Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here in our Frequently Asked Questions we try and answer some of the questions we are asked by new and prospective divers. If the answer to your question isn't below, please get in touch.

What if it’s raining, really pouring down, will the course still go ahead?

Well you’re going to get wet anyway, so it shouldn’t matter too much if you’re a bit soggy before you start! But you’ll be based in our ScubaQuest Dive Centre, so you won’t be outside in the wet, cold car park like the other students who aren’t learning to dive with ScubaQuest.

ScubaQuest even have a dedicated minibus transfer service that collects us right from our kitting-up area, so you’re not hanging about with everyone else.

We only postpone courses when the weather is too bad to access the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) site or the in-water conditions make it unsafe to scuba dive. We are guided by the National Diving & Activity Centre operations team who ultimately make the decision as to whether the site is open or closed.

ScubaQuest will always endeavour to keep you fully informed especially when there is the possibility to a change in the agreed course schedule.

Can I try out diving without committing to the full Open Water course?


Scuba Diving isn’t for everyone, so sometimes it’s a good idea to first dip your toe in the water. Try before you buy – if you like.

It is precisely for this reason we run Try Dives at the Thornbury Leisure Centre pool.

Our Try Dives take you through the basics of scuba diving, explaining the kit you use, and give you an opportunity to experience what it is like to breathe underwater.

The complete Try Dive session lasts about 2 hours, and you will get about an hour actually under the water.

The Try Dive also gives an opportunity to try out some of the Open Water Course skills to see how you get on.

Find out more details of our ScubaQuest Try Dives »

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