Above & Below offer an amazing range of courses and diving experiences from our premier 5 Star PADI IDC diving centres in Hull and Pontefract. We have exclusive access to our own impressive 32 acre open water site called Blue Lagoon designed specifically for divers which boasts excellent visibility. We have superb facilities which we often hire out to other dive centres and instructors backed by a first class reputation for delivering diver training from beginner to professional level.
Ranked as number one in the UK for PADI certifications in 2009, our approach to diving and diver training make your experiences enjoyable, safe and exciting. Explore what's available for diving with Above & Below and you'll see we give you the best, whatever your experience and interests...
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BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) are hosting the Marine Mammal Medic course at the Blue Lagoon Dive Centre on Saturday 11th January: if you would like to complete this course please visit their website: www.bdmlr.org.uk for full course details.
he PADI Self Reliant Diver course is now available at Above & Below / Blue Lagoon. To complete this new Specialty Course you must be 18 years of age or older, be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and have a minimum of 100 logged dives. The course consists of classroom and 3 dives and takes 2 days to complete. Cost of this course is £195 - please call or email if you require further details or would like to book this specialty course.
New to Above and Below:
PADI ULTIMATE OPEN WATER EXECUTIVE COURSE
FULLY all inclusive at only £450, and taking only 2 days.
What this includes:
PADI Open water manual
PADI log book
PADI Open water DVD's
Full open water course training including certification
Diving site entry fees
Air refill fees
Instruction by full time dive professionals, of the highest level.
All tuition and training takes place at our own dive centre – no additional travelling costs incurred.
Not local to us? Local overnight accommodation can be arranged from £28
Discover Scuba Diving - £150
We are now also offering a Discover Scuba Diving day also at the Blue Lagoon dive centre, this is a one day introduction into Scuba Diving, where basic theory and dive skills are learnt followed by an open water diving experience - all equipment, entry and equipment hire fees, tuition and DSD certificate are included in the cost ! This day can be credited towards the full PADI Open Water Diver course.
We did it again !!
Above & Below are really pleased to announce that for the second year running (2009 & 2010) we are number one in the UK for PADI certifications ! Thank you to all our students and of course, the Dive Team.
Above & Below is the overall Dive Centre winner for the 2009 PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge !
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The new D-SMB & Advanced Open Water Diver package: for more information see our adventure dive packages page
New Tech Diver Courses: Tech 40, Tech 45 and Tech 50. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Its official, we have been ranked as number 1 for diver training in the UK for 2009. This we could not have achieved without the support of our team of Instructors and Divemasters and of course to all our loyal customers.
4th August 2009
Graham Owen PADI Regional Manager congratulates Above & Below for being the leading UK PADI Dive Centre for diver certifications in the first half of 2009.
Thanks to all our Instructors and Divemasters for all your efforts this year ensuring we achieved this accolade. We are delighted with the great feedback from our students on the quality of training provided by our staff.
Lets carry on the great work to ensure we end the year as the UK's number one PADI dive centre!
12th July 2009
Blue Lagoon hosted it's first PADI Instructor Exam which was conducted by Erika Hoffman and Richard Somerset from PADI International. Apart from a few nerves the two days went perfectly for all 22 candidates and everyone had a great two days.
Well done to our candidates from Above & Below, Rachel Linarts, Nikki Thurston, Rhia Spall, Jim Sanderson, Kevin Hudson, Ryan Shiach, Alisdair McConachie, Michael Vickers, Spencer Steadman, Harry Fernando, Adam Wood, Adrian Paul and Jonathan Turner who are all now PADI Instructors.
4th July 2009
Congratulations to Martin Ainsworth one of our PADI Course Directors here at Above & Below who has achieved Platinum status within the PADI Course Director frequent trainer program for 2009. This places Martin within the top 5% of PADI Course Directors worldwide and ensures our Instructor Development Programs are second to none!
We at Above & Below (UK) Ltd, believe that the safety and welfare of all children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin and religion, is paramount and in doing so, take all reasonable precautions to ensure this when children participate in scuba and skin diving activities with us. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
It is generally recognised that SCUBA and skin diving can contribute positively to the development of individuals, physically, personally, socially and emotionally. This can only happen if the teaching and supervision of SCUBA and skin diving is in the right hands - those of the informed, thinking and enlightened individuals, operating in an accepted ethical framework and as a self-monitoring professional.
Our staff are in positions of considerable influence, especially when teaching and supervising children and therefore have a profound responsibility to demonstrate and set high moral and ethical standards. Additionally, in an age of increasing litigation and with a growing awareness of the incidence of all kinds of abuse, it is essential for all our staff to consider their own practices to ensure that children's welfare is paramount and that their behaviour cannot be misconstrued or deemed to contravene accepted good practice.
To this end, staff at Above & Below (UK) Ltd, maintain CRB checking and attend relevant training for Safeguarding Children.
Should you have any questions about your child's safety or the diving activity, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
Denise Lyon BA Hons Dipsw, MA Child Protection Studies
As the North’s leading diver training provider, you would expect us to provide a first class support service for your equipment. We can repair and maintain your diving equipment, including repairs to wetsuits, drysuits, cylinders, regulators and BCD’s. We also supply air to industry Standards and our trained staff have the facilities to blend Nitrox and Tri-mix.
We frequently operate overseas and UK scuba diving trips. Pleas evisit our dive trips page for detailed information about our future diving trips.