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Welcome To The Diving Academy

The Diving Academy is a premier PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Centre located in Wokingham, Reading, United Kingdom. We proudly offer an extensive range of PADI Scuba Diving experiences and courses tailored for all levels here in the UK and Internationally.

We offer introductory experiences including PADI Discover Scuba Diving (Try Dive) perfect for beginners to experience diving for the first time and PADI Bubblemaker for younger divers aged 8 and above to try scuba diving.

You can undertake your core diving courses with us, these are made up of PADI Open Water Diver your first step towards becoming a certified diver. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver expand your skills and explore new dive activities. PADI Rescue Diver learn to prevent and manage dive emergencies and we also offer an amazing collection of PADI Specialities.

We have a number of specialised academies these include, Youth Diving Academy, these courses are designed for the younger divers, our Technical Diving Academy, advanced training for technical dives and our PADI Professional Academy perfect for aspiring PADI Professionals, Including PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor, PADI Scuba Instrcutor, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, PADI IDC Staff Instructor and a mentor scheme for PADI Master Instructor & PADI Course Director.

We also offer a number of alternative aquatic adventures covering Snorkelling, so you can enjoy the underwater world without full scuba gear, Freediving Academy, give you the chance to explore the depths while holding your breath. Mermaid Academy, experience the magic of mermaid diving, these are available at both receration and professional level.

Our experienced and friendly instructors will guide you through every step of the way, ensuring a safe and unforgettable experience. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to take your skills to the next level, we've got you covered. Don't miss out on the adventure of a lifetime.


Embark on your underwater journey with us!

Join the Diving Academy and discover the wonders of the deep blue. Whether you're a novice eager to take your first breath underwater or an experienced diver looking to enhance your skills, we're your ultimate destination for diving excellence. Dive into adventure and conservation with us today!

Scuba Diving

Youth Diving

Pro Academy

Tec Academy

Freediver & Mermaid

First Aid


Diving Academy Shop

Diving Academy Online Store is the perfect place to go for all your scuba diving, snorkelling, freediving and mermaiding equipment needs. Our store has the largest range of scuba diving equipment in the UK we stock the latest diving gear including Dive ComputersBuoyancy Control Devices (BCDs), regulators, prescription dive masks, diving wetsuits and diving drysuits are always available in store and online.

We take pride in stocking the biggest brands in the diving industry including the full range of Shearwater Dive Computers and a massive choice from Cressi, Mares, Halcyon, Santi, Suex and Waterproof to name just a few. Whether you are after the latest Halcyon regulator for cold water diving or a lightweight travel regulator, a fully integrated jacket style BCD or a technical Halcyon diving wing system, or even a brighter than the sun dive torch, we'll have the perfect piece of dive equipment for you.