Try Dives

What time does it start/finish?

  • Saturdays start at 12:30pm and finish at 3.30pm.
  • Sundays start at Mid-day and finish at 3pm
  • Tuesdays start at 7:30pm and finish at 10pm

Are there parking facilities nearby?

  • There is parking available at all sites (Oxford Dive Centre and  Radley College )

Where is it?

  • Saturdays and Sundays start at the Dive Centre, and finish at Radley College.
  • Tuesdays start at the Dive Centre, and finish at Radley College.

What do I need to bring?

  • Swimming gear, towel and your enthusiasm!

What happens on a Try Dive?

  • We will show you an introductory DVD, talk you through the SCUBA equipment and then you will get 1-1.5 hours in the swimming pool using the SCUBA equipment. You will be accompanied by a qualified member of staff at all times.

How old do I have to be to take part?

  • The minimum age is 8 years old.

Can I bring a camera?

  • You may bring a camera, but please be aware that we must gain permission from other members of the group in order for you to use it in the swimming pool area.

Can I bring someone with me who isn’t diving?

  • Yes, friends and family are welcome to come along. There is a viewing area at the swimming pool.

Is there anywhere at the swimming pool to get changed?

  • Yes, there are changing, toilet and shower facilities at the swimming pool.

Can I bring food and drink?

  • Yes, but you cannot consume food or drink at the swimming pool.

How many people will be in the group?

  • The group size varies, we can accommodate most numbers. Please contact us if you have a large group.

How deep is the swimming pool?

  •  Radley College is 3.5m.

Do I need to be able to swim?

  • Yes, you must be a competent swimmer.

I have a medical condition, can I still take part?

  • If you answer Yes to any of the questions on the PADI Medical Statement (see ‘Downloads’ section), you must refer to a doctor before taking part.
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