Learn to Dive

The first time you breathe underwater is an experience to remember – you’ll be surprised by just how much fun it is.

LUEC are delighted to provide prospective divers the opportunity to try scuba! Try-dives are the perfect introduction to the underwater world prior to achieving formal qualifications. Our try-dives take place in the pool at Aylestone Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings and are suitable for individuals aged 12 years old and above. The dives last roughly one hour and can be scheduled on request.

What's a Try-Dive all about?

A typical try-dive session involves poolside tuition on diving techniques and equipment, followed by a scuba dive in a swimming pool with a BSAC nationally-qualified instructor to make sure you get maximum enjoyment from your first scuba dive. A try-dive can help you save time and money by finding out in advance if you like diving.

Before your try-dive you will be asked to read and complete a try-dive medical and responsibility declaration (pdf 187KB). We strongly recommend that you download and review the form prior to scheduling your dive.

If you think that diving might be too adventurous for you to start with, why not try a snorkelling lesson instead? Snorkelling is an ideal introduction to this new underwater world. It is inexpensive and a great way to get fit or develop water confidence. Proper training is recommended for youngsters and adults and can be arranged through LUEC and our BSAC qualified instructors. 

How to book a try-dive

It’s so easy to take the plunge, simply contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time for yourself and one of our instructors to hit the pool. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and work with you to ensure that your first dive is an experience you’ll want to repeat over and over again.