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Courses

Learn to Snorkel or Scuba Dive with New Horizons Dive Centre

New Horizons Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Developer Centre, offering a full range of snorkelling and scuba diving courses, and with courses all being under PADI standards, your qualifications will be recognised anywhere you would want to go! PADI is one of the largest diving organisations in the world, and more people learn and further their diving through them than any other organisation available. With the sheer amount of courses available, whether you are a new diver or have had years of practice, whether you are young or old, there will always be something you can learn, and we can help you through every step of the way!

See what diving is like and if it is for you

Try Diving

Learn the basics of scuba diving

Learn to Dive

Expand Your Diving Abilities

Keep Diving

Help People While Diving

First Aid & Rescue

Become a Professional Diver

Go Professional

Courses For Children

Kid Courses

Please contact us to discuss options for completing any of our courses or other specialties (such as night diver or drift diver) on one of our trips.

If you’re looking for a flexible way to fit a PADI Scuba Diving course into your busy shecdule or if you just prefer web based learning, then PADI’s on-line Scuba courses are perfect for you.

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Not sure which course is right for you? Check the PADI Courses Overview, the course details or even better, talk to our team!

PADI Courses Overview

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We aim to be flexible when it comes to arranging courses, and will try to fit in with your schedule whenever possible. Below are just a few of the courses and their confirmed dates. If you can’t see a course you’re interested in or on a date that suits you, simply contact us to discuss your options. Please note, theory sessions take place at the NHDC classroom, pool & drysuit orientation sessions take place at Macclesfield Leisure Centre and open water sessions take place at Capernwray, but please contact us to discuss options for completing courses on one of our trips.

Course Date
Advanced Open Water March 12th (Drysuit orientation)
April 9th & 10th (Open water dives)
April 24th (Drysuit orientation)
May 7th & 8th (Open water dives)
June 12th (Drysuit orientation)
June 18th & 19th (Open water dives)
Bubblemaker January 31st
April 16th
Discover Snorkelling January 17th
March 20th
Drysuit Specialty March 12th (Drysuit orientation)
April 10th (Open water dives)
Emergency First Response February 20th
Emergency Oxygen Provider April 24th
Enriched Air NITROX February 6th (Theory & practical application)
April 9th (Optional open water dives)
Introduction to Scuba Diving January 31st
February 14th
February 28th
March 12th
March 20th
April 3rd
April 24th
Master Seal Team February 21st
March 20th
Open Water Diver February 14th, 21st & 28th (Theory & pool sessions, course #1)
March 12th (Drysuit orientation, course #1)
April 9th & 10th (Open water dives, course #1)
April 2nd or 3rd, 16th, 17th or 24th (Theory & pool sessions, course #2)
April 24th (Drysuit orientation, course #2)
May 7th & 8th (Open water dives, course #2)
May 15th, 22nd & June 4th or 5th (Theory & pool sessions, course #3)
June 12th (Drysuit orientation, course #3)
June 18th & 19th (Open water dives, course #3)
Rescue Diver April 16th, 17th & 24th (Theory & pool sessions)
May 8th (Open water dives)
Scuba Tune Up January 31st
February 21st
March 20th
May 15th
Seal Team February 14th
March 12th
April 17th
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Search for Course by Dates

We aim to be flexible when it comes to arranging courses, and will try to fit in with your schedule whenever possible. Below are just a few of the courses and their confirmed dates. If you can’t see a course you’re interested in or on a date that suits you, simply contact us to discuss your options.

