It was absolutely fabulous but freezing! Dave and Ollie were brilliant! Dave was so helpful when certain things went wrong especially with Jack. It was great to dive with such lovely people and they were able to answer all the questions I threw at them (which was a lot). All of the instructors we have met have been amazing and couldn’t fault anyone.

(December 2016)

Molly & Jack

Open Water Diver

Thanks Clare, and thanks to all those involved in helping us through it, there were many people involved from the shop through to the DM’s and the Instructors. Everyone was helpful, friendly and approachable and a credit to New Horizons.

I look forward to using my new certification and improving on my skills in the future.

(October 2016)


Open Water Diver

The weekend was fantastic, thanks to you all for great tuition and a very warm friendly teaching approach.

(October 2016)


Open Water Diver

Hi Clare,

We did it! Eleanor and I enjoyed our open water dives in the Atlantic ocean with Subnauta (Portugal) and we passed with great feedback. Our instructors, Renato and Pedro said that we’d obviously been trained very well because we were able to answer and do whatever they asked of us. We loved our dives, which included a cave dive as well as a wreck dive. We’re thrilled because we passed on the 16th August, which is exactly 2 months before Eleanor’s 11th birthday.

(August 2016)


Open Water Diver (referral)

My 8 year old son is learning to dive with NHDC. He is absolutely loving it…so excited every week in anticipation, and comes home full of tales of his experiences. Throughout I have felt entirely confident in the instructors. He is in good safe hands. The instructors are well experienced, encouraging and smiley and above all make it fun.
I cannot describe the deep joy after his first session at seeing his face and his happiness. He has always been a little fish, swimming since he was 3, and having done PADI 1 myself, I am thrilled that he is so enjoying this experience. I cannot thank NHDC enough.

They have also been invaluable in getting my hubby, who experienced a significant head injury 10 years ago, back in the water. He thought his diving days were done. So delighted to see him re – experiencing the joy and passion of diving. Thank you.

Cannot recommend NHDC enough. They have gone the extra mile

(July 2016)


Seal Team & Scuba Tune Up

Did a try dive yesterday, what can I say!! Fabulous experience, very informative in the classroom, well organised in the pool not to mention great fun. Special thanks to Dave for your patience. Would highly recommend.

(Feb 2016)


Introduction to Scuba Diving

I just want to say a huge thank you to Luke for the pool session last night. He put me at ease straight away after not diving for some time and helped me to set up my new equipment. Thanks again!!

(Nov 2015)


Scuba Tune Up

Bloody FANTASTIC!! Met some great people on my course, instructors and students alike! Cannot recommend New Horizons enough, so friendly, helpful and there at every step!! Can’t wait to start my next adventure with Luke and the gang..

(Aug 2015)

Claire L

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a great course.  Samuel really enjoyed the course he had fabulous support from all the team.  Luke was excellent, he was patient and always encouraging.  As parents we felt secure in the teams knowledge.

We look forward to the next courses.

(Nov 2015)

Claire C

Advanced Open Water course

Awesome! Thanks again for the theory and pool sessions. I really enjoyed myself and found both the classroom and pool sessions to be extremely well put together; they made learning easy in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment.

See you soon!

Kind Regards,
Ben M

(Nov 2015)

Ben M

Open water (referral) course

Hi all,

It was a very professional service but it was a lot more than that. It was tailor made for each of us . Helping us with our individual problems. Dave combines a blend of humanity, knowledge and teaching ability and honesty .-no RUBBISH.I liked his attitude.

Colin was very patient with me and very thorough and helped me through my difficulty. Jane is relaxed, exciting and a pleasure to dive with –Love to do it again.

It was an honour and pleasure to learn and dive with you all, all the way through the course. Rachael of course has been an inspiration. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO JOIN YOU AT THE SWIMMING POOL ANY TIME THIS WINTER to practise my new skills. I AM INSPIRED.

(Oct 2015)


Open Water Course

A huge thank you to Rachael at New Horizons for a very enjoyable Simply the Best trip to the Red Sea. Her superb organisation ensured a stress-free experience (I can’t blame her for any currents I may have encountered….). Wonderful food, fantastic service from the crew at all levels and outstanding diving (though nudibranchs were conspicuous by their absence) and sightings (with photographic evidence for you doubters) of Hammerheads, Oceanic White tips and Silky Sharks. Even a large Manta cruising past the boat one evening and an entertaining dolphin display on the very first day. I loved Elke’s three talks on shark identification, behaviour and efforts to protect these endangered animals. Plus, as ever, a reunion of old friends and new.

