Courses available at DIVE Northampton
Who are we?
Dive Northampton is the County's premier PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. Simply put, this means that we've reached the standard that allows us to train other PADI Instructors - we teach the teachers and therefore have to maintain the highest standards. We run just about every PADI Course you would wish to take from Discover Scuba to Instructor. Not only are we the area's longest established PADI Dive Training Centre with nearly 20 years training experience at the centre, we like to think we are also the best.
You can start your course at any time within 6 months of booking. Our school equipment is replaced on a regular basis, usually every 12 months. We provide you with the training materials to take away with you to allow you to study at home, in comfort, at your own pace. In most Dive Centres, course prices will determine the ratio of Training Staff to Students in aquatic environments.
In many cases you will be expected to pay a substantial premium to receive individual attention or reduced ratios. At Dive Northampton we will usually provide a Staff Member for every student whether we are in the pool or Open Water, at no extra cost. We believe that people learn best when they are happy, are enjoying themselves and feel safe. Before you decide who to train with, make sure you check how other dive centres compare!
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We don't simply want you to take our word for this, we'll guarantee it. If, at the end of your Course, you are not satisfied with the training you've received, we will refund the difference between the price of our Course and the price you would have been charged by any other Dive Shop in Northamptonshire.
As a diver, you must have a minimum level of personal health. Diving does not require you to be an athlete and should be accessible to most people. To ensure that all divers are fit to dive, there are a set of standard health questions that all divers have to be able to say 'No' to. You will not be able to dive unless you have completed this form and said 'No' to all the questions or have been declared fit to dive by a Doctor.
To view and download a copy of the standard health form, click here.
The first page is the health declaration. If you have to say 'Yes' to any of the questions, you will need to be declared fit to dive by your GP or a Diving Doctor. The second page of the form is the certification to be signed by the doctor confirming your fitness to dive. The rest of the pages are simply guidance notes for your Doctor. The Fit to Dive certificate is good for 12 months and will be needed every time to arrange to complete a course or undertake a dive.