July 2nd Open Water Diver (theory & pool #3)
Seal Team
July 3rd Bubblemaker
Drysuit Specialty (drysuit orientation)
Introduction to Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver (drysuit orientation)
Scuba Tune Up
July 9th Drysuit Specialty (open water dives)
Emergency First Response
Open Water Diver (open water dives 1 & 2)
Peak Performance buoyancy
Wreck diver
July 10th Open Water Diver (open water dives 3 & 4)
Wreck diver
July 16th Equipment Specialty
July 17th Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #1)
Scuba Tune Up
Seal Team
July 23rd Emergency First Response
July 24th Introduction to Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #2)
Seal Team
July 30th Enriched Air NITROX (theory & practical application)
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #1)
Seal Team
July 31st Master Seal Team
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #2)
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #3)
August 6th Master Seal Team
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #3)
Rescue Diver (theory & pool session #1)
Seal Team
August 7th Bubblemaker
Discover Snorkelling
Drysuit Specialty (drysuit orientation)
Introduction to Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver (drysuit orientation)
Rescue Diver (theory & pool session #2)
Scuba Tune Up
August 13th Emergency Oxygen Provider
Introduction to Scuba Diving
Rescue Diver (pool session #3)
Scuba Tune Up
Seal Team
August 20th Drysuit Specialty (open water dives)
Open Water Diver (open water dives 1 & 2)
Peak Performance buoyancy
August 21st Open Water Diver (open water dives 3 & 4)
Rescue Diver (open water dives)
September 3rd Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #1)
Seal Team
September 4th Bubblemaker
Introduction to Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #2)
September 10th Master Seal Team
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #3)
September 11th Advanced Open Water (drysuit oreintation)
Discover Snorkelling
Open Water Diver (drysuit orientation)
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #1)
September 17th Advanced Open Water (dives 1, 2 & 3)
Open Water Diver (open water dives 1 & 2)
SMB Specialty
September 18th Advanced Open Water (dives 4 & 5)
Open Water Diver (open water dives 3 & 4)
Underwater Navigation Specialty
September 24th Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #2)
Seal Team
September 25th Discover Snorkelling
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #3)
Scuba Tune Up
September 29th Enriched Air NITROX (theory & practical application)
October 8th Emergency First Response
October 9th Bubblemaker
Drysuit Specialty (drysuit orientation)
Introduction to Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver (drysuit orientation)
Scuba Tune Up
October 15th Drysuit Specialty (open water dives)
Enriched Air NITROX (optional open water dives)
Open Water Diver (open water dives 1 & 2)
Wreck diver
October 16th Open Water Diver (open water dives 3 & 4)
Wreck diver
October 22nd Equipment Specialty
October 23rd Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #1)
Scuba Tune Up
October 29th Master Seal Team
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #1)
October 30th Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #2)
Seal Team
November 5th Introduction to Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #3)
November 6th Bubblemaker
Introduction to Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver (drysuit orientation)
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #3)
November 10th Emergency Oxygen Provider
November 12th Emergency First Response
November 19th Advanced Open Water (dives 1, 2 & 3)
Open Water Diver (open water dives 1 & 2)
Search & Recovery Specialty (dives 1 & 2)
November 20th Advanced Open Water (dives 4 & 5)
Open Water Diver (open water dives 3 & 4)
Search & Recovery Specialty (dives 3 & 4)
November 26th Master Seal Team
Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #1)
November 27th Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #2)
Scuba Tune Up
December 3rd Open Water Diver (theory & pool session #3)
Rescue Diver (theory & pool session #1)
Seal Team
December 4th Master Seal Team
Open Water Diver (drysuit orientation)
Rescue Diver (theory & pool session #2)
December 10th Emergency First Response
December 11th Bubblemaker
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Introduction to Scuba Diving
Rescue Diver (pool session #3)
Scuba Tune Up
December 17th Drysuit Specialty (open water dives)
Open Water Diver (open water dives 1 & 2)
Underwater Navigation Specialty
December 18th Open Water Diver (open water dives 3 & 4)
Rescue Diver (open water dives)
SMB Specialty
Want to arrange a course schedule to suit you...

Our classroom based specialty courses can be arranged to suit your schedule on most days, subject to class sizes. Simply get in touch to make the arrangements. Pool based courses or their components can be arranged for most weekends, subject to pool availability and class sizes. Below are the confirmed available pool sessions, so let us know what you’d like to do. When it comes to courses that have an open water component, these can be arranged to coincide with dates we plan to travel to Capernwray, so why not join us? Don’t forget, some of our courses and additional specialties (such as Night Diver and Drift Diver) can be completed on one of our trips. What ever you want to do, simply get in touch to see how we can help.

Confirmed Available Pool Session Dates.

Month Date
January 17th & 31st
February 14th, 21st & 28th
March 12th & 20th
April 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th & 24th
May 15th, 21st & 22nd
June 4th, 5th, 12th, 25th & 26th
July 2nd, 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st
August 7th & 13th
September 3rd, 4th, 11th & 25th
October 9th, 29th & 30th
November 6th, 13th & 27th
December 3rd, 4th & 11th

Confirmed Open Water Session Dates (Capernwray)

Month Date
January
February
March
April 9th & 10th
May 7th & 8th
June 18th & 19th
July 9th & 10th
August 20th & 21st
September 17th & 18th
October 15th & 16th
November 19th & 20th
December 17th & 18th

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.