A much needed break for me. Can’t wait for the next one!

(May 2015)

Eileen Furr

May Liveaboard

Dear all,
Caroline and I would like to thank everyone at New Horizons Dive Centre. We feel we have been extremely well prepared for the ‘Open Water’ qualification. We have been made to feel welcome, from the start, by everyone. The standard of instruction, both in the classroom and at the pool, has been great.
We are now looking forward to putting into practice everything we have learnt soon, and shall be in contact to ask for advice and hopefully be able to join you on one of your organised dives.
I am already looking at equipment to purchase!
See you soon, all the best
Rob and Caroline Whiting
(June 2015)
Rob Whiting

Open water

To each and every one of the New Horizons team.

I would like to thank you all for making my AOW course an experience I shall never forget. The knowledge and confidence which you have instilled in me throughout the course, with your experience, skill, patients and professionalism was made even more enjoyable because all instructions briefings and skills were passed to us in a way that was easy to understand and follow, I personally also felt comfortable in asking any questions no matter how trivial I would recommend New Horizons to anyone wishing to take up diving and or to progress along the path of diving as I will certainly be doing.

With my kindest regards PJ BOOTH

(April 2015)

Peter Booth

Advanced Open water

An excellent course, professional throughout and very friendly.  Keen to get back into diving!

(March 2015)

Adrian Brown

Scuba Tune Up

Luke, Ben, Jules and Rachael took me through my open water course. I learnt so much but most importantly had such a good time during the course with the other divers that were also taking part. 

I would 100% recommend to anyone who is interested in doing PADI courses to sign up the New Horizons team the service and knowledge is 5*!

Looking forward to doing more courses in the new year with them. 

Thanks guys


(November 2014)

Kate Davies

Open water

Had a great time doing my open water diver course with New Horizons! Really friendly staff and met some great people!

(November 2014)

Eleanor Jones

Open water course

Friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff. Also great fun to train with. Thanks guys.

Rachael Breeze

Open water course

We have just spent a fantastic Sunday evening as a family with a New Horizons Try Diving Experience. Many thanks to Steve, our instructor, who made it great fun for us and our 10 year old, whilst also making us feel at total ease and in very safe hands. Cannot recommend trying out diving with New Horizons highly enough!

(October 2014)

Stephen Warner

Try Dive experience

Just a quick e-mail to say thanks for a great weekend last weekend on the advanced open water course. It was very well organised as usual and thoroughly enjoyable. Particularly as you arranged the unseasonably warm weather for the duration of the weekend!

(October 2014)

Karen Bain

Advanced Open water course

Feedback on the weekend’s OW at Capernwray:
Overall – very well planned and run. Most impressed with everyone’s committment to the agenda and the whole focus on the attendees, their learning experience and most importantly, H&S.
The time and effort put in by the staff and volunteers was great and made me feel very comfortable and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Really looking forward to the AOW in December.
Only one down side – my dry suit leaked 🙁 but even that was sorted for the following day 🙂
Great weekend, thanks.

Open Water Diver

The Nitrox course I did was excellent. Everything was very clearly explained and I had plenty of time to do the practical tasks. The trainer was very patient and I learnt a lot. Many thanks, Yvonne


Enriched Air NITROX specialty

Enjoyed the course and Andy was extremely helpful and so was Luke once again great people to meet , we enjoyed the day very much and look forward to diving with you all!

Heath and Armarni

Great feedback from our recent Equipment specialty

The Scuba Tune Up course that I did last Sunday was well organised by John and paced to my understanding and recall of PADI diving requirements. I was a bit nervous to start with having not dived for 4 years. John set me at my ease and enabled me to have an enjoyable session.

Stuart Warburton

Scuba Tune-Up

What can I say but THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  It was one of the best things I have ever done and you made it a great one!  It was scary at first but Rachael and Tom both made it safe with clear instructions.  The underwater toys took my mind of things and really helped me to relax. Once again I can’t say enough about how great it was. 

Vinny O'Brien

Discover Scuba

Was nervous about learning in the pool but it was great fun!  Better than I thought!  The quarry was much more interesting.  It was great! Enjoyed meeting new people and learning new skills.

Zoe Spriggins

Open Water course

Me and my fiance did a try dive yesterday with Kev. We enjoyed every minute of it! Kev was very patient and a great instructor and made us feel completely at ease in the water. We did the try dive to see if we liked the idea of it and whether we felt comfortable with the equipment before trying it for real in malta on our honeymoon. I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of scuba diving for the first time! Thankyou for a brilliant afternoon.

