The Full Story

About Dive Arran

We can't wait to meet you on your next course; if you want to know more about our small business and who we are you're in the right place...


We had a simple thought: 'what if we could help others experience the incredible feeling of breathing underwater?' 

That thought turned into many a dream over the years, hampered by Covid and the odd change of plan on route ... but in 2022 we finally managed to make this dream a reality!

Set on the beautiful Isle of Arran, Scotland (UK) we run a small mobile scuba training business delivering PADI core courses up to Divemaster plus an eye watering 13 speciality courses.


With 1:1 in-water instruction for all beginner courses you get the time and attention you need to get into good diving habits from day one. Unlike most others we operate all our training in the sea - the place where you'll actually spend most of your dives once you certify. This means you'll gain critical experience and skills which many other new divers could only wish for. 

If you're here on holiday or looking for things to do on the Isle of Arran why not give scuba diving a go!


The Crew

Rich - 448909

PADI OWSI, Speciality + EFR Instructor
BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic | RNLI Boat Crew 

Amy - 448910

EFR Instructor | MSD

BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic


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Want to join us? We're looking for PADI Rescue / Divemasters with HSE Medical Clearance for the 22/23 season. Drop us an email or give us a call if interested!


our island

Have you always dreamed of breathing underwater? How about exploring the 70% of our planet that only 1% of the global population ever has? What about if we chucked in the opportunity to dive in a Marine Protected Area or the first community led No Take Zone? Maybe the ability to enter the water with a view of the mountains? How about meeting our local bottlenose dolphins and seals under the waves? ... if your answer is YES then you've come to the right place for some memorable 'you' time!

With virtually every geo-graphical feature in one place the Isle of Arran is a magical place both above and below the waterline. If landscapes aren't your bag we're one of the few last places with Red Squirrels, Golden + White Tailed Eagles, Wild Stags and Otters to name a few.

Known as 'Scotland in Miniature' the Isle of Arran is a place where you can 'Explore New Depths' both above and below the waterline. Once you've visited we promise you'll be back for more...



Ok so we can't help with the ironing but we can certainly help you out with most things dive related. As we don't operate from a 'dive centre' (although we'll be working towards that for 2023) this means we're not stuck operating to set times or from one location. For you this is great as it means we're really flexible on dive sites that meet your needs.

We provide full scuba equipment for our beginner courses (Discover Scuba Diving > Open Water Diver) as part of the course fee. Beyond these courses; charges apply and you should check out the individual course detail on the website for more information. 

As we are not currently a 'centre' or 'resort' we are not able to offer equipment for hire outside of the courses offered.


key info

Minimum Age

For all scuba diving courses/sessions that include Open Water (in the sea) we require all students to be at least 15 years old. Safety is our #1 priority and due to local environmental conditions and equipment limitations we cannot currently accommodate anyone under this age.

Most PADI courses can be started at the age of 12 and in a swimming pool even younger. Please speak to us if you have someone under the age of 15 that wants to dive as we may have an alternative offer or be able to direct you to a PADI Centre/Resort that can help.


Please read the medical and prerequisite information on each course page for full details. A basic level of fitness and comfort in the water is essential for safe scuba diving.

You can check out the medical form here