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Sussex Diving & Leisure's BLOG page

Quite simply the goto place for the latest information and news on what's going on with SDL and the wider diving industry.

Charter Boat in Selsey covering Sussex & Hampshire

Monday 14th February 2022

Exciting news, we may have the use of a charter boat running out of Selsey, West Sussex.


How to reduce your air consumption.

Monday 28th February 2022

Advice on how to reduce your air consumption and extend your bottom time.


Working with Children - Our Policy

Monday 15th November 2021

Read about our safeguards to protect your children.


Dive Project Cornwall

Monday 1st November 2021

Sussex Diving & Leisure become Dive Center of choice and School week sponsor.


PADI Seal Team

Thursday 28th November 2021

PADI Seal Team, a fantastic monthly dive club for children aged 8 years and over.


Learn to Dive

Thursday 25th March 2021

Learning to dive with PADI, who can do it and what's involved. All the sales hype stripped away so you can see what is involved.


Training set to re-start in April.

Wednesday 24th Feb 2021

At last it is looking as if we can re-start training soon


Frequently Asked Questions

Remember the only silly question is the one you don't ask….



Training Has finally restarted

Monday 31st August 2020

At last we have restarted training both in the Swimming pool and Open Water


Guided Dive on Bognor Rocks.

Monday 17th August 2020

On Wednesday 19th of August at around 10:30am we will be diving Bognor Rocks (Just off of Marine Drive West, Bognor Regis).
All are welcome however if you could let us know before 7 pm on Tuesday it would be appreciated


The Worlds Deepest Freedive

Date 31st July 2020

I will be perfectly honest i personally don't get Freediving, but to descend to 253 meters…….WOW
A truly epic achievement have a read and see what you think.


Freediving Explained

12th August 2020

In this article we have tried to explain the many different types pf freediving.


Can I learn to dive during the Covid-19 Outbreak?

Orignally posted 21st March 2020

Yes there are many ways you can undertake PADI courses during lockdown


Shore Diving, Covid-19 Pandemic

20th June 2020

We have put together some recommendations based on the latest information from respected diving authorities such as PADI, BSAC and DAN.


Vobster Quay set to re-open

25th June 2020

Vobster Quay inland dive site is set to re-open on the 29th of June 2020


Your Diving Stories.

19th April 2020

While we are unable to dive, let have some fun by making everybody jealous.
Send us a diving story (preferably with some pictures) and we will post it on our blog page for everybody to see.

Send us your story.

Outstanding Customer Service Award

5th December 2019

Our Director & IDC Staff instructor is awarded the PADI Certificate of Excellance for outstanding customer service.


PADI Release "How to" set of video tutorials.

12th December 2019

PADI have released a set of videos to compliment the Open Water Diver Course and materials each short video is targeted at a single skill within the course.
We have now includes links to these videos in our learning zone.


New Coltri Compressor.

18th December 2019

Following our best ever year of training new divers we have invested in a small compressor allowing us to refill our own cylinders rather than having to rely of the availability of our local filling station.

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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 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.
  • 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.

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