Fins, Preston, UK

About us

Fins Scuba, based in Preston, North West England, opened for business in August 1995. Fins embraced the PADI system of diver education introducing people to the world of scuba diving. Gaining rapid momentum, Fins progressed from a retail dive shop to a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in 1997. In 2016 Fins was awarded “Dive Centre of the Month” by The Professional Association Instructors out of over 6500 Centres. In 2017 Fins became a Career Development Centre on behalf of PADI.

As the only UK PADI CDC with a resident Course Director, Fins Scuba excels in providing scuba divers with a full range of scuba certification programs, scuba gear selection and scuba experience opportunities together with PADI Instructor-level training and the promotion of underwater environmental awareness.  With more than 25 years experience Fins can help you learn to dive, improve your skills or become a scuba instructor

Our Dive Centre is able to offer a vast choice of diving equipment at very competitive prices to either purchase or rent and we provide on-site servicing of scuba equipment with trained technicians and air fills using our own compressors.

Fins offers a variety of experiences through tours, charters and dive trips, near home or on holiday in a fun packed accompanied adventure. You can also build life long friendships with fellow divers in our Dive Club, currently we’ve over 100 members.

It’s a way of Life

Your IDC with Us

IDCs consist of small groups with a personalised learning approach and extra tuition when required.

Being taught by a full-time PADI Course Director and Dive Centre Owner you will get the benefit of the best possible IDC. Colin has the support of experienced PADI Staff Instructors to provide guidance and assistance for you during the course and exams. Flexible schedules can be created to enable you to complete the course in the most suitable way for you.

If you’re thinking about transforming your life and embarking on a rewarding career in scuba diving then have a look through the site and get in touch with any questions you may have. Your pathway to a fantastic future could all start with that phone call or email to Fins Scuba