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PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre

Dive Training


Training with Go Dive


Training is very important to all the team at Go Dive and we are proud to be a 5* PADI Instructor Development Centre (the only one in Derbyshire). We also offer Technical and Rebreather Diving Training. Our instructors are amongst some of the highest qualified and experienced in the Midlands. Our Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Divemasters are known for their enthusiasm and dedication to the sport of diving and are committed to ensuring you receive the best training possible.

We offer all levels of diver training to help you on your diving adventure from beginner to PADI Professional and beyond.

Training in the UK gives you the opportunity to discover historic wrecks, stunning coastline and incredible inland scuba hot spots. Find out more about diving in the UK here.

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Training information

Training Team

We have a large team of PADI Instructors and Divemasters which guarantees a low ratio of students to Instructors to ensure you learn in safety and in comfort. All our courses include kit hire for the course, if required, official PADI materials for you to keep & entry into Stoney Cove ( where applicable )

We currently have over 20 instructors and dive masters providing our training which ensures we can provide courses to accommodate everyone. Our team of PADI Professionals can teach a full range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to IDC Staff Instructor.

The relationship between you and your instructor is very important so please ensure you discuss your requirements with your instructor and Go Dive when you sign up to a course and we will do all we can to give you the best experience possible.


All of our courses include:

  • All training sessions
  • Official PADI materials for you to keep
  • New PADI eCert card (Plastic credit card style are available for a fee)
  • Equipment rental
  • Entry into Stoney Cove Dive site ( where applicable )

All equipment is supplied for the duration of the course. However, you may wish to buy your own boots, mask, snorkel and fins for personal future use. We have special offers in store for people on our courses and any of the team will be happy to provide help and advice.  We are proud to say there are never any hidden extras. Transport to course locations in not included in the price but if you have difficulty with transport then do talk to us as car sharing can usually be arranged.

For most courses a £50 deposit is all that is needed to book a place. The outstanding balance is payable at the beginning of the course by card or cash.

To find out about all the courses currently available see the list below. If there is something you would like to do that isn’t on this list then let us know and we will see if we can help.

Confined water training

Our confined water training, commonly called pool sessions, are completed at Moorways sports village in Derby (DE24 9HY) between 8:30-9.30pm on Thursday evenings. The pool has shallow and deep ends and is large enough for you to practice properly before your open water dives. You will need to bring a pen, swimsuit, towel and £1 for the locker or your own padlock. You must be reasonably fit, be able to swim 200 metres and tread water/survival float for 10 minutes. You will also need to complete a self-certification medical questionnaire which will determine if you require a medical from your doctor.

For safety your pool training is conducted in water depths of 1.2 to 2.1 metres, this makes the transition to your open water dive site easy, as your first two dives will be no deeper than about 6 metres.

Open Water Training

Our open water training is normally held at Stoney Cove in Leicester (LE9 4DW). This famous inland dive site is just forty minutes from Go Dive and has great facilities for training. Weekend sessions begin at 7:30 am and normally finish by 2 pm. The entry fee for this is included in your course fees

You can find out more about Stoney Cove here: www.StoneyCove.com