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South Yorkshire Diving Academy is a well established vibrant exciting dive operation based in Wath Upon Dearne near Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Ideally located close to Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and all of South and West Yorkshire. 

Welcome everyone to South Yorkshire Diving Academy.

Lets go diving....                       

Club Meetings

It was nice to see so many of our friends at our last meeting together with a few new faces who we hope will now become regular visitors to our meetings.  To see a list of proposed events please click HERE. Updates posted in the Dive Centre.

A New Year of Diving

Welcome to new start and a new year with lots of diving in front of us....

St Abbs - Great Diving  St Abbs - Great Diving  St Abbs - Great Diving

Rescue Divers - our next Master Scuba Divers and Divemasters



Red Sea Liveaboard       

Diving some of the most stunning wrecks and reefs you will come across. Night dive the Thistlegorm, diving the Salem. Truly special. Have a look at the photos. RED SEA LIVEABOARD PHOTOS

How about this - two more Instructors - well done to you........           Open Water Scuba Instructors


Congratulations to our latest EFR students  EFR       EFR



Kara - how do you feel now - "reght happy" - was the reply...  well done we are all proud of you.

A big congratulations to everyone.         Daz the Divemaster 


Daryl from diving naked to MSD and Burt - got there in the end.

Diving naked  MSD  Burt MSD


From our early days at the Metrodome when both Brad & Mel were our first Sealteam members, to now when we have qualified Brad as an Open Water Diver. It is a proud moment for South Yorkshire Diving Academy to see Brad, Mel and Dad all divers together.  Instructor Tom from those early days in the Metrodome with Octopush, himself being only a boy had the outstanding joy of being Brads qualifying Instructor.

Brad Brad Brad Brad Brad & Proud Dad

Well done newly qualified Divemasters ...Divemasters    You are divers now lads....Open Water Divers


Master Scuba Diver of the Month and now    Divemaster    Divemaster with a hubble bubble distinction.

Well Done Neil, newly certified.....    Do our Scandinavian friends know who they have in their mist.


Hurrah - Hurrah                              Cath                            

Well done, you are one of them now........    !!!!   What next ....... !!!!   the Blue Hole....................

Well done Steve             msd

Congratulations to Steve who has not only achieved the rating of Master Scuba Diver, but has beat off the rest of the world to win the PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge

A big thank you from Diver Izzie             who qualifies to dive here with us before travelling off to Vietnam.  Have a wonderful time travelling and diving the oceans of the world.

Rescue Diver Course                     Rescue Course  

We have just run yet another one of our very popular rescue courses at Blue Lagoon. We will be running another Rescue course shortly, if anyone is interested in undertaking this certification. To see some photographs of a previous rescue course events then please click on the Rescue Diver title above.

Congratulations to a new Divemaster         

We wish a sincere congratulation to a newly certified Divemaster, all who know him appreciate his achievement and wish him all the success in his new forthcoming ventures across with our colonial friends. Good luck.

Tom has a date to go to Australia, lets give him a good send off.........

Red Sea Photo Gallery                       

We have just returned from a fun packed dive week. The diving was as good as ever and the Thistlegorm was just spectacular.  Take a look at our photo gallery.  Deposits now being taken for next year. Contact Dive Centre for details.

Hard Hat Diving                                    

If you have never tried the old "Men of Honour" diving suits and helmets have a look at us on our club trip. Men of Honour link

Cub Scouts Try Scuba Diving

Elsecar 26 Cub Scout Leader presented local scout with his Chief Scout silver award for completing his Scuba Diving Personal Challenge with South Yorkshire Diving Academy. The full group enjoyed a day scuba diving as a reward for their fund raising efforts towards the Children with Leukaemia Charity.

Birthday Party / Kiddies Party / Scuba Party             Kids Scuba Party

Well done lads & lasses, hope you all had a great time. Many happy returns. Everyone enjoyed the fun of playing with our underwater scooters. Click here to see yourselves and the underwater scooters.

Pool Sessions                                   

We have access to  pool sessions every week on Saturday evenings. The Saturday session is a 3 metre pool. So why not come along to try out new kit or hone up your skills before going onto open water. These sessions are proving to be very popular indeed. If you would like to use the pool please contact the dive centre a few days in advance.

Mid-week at Stoney Cove or Blue Lagoon         

Anyone who has spare time during the week and would like to go diving at Stoney or the Blue Lagoon, please contact the Dive Centre. 


We also hope to be running lots of dive trips to locations throughout the UK and updates of these outings will be posted on the notice board in the Dive Centre. Even on weekends that we are conducting training we have plenty of staff members who are willing to take people diving at Stoney Cove or Blue Lagoon whilst we are there. Lets go diving.

Night Dive at Blue Lagoon                    

We were at Blue Lagoon recently conducting a Night Diver Specialty Course and had very good dives in excellent visibility and encountered loads of Perch, Carp and Newts.  We are available to run this course October to March. We will have members of staff available to act as buddies if anyone is interested in tagging along for a guided dive and have a different kind of dive to put in your logbook.

PADI Seal Team                     

Congratulations to our latest group of SEALS. They have just recently finished their Seal Team training and are hopefully going to continue on to their Master Seal qualification. The Seal Team program is open to youngsters of 8 years old up to 12 years of age and consists of pool based aquamissions that are designed to get young people into diving. To see some images of these Seals please click HERE

 For our next Seal Team program Contact South Yorkshire Diving Academy

Weekend Activities

We also hope to be running lots of dive trips to locations throughout the U.K.  Updates of these outings will be posted on the notice board in the dive centre. Even on the weekends that we are conducting training we have plenty of staff members who are willing to take people diving at Stoney Cove or Blue Lagoon whilst we are there.

Farne Islands         

We had an excellent trip up to the Farnes and were blessed with good weather and flat calm sea conditions. Put these factors together with a fantastic boat, experienced skipper and superb visibility and all those who were lucky enough to go on this trip had an experience to remember for a long time. A full trip report with photographs will be appearing soon. In the mean time to see a few images click HERE

St. Abbs                                          

We had a fantastic time at one our favourite dive spots with good weather and sea conditions. Some of our party were making their first ever boat dives in the north sea. All coped really well and a great time was had by all who attended. To see some photographs of our trips to St.Abbs click HERE.

River Boat Cruise                    

This event was a resounding success with a good time being had by all. To see just a few pictures of how things went please click on the link above.



To all students who have completed courses over the last few weeks to see pictures of the latest open water course or the students receiving their certification cards please click on its link below.

Latest Certification   PADI Seal Team   Open Water  Advanced Open Water   Specialty Divers 

Rescue Diver  Emergency First Response     Divemaster   Instructor Course