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Basic Diver

Min. Age


Pool Sessions


No. of Dives


*Pool sessions may be combined.

The SSI Basic Diver programme provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to complete introductory scuba dives with an SSI Open Water Instructor, in an open water environment.

This course is recommended for those who want to try scuba diving in an open water environment, before progressing to a full Open Water Diver certification. It’s also a great option if you want to try scuba diving during one of our holidays!

If you wish to progress to Open Water Diver within 6 months of completing this course, you can use your open water dive as credit towards the Open Water Diver course.

Why choose us

Here’s why you should choose us for your Basic Diver course.

  • We are friendly, professional and family-oriented
  • Safety is our number one priority. Fun and customer experience is second
  • No pressure teaching style
  • Small groups
  • Private 1:1 training offered (additional fees apply)
  • For family groups or private courses, we can schedule dates to suit your needs
  • Complete your pool and academic training in the UK. Choose to complete your open water dives in the UK or abroad.
  • We strive to exceed the basic standards set by SSI to provide the very best training you will find
  • We meet or exceed standards set by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Our instructors have deep experience in a wide range of conditions, in the UK and abroad
  • On average, our instructors have more than 1,000 dives each
  • We use well-maintained, top quality equipment for your comfort and safety.

What we offer

Here is a summary of our most popular packages. We can tailor any package for you and would happy to discuss this with you. Please get in touch.


£ 200

One time fee
  • Your digital training
  • Your online or in person academic session
  • Your pool tuition
  • Your open water dive
  • Your equipment hire
  • Your air fills
  • Your digital SSI certification card.


£ 300

One time fee
  • Your digital training
  • Your private 1:1 online or in person academic session
  • Your private 1:1 pool tuition
  • Your private 1:1 open water dive
  • Your equipment hire
  • Your air fills
  • Your digital SSI certification card.

Optional extras

Every diver will have different reasons for wanting to learn. SSI allows us to provide a flexible approach to create the right training for you. We can’t include every possible option here, so please get in touch to discuss your personal requirements. Here are some ideas!

  • Learn or qualify in warmer waters!
  • Equipment or course bundles to suit your needs
  • Private tuition
  • Learn & stay with us in Cornwall (ideal for couples).

What's not included

We have made our pricing as complete as possible. Due to the nature of this course, there will be some variable charges that are additional (shown below). We can provide indicative costs for you once we discuss where you will be completing your open water dives. Let’s have a chat!

  • Travel and accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees to training sites (if applicable)
  • Credit card style SSI certification card.

Want to book this course?

If you’re ready to book this course, great! If you want to have a chat first or find out more about private or tailored packages, please reach out.