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About Us

Here at Blackpool area divers, our doors have been open since 1986 and we pride ourselves on being different. We are Blackpool's ONLY PADI dive centre. Not only do we provide world class diving tuition at affordable prices, we have a large network of commercial divers too! Our team of highly trained professionals have done everything from working on TV sets to sunken boat recovery, working all around the world.

Having some of the best divers in the business means we've been able to build relationships with partner institutions all around the world! This means we regularly host affordable dive trips to various places, including; Egypt, Malta, The Maldives, The Cayman Islands, Oban, Lanzarote and many more!

When you join the Blackpool Area Divers family, you will be able to connect with like minded people through our dedicated facebook group and get expert advice around the clock.


We are proud to offer a wide range of professionally taught courses for all skill levels and abilities! We know learning to dive can be a big commitment in terms of time and money, which is why we offer a "try-a-dive" session for all beginners, starting at £30, including gear, instruction and air! For our more experienced customers, we offer courses from open water to dive master, as well as technical and nitrox. There's something for everyone at Blackpool Area Diving Centre!

Open Water

£395 (all inclusive)

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Family and group discount available. 

Included in the price is pool & open water sessions, course materials and certification. We also offer PADI eLearning, meaning you can learn remotely at your own pace.

Advanced Open Water

£275 (all inclusive)

Move up and experience real adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. As you step beyond the PADI Open Water Diver level, you make five dives and have the opportunity to try some of diving's most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving, digital underwater photography, wreck diving and much more. These skills make diving much more than underwater sightseeing. Plus, the Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to Dive Master- the ultimate non professional certification in recreational diving.

Includes PADI eLearner key.

Rescue Diver

£350 (all inclusive)

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.
During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

Price includes all books or eLearner access key.


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Your course for a colorful collection of awesome dives. Sure, your PADI certification opens up the oceans and lakes to you, but the PADI Specialty Dives take the underwater adventure to depths that will stir your soul. Achieving PADI Specialty ratings can take anywhere from as little as one day to a full weekend -but this is all hands-on, so you'll be diving right from the start.

Need to Refresh? No Problem

PADI ReActivate® is a review program that allows you to refresh your scuba knowledge and safe diving practices. Refresh your diving knowledge before going to our PADI Dive Center to practice your dive skills and receive a replacement digital certification card with a ReActivated date on it.

Use the link below to enroll through the PADI website using Blackpool Area Divers as you centre.

Cost for pool refresher session is £30 with the shop (inclusive of all equipment needed)

Call 01253 869 188 for more details.


£125 (no course material included)

Can’t decide whether to get your scuba certification while on holiday or at home before you travel? With a PADI Open Water referral, you don’t have to choose. A PADI referral allows you to complete most of your scuba training at home and finish your certification dives anywhere in the world. Avoid studying during your vacation and support your local dive shop at the same time.

Family and group discount available. 

Price includes all pool training and equipment hire. You can decide whether to use eLearner (see below) or purchase books in store.

PADI eLearning

We are proud to offer the option of online learning with all of our courses, this will allow you to purchase your course directly from PADI, learn theory and take online examinations at your own pace, from the comfort of your home. Click on the button below to take a look at PADI's eLearning service in more detail.

Our Product Range

Here at the Blackpool Area Diving Centre, we stock a wide range of diving gear and equipment to meet every divers needs. We offer various styles and sizes of wetsuit and drysuit for men and women, BCD's, weights, clamps, jackets, masks and snorkels and much more!

We also offer tank filling services for just a small fee. Feel free to contact us with further product enquiries.

Service & Repair

Got a problem with your gear? We've got you covered. We don't just sell gear, we service, repair and clean too. We're proud to offer affordable prices, meaning if your gear breaks, it won't break the bank.

Annual equipment service and health checks are available.

Upcoming Trips

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Whale Research

Makadi Bay, Red Sea

Luxury resort on the Red Sea, renowned for its sandy beaches and coral reefs. All Inclusive family holiday.

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Stunning island nation in southern Asia, seen by many as the ultimate tropical paradise.

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Oban / Farne Islands

Quaint fishing villages in the North West and North East of the UK. Offering shore, wreck & specialty seal diving.

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Contact Us

32 Beechwood Drive, Thornton-Cleveleys

01253 869188

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