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Top Quality Instructors

Friendly Team

27 years of experience

1200+ Certifications

Regular Training

Telford, Shropshire

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?  If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba right here in Telford Shropshire to see if you like it. 

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Start your journey with PADI

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Continue your Journey with PADI

Maybe Go Pro, or Explore PADI TecRec

Continuing your dive education increases opportunities for exploration and introduces you to new and exciting ways to experience the underwater world. You can sign up for a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Maybe complete the PADI Rescue Diver course, develop your confidence, become a better buddy by learning the skills and awareness to prevent problems.

With more than 26 courses to choose from, PADI Specialty Courses like Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diver or Night Diver, teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration and passion for diving.

Go Pro… PADI Professionals are the most sought-after around the world because they are held to the highest standards for training in the diving industry. PADI provides an in-depth instructor development system that prepares you to reach for higher levels and shape the next generation of PADI Divers and Professionals.

Technical (tec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, tec divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.

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Learn To Dive with SDI

SDI makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your entry-level scuba diver certification online. You can get started right now and, when you are done, you will then complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives at a local SDI Dive Center close to home, or at a popular vacation destination. It’s that simple! Now, go dive the world with your SDI certification.

Start your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course and master all the important academic information online or at your local dive shop. You can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.  All eLearning courses work on mobile and tablet devices too.

For entry-level certification courses (as well as some continuing-education classes), the next step will be to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water, under the supervision of an SDI Instructor.

 

Start your Technical Journey with TDI

Continue your education in to technical diving and further develop your skills. The certified diver looking to advance their diver level training and equipment configurations by learning to dive a re-breather. Whether you are an avid photographer, want to experience the silence of diving a re-breather, or looking to get closer to the marine life – re-breather diving is for you.

Maybe the TDI Nitrox Diver Course this entry-level course for divers wishing to continue their diver education and utilise enriched air nitrox as a breathing gas to extend no-decompression limits at depth.

Or maybe his you are interested in the basic principles of cave diving utilising a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of proper techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers for all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the cavern diving program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary cave dives. You could then develop this further with the Full Cave Diver course, or add the Re-breather speciality into this, for a truly fulfilling experience.

Learn proper advanced wreck penetration techniques, with the TDI Advanced Wreck Diver course.

The Georgia Williams Youth Diving Programme

Dive Scolarship

Georgia Williams suddenly and unexpectedly lost her life at the end of May 2013. Her spirit has touched people all over the World.

Georgia Williams lived life with an adventurous, outgoing attitude. She loved being outdoors and being active. Number three on Georgia’s wish list in life was to go scuba diving.

The Georgia Williams Trust formed in Georgia’s memory aims to enable young people to participate in life-building adventurous and outdoor activities, and to contribute to the local community.

In conjunction with The Georgia Williams Trust, Immerse School of Diving offer the Georgia Williams Youth Diving Programme aligned to the aims of the Trust. The programme allows young people to participate in scuba diving, to build confidence, and to become more active.

The programme also provides the annual opportunity for one very special young person within the borough of Telford & Wrekin (or surrounding areas, based on exceptional merit) to participate in a full scuba diving scholarship over the course of a year, The Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship.

If you are interested in having Immerse School of Diving run a youth diving experience for you, or if you are a young person interested in experiencing scuba diving, then contact us for further information.

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WHAT DOES THE GEORGIA WILLIAMS DIVING SCHOLARSHIP INVOLVE?

PADI SCUBA DIVING TRAINING

The Georgia Williams Diving Scholar learns to become a fully qualified scuba diver.  Following qualification as a diver, the Scholar then continues their dive training to attain PADI (Junior) Master Scuba Diver rating.  This rating is the highest non-professional scuba diving qualification with the World’s most recognised and respected diving agency.

Over the course of the year the Scholar undertakes a full training programme consisting of the PADI Open Water DiverPADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water DiverEmergency First Response CPR and First AidPADI (Junior) Rescue Diver, and five PADI Specialty diving courses, all as part of the Scholarship.All scuba training is undertaken with our professional instructional team at Immerse School of Diving.

CLUB IMMERSE DIVING EXPERIENCES

The Scholar is able to attend the Club Immerse weekly pool sessions to develop their diving skills and experience, and also has the opportunity to complete at least fifty scuba dives over the course of the year with Immerse School of Diving, as part of the Scholarship.

In addition, the Scholar has the chance to experience a range of scuba diving experiences during the Scholarship programme.  The experiences differ depending on the opportunities presented during the Scholarship year, and the Scholar’s personal interests.  However they may include underwater scientific research, environmental activities, photography and videography, and diving journalism.  The Scholar should also be able to meet some of the leading names within the scuba diving industry.

AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE GEORGIA WILLIAMS TRUST

The Georgia Williams Diving Scholar takes an ambassadorial role for The Georgia Williams Trust. There will be an expectation that the Scholar will raise awareness of the Trust and the Scholarship during the year, promoting the aims of the Trust and helping to make scuba diving more accessible for young people in the borough of Telford & Wrekin and surrounding areas.

