Here at Sussex Diving & Leisure we specialise in diver training and our aim is simply, to produce confident and safe scuba divers.

With 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, West Sussex making the facilities easy to access from Bognor, Selsey, Midhurst, Petersfield, Worthing and Hampshire.

PADI Courses of the Month & Dive Trips

Try Scuba Diving in Sussex

Not sure if scuba diving is for you or just always wated to try Scuba Diving without the commitment of a full course. For just £45 you can try it for yourself in the saftey of our private heated pool (10 years +).

PADI Diving Courses in Sussex

From total novice to professional we have a course for you. PADI courses are the worlds most trusted and recognised Scuba Diving courses & are now available in Selsey West Sussex.

PADI Diving Courses and Diving Equipment in Chichester.

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

Dive with Sussex Diving & Leisure

We try to keep our divers diving and have a trips page where we post where we are diving and encorage you to join us (Click Here). Although we ask you to book there is no charge, it just so that we can keep you posted in case of changes.

Not sure if diving is for you "Try Diving" with our Discover Scuba experience it costs just £45.

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 Courses are:-

PADI Advanced Open Water

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Course runs 2nd / 8th October.

We are now taking bookings for the PADI Advanced Open Water course running at Wraysbury on the 2nd October & Vobster Quay on the 8th of October.

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.

PADI Rescue Diver

Course starts 9th October 2021

We are now taking bookings for what many consider the most challenging yet rewarding course PADI run…. The Rescue Diver…..

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to not only prevent problem before they happen but also how respond if a problem were to occur.

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Whats involved?
Over a three pool sessions we will teach you how to avoid or handle some of the most common problem encountered, then it's off to open water where over a couple of days you will apply what you have learnt to several mocked up rescue problems.

Who can take the course?
Any qualified Adventure diver / Advanced Open water diver aged over 12 years old. Before starting the course you will need to either take our EFR (First Aid) course or prove you have a current (less than 2 years old) CPR/First aid course. You don't need you own equipment as for a small additional cost we can arrange hire equipment.

The Cost?
The cost is just £375.
And as with all of our courses you don't even have to pay it in one hit, you can pay one payment of £175 when you sign up followed by another Payment of £100 when we start the pool work, then you final payment of £100 when you do your qualifying dives.

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

Landline. 01243 202200
Mobile. 07534 911228

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Educating children to protect the environment through experience.

Covid-19 Information (Feb 2022).

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 6 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.
  • Divers are asked NOT to clear masks by spitting, anti fog will be supplied free of charge at out sanitising station.

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.

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