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Academy of Scuba Diving in Brighton

  1. The Academy of Scuba Diving offers a wide choice of scuba diving lessons/courses for children from age 8, including PADI qualifications in the pool or in open sea. Children's scuba parties and swimming lessons are also available. Scuba diving takes children to a different world with new colours, shapes, textures and creatures .... a world where everything takes on a new dimension. It frees children to explore the underwater world safely and once experienced, children can explore historic shipwrecks, pristine reefs and the mysteries of local quarries. Scuba diving gives children a feeling of freedom, and a transformation and a connection with nature. It immerses children in new sensations and experiences and can transform their perception of life forever.

    Fun, easy, safe and designed for children aged 8 to 10 who are comfortable in water but not necessarily great swimmers yet. These are excellent discovery lessons ahead of the courses available for older children. Lessons are for one hour in the pool with children sized equipment. Price: £25/hour/child.
    Children's Birthday Parties
    Parties are a one-off Bubblemaker lesson for beginners and last one hour with children?s sized equipment. All children need to be 8 or over and a maximum of 10 children can join in the fun (depending on age). Please contact us for pricing details.
    PADI Seal Team
    The PADI Seal Team is for young divers, aged 10-14, who are looking for action-packed fun in completing AquaMissions. Aqua Missions are underwater Bond-like missions and are fun and challenging in a safe pool environment. Divers are introduced to underwater photography, navigation, environmental awareness and more. Please contact us for pricing details.
    • After five successful missions, children become PADI Seal Team members.
    • After ten successful missions, children become Master Seal Team members.
    Junior Open Water Diver
    These lessons are for children aged 10 to 15 who cannot wait to get in the open water. The course is quite challenging and for the mature child it can be incredibly fun. The course comprises of five training modules including knowledge development sessions and four open water dives in the UK. £375/course/child.
    Advanced Junior Open Water Diver

    This course of lessons takes children over 14 to the next level and develops underwater skills and gives a taste of speciality courses such as deep and underwater navigation, boat diver, digital photography, night diver, peak performance diver, search & rescue and wreck diver.£240/course/child.

    Junior Master Scuba Diver
    Becoming a PADI Junior Master Scuba Diver is the ultimate achievement awarded to a Junior Diver. To achieve this, the diver needs experience of 50 open water dives and to have earned Junior Open Water Diver, Junior Advanced Open Water Diver and Junior Rescue Diver certificates.£425/course/child.


    Areas covered

    In pool lessons take place at Brighton College, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0AL. The school is close to Kemp Town and Brighton City Centre and easy to find.


    • Brighton Brighton College Swimming Pool Eastern Road Brighton BN2 0AL


    Scuba diving party, Scuba Diving training, Swimming party

    Pricing & Other Information

    All children's lessons and courses include: log book, learning materials, certificates and scuba diving equipment suitable for each child's size.
    For Bubblemakers and Seal Team, children do not need to be strong swimmers as the lessons take place in the shallow area of the pool.
    For a try dive, children need to be able to swim one length.

  2. Academy of Scuba Diving has 3 reviews with an average of 4.8
    • Quality of Service 5.0
    • Value for Money 4.7
    • What the Kids Think 4.7
    • What the Adults Think 4.7


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    • Gary, Brighton

      I am a member of the Academy of Scuba Diving and have been coming here for about a year. I am PADI qualified and halfway through my PADI Divemaster course. I have found David to be a very competent teacher and would have no qualms about him having complete responsibility of my child in the water. He gives clear and concise instructions.

      Gary 26 Mar 2013

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    • Brendan from Brighton

      I think with diving there is always the potential fear factor, but David is great. My daughter was very relaxed and at ease being taught to dive by him. There is a great atmosphere and lots of variety. The classes cater for different skill levels whether it’s just a try dive or open water certificate.

      Brendan 21 Feb 2013

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    • Katherine, Mum of Ella, Eve, Emily and Ewan

      I have four children and all have completed the PADI Seal Team course at Brighton College with David Dunn and various members of his team. Ewan is just about to undertake his Open Water. This now means, as a family, as part of our summer holidays we can now all dip below the ocean!

      The pool at Brighton College provides a completely safe environment. The instructors lessons combine the use of the PADI Seal book and a sense of fun to engage the children. They cover the safety aspects, such as checking equipment and handsigns, and are strict enough so the children understand the dangers involved. They leave the lessons wanting to go back in which is always a good sign. All equipment is provided.

      Katherine 26 Nov 2012

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    Academy of Scuba Diving has 3 reviews with an average of 4.8
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  3. Academy of Scuba Diving

    The Academy of Scuba Diving is qualified as a sanctioned PADI Dive Centre.

    David Dunn

    I've been involved in sport all my life, play golf, squash and of course dive, used to be a swimmer and runner at school, got into teaching and coaching 14 years ago. Started teaching and coaching swimming first then moved onto Triathlon.

    I have organised many championship triathlon races over the years, was South East Regional Development Officer for the British Triathlon Association and Head Coach to East Grinstead junior squad then formed Team Viper with coaching partner Ian Gummery. Team Viper is still running and I am the Honorary Chairman to the club. I have now formed a club at Brighton College where I am head of swimming.

    I have been diving for just 4 years, having dived extensively in the Red Sea, Barbados, Lanzarote and UK.

    • Qualifications (4)
      • PADI Divemaster
      • Triathalon Level 3 Coach
      • Athletics Coach
      • Cycling Coach

    Steve Wilson

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Information for Parents

  • Gender: Mixed
  • Operates during: Weekly , Termly , Other , Weekends , After school , Term time , School holidays , Holiday Camps
  • Grouping: One to one With others (group, class or team)
  • Number of visits: Defined length course Continuous course
  • Disabilities catered for: Physical disabilities Intellectual disabilities

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  • Cycling Coach
  • Athletics Coach
  • PADI Instructor
  • Triathalon Level 3 Coach
  • PADI Divemaster
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Contact Details

  • Name David Dunn
  • Location Brighton College Swimming Pool Eastern Road Brighton East Sussex BN2 0AL
  • Telephone 01273 582485
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