Welcome to Above and Below Dive Centre : Yorkshire

Above and BelowAbove & Below offer an amazing range of courses and diving experiences from our premier 5 Star PADI IDC diving centres in Hull and Pontefract. We have exclusive access to our own impressive 32 acre open water site called Blue Lagoon designed specifically for divers which boasts excellent visibility. We have superb facilities which we often hire out to other dive centres and instructors backed by a first class reputation for delivering diver training from beginner to professional level.

Ranked as number one in the UK for PADI certifications in 2009, our approach to diving and diver training make your experiences enjoyable, safe and exciting. Explore what's available for diving with Above & Below and you'll see we give you the best, whatever your experience and interests...

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  • Our Child Protection Policy
  • Equipment Servicing
  • Dive Trips


Please click on the Google calender tab to view our course dates currently scheduled.

Suunto Christmas Special ! Purchase any DX, D6i Novo or HelO2 and receive a free transmitter, or puchase an EON and receive a free tank pod - available at both our centres.

Junior divers and Seal Teams: this year's Christmas parties are on Saturday 10th December at Winifred Holtby School pool at 3pm and Sunday 11th December at Askern & Campsall Leisure Centre Pool, our junior divers love this opportunity to show us how good they are with various games and circuits, prizes and a goody bag / present to take home for just £25. If you would like to book a place just call Gen on 01977 621516 by 8th December.


Amazing offer from Aqualung: Core Regulator set (1st stage & 2 x 2nd stage) Single Contents Gauge, i300 Computer and Regulator Bag - all for just £380 (these are cold water rated regulators)


Maldives 2017 !!!

14th - 22nd January 2017 Livaboard on MV Sea Spirit, all inclusive of flights, meals & diving (excl any alcoholic drinks) £2099 - £450 deposit secures your place - just 4 places left for this trip at the moment.

Trips for 2016 so far: St Abbs May & October, Farne Islands October and Scapa Flow in July - check the dive trips page for further information.


It not just all about diving ! At our Blue Lagoon centre we have something for everyone.

Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking starting from just £10.

Our new club Doggie Paddlers ! A swimming club for dogs, swimming is a brilliant way to exercise your dog or to help injury or illness recovery.

The Blue Lagooners Triathlon Club: Open Water Swimming, Coaching, Cycling and Running, some great events with the Yorkshire Amphibian: see www.bluelagooners.com

Team Building days: Raft Building, Water Scooter races, Professional Skills Training and much more.

Or to just totally relax and pamper yourself there is Waterside Wellbeing with Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Facials, Sports Pre / Post evet, Oriental Bamboo Massage starting from just £20


On behalf of Sharon, Martin, the staff and dive team of Above & Below and Blue Lagoon, we would like to say a huge thank you for your help and support with our campaign against UK Coal's planning application. Your response has been tremendous. For everyone that emailed Nigel Adams, you will have received an update from him over the last couple of days, it is still very much a waiting game and we will of course keep you all posted with updates as they happen but once again - thank you.

We did it again !!

Above & Below are really pleased to announce that for the third time (2009, 2010 and 2013) we are number one in the UK for PADI certifications ! Thank you to all our students and of course, the Dive Team.

Above & Below is the overall Dive Centre winner for the 2009 PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge !

Find us on Facebook: Above & Below Dive Centre for course dates, news and events !

The new D-SMB & Advanced Open Water Diver package: for more information see our adventure dive packages page

New Tech Diver Courses: Tech 40, Tech 45 and Tech 50. Please contact gen@aboveandbelow.co.uk for further information

December 2009

Its official, we have been ranked as number 1 for diver training in the UK for 2009. This we could not have achieved without the support of our team of Instructors and Divemasters and of course to all our loyal customers.

4th August 2009
Number 1
Graham Owen PADI Regional Manager congratulates Above & Below for being the leading UK PADI Dive Centre for diver certifications in the first half of 2009.

Thanks to all our Instructors and Divemasters for all your efforts this year ensuring we achieved this accolade. We are delighted with the great feedback from our students on the quality of training provided by our staff.

Lets carry on the great work to ensure we end the year as the UK's number one PADI dive centre!

12th July 2009

Blue Lagoon hosted it's first PADI Instructor Exam which was conducted by Erika Hoffman and Richard Somerset from PADI International. Apart from a few nerves the two days went perfectly for all 22 candidates and everyone had a great two days.

Well done to our candidates from Above & Below, Rachel Linarts, Nikki Thurston, Rhia Spall, Jim Sanderson, Kevin Hudson, Ryan Shiach, Alisdair McConachie, Michael Vickers, Spencer Steadman, Harry Fernando, Adam Wood, Adrian Paul and Jonathan Turner who are all now PADI Instructors.

4th July 2009

Congratulations to Martin Ainsworth one of our PADI Course Directors here at Above & Below who has achieved Platinum status within the PADI Course Director frequent trainer program for 2009. This places Martin within the top 5% of PADI Course Directors worldwide and ensures our Instructor Development Programs are second to none!


Several new diving workshops at the Blue Lagoon centre:

Diving Equipment Maintenance: Sunday 21st February @ 10am (classroom only)

Rescue Skills Workshop: Sunday 6th March @ 10.30am (pool session)

Intro to UK Boat Diving: Sunday 20th March @ 10.00am (open water session)

Limited Visibility Diving: Sunday 24th April @ 10.00am (open water session)

Price is £50 per person per workshop: please email gen@aboveandbelow.co.uk for further information or to book a place.

Our Child Protection Policy

We at Above & Below (UK) Ltd, believe that the safety and welfare of all children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin and religion, is paramount and in doing so, take all reasonable precautions to ensure this when children participate in scuba and skin diving activities with us. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

It is generally recognised that SCUBA and skin diving can contribute positively to the development of individuals, physically, personally, socially and emotionally. This can only happen if the teaching and supervision of SCUBA and skin diving is in the right hands - those of the informed, thinking and enlightened individuals, operating in an accepted ethical framework and as a self-monitoring professional.

Our staff are in positions of considerable influence, especially when teaching and supervising children and therefore have a profound responsibility to demonstrate and set high moral and ethical standards. Additionally, in an age of increasing litigation and with a growing awareness of the incidence of all kinds of abuse, it is essential for all our staff to consider their own practices to ensure that children's welfare is paramount and that their behaviour cannot be misconstrued or deemed to contravene accepted good practice.

To this end, staff at Above & Below (UK) Ltd, maintain CRB checking and attend relevant training for Safeguarding Children.

Should you have any questions about your child's safety or the diving activity, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.


Denise Lyon BA Hons Dipsw, MA Child Protection Studies


Equipment Servicing

ServicingAs the North’s leading diver training provider, you would expect us to provide a first class support service for your equipment. We can repair and maintain your diving equipment, including repairs to wetsuits, drysuits, cylinders, regulators and BCD’s. We also supply