level, including First Aid and Manual Handling training.
We specialise in Children's diving courses and have a monthly Diving club to engage young minds, we are also able to offer private courses for those who are insecure or just want some privacy.
Not sure if diving is for you? No problem we run informal taster sessions (Try Dives) most weekends at our private heated pool in Eartham, Nr Chichester and we will be happy to let you try diving without committing to a full course, If you do decide you like it and want to go further then, we will give you your money back when you purchase our premium option, if its not for you then all you have lost is the small fee and an hour of your time.
We offer staged payment terms on most of our courses, 1st payment when you register, 2nd payment just before your first pool session and the final payment when we go to the open water site.
At Sussex Diving & Leisure we offer a full range of PADI diving courses in West Sussex & Hampshire covering Selsey, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Petworth, Midhurst, Petersfield, Arundel, Littlehampton, Wittering, Bracklesham, Emsworth, Havant and Worthing area's.