About Us

London Scuba is one of the largest providers of scuba diving training in the UK, having trained over 20,000 divers. The school was set up in 1994 by Ian Pattison, a highly experienced and accomplished Master Instructor.

The school has grown consistently year on year, building upon the friendliness and integrity of the staff and a reputation for value and service. Click here to read personal endorsements from some of our delighted customers.

London scuba holds the following PADI status

PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Centre #32269
PADI National Geographic Dive Centre
PADI Project Aware Official Partner


Above Jean-Michel Cousteau & Ian

Below Cate & Angela Rippon


We have been operating London Scuba for over 20 years gaining knowledge and experience and creating a trusted and passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters focused on the delivery of quality diving services to our customers. Click here to meet the team.


We offer a complete range of PADI courses out of our centre near London Gatwick airport which boasts a purpose built 3m deep pool and fully state of the art classroom. Click here for details.

We offer a range of diving opportunities whether in the UK, Red Sea, Worldwide or through our recently introduced long weekend breaks in Malta.

We offer flexible Divemaster and Instructor training both in the UK and abroad. As well as an active social club.

Below Chris Barry & Ian




Above: 1994 Ian Pattison, Keith Cheggwin, Andrew Sharkey & Zodiac (Gladiators)

Below: Hugo Spear (The Full Monty), Ian Pattison & Neil Morrisey on the way back from the Bahamas 2001



Why learn to scuba dive with London & Surrey Scuba?

Thank you for visiting our site and taking an interest in what we offer. We have listed below reasons why people chose to learn to dive with us.

The comments have come from our customers. If you can think of any other reasons we would be delighted to add your opinion!

  • Value - we offer the best value training
  • Experience - we have trained over 20,000 people in the last 19 years of continuous business
  • Advice - we will share our knowledge and experience on any diving related issue e.g. concerns you may have about learning or where to go once you have qualified
  • Attitude - we offer a friendly and supportive service, we will do our best to get you diving
  • Customer focus - we have taken the time to understand why people learn to dive and what we must provide to make this possible
  • Flexibility - we offer training on weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • Family service - we provide courses for children as well as adults
  • Security - our key operational staff have had CRB checks
  • Recognition - we provide training courses from PADI, the world's most popular certifying body. We hold the following credentials:
    • PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Centre
    • PADI Project Aware Official Partner
    • PADI National Geographic Dive Centre 
  • Breadth - we offer a full range of training, from initial taster to instructor
  • Travel - we offer excellent value accompanied travel packages to the Red Sea and Malta
  • Trust - we provide scuba training services to some of the best schools in England - more details
  • Knowledge - we have one of the most extensive and informative web sites in the industry


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