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Scotland PADI 5 Star Scuba Diving and Instructor Development Centre


Deep Blue Scuba is a PADI 5 Star scuba diving and Instructor Development Centre (IDC) based in Edinburgh. We are run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about scuba diving. We teach PADI scuba diving courses from beginner to instructor level. Following PADI standards means that we deliver safe and fun diving. We also offer scuba diving trips in Scotland and a variety of other destinations.

We are an active dive club and we welcome divers of all levels of qualification and experience. Within the club we have an incredible team of qualified PADI professional staff who are passionate and experienced in helping people learn to scuba dive. Having an experienced staff team conducting regular training and dive trips, we are able to support people to learn to dive and keep diving. We have comprehensive range of scuba equipment and we offer equipment hire to make it easier for new members to start diving. We also work in partnership with our dive shop Edinburgh Diving Centre which is the oldest and most established of it’s kind in Edinburgh.

We are busy every weekend, with shore diving, day boat diving or overnight dive trips. Come visit our Facebook page here. There are plenty of opportunities to meet other divers, find buddies and get out diving here in Scotland.

Scapa Flow 2023

On Saturday 23 September, 12 intrepid DBS adventurers (myself, Abi, Andy, James, Gareth, Bungie, Aimee, Jorge, Ellis, Maria, Annabel, and Wiebke) boarded the MV Hamnavoe at Scrabster bound for Stromness and a week of diving in Scapa Flow. It turned out to be quite a milestone week for three of our divers: Aimee reaching her 100th dive, James hit his 300th, and Bungie clocked up his 500th… Well done all of you, and I hope that your special dives will live long in your memory.
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Farnes Seals

Flashback to 2018 and a trip to Farnes :)Farnes has a lot of wildlife, above and below the water - our trips, usually in the latter part of the year, coincide with the arrival of the seal pups, and usually results...
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It’s a very long Loch

Loch Long is our training and diving site which we use all year round. It's about 2 hours drive from Edinburgh city centre. The views top side are stunning. Underwater visibility can vary but there is always lots of life to...
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