Learn to Dive with Selsey's only PADI diving centre.

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

At Sussex Diving & Leisure you can expect quality tuition in small well supported groups, we are a family run diver operation providing friendly PADI diving courses.   Because we don't have the burden of an expensive "High Street" shop to support we are able to offer a very personal service to our customers and concentrate on the quality of our training rather than turnover of our shop. We use the Great Ballards School pool, Eartham, Nr Chichester for our training sessions making it convenient for those from Bognor, Chichester, Selsey, Emsworth and Midhurst areas. Most of our "Open Water" sessions take place using inland lakes in Surrey, Somerset and Wales, we do this so that your diving coures dosent get disrupted by the UK's unpredictable weather. In these times of Covid-19 we are even happy to offer private sessions for you and your partner or family if this best suits your learning style.

Try Scuba Diving

Not sure this is for you or just always wated to try Scuba Diving. For just £40 you can try it for yourself (10 years +).

PADI Diving Courses in Sussex

Total novice to professional we have a course for you. PADI the way the world learns to dive.

PADI Diving Courses and Diving Equipment.

Although we dont have a 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!!!

Try Diving and start you adventure our courses start from just £40, with easy payment terms available on the PADI Open Water Diver Course.

Remember if you don't like it all you have lost is £40, however if you go on to book within a month we will deduct the cost of the try dive from the 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

Course starts Sunday 1st August 2021

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.

The Cost?
There is a one off registration fee of £60 at the start of the course, this includes genuine PADI course materials, registration & Certification with PADI and a free mask and snorkel to keep.

The only other cost is £40 per session.

PADI Advanced Open Water

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Course runs 11th /12th September at NDAC chepstow

We are now taking bookings for the PADI Advanced Open Water course running at NDAC Chepstow on the weekend of the 11/12th of September 2021

During the PADI advanced open water certification course, you will will hone the skills you have already been taught and teach you some more skills that will make you even more comfortable with diving in a variety of environments and a more proficient diver overall.

At Sussex Diving & Leisure we offer a full range of PADI diving courses in West Sussex covering Selsey, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Petworth, Midhurst, Petersfield, Arundel, Littlehampton, Wittering, Bracklesham and Worthing area's. We offer courses for children and Adults alike from total novice to professional level, including First Aid and Manual Handling training.
Not sure if diving is for you? We run informal taster sessions (Try Dives) most weekends at our heated pool in Eartham, Nr Chichester, 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.

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51, Wellington Gardens,
West Sussex,
PO20 0RF.

Landline. 01243 202200
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Covid-19 Information (July 2021).

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.