Meet our friendly award winning team.
We are great believers that diving should be open to everyone whatever their ability or needs. To that end all our instructors are CRB checked and have experience in teaching children; One of our instructors has extensive experience in the special needs sector and is currently looking to undertake the Adaptive Sports Diver & Adaptive Techniques courses.
Our Moto is "Diving the way it should be…..FUN", we made the decision right at the start to put making diving fun ahead of everything else.
Too many of our competitors put their profits first and end up with a production line of students. This method of training produces vast numbers of divers in a short time BUT have the students had the time to properly develop their skills fully and have they enjoyed the process of becoming a scuba diver?
By providing a comfortable, friendly, and fun environment with structured professional training delivered with empathy we believe all involved achieve the best possible results in a fun and relaxed way.
Our new customers are always welcomed and treated with the respect they deserve enroute to becoming competent Dive Buddy’s and good friends into the future.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor / Managing Director
Dave first qualified as a diver in 2000 with Wittering Divers and dived intermittently till 2010 when he did his Divemaster course in Spain. He then discovered a passion for helping & teaching other divers and decided to become a PADI Open Water Instructor, qualifying with in 2011.
Since then Dave has worked for several dive centres in both the UK and Spain developing his teaching skills along with his extensive knowledge of the Scuba Diving industry. In 2021 he decided that rather than teach for other Diver Centres he would open his own PADI Recreational facility and integrated all the best parts of all the dive centre’s he has worked at into Sussex Diving & Leisure. Although he is certified to teach for both SSI and PADI Dave has chosen to concentrate on PADI and currently holds the respected level of IDC Staff Instructor and is able to teach all courses up to and including Assistant Instructor.
As part of PADI's ongoing quality assurance process they randomly asses the performance of their instructors, as a result of these assessments Dave was recently awarded these certificates for "Outstanding Customer Service and Professionalism.
Company Director and admin officer
Although not a diver herself Sarah is always there in the background supporting our activities.
While the rest of us are teaching and diving ourselves silly, Sarah is in the office sorting all the paperwork and bookings that enable us to dive safely. You will also see her at dive sites undertaking our surface support role.
PADI Divemaster (Warm Water ONLY).
Tim North is a very accomplished diver who in 2010 decided to take his interest in diving to a professional level. He now holds the coveted qualification of Divemaster as well as DSD Leader , Rescue Diver and EFR First Aider for both PADI and SSI.
He does however much prefer warmer waters and supports us mainly on our dive trips.
Sussex Diving & Leisure is a fully owned trading name of BCL Services Ltd.
Address (Office Only):
51 Wellington Gardens, Selsey, PO20 0RF
Mobile: 07534 911228