Try Dive only £10

The best way to see if you like the sensation of being underwater and want to learn to dive is to come along to a Try Dive session at Ironmonger Row Baths near Old Street.

Next dates: Thursday evenings, 4 and 11 May.

At 7pm you will receive an introduction to scuba kit and at 8pm you will get in the pool with an instructor.  This is a great value evening out and,  if you decide to learn now, we will have a seven-week course for beginners that will start on 24 May.

To book a Try Dive email Debbie on

Why do we love diving so much?

  • It is exciting –seeing marine animals, wrecks, reefs and seascapes.
  • Relaxing – floating weightless underwater helps unwind from day to day stresses.
  • Peaceful – the silent world, and floating among fish can make you feel calm and serene.
  • Challenging – diving is an adventurous sport and there are skills that take perseverance to learn.
  • Educational – in addition to ‘diving’ you inevitably learn about other things like weather, physics, biology, maritime history, seamanship, marine ecology – and it is all fascinating stuff.
  • Really good fun – scuba is a social sport, organised as a group activity with everyone having a buddy for the dive. It is enjoyable to both plan and to do and also makes for great conversation afterwards.
  • Nearest thing most of us will get to ‘flying’ – from hanging motionless in mid water to whooshing along a seascape in a current – yes, you can fly!
  • It takes us places we have never been before – from the Scillies to the Shetlands in the UK or from the Med to the Maldives in international waters – your holiday destinations are often new and exciting.
  • Immersing in  another element – scuba diving is the nearest thing at most of us will get to simply entering into a whole new world.

Learn more about Clidive

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