The Scholar will also be expected to lead fundraising activities to raise a minimum of £250 for the Trust either before or during the course of the Scholarship year.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GEORGIA WILLIAMS DIVING SCHOLARSHIP

Anyone between the ages of eleven and eighteen years at the time of application, and who either lives or goes to school or college in the borough of Telford & Wrekin (or surrounding areas, based on exceptional merit), can apply for the Scholarship.  There is no means testing of applicants.

The Georgia Williams Diving Scholar will be selected from all applicants by a panel consisting of representatives from The Georgia Williams Trust and Immerse School of Diving, with the aims of the Trust in mind.   The shortlist of applicants shall be notified as soon as possible after closing of applications.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend a selection evening with their parents or guardian on the shortlisting evening, (normally in  June).  During the evening, shortlisted applicants and their parents or guardians have the opportunity to speak with our scuba diving instructors, representatives of the Georgia Williams Trust, and members of Georgia’s family.  Shortlisted applicants will also have the opportunity to complete a try dive with Immerse School of Diving on the evening. The successful Scholar will be notified in a presentation evening. The Scholarship shall run July to July each year.

 

THE SPONSORS OF THE GEORGIA WILLIAMS DIVING SCHOLARSHIP

OTTER WATERSPORTS DRY SUITS

The Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship is sponsored by the incredible family team at Otter Watersports Dry Suits.  Creating dry suits since 1986 right in here in the UK, Otter have an excellent reputation for manufacturing quality dry suits.

The team at Otter support The Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship by tailor making a dry suit and under-suit for each of our Scholars. The suits become the Scholar’s personal suits for the Scholarship year, allowing them to continue to dive in comfort throughout the year and obtain quality dive experience.

At the end of the Scholarship year the suits revert into School stock, allowing other young people the opportunity to use the suit to take diving courses or gain diving experience, increasing access to scuba diving for young people in our local area.

MONTY HALLS

The Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship is also supported by Monty Halls.

Monty is a well-known BBC television presenter, with a particular record of making adventure and natural history series.

He served as a Royal Marines Officer for eight years, worked for Nelson Mandela after Mandela’s release from prison, and has led numerous expeditions throughout the World. This has included leading a multi-national team to the ruins of a sunken city off India, several circumnavigations of the globe, and numerous demanding projects with film crews and scientific teams.  In 2003 he was awarded the British Medal by the Scientific Exploration Society for his services to exploration.

What Our Students Say

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there age restrictions for scuba diving?

Scuba diving is an inclusive sport, and it is quite possible for the whole family to experience scuba diving together.  Children can learn to scuba dive from the age of eight, with the PADI Bubblemaker course.  From the age of ten, children can earn their PADI Open Water qualification. Immerse School of Diving have an active youth outreach programme, and run The Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship for young divers. There is no upper age limit on scuba diving, as long as you remain in good health.  Therefore scuba diving is the perfect pastime to enjoy together as a family.

Are there health conditions or disabilities which might stop me from scuba diving?

Scuba diving should not be a strenuous activity, but lifting and carrying equipment together with the effects of water pressure on the body means that some medical conditions may prevent you from being able to scuba dive.  Before you start any PADI course then you will be asked to complete a Medical Questionnaire to see whether you have any pre-existing condition which may affect your safety when diving. We can not advise you whether you should answer “yes” or “no”, and can only advise you to answer honestly and truthfully – the questionnaire is there for your safety and protection. If you answer positively to any of the questions then this does not necessarily disqualify you from diving, but you will need to see your doctor prior to diving to ensure that it is safe for you to dive. The doctor must be qualified to assess your condition and fitness to dive.  We recommend the Midlands Diving Chamber who can arrange an appropriate medical if you explain that you wish to take a PADI course and have answered positively to a question on your medical questionnaire. The examination takes about an hour and is very simple. 

There are a range of adaptive techniques which we can use to make sure that disabled divers can enjoy scuba diving too, and scientific studies are showing that scuba diving can help in the rehabilitation of a range of physical and mental conditions.  For those with a significant physical or minor mental disability, we are the only dive school in Shropshire (and one of only a handful in the UK) able to offer fully adaptive courses from the International Association For Handicapped divers (IAHD) which incorporate additional adaptive techniques and fully tailored teaching for the disabled.

Do I need to be comfortable in the water?

You do not need to be an excellent swimmer but you do need to be comfortable in the water.  Therefore, before you can complete the PADI Open Water Course you must demonstrate basic water skill comfort by swimming for 200 metres (there is no time limit or requirement to use a particular stroke), and floating and treading water for 10 minutes.  Most people find these relatively simple, and you can attend the Club Immerse pool nights to practice your water skills if you like.

Can I learn together with friends and family?

