Once you’ve qualified as an Open Water diver, you will want to further develop your skills. Below are the speciality scuba diving courses that we offer for recreational divers.

All of the ScubaQuest recreational diving courses are delivered utilising SDI & PADI online e-learning theory packages. Experience has shown that the majority of students find this approach is better suited to their individual learning needs being more flexible, easier to align with their available time and the pace of their learning.

The e-learning packages are specifically developed to track progress and allow your instructor to identify areas for further discussion during the classroom reviews before the practical elements of the course begin.

Traditional classroom-based theory is also offered when e-learning is not possible or suitable. Please discuss these options with your instructor at the time of booking.

ScubaQuest Speciality Diving Courses

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Advanced Adventure Diver (SDI) / Advanced Open Water Diver (PADI)

Enhance your skills , continue your diving education and learn various underwater tasks that will broaden your capabilities as a diver.
£350
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Computer Nitrox Diver (SDI) / Enriched Air Diver (PADI)

Diving with enriched air nitrox (EANx) enables you to safely extend your no-stop time beyond the no-decompression limits for air at a given depth.
£150
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Deep Diver (SDI) / Deep Speciality (PADI)

The SDI / PADI Deep Diver Speciality will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 40 meters, the maximum depth for Recreational Divers.
£350
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Wreck Diver (SDI) / Wreck Speciality (PADI)

Learn and practice the skills and knowledge that are vital for safe wreck diving along with the additional skills to enable you to safely penetrate a wreck should you so wish.
£375
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Dry Suit Diver (SDI) / Dry Suit Speciality (PADI)

The SDI/PADI DrySuit Speciality course is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for safe dry suit diving.
£200
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Underwater Navigation (SDI) / Navigation Speciality (PADI)

Underwater navigation allows divers to make their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. Using the techniques of navigation, divers can find an ideal exit point without a long surface swim.
£200
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Advanced Buoyancy Control (SDI) / Peak Performance Buoyancy (PADI)

This Diver Speciality teaches the skills and knowledge needed to progress and master buoyancy past the level of Open Water Diver.
£190
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Night-Limited Visibility Diver (SDI) / Night Diver (PADI)

The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours when you complete your Night Diver Specialty course with ScubaQuest.
£POE*
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Search & Recovery Diver (SDI)

The Search & Recovery Diver specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with the special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive.
£200
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Solo Diver (SDI)

The Solo Diver course is the perfect training for underwater photography and underwater video divers as well as those diving with their children or buddies that may not be very experienced in scuba diving.
£250
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Rescue Diver (SDI / PADI)

The Rescue Diver course is designed to build an understanding of typical rescue situations and provide you with the necessary skills to execute an effective rescue without putting yourself at risk.
£450
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Certification

The specialist recreational diver training, provided by ScubaQuest, will certify students to the recognised international standards provided by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) & Scuba Diving International (SDI)..

ScubaQuest is a SDI/TDI 5 Star Professional Development Centre.

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Book on a Speciality ScubaQuest Diving Course

To book on a course, please contact us using the form below, or phone us on 01291 798 118

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Lots of people fly but very few are fast jet pilots. Many people dive, but again, very few venture into the world of technical diving.

Whether your want is deep wreck diving, deep wildlife diving, cave/cavern or mine diving, open circuit or closed circuit rebreathers, invariably depth will become a consideration as will the associated planning needed to undertake this type of diving.

Here at ScubaQuest our approach to teaching technical diving is one where we organise courses to fit with the student's schedule so that they get the most out of the course.

In technical diving the learning experience is greatly enhanced when a team of students can be coordinated.

Taking this into account there is always a discussion with our students to ensure there is a good fit with their own schedule and getting the most from the course.

TDI Technical Scuba Diving Courses from ScubaQuest

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All of the ScubaQuest technical diving courses are delivered utilising TDI online e-learning theory packages. Experience has shown that the majority of students find this approach is better suited to their individual learning needs being more flexible, easier to align with their available time and the pace of their learning.

The e-learning packages are specifically developed to track progress and allow your instructor to identify areas for further discussion during the classroom reviews before the practical elements of the course begin. Traditional classroom based theory is also offered when e-learning is not possible or suitable. Please discuss these options with your instructor at the time of booking.

TDI Technical Scuba Diving Courses from ScubaQuest

If you are interested in technical diving then please take a look at the technical diving courses we offer and get in touch for a discussion.

We are sure we can meet your expectations and deliver a technical diving experience that matches your ambitions and allows you to reach your next diving goals.

