PADI Diving Courses – Andark is one of the UK’s leading providers for PADI Diving Courses and with over 30 years experience of teaching Scuba Diving ‘on the South Coast’.

being  a PADI 5-star Dive Centre, and we teach scuba diving to their (and our) exacting standards.

Completion of each PADI course comes with certification which qualifies you in that given area of diving activity, and also enables you to progress to higher levels of recreational and professional diving.


Who are PADI

If you want to learn to scuba dive, the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver course is the most widely recognized and respected diving certification in the world.

The Passport to the Underwater World

There is a whole new world out there you haven’t seen yet. Gaining your PADI Open Water Course. This Scuba Diving Course opens you up to an exciting adventure for you to explore worldwide. So why wait? Learn to Dive today with us, we are a PADI 5 star dive centre on the South Coast of England. Find out more about the Padi Open Water Course Here. There are two types of courses you can do with us to start your diving adventures. The Padi Open Water Course which is a 4 day course, with classroom and pool sessions then 2 days of open water scuba diving in our purpose built scuba diving training Lake. And the PADI Open Water Referral Course which is just the first 2 days of the course, you then do the last 2 days on holiday somewhere!

PADI's Mission statement


PADI exists to develop programs that encourage and fulfill the public interest in recreational scuba and snorkel diving worldwide.


PADI intends to be the world leader in the educational development of scuba diving professionals and enthusiasts.


PADI – The Way the World Learns to Dive.®


To teach the world to scuba dive.


In all of our relationships, we will demonstrate our steadfast commitment to… leadership, Integrity, Our People, Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Retention, and The Environment Underwater Cultural Heritage.

Andark is a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre

The PADI 5 Star Dive Centre membership level is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centres that excel in providing dive consumers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities and that actively promote aquatic environmental awareness.

A PADI 5 Star Dive Centre is active in its community presenting a professional image consistent with, or better than, the norm of the marketplace. These dive centres embrace the PADI System of diver education and are committed to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.

Having a PADI Course Director on staff indicates the 5 Star IDC’s commitment to offering instructor development programs and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals. By offering PADI Instructor-level training, a PADI 5 Star IDC takes on the responsibility of developing PADI Instructors.

PADI 5 Star
PADI 5 Star Instructor

Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.