Continue your adventure

Once qualified as an PADI Open Water Scuba Diver, your journey is really only just beginning. There are so many new skills to learn and have fun with, and so many places to explore them with!

Most divers go straight on to complete their PADI Advanced Open Water course – and to enjoy all the benefits that it brings. You can also become a PADI Adventure Diver, if you’re not able to do the full advanced course right away. You might also want to consider some specialty courses too.

As your diving awareness expands to include others, many divers consider their PADI Rescue Diver course. It not only teaches you advanced skills to help yourself, but also to help others.

If you haven’t been diving in quite a while, it’s super important to refresh your skills with the PADI ReActivate course.

PADI core courses

Key learning steps on your journey as a diver, progressively expanding knowledge as you go.

Adventure Diver

A stepping stone towards the Advanced Open Water course with 3 fun adventure dives of your choosing. It’s mostly all diving, with little to no classroom material involved.

Advanced Open Water

The focus in this course is “thinking like a diver”. You’ll get to complete 5 PADI Adventure Dives; Navigation, Deep, and 3 additional adventures of your choice.

Rescue Diver

Understand prevention, recognition and essential knowledge required to deal with most situations around and underwater. It’s a pivotal step in your diver journey.

Emergency First Response

This essential course is designed to give you the skills and confidence to deal with medical emergencies and administer the correct care while emergency services arrive.


Keep your scuba skills up to date, stay safe, and enjoy your diving. If you haven’t been diving for a long time, then this is the perfect way to spruce up those diving skills.

PADI Master Scuba Diver

Complete at least 5 PADI specialty courses, along with both the PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Rescue Diver courses, and earn the incredible achievement of PADI Master Scuba Diver – an elite group of respected divers with significant experience and scuba training.

Go pro!

We can very proudly boast that we’re a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre! Join thousands of PADI professionals around the world enjoying their dream of diving for a living, often in some amazingly exotic locations.

You’d typically start this journey as a Divemaster, working closely with one of our experienced PADI IDC Staff Instructors as your personal guide, mentor, and coach.

Equipment & materials

Unless otherwise stated, all continuing education courses include all PADI materials, certification fees, classroom time, instructor time, pool use, and any other time needed to pass. Most of the study portions are now delivered through e-Learning, allowing you to learn conveniently to your own schedule.

You will need to either provide or hire your scuba kit for continuing education courses. We can hire out anything you need for a small additional charge, and provide guidance if you wish to purchase your own kit going forward.

Full details of whats included in the information for each course.

The diving

The diving you do will depend on the course or programme you are taking with us, so see the individual course for more specific details.

One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘where will I dive’. Most courses are split between confined water dives and open water dives.

Your confined water dives will take place at our indoor pool in Lincoln, whilst the open water dives are in deeper water, outdoors (in the UK this is often Capernwray, but other locations exist).

Diving in cooler UK waters may not sound as inviting as warm tropical waters, but trust us – it’s well worth it. You’ll also either be in a drysuit or thick wetsuit, depending on the time of year, and will find yourself quite comfortable. It also teaches you some very useful skills to make you a very well-rounded diver.

The Stellar Crew

We have a very straightforward philosophy; we are totally committed to ensuring you – our customer – have the best, safest and most enjoyable experience possible. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Stellar, we all love to scuba dive, and we love to have fun doing it. We absolutely want you to feel the same way when you dive with us.

We can very proudly boast that we’re a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre. Put simply, this means we also train the trainers – so naturally we take our education of safe diving very seriously. You’re in safe hands, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process too.