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“I’ve been a PADI pro for over 20 years, first as a divemaster and now as an instructor, I love teaching and the joy of seeing my student’s faces as they discover how exciting and fun diving can be.”

– Richard Heath

Although Reef Scuba is new to Nottingham, our owner Richard Heath has been working as a PADI instructor for over two decades, both in the UK and overseas, in environments as diverse as Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. With over 25 years’ experience as a diver and instructor Richard eats, sleeps and breathes diving and his passion is shared by the whole team. We all love diving and we want to share that with as many people as possible – whatever your age or experience level.


Friendly, inclusive diving

Here at Reef Scuba, you’ll find a friendly, inclusive club atmosphere that welcomes divers of all ages and experience levels, from complete beginners to highly experienced professionals. Our instructors come from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, diving interests and experiences, so you’ll learn from an inspirational range of people. We’re proud to say around 50% of our divers and instructors are women and being inclusive is something that’s really important to us.

Learning with us

We run official PADI training courses for everyone, from curious novices to experienced divers, including beginner’s courses for adults and children, advanced and speciality courses and professional training up to Assistant Instructor level. We love teaching all age ranges and experience levels and it shines through everything we do. Above all, we believe diving should be fun, exciting and safe and we go above and beyond to make every session enjoyable and rewarding, whatever level you’re at. Find out more