(April 2016)

Emily & Mike

Introduction to Scuba Diving

Absolutely top! Can’t recommend them enough, small groups and great tutoring for our open water.

(Oct 2015)


Open water course

Dear Rachael,
I just wanted to thank you so much and everyone at the centre for being fantastic instructors, helpful and accommodating and, of course, putting on an amazing weekend at Capernwray. Open water was so much fun, I learnt ever such a lot and when I got back I couldn’t stop smiling! I am really interested in continuing and doing my Advanced so if we could organise that that would be super.
Many many thanks again and see you soon

(Oct 2015)


Open water course

Dear NH Team,

I would just like to say how much I enjoyed my rescue classroom & pool sessions last weekend and how competent and professional Andy Frith was making a serious subject fun too. I’m equally looking forward to my open water session with Jules in a few weeks time.

Many Thank!

(Sept 2015)


Rescue Course

Thank you New Horizons for organising this trip and Brian for being a fantastic trip leader. Great company, great diving, great holiday, great dive centre!!


(Aug 2015)

Matt Roberts

Farne Island Trip

Yes I (we) had a great time. For me the whole event was special because of the uniqueness in my experiences, but what made it good was the organisation, the hotel & boat, the people and lastly the weather.
I personally thought that Colin was excellent. He carries a great deal of respect amongst the group and together with Steve & Trevor we all had the confidence and assurance that we were in good hands.
I really enjoy being a part of NHDS, its not just scuba its a very nice group of like minded individuals from a huge range of backgrounds and with fascinating life experiences all focused on maximising the enjoyment and thrill of diving and helping each other to dive.
I really can’t say enough about the camaraderie when everyone is so keen to ensure that the pleasure is maximised and the risks minimised. There is such a willingness to impart knowledge and to help each other, the likes of which I have never experienced. It’s really special 🙂 .
So yes I am more than willing to help whenever I can & I hope that people will ask me if they need a hand, some time, sweets – whatever it is I’d like to be more participative if I can.
Observations – couple of organisational things so minor and local to that specific time and event that they wouldn’t benefit another occasion. I thought the ratio of novice to experienced divers was spot on for this event, the dive sites and tasks were well considered, the boat captain was very knowledgeable and helpful, the hotel was ideal in terms of value for money and location plus the facilities were spot on.
Now I am really looking forward to the Farnes Islands and Bass rock (not this year unfortunately) and maybe a Live-aboard sometime (money dependent) because this weekend has enthused me even more (if that was possible) !
On a personal note I am glad you twisted my arm 🙂 I feel confident in scuba & I do enjoy the club. You have great staff and great members, what more could a novice want

(Aug 2015)

Nigel Wanford

Trip to St Abbs

What a great course this is. If you want dive and recovery planning, close buddy teamwork (sometimes with two buddy pairs), search technique practice, navigation and fin-kick distance skills, knot knowledge and application, and lifting skills associated with whatever object you recover (and its weight), then this is the course for you. It is also lots of fun. A course not to be missed.

(July 2015)

Ray Course

Search and Recovery Specialty

I just want to take the opportunity to thank you and the rest of the New Horizons team for the excellent tuition you provided that has enabled me to pass the PADI open water diver. Jules, Jane, Colin, Dave and Kevin have all been fabulous to me over the last two days and are a credit to both New Horizons and PADI. Witnessing some of the novices like me over the past two days made me feel proud to have been trained by you guys, it certainly showed, thank you.


I look forward to meeting you all again for dives without the pressure, exam wise, not atmospheric !!!.

Thank you again,

Kind regards,


(May 2015)

Neil Gyte

Open water

Just wanted to say on behalf of Misty and Steven,thank you all for such an amazing experience. people who run these courses can make or break the experience and your team at Macclesfield made it for my family, special thanks to Luke for putting misty at ease by being so nice and friendly.
(April 2015)
Dawn Murray

Introduction to Scuba

Thanks to you and all the New Horizons team for this weekend.
It was awesome and challenging in equal measure!
Still buzzing today!!
Thanks again – you really are a great team and I appreciate your patience with me.
The photos are fab and my son thinks they are cool! 🙂
(March 2015)
Olwen Foley

Open water course

Hi Everybody,

I would like to say a big Thank You to all the staff at New Horizons for all their hard work and helping us complete the Advanced open water course. All the staff where very professional and explained the skills for the course very well over the weekend so that we were well versed in what we had to do. It was a very enjoyable experience and I had a lot of fun whilst learning / performing the skills for the Adventure dives. I will as always highly recommend New Horizons for anybody wishing to learn how to dive.