We encourage our divers to learn and dive with friends and family, as there is simply nothing better than sharing an underwater adventure with those who mean the most to us.  We do like to keep small intimate diving groups, as we feel our students gain value from small group numbers and high student to Instructor ratios, so if you would like to learn in a larger group of friends or family then just let us know and we’ll discuss with you how best to meet your requirements.  However, it is no problem at all to learn to dive on your own – we have a very active and friendly school dive club, Club Immerse, and you will meet diving buddies and new friends really quickly.

Do you offer dive experience packages for groups?

Yes – we offer PADI Bubblemaker and PADI Discover Scuba Diving sessions for groups including school groups, club scouts, family parties, and stag and hen groups.  Each group member will have the chance to experience scuba diving for the first time in the safety of a confined water environment.  We can provide a local pool in Telford Shropshire for these sessions, or if you would prefer to hire your own pool then we can come to you!

What materials and equipment do I need?

In order to participate in most PADI courses, you will need a current personal set of student materials, which we will provide for you.  If you have your own dive equipment then you should feel free to use this on our courses, but if you do not own your own dive equipment then we have a selection of school rental equipment which you can use.

Where do you dive in the UK?

As Immerse School of Diving is based in Telford in Shropshire we are conveniently located for those in Shropshire and the neighbouring counties of Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Cheshire and the Wales border counties.  We tend to use inland water sites such as lakes as quarries for the majority of our diver training.  These sites have the advantage of being available throughout the year; allow us to train for the full day (rather than just at high tide or slack water); and provide an excellent training environment complete with sunken boats, planes and all manner of other objects!  We do however run trips to coastal dive sites through Club Immerse, and it is often possible to complete training on one of these trips too.  Being centrally based, we have the advantage that most coastal areas within the UK can be reached easily enough for a Club Immerse week end trip.

Can you help me to learn to scuba dive abroad?

Immerse School of Diving can complete all of your scuba diving training right here in the UK.  The UK boasts some amazing inland and coastal dive sites, and with the correct equipment it is possible to dive very comfortably all year around in the UK.  However, you can also decide to train abroad in warmer waters.  We can complete the knowledge development and confined water dives in the pool here in the UK, and then refer you to a dive centre abroad (either of your choice, or we can recommend one of our partner schools) for you to complete your open water dives.  This means you can get straight into the water when you touch down abroad, rather than spending your holiday in a classroom.  We also arrange dive trips abroad, and you can choose to complete your open water training with an Immerse School of Diving Instructor on one of the Club Immerse trips, rather than being referred to a new instructor abroad, if you prefer.  With Immerse School of Diving we work at your pace and to your preferences, so you can contact us to discuss the best way for you to learn.

Do I need to be a very experienced diver to join Club Immerse?

Club Immerse is open to scuba divers of all levels of capability and experience, regardless of where or with whom you have trained.  The aim of the diving club is to ensure that newly qualified and experienced divers alike can actively dive together in a friendly and supportive environment, both to hone diving skills but also to just enjoy a days diving with friends.  At Immerse School of Diving we believe that active divers means better divers, so you’ll have every opportunity to continue to dive with our dive club, Club Immerse, when you have finished your latest course.  This means that you have opportunities to use your diving post-qualification too with the people you have trained and dived with on your course, and with new friends you’ll meet through the diving club.  In addition, Club Immerse organise seminars and talks, as well as social events, so even when you are not getting wet you can enjoy being part of the diving community.

Do you sell dive equipment?

We do not offer scuba equipment sales. Instead of stocking and offering equipment from only a handful of the many scuba suppliers at premium cost to you, we would prefer to direct you to scuba equipment specialists (including, but not limited to, Simply Scuba) who offer a massive variety of equipment from a huge range of suppliers at cost effective prices. This means that the advice we offer you in relation to equipment is completely impartial. We can help to ensure that you buy what is suited to you, for the best price possible, from reputable suppliers noted for their customer service; and not what we are limited to stock and sell. It’s part of our ethos of providing the best advice possible on all aspects of diving, and making sure that you get the most out of your diving.

Do I need insurance to dive?

Just like most other sports or pastimes, scuba diving does present a level of carefully controlled risk of which you need to be aware.  When you dive with Immerse School of Diving, you have the benefit of diving with a fully insured professional diving school.  Our Club Immerse members also have the reassurance of knowing that Club Immerse will only work with reputable providers who likewise carry all required insurances.  When our students and club members dive with third parties independently of Immerse School of Diving, we educate them to check that provider’s qualifications and insurance.  However, personal diving insurance to cover your own personal risk is also recommended to cover any incidents which may occur, whether it be a simple slip or trip or something more serious.  Immerse School of Diving are affiliated with Dive Master Insurance, and as such our divers enjoy discounted prices on insurance (IDEC Scuba Dive Insurance (Dive Accident Cover)).  Click on the image below to link through to our affiliate site where your discount will be automatically applied to your quote ….. 

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