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Save with half-price accommodation when booking your HSE SCUBA course*


4 week HSE Scuba Course: £3,450

This course is the minimum requirement to allow the use of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) for commercial diving in inshore/inland waters.

Our HSE SCUBA course includes the use of traditional half mask and demand valve methods, but most dives you will undertake are completed in EXO26 and AGA full-face masks, with voice communications between you and the supervisor at all times. The HSE SCUBA certificate is suitable for divers who want to work in media, archaeological, inspection engineering, police, scientific or shellfish diving or indeed any inshore diving work. You will learn how to execute searches and recover objects, rescue another diver in trouble and cope with your own emergency situations. You will experience at least 18 dives to a maximum depth of 30m (100ft) and you’ll experience using commercial enriched air nitrox.

Special Accommodation Offer – your room and all meals for half price

When booking your course, you can also secure full-board accommodation that includes a shared, en-suite room and three meals, 7 days a week – for just £22/day. This offer means you will save over 50% in accommodation costs when compared to our full price accommodation*. Our accommodation is on-site, and only a short walking distance from your diver training site and other facilities, meaning you can focus on your training and we can take care of the rest.

Course detail:
You’ll learn the basics of SCUBA before embarking on your underwater training which includes:
  • Diving basics; knots, skills, environments, chambers and air purity;
  • 14 dives between 0-15 metres including buoyancy exercises, rigging, lifeline searches and underwater navigation;
  • Underwater surveys, seabed surveys, through water communication and standby rescue tasks;
  • Night diving;
  • Further dives between 20-30 metres including mooring surveys, splicing and tools tasks.

The certificates you will obtain when you complete this course are:

  • First Aid at Work with Oxygen Provider

This course is included in our commercial diving packages (see related courses).


*Accommodation charged at £22 per day. Full price is £44 per day. Offer includes fully-serviced, shared, en-suite room and food (3 meals, 7 days a week). Other additional charges for laundry are not included.

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Dates & Prices

Please note: Dates marked as Red are Full

For the most up-to-date course dates and availability please contact our student advisors.

Start Date
End Date
Start Date:  29/10/2018
End Date:  23/11/2018
Duration:  4 weeks
Price:  £3,450.00


In order to be able to attend our HSE SCUBA course you will require the following: 

  • PADI or BSAC sport diving certification or equivalent
  • Open-water diving experience (sport diving)
  • An ‘in-date’ United Kingdom HSE Diving Medical Certificate (we also accept Norwegian, Dutch or Irish HSA approved Diving Medical Certificates);

Please note, all courses at The Underwater Centre are taught in English, unless previously arranged, so you must have a good understanding of verbal and written English.

Kit List

You are required to bring the following with you:

  • Plenty of warm clothing;
  • High visibility foul weather gear (waterproofs);
  • A pair of steel toe-capped safety boots.

As part of this course you will receive:

  • Underwater Centre Overalls;
  • Underwater Centre Commercial Diving T-shirt;
  • All course books;
  • Submission to the HSE of Competency Assessment.

During your course you will also have use of:

  • Drysuit, woolly bear, work gloves, dive knife, neoprene hood and hard hat.

For more information and advice about our training contact one of our Student Advisors;
Email: [email protected]
Or call +44 1397 703 786

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