Learn to Dive

Learn to Scuba Dive with Andark Diving with over 30 years experience of teaching Scuba Diving, Andark can offer a vast choose of Scuba Diving Lessons/Qualifications for every need from 'Padi Openwater' to 'Instructor Level'. Achieve your PADI Scuba Diving Qualification with us.

Andark's on-site heated swimming pool , classrooms and free car parking make learning scuba diving so easy.

Whether you are new to scuba diving or are an experienced diver looking for new challenges, Andark Diving can offer you a wide range of scuba diving courses from Padi  Discover Scuba Experience up to professional Instructor level qualifications and a variety of non-diving courses.


Our Facilities

We know you'll be impressed with the facilities that Andark has to offer, from our on-site indoor heated pool with a 3.4 metres deep end giving a realistic simulation of open water diving, Open water diving lake 60m x 40m which is 7m deep with training platforms at 1.5m and 3.5m, 3 on-site air-conditioned classrooms, and modern well-maintained equipment.

All this is complemented by one of the largest retail facilities on the south coast.

Don't forget to ask for your Andark student discount once booked on your course.

Andark Lake - find out more www.andarklake.co.uk

Depth of Lake

The lake has been designed with training in mind, ease of access with handrails and beach type entry. With stepped training platforms at 1.5 metres and 3.4 metres. The depth of the lake is a maximum of 7metres to flat concrete area in the middle, this can fluctuate.

Water Temperature

The average temperature ranges from 25°C in summer to 6°C in winter. Water temperature will vary depending on weather conditions.


Like many UK inland and sea diving sites visibility can alter from good to low. Many factors affect visibility including water temperature, algea bloom (in summer), and precipitation.


What's in the lake to see?

Sunken Jet Ski for you to sit on

Barge Timbers - The Bow section of an oldBarge

Underwater mirrors on the east end of lake to see what you look like!

Our Instructors

Andark's team of 4 full time, and many part time instructors has an impressive amount of knowledge and experience in all diving areas, as well as in years!

The team is dedicated to offering a professional and safe environment to learn in, without forgetting the important aspects of learning, helping you to relax and have fun.

Carl Yates, our training Manager and PADI Course Director, coordinates the team and maintains a system of continuing quality control that guarantees the best possible service available. Learn more about our instructors on our 'Meet the Team' page.     

Opening Times

We are open 7 days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm
  • Friday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday 9.30am to 5pm
  • Please refer to course information for relevant start times.