With over 10 years experience in the scuba diving education industry, Academy Divers offers scuba diving training, from total beginner to Padi professional diving instructor to the public and private sector throughout the Yorkshire, Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield areas. Founded in 1999, the business is based in Wakefield and conducts regular scuba diving training and discover scuba diving sessions. Their customers can enjoy "try dive" sessions twice weekly. They also provide all major brands of scuba diving and snorkelling equipment to their customers.
Using the Padi international training method and fully qualified staff, the company is able to offer a professional level of Scuba Diving training and education to people from all over Yorkshire. The service is designed to learn people to Scuba Dive using the Padi system of diver education. The worlds most successful method of dive training, helping customers to enjoy and experience all the thrills scuba Diving has to offer.
The company delivers a full range of Padi courses that are well designed with a proven teaching method and ensure a high level of diver learning for anyone who is 10 years old and above. Taught locally, the Padi system includes courses from simple "try Dive" or "Discover Scuba" sessions through to the Openwater Diver course and on to the Padi Professional diving instructor qualification. The courses are available to start immediately at regular pool training sessions.
Recent customer reviewsView all 16 Reviews
|Very friendly and experienced staff, informative |
and timely service, all round excellent dive
centre for novice or experienced diving levels.
|I completed my open water certificate with Academy Divers. All I had to do was turn up, all the equipment was there for me, and all good quality. The instructors were excellent, I was very nervous about learning to dive but they helped me overcome my fear and showed great patience. I wanted to complete my open water before going on holiday and as time was very tight the instructors went out of their way by going to Capenwray on extra days to get me through. There are regular meetings, we get together every other Wednesday and everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I have made new friends with academy divers.|
|I completed my PADI open water course with Academy divers and the service was excellent. The staff were very friendly and let you work through the course at your own pace. If there was something you were struggling with the staff made time to go over it until the task could be completed.|
|I have completed several courses with Academy and find the service they provide and staff excellent - nothing is too much trouble. If you need extra time in the pool to gain confidence this is not a problem.|
|Helpful, friendly and fun.|
|I decided to learn PADI Open Water, in order to dive whilst on my honeymoon in Mauritius. Andy and his team were very friendly, and made the experience understandable and easy. The facilities are great, and easily accessible off the M1. My initial intention was to learn as a holiday hobby. However, this soon changed, and I managed to complete my advanced course as well. Diving, in only a matter of months, has become a passion of mine, and this is all thanks to Academy Divers. I would recommend them to anyone just starting out, or looking to further their diving education.|
|I found academy divers to be a very welcoming and a friendly environment with highly motivated staff who were willing to assist in any way.|
|I was just over 60 years of age when I approached Academy Divers to teach me to dive.|
I was going to Australia and thought I would like to see the Great Barrier Reef close to.
With only 6 weeks to get me to complete the PADI Open water qualification my instructor, Andy Colley( now the owner of Academy Divers), was brilliant
His one-to-one instruction, his understanding of what needed to be done, and his willingness to put in all the time needed, were all second to none.
Although it was extremely hard work, I can honestly say that it was an amazingly enjoyable experience. Being taught by someone whose dedication, enthusiasm ( and persistence!) not only enhanced the learning situation, but really filled me with the confidence which led to success
|Academy Divers opened my eyes to scuba diving! I did my PADI 'Open Water' course and I've now almost completed my 'Advanced Open Water' at Academy. |
All of the instructors at Academy are very friendly yet professional in what they do.
They look after me well and operate in such a way that I feel very safe and well supervised yet making it great fun at the same time.
They have a weekly club night, organise dive trips both in the UK and even overseas.
I would recommend them to anyone wanting to learn how to dive, or get back into this hobby.
|The service provided was utterly professional, they treated me as an individual and guided me through my certifications at a speed that suited me.|