Thank you again

John Adames

(April 2015)
John Adames

Advanced Open water

Hi Rachael and Luke, and the rest of the team!
I know time has flown by already but I wanted to thank you for the great support we had during our OW PADI course. It took us a little longer to complete than expected, and it was really good that you offered plenty of flexibility between the various courses and the dates for diving. All the instructors were great and very patient. Obviously everyone in the team loves what they are doing!
We enjoyed our first dives in the Red Sea, but we are looking forward to Christmas when we will continue to add to our logbook diving in the Maldives
Many thanks to everyone,
Anne and Jeramy
(October 2014)
Anne Rankine

Open water course

‘ The following Gospel is taken from the Book of Cocktails, Chapter 1.

And it came to pass that 15 disciples and their Messiah Luke travelleth to Gozo in the land of the Maltese in the year of our Lord 2014. E’en though there was some wailing and gnashing of teeth from time to time, they didst enjoy wondrous merriment amidst the sun, the wind and the sea. And they diveth to new depths. And lo, from amongst their throng arose Raymondus Pourusannuveronelove (from the shores of Bramhall) who, forsaking his own wellbeing, selflessly lead the heathen into the path of After Shock and other coloured liquids in the search for inebriation at the end of the rainbow. And verily I say unto thee, a man who sacrificeth himself for the mirth of others will not be cast out, but hallowed will be his name as a right berk.

Ray Course

Gozo Trip

Excellent experienced knowledgeable friendly guys, offering a professional first class service for all your diving requirements, dived with and bought scuba regs, wet suits, BCD’ S etc. No problems, all gear good makes, quality, and competitive prices, would and do recommend.

Jan Chris Murphy

Gear & Services


Instructors and course was brilliant.  I always felt like I was safe and knew what I was doing.  Awesome! can’t wait to go diving again.


Lenny Hirsch

Open water course

Hi Rachael, I just wanted to say thank you for organising these 2 super trips.  Both different to the norm and both, IMHO, worthwhile experiences.

Graeme Sherman

Hard hat and Nemo33

Hi Rachael, Roger and Ben, Thank you SO MUCH for an amazing weekend and all your patience and help.  We both had such a good time.

Angie and Robyn

Advanced Open Water

My sincere thanks to all those involved in enabling me to pass my Rescue Course.  To Phil, Julie, Jane, Rachael, Andy (CPR), Steve and Dave, I extend my gratitude for their professionalism, dedication, tolerance and time.  I hope I have not missed anyone. 

Ray Course

Rescue course

Hi guys.  Just like to say thank you for the dive yesterday; enjoyed the diving, learnt a lot (still got to get my hover right though) and thoroughly enjoyed your company.  Everyone very friendly and helpful. Thanks and see you soon.

Brendan Webb

Thank you

Just completed my Open Water qualification with New Horizons; amazing experience.  I’ve already booked myself on the Padi Advanced course with them, excellent Instructors & support staff which made the whole experience so much more enjoyable especially the Open Water dives which we did in challenging conditions. Thanks to Rachael, Brian, Jane, Colin, John & Steve.

Darryl Hall

Open water course

Dear Roger, Just a note to say thankyou VERY much for such excellent turnround on my Mosquito dive watch/computer.  It arrived safely on Saturday morning at 8.30 with our cheery postman wanting a signature.  Great.


Suunto Service

Was a great trip.  Really enjoyed myself and the company was great.  On a final note I have really enjoyed all the U.K. trips I have been on with New Horizons thank you for making 2012 a great diving year for me.  Now that I have been all sentimental, I will leave it at that. Posted with Love.


UK Trip

Dear New Horizons, We just wanted say what a great time we all had when we came diving with Jane and John on Saturday at Macc Leisure Centre.  We were made to feel at ease, everything was explained extremely well and the total experience was very enjoyable.  Thank you very much, Julie, Richard and Dan Knight.

Julie Knight

Discover Scuba

Amazing weekend – loved it.  Many, many thanks to Ben, Rach, Julie, Phil and John.  Roll on the great barrier reef!!

Ian Morris

Open Water course

Really enjoyed the whole thing and met some nice people.  Hope to keep it going!

Colin Duke

Open water course

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please telephone on 0161 223 5102 or call in to the dive centre.