Learn To Scuba Dive in Oxfordshire in 3 easy steps...
Complete Scuba Diving Theory Online
2. Learn to Scuba Dive in our Oxfordshire Pool
3. Complete 4 Open Water dives
PADI Scuba Diving Courses in Oxfordshire
Our diving courses are situated in Banbury, Oxfordshire which is just a short drive from Oxford, Northampton and Milton Keynes
Thanks to it's Universities and Colleges, Oxfordshire is one of the famous counties in the world and we are pleased to announce that we now teach our PADI scuba diving courses at Bloxham School, one of Oxfordshire's leading public schools.
Our Scuba Diving Facilities in Banbury, Oxfordshire
The online learning part of your scuba diving course can be completed at a time and location to suit you. For details please read about the e-learning system on our Open Water Courses page.
Swimming Pool Diving Session
Our Oxford and Banbury based PADI scuba diving courses take place in Bloxham School's fantastic 25m heated indoor swimming pool. We meet on a Sunday at 9.30am and aim to finish around 1.30pm. We do not have an actual dive shop here but you can order equipment in advance and we can bring it along to your course.
The pool is constantly monitored to maintain a comfortable 29 degrees celsius plus we will give you a wetsuit to keep you nice and toasty.
Completing your PADI Scuba Diving Course
If you are learning to dive in Oxford and have opted to do the Full Open Water course we will meet you at a lake in the picturesque village of Wraysburyclose to Thorpe Park, M25, M3 and M4 motorways where you will complete your four open water dives. This fresh water lake has plenty of sunken attractions such as boats, camper vans, buses and even a London cab. With several training platforms available they're a great place to practice your diving skills. We always say "if you can dive in the UK then you can dive anywhere"!
If you are doing the Open Water Referral then we will complete the PADI Referral Form contained within your log book after the pool session. You can then simply present this to any PADI dive centre around the world.
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 Centrewould be happy to provide you with a quote so you can complete your dives somewhere of your choosing.
How to Get Here
Our PADI Scuba Diving courses in Oxfordshire take place at:
Bloxham School Oxfordshire OX15 4PE
Please do not try to contact the school to book your course, do so by contacting us or using the 'book now' button above.
Bloxham School, Oxfordshire is easily accessible via the A40 from London or the west. Once inside the school gates the pool is located in a seperate building, just follow the signs.
There is plenty of free parking for our customers.
This is why we are the UK's premier PADI diving school
Our PADI Scuba Diving Courses
We are a multi-award winning PADI scuba diving school offering a variety of friendly, professional and affordable courses in London, Brighton, Surrey, Berkshire, Kent and Oxfordshire.
From private dive lessons and trial dives through to group diving holidays, children’s scuba parties and an active dive club, our aim is to offer you the highest quality service, equipment and facilities.
Friendly, professional and patient award winning PADI scuba instructors
We have won 'UK Dive Centre of the Year' twice and runner-up once
We offer a PASS GUARANTEE* on all PADI open water courses
PADI 5* Dive Centre status and 'Approved Youth Training Centre'
Convenient locations in London and South East in heated swimming pools
Flexibility of open water courses combining the new PADI e-learning system allowing you to study when and where you like
Small group sizes
Quality scuba equipment
Excellent value for money
All of our recreational courses include equipment hire, training materials and PADI certification fees
We are a small, friendly 5 star PADI Dive School, we pride ourselves on the ability to offer our customers a quality of service; we believe to be second to none.
Recently voted 'Best UK Dive Centre', our aim has always been to offer our customers the very best training by making it interesting, fun and using the very best equipment and facilities in Central London, Brighton & Hove, South East London & Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Berkshire.
Whatever your age or level of confidence, we understand the importance of great tuition.
One of our scuba instructors was recently awarded 'Best PADI Instructor' and another runner-up, all our PADI diving instructors are qualified and experienced in teaching all kinds of people, including children and those who may feel a little apprehensive. Private lessons are available on request and you can come back to the pool as many times as you like until you feel comfortable in the pool before hitting open water. Meet the team!
Together with our award-winning instructors, we’re so confident you’ll be able to pass our diving courses; we’ll enrol you onto another course free of charge until you are comfortable in the water and able to pass.
We believe that we offer the best value and if you find a cheaper PADI course that offers a like-for-like course for less within the M25, Brighton, Surrey or Berkshire areas then we will be happy to match it.
When it comes to learning to dive in London and the South East of England, then look no further than Oyster Diving. With five easy and convenient locations to choose from there is a great dive course close to you:
For those who like to meet new people, share adventures and have some fun, then our dive club is for you:
Monthly pub nights
Monthly dive trips near Brighton
UK dive trips
Discounts on training and equipment hire
Discount on courses
Why not start your underwater adventure today and join one of our weekly diving courses in London, Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Surrey or Berkshire? Book Now
How about completing your PADI scuba course in the sun?
Whether it’s a fortnight in a deluxe 5-star dive resort in the Maldives, a week aboard a luxurious Liveaboard yacht on the Red Sea or a long weekend diving in Malta, our Diving Holiday Centre has some of the world’s finest and most popular diving holiday destinations to choose from.
Scuba Diving Locations in London & The South East
Towns and cities within easy reach of our facilities include Soho, Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston, Reading, Putney, Fulham, Clapham, Guildford, Crawley, Horsham, Surbiton, Kensington, Hammersmith, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Nottinghill, Staines, Windsor, Slough, Isleworth, Teddington, Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Burgess Hill, Shoreham by Sea, Oxford, Thame, Oxford, Banbury, Northampton, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Crawley, Leatherhead, Horsham, Tumbridge Wells, Godstone, Croydon and Guildford.
Skin diving is snorkeling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It’s a great way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing. Our PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you intend to dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean while on holiday.
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you about:
How to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment.
Basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water.
Snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
This course is available upon request at any of our pool locations including Soho Central London, Surrey & Berkshire, South East London & Kent, Oxfordshire and Brighton.
We would also be happy to bring along a selection of snorkelling equipment so you can make an informed decision about purchasing the correct and best fitting snorkelling equipment.
Oyster Luxury Travel and Diving: S.E. London & Kent, Soho Central London, Brighton & Hove, Surrey & Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Our main facility is at Marshall Street Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall St, Soho, London W1F 7EL