Oyster Diving will be hosting the recreational diving for Paddle-Round-the-Pier, Europe’s largest FREE beach festival, raising £1,000’s for charities. Each year around 50,000 watersports enthusiasts descend on Brighton and Hove beach for a weekend of fun, competition and entertainment. A few of the many events include live music, a kids stage, lots of watersports events including scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, kite surfing and windsurfing. Oyster Diving, the Brighton based 5 star PADI Dive Centre will be looking after this years scuba diving activities which includes:

Trial Dives

Oyster Diving’s instructors will be conducting trial dives in the 20m outdoor demo pool and anyone aged 10 years plus is welcome to come and have a go.


Dive Around the Pier

Oyster have arranged to a boat dive around the old West Pier on Sunday 7th July at time at 12.30pm. The dive is open to anyone who is open water diver or higher and dived within the last 12 months. The boat will meet at Oyster Diving’s offices on Shoreham Harbour.

Divers can hire kit on the day or get air fills.

You can find further details on Oyster Diving’s Paddle Round the Pier web page.

2019 Underwater Summer Games

For people who want a real laugh the come and enter the Underwater Summer Games, Oyster’s annual charity event in aid of the Scuba Trust. This year the Mayor of Brighton & Hove has offered to open the games where divers can compete in tournaments like:

  • Fastest to set up their dive kit
  • 20m tired diver tow
  • 20m underwater sprint – no fins
  • 40m surface sprint – with fins
  • 20m underwater sprint – no fins
  • Fastest buddy pair to swap kit underwater
  • Underwater discus
  • Underwater javelin

Anyone who is a qualified diver can enter, just bring your swimwear, certification and towel. As there are limited places please register your place for free on Oyster Diving’s Underwater Summer Games page.

The Scuba Trust helps those with disabilities and their friends experience the joy and freedom of scuba diving. The aim of the Scuba Trust is to provide a level playing field by arranging training and obtaining funding to subsidise applicants who, due to disability, encounter difficulty in finding suitable instruction and who may face a greater outlay for training and recreational diving after certification. Find out more about Scuba Trust.

As well as scuba diving related events you can come and meet Oyster Diving’s instructors in the PADI tent and find out about other courses and future events.

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