Learn To Scuba Dive In London
In 3 Easy Steps...
Step 1. Complete Scuba Diving Theory Online
Step 2. Learn to Scuba Dive in our Central London Pool
Step 3. Complete Four Open Water Dives
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PADI Scuba Diving Courses and Lessons in Central London
Our Central London scuba diving lessons take place in Soho at one of London's finest pools. Our pool sessions take place at Marshall Street Leisure Centre which is within easy reach of the City, Notting Hill, Chelsea, Belgravia, Kensington, Mayfair and other central locations on the tube network.
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 scuba diving and travel centre.
Scuba Diving Lessons in Central London
Our central London diving courses take place just behind London's iconic Carnaby Street in the state-of-the-art £38m Marshall Street leisure centre, containing arguably the finest pool in central London.
This 30m long pool gives students 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) making it a fabulous place to undertake your PADI diving course.
If you've always wanted to learn how to dive then these two courses are the most suitable for you:
PADI DISCOVER SCUBA
This trial dive is ideal for people who wish to experience scuba diving before they commit to the Open Water course certification course. It shows you the basics and lets you have fun underwater. For more information about our scuba diving tasters see our PADI Discover Scuba page.
PADI OPEN WATER COURSE
The PADI open water scuba diving course is the world's most popular and recognised scuba diving certification. Once you've completed your lessons then you will be qualified to dive to a maximum depth of 18m anywhere around the world. For more information please see our PADI Open Water Courses.
Marshall Street Leisure Centre,
15 Marshall Street,
London, W1F 7EL
Please note that we do not have a shop here. If you are looking to buy equipment then please visit www.oysterdivingshop.com
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.
PADI Scuba Diving Courses in Richmond, South West London
SORRY WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY TEACHING AT THIS POOL BUT PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER NEARBY LOCATIONS
Our diving courses in South West London take place within the grounds of a one of London's finest private estates and are within easy access to most parts of London including:
Hammersmith | Chiswick | Putney | Kingston | Surbiton | Fulham | Nottinghill | Kensington | Waterloo
Greater choice and flexibility
If you've always wanted to learn to dive then our scuba diving courses in South West London are a great place to start!
There are two courses that are ideal for people wishing to start their scuba diving adventures:
PADI Discover Scuba
This is a trial dive experience is ideal for people who would like to try scuba diving before signing up to the full certification course. For more information see our PADI Discover Scuba page.
PADI Open Water Course
The PADI Open Water scuba diving course is your gateway to the underwater world. Once qualified you will be able to dive anywhere around the world to a maximum depth of 18m. For more information see our Open Water Courses page.
The Pool in South West London
To learn and practice your diving skills we’ve searched the whole of West London to find the right pool for our customers.
Situated in the summer house of one of London's finest mansion houses and close to the River Thames and Richmond Park, this fantastic pool has plenty of room to swim around in, practice your underwater skills and fine-tune your buoyancy.
Less than a 5 minute cab ride from Richmond train and tube station the pool is also in close proximity to Fulham, Chiswick, Twickenham, Putney, Hammersmith, Kensington, Kingston and Notting Hill.
Our scuba diving lessons take place here on a Sunday afternoon from 1pm to approximately 5pm. We then pop around the corner to the Rose of York, a family-friendly pub by the River for some refreshements and to sign your log books.
Completing your PADI Scuba Diving Course
If you have opted to do the Full Open Water course 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. These fresh water lakes have plenty of sunken attractions such as boats, a camper van, bus and even a London cab. With several training platforms available they're a great place to practice your diving skills.
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.
Directions to the pool in South West London
The pool at Montrose House is in close proximity to the M4/A4 and M3 and is about a mile away from Richmond rail and tube station. On signing up to the course you will receive an e-mail with the full address details.
Driving from Central London
Take the A316 towards Richmond and Twickenham. At the roundabout sign posted to 'Syon Park' take the first exit towards Richmond. Continue towards Richmond until you pass over the River Thames and reach a mini-roundabout with the cinema directly opposite. Take a right here and continue along the River towards Kingston. After about 1 mile you will reach the set of traffic lights with a T-junction. Turn right here and the house is located 50 meters on the left hand side.
There is plenty of free parking at the house.
From the M25
Exit at the M3 junction and continue towards London. The road will eventually turn in to the A316 and will take you past Twickenham Rugby Stadium. Continue along this road until you reach a roundabout sign posted to 'Syon Park'. Take the third exit towards Richmond. Continue towards Richmond until you pass over the River Thames and reach a mini-roundabout with the cinema directly opposite. Take a right here and continue along the River towards Kingston. After about 1 mile you will reach the set of traffic lights with a T-junction. Turn right here and the house is located 50 meters on the left hand side.
By Train and Tube
From Richmond Rail/Tube Station(1.2 miles away)
Richmond Station is serviced by the District line, Overground and mainline rail to London Waterloo, Twickenham and Surrey. It takes 15-20 minutues to walk to the pool or there is a regular bus service and a taxi rank directly in front of the station (approx £5 to reach the pool).
Turn left out of Richmond station, walk down the High Street, at the bottom of the road turn left up Hill Street. Continue past the cinema and Richmond Bridge along Petersham Road for just under a mile. When you reach the traffic lights (just passed the Rose of York pub), turn right. Continue for approximately 200 yards, Montrose House is on the left hand side. Please go to the first gate you come to.
The no. 65 (Kingston) bus takes you directly to the house.
PADI Diving courses in South West London serving the Chiswick, Kingston, Hammersmith, Richmond, Chelsea, Fulham, Putney, Twickenham, Kensington, Nottinghill Teddington and Surbiton areas.