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Who we are

THE OCEAN IS OUR WAY OF LIFE

Overland Underwater is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Training Centre based in York established in 2001 by a dedicated team focused on bringing the best diving service to North Yorkshire.

A full range of PADI scuba diving courses from taster session right through to Instructor Level Training is available alongside any equipment servicing you may need and First Aid courses.

They pride themselves on offering a professional and friendly service and will give you all the support you need to gain your scuba diving qualification.

Why PADI you may ask? PADI is the worlds leading scuba diver training organization with more than 6,000 PADI dive centres and Resorts around the world and we are proud to be one of those.

The PADI courses are based on skills, safety and local knowledge and are given to students in manageable stages and ensure that mastery of skills is achieved before heading to open water.

 

Overland Underwater knows that diving is a social sport and would love to welcome you to their community. Their dive club runs regular dive trips to locations around the UK such as Capernwray, the Farne Islands, St Abbs, amongst others. They also run trips abroad with a couple of club holidays  each year. Recent destinations have included The Maldives, Egypt and Thailand. 

As a member you will get to know other divers, make new friends and open the door to lots more diving opportunities.   Club membership is open to all qualified divers from any diving agency, so sign up now to become part of the family..  

Dive Team

Everyone at Overland Underwater 

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Greg Castle

Instructor

I have been diving for many years and it still fascinates me about how many creatures there are and how many are yet to discover

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Charlotte Castle

Instructor

I love the peace and tranquillity diving brings and being able to help others experience that is such an amazing feeling.

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Rob Arc

Instructor

I have been diving for many years and love the feeling of weightlessness underwater and exploring places only few get to adventure to. Now I get to teach people so they can have this experience too.

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Rob Oliver

Assistant Instructor

I have been diving for 25 years. I love the underwater world & love sharing that with others of all ages. Me & Tigger just love being in the water!

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Helen Power

Divemaster

Absolutely fell in love with diving many years ago - something which I have always wanted to do from childhood. The Red Sea feels like my second home. I just love the peace and quiet, and of course those curious sharks that come and say hello.

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Ash Horwitz

Divemaster

Diving has been one of the most amazing adventures of my life.

The world that we get to be part of is mesmerising and you could enter that world too.

Can't wait to see you there!

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Steve Barnett

Divemaster

I came to diving when I was 40 diving mostly in Cyprus and the UK. 

After becoming a Divemaster and recently moving to Yorkshire I want to explore more of the UK dive sites and help others explore too.

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Tom Wiggins

Divemaster

Above the water, I dive because it allows me to meet like minded people and discover incredible new places. Below the water I dive because being underwater strips back what matters and what doesn't doesn't, which is great for calm and for focus!

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Amy Metcalfe

Divemaster Trainee

Since I was six, walking along the beach in Florida, I became fascinated with the ocean, marine life, finding interesting shells and crustaceans.  I get to see amazing marine life up close and would love to be involved in marine rescue and conservation in the future.

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Lorna West

Divemaster Trainee

At 14, I tried scuba diving on the holiday  Ibiza and I was hooked!  I love seeing the joy and awe in new divers and experienced divers reigniting their passion for diving and i want to help people achieve that by becoming an instructor.

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Adrian Pomfret

Divemaster Trainee

Why do I dive?

For me it is the best way to destress and forget all but what you are doing in the now. These are such different worlds to be seen and shared, you have all seen the small Blue Planet on TV so now come and see it for real. Scuba diving is a social sport to be enjoyed by everyone, there is no can't in scuba so come, jump in and share the experience.

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Harry Pomfret

Divemaster Trainee

Watching Planet Earth when I was 6 made me wanted to go and see the underwater world for myself. I can still remember my first dive. I want to be able to give that experience to other people and help welcome them to our beautiful underwater world.

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Rowan Routledge

Divemaster Trainee

I love the freedom that comes with diving, being opened up to a whole new world. Exploring places most people don’t see. 

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Rob Haigh

Divemaster Trainee

I started diving when I was 12, ever since then I couldn't stay away. Once you go underwater you enter a completely different world full of vibrant colours, animals and new things to explore!