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Scuba Diving Course

Ready for an adventure?


Get your SCUBA qualification with Holborn and dive anywhere in the world from £445.

Want to know more? Contact us below with any questions or to book a course.

Qualifing as an
Ocean Diver

The Ocean Diver qualification will give you certification to dive to 20m worldwide. Following 8 pool sessions on Wednesday evenings, you complete the course with four open water dives over two weekend days at a local inland dive site.


You must be at least 18 years old, capable of swimming 200 metres unaided in the pool and don’t have a medical condition which would prevent you from diving. On completing the course, you become a proud holder of an internationally-recognised diving qualification from the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC). It will allow you to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 20 metres.

Scuba Training in Swimming Pool

Course plan

There are up to 8 pool sessions at the Oasis Sports Center in Central London and 3 online theory sessions. These are followed by four open water dives over two days at an inland dive site in sheltered water conditions.

What's included?

Holborn’s Ocean Diver course has an inclusive fee of £445.00*, that includes the training materials, use of equipment and club membership for the duration of the course**.

Not only is the Ocean Diver course great value for money, but to make it easier, we can even take course payments in instalments. To discuss this option, please contact us.

*Incidental costs not covered are travel and entrance to the dives site as well as food and drink  during the training days.

** Course fees are based upon students completing their course within a standard time frame. On rare occasions when students are unable to complete their course within the standard time frame further charges may apply.

Cost breakdown

We want to be transparent about what benefits you receive by chosing to learn to dive with us at Holborn.

Diving in Coral Reef

What's included?

  • 8 pool lessons

  • 6 theory lessons (over 3 sessions)

  • 4 open water dives at an inland site (2 weekend days)

  • Monthly SCUBA magazine subscription

  • Current year BSAC membership

  • 3 months Holborn membership

  • Course e-book and training manuals

  • Qualification record book

  • Equipment usage from Holborn*

  • Internationally-recognised qualification upon successful completion

What's not included?

  • Transport to/from dive sites

  • Entry fees to inland dive centres

  • Air fills at inland dive centres

  • Food and drink

* Although all equipment is provided we recommend that students purchase their own mask and snorkel. You might also find a shortie wetsuit warmer and more comfortable for the pool sessions.

Course dates in 2024

If you are unable to make one of our scheduled courses we may be able to offer ad hoc courses on demand, although this can depend upon the weather and instructor availability. To book a scheduled course or to find out about ad hoc courses please contact us.

Underwater Photographer in School of Fish

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Places are limited so book now and get ready to dive into a whole new world

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