Soho is amongst the most vibrant, exciting and cosmopolitan areas of London that houses world class shops, leading businesses and now the UK's premier PADI diving and travel centre.
At Oyster Diving, we believe learning the theory behind diving is as important as the environment within which you learn it. That's why we've chosen to teach all of our open water diving theory classes online (doesn't work on iPad). This allows you to learn anywhere in the world with an internet connection, at a convenient time and location to suit you. The PADI e-learning system is designed so you can learn the theory at a relaxed pace in comfortable surroundings such as your home, office or even in bed. You will have the full support of our experienced PADI instructors if you have any questions.
It normally takes 10 to 12 hours to complete the theory online depending on how many sessions you chose to do it over. Much of this time is spent watching entertaining and interesting video clips and answering multiple choice questions. Once you have completed the online theory simply print off your final scores and bring them along with you to the pool session.
Our central London courses are located just behind London's iconic Carnaby Street in a state-of-the-art £11m leisure centre containing arguably the finest pool in central London.
This 30m long pool means that students have plenty of room to swim around in, practice their skills and fine tune their buoyancy. The pool is constantly heated to 27 degrees celsius and has a maximum depth of 3m (10ft).
We will meet you at a lake in the picturesque village of Wraysbury close to Thorpe Park, M25, M3 and M4 motorways, where you will complete your four open water dives. The fresh water lake has plenty of sunken attractions such as boats, camper vans, buses and even a London cab. With several training platforms available it's a great place to practice your diving skills. We always say "if you can dive in the UK then you can dive anywhere"!
We also run regular group trips abroad for students who wish to complete their course with the same instructor and meet fun and like-minded people.
Alternatively our Travel Centre would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for any holiday or long weekend.
Our PADI Open Water Scuba Diving courses take place at:
Marshall Street Leisure Centre,
15 Marshall Street,
London, W1F 7EL
Marshall Street is within easy walking distance from Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus underground circus.
Come out of the 'Argyle Street' exit at the tube station and walk down Argyle Street until you reach Great Marlborough Street. Cross over the road and walk down Carnaby Street and turn left at Ganton Street to the end of the road.
Come out of the tube station at Exit 1 and walk up Glasshouse Street. Take the first road on the right, Sherwood Street (by Dunkin Donuts). When you reach Brewer Street cross over the road in to Lower James St and walk through Golden Square until you reach Beak Street. Turn right along Beak Street and Marshall Street is the first road on the left.
Within easy reach of the West End and the following areas; Mayfair, Kensington, Chelsea, Belgravia, Soho, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge, Holland Park, Notting Hill, Clapham, Wandsworth and the City.