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Southern Divers - We Are SDI

Scuba Diving In the Southern UK & The South Coast...

Based in Dorset on the UK's Southern Coastline, we are an SDI - Scuba Diving International and a TDI - Technical Diving International 'Diver Training Facility', providing you with the full range of diver training options.

Start your adventure here with us at 'Southern Divers'.  We can help you take your first breaths underwater right through to becoming a diving professional. How far you decide to go, it is down to you.

Whatever you want to acheive, we got you covered!

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Our Most Popular Courses

Come and take your first breaths underwater and experience the joy and freedom of scuba for yourself.

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The first step towards becoming a certified diver. This is the entry level diver course, where it really begins.

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By now you are more experienced and can start to focus on those specialities that peak your interest.

Ready to go it alone? SDI are the only agency that truly support solo diving activities!

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Our quality promise; We pride ourselves in ensuring quality over quantity.  For this reason, we pledge there will never be more than 5 students per instructor on your course. And for some courses, such as 'DPV Diver', we limit this to a maximum of two.

Agency Equivalences

Both students and instructors have embraced the no nonsense approach that the SDI training system offers. With streamlined course materials that enable students to study the essential academics with an emphasis on practical diving skills learned in both the pool and open water environments. SDI is the only scuba training and certification agency to require students to be taught with modern dive computers from the onset of training.

Southern Divers are proud to be part of the SDI family and firmly stand behind their commitment to safety and quality diver training.

SDI are a globally renowned and recognised scuba diver training agency. The major dive training agencies, including SDI - Scuba Diving International, are members of the WRSTC and RSTC EU. As a result the courses offered by these mainstream member agencies must adher to these agreed standard and as such can be directly compared to one another. Find out more about the standards here; World Recreational Scuba Training Council and Recreational Scuba Training Council Europe. You have maybe looked at the other agencies out there, but here is a comparison of the SDI offering vs. two other the other agencies.

How Else Can We Help You?

Short of time? Then we are here to help! Many dive centers spread their open water courses across an entire month, working just a few hours on one set evening each week. Whilst this may suit you, we are also able to offer fast track options. We do this by reducing the student count to as low as one on one and condesing the time frame by running courses over consecutive days - An example of this would be our three/four day open water diver course. Fast Track Diver Training - Find out more here.

Continue the adventure! As a seasoned diver you may now be wondering what your next steps are. Maybe its time for you to consider embarking on the journey of becoming a dive professional. This begins by starting with your first professional certification as an SDI Divemaster. Want to find out more about becoming a dive professional with us here at Southern Divers.

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Why choose to dive with SDI?