TDI Technical Scuba Diving Courses from ScubaQuest

Introduction to Technical Diving (TDI)

Ever wondered why people jump into the water with so much complicated looking kit? Why do they do it? Where are they going? How do they manage it? 

The objective of this course is to answer these questions and familiarise you with technical scuba diving equipment configurations.
£300
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Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures (TDI)

The foundation course in technical diving, examining the theory, methods, and procedures of planned staged decompression diving. The course objective is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45m using staged nitrox up to 100% to accelerate the decompression.
£600*
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TDI Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox (TDI)

This course is similar in nature to the Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures course but utilising Enriched Air Nitrox & Helium mixtures. This allows divers to dive to depth, but without the full impediment of narcosis. There are also some additional equipment configurations and additional theory components to this course.
£625
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Extended Range (TDI)

This course builds on prior knowledge and skills; providing divers the training and experience required to competently utilise air for dives down to a maximum of 55 meters, with staged decompression utilising up to 100% oxygen. The objective is to train divers in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards of deep air diving to this depth.
£600
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Trimix Diver (TDI)

One of the limiting factors of diving deeper is gas narcosis. 

TDI’s Trimix Diver course shows you how to minimise the effects of gas narcosis by using helium in place of a percentage of the nitrogen in your breathing gas.
£700
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CCR Air Diluent Diver (TDI)

An entry-level Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) course that will take you safely into the world of silent diving!

The focus of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for diving a CCR and to develop core CCR diving skills to a maximum depth of 30 metres, using air as a diluent.
£600
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CCR Air Diluent Decompression Procedures (TDI)

This is the certification course for divers wishing to utilise a Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) for air diving. The objective of the course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for diving a CCR and to develop core CCR diving skills to a maximum depth of 45 metres, using air as a diluent for formal decompression diving.
£750
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TDI CCR Helitrox Decompression Procedures (TDI)

The 2nd entry-level certification course for divers wishing to utilise
a Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) for mixed gas diving using a Helitrox diluent. The objective is teach the benefits, hazards and procedures for diving a CCR and to develop basic CCR diving skills, to a maximum of 45m, using an air/ nitrox/ helium diluent for formal decompression diving. 
£800
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Technical Diving Crossovers (TDI)

Technical diving crossover and upgrade courses to TDI Helitrox and TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Helitrox from other TDI qualifications or equivalent from other diving agencies recognised by TDI
£POE*
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Note: All technical diving courses are assessed on the basis of student performance. For the relevant Standards & Procedures, please see the individual Technical Diving Course pages.

TDI Technical Diving Journey

TDI Technical Diving Course Progression

Certification

The technical diver training, provided by ScubaQuest, will certify students to the recognised international standards provided by Technical Diving International (TDI).

ScubaQuest follows both Technical Diving International (TDI) standards & procedures and Rebreather Education Safety Association (RESA) standards to ensure our Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) courses are as comprehensive and safe as possible.

ScubaQuest is a SDI/TDI 5 Star Professional Development Centre.

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Enquire about a Technical Diving ScubaQuest Course

To book on a technical diving course, please contact us using the form below, or phone us on 01291 798 118

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Once you have reached a high level of skill and experience, you might want to consider becoming a dive professional.

ScubaQuest can help you achieve your goals with a range of qualifications aimed at those wanted to teach diving.

ScubaQuest Professional Scuba Diving Courses

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Divemaster (SDI/PADI)

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the Divemaster program. Expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.
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Assistant Instructor Course (SDI/PADI)

Are you looking to do something extraordinary? To do something only others dream of? Take a step into the world of teaching others what you love… diving!
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Instructor Development Course

Ever wanted to share the thrills and fun of diving with others? Being an SDI or PADI Divemaster isn’t enough for you? Then become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.
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Technical Divemaster (TDI)

The TDI Technical Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification in the TDI leadership levels.
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Certification

The professional diver training, provided by ScubaQuest, will certify students to the recognised international standards provided by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) & Scuba Diving International (SDI)..

ScubaQuest is a SDI/TDI 5 Star Professional Development Centre.

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Book on a Professional Diving ScubaQuest Course

Contact us today to discuss your requirements – help us to turn you into a dive professional. Please contact us using the form below, or phone us on 01291 798 118

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Start your Scuba Diving journey with ScubaQuest's range of scuba diving courses. Our courses are designed for those new to scuba diving or those returning to scuba diving after a break.

ScubaQuest Start Scuba Diving Courses

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Try Dive

Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like to go scuba diving, but don’t want to commit to signing up for a full course? 

Then the ScubaQuest Try Dive experience is perfect for you.

Experience the thrills of swimming underwater with the comfort and  safety of a heated swimming pool.
£50
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Open Water Course

Take the plunge and sign up for an Open Water Course!

Open Water Diver certification is the beginning of your scuba diving journey and teaches you all the foundational knowledge and skills you need.

£450

We also offer the Open Water Course packaged with the Drysuit Speciality at a bundled discounted rate of only £600

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Open Water Scuba Referral

Planning to learn to dive whilst on holiday but don’t want to spend valuable holiday time completing the theory/confined water elements? Or perhaps, you simply do not relish the thought of anything less than warm blue water for your first diving experience.

ScubaQuest's solution is the Open Water Referral Course. Complete the knowledge development and confined water portions of the Open Water course before you travel and undertake the four qualifying dives at your holiday destination.
£300
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Scuba Review

Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher?

The SDI Inactive Diver or PADI ReActivate programmes are the perfect way to update your dive knowledge and review your basic scuba skills. 

Update your dive skills and knowledge with a ScubaQuest Scuba Review from the Open Water diver course before jumping back into the water
£120
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Certification

The recreational diver training, provided by ScubaQuest, will certify students to the recognised international standards provided by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) & Scuba Diving International (SDI).

ScubaQuest is a SDI/TDI 5 Star Professional Development Centre.

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Book on a Start Diving ScubaQuest Course

To book on a course, please contact us using the form below, or phone us on 01291 798 118

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The ability to provide basic life support to someone who is choking, drowning or are suffering from cardiac arrest, can make the difference between life and death. Basic Life Support (BLS) is included in all first aid training courses, along with related life-saving techniques and procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

This skill is especially important for divers as we often find ourselves in remote areas where assistance from emergency services might be some time away.

ScubaQuest Basic Life Support Training Courses

Covid 19 Compliance

During the Covid 19 lockdown restrictions ScubaQuest are continuing to teach BLS within the government guidelines as students are able to leave home and attend for work purposes that cannot be undertaken from home. This means that face to face training is delivered but in compliance with Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) guidance.

We have conducted a risk assessment of the dive centre to determine the maximum safe capacity to be able to adhere to appropriate social distancing.  This determines the number of places available on each of the courses we offer. 

Additional PPE is supplied for practical skills undertaken as part of any of our BLS courses. We also keep the dive centre well ventilated during courses so the wearing of warm clothing is advised.

If you require any further information regarding our Covid compliance or the impact on any of the programmes please contact us directly.

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HSE First Aid at Work

This First Aid at Work course focuses on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) use combined into one program.
£300
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HSE Emergency First Aid at Work

This course is cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use combined into one program.
£175
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FRTI Adult & Child Emergency Care

FRTI Adult & Child Emergency Care

This Adult & Child Emergency Care course covers cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use combined into one program.
£175
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FRTI Workplace CPR/AED

CPR training can provide you with the skills to save the life of your children, parents, friends or even a stranger. Taught over 1 evening, this course focuses on CPR administration & AED use for children, infants & adults.
£150
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O2 Admin

FRTI Oxygen Administration

Taught over 1 evening, this course covers the theory and practical elements of the equipment and procedures for administrating O2 as an emergency procedure to a breathing or non-breathing casualty.
£120
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EFR Primary & Secondary Care and AED

Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care with AED

Taught over one day this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to deal with life-threatening emergencies.
£175
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Bloodborne Pathogens

FRTI Bloodborne Pathogens

This ILCOR compliant Bloodborne Pathogens course, taught over one evening will provide the theoretical and practical skills required for dealing with pathogens that can be encountered through bodily fluids.
£120
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Certification

The ScubaQuest Basic Life Support courses are certificated by First Response Training International (FRTI) or Emergency First Response (EFR).

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FRTI and EFR courses build lay-rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency.

You will learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but at a layperson level.

Though independent online study and skills practice with your instructor, you will gain the training needed to help not only a diver in need, but maybe a friend, family member, neighbour or co-worker.

Emergency First Response (EFR) Courses

Primary Care (CPR)
Secondary Care (First Aid)
Care for Children
CPR & AED

First Response Training International (FRTI) Courses

Adult Child and Infant Emergency Care
Child and Infant Emergency Care
Workplace CPR and AED
Bloodborne pathogens
Oxygen administration

Previously certified?

Single evening or half day weekend sessions for those who need to update and re-certify are also available.

EFR Refresher/Update Course

The refresher course is aimed at those who have previously passed this course but whose certification has lapsed (2 years from the original certification date).

The Refresher course comprises the completion of the exam, an update of any changes in procedure and an evaluation of practical skills.

Please contact us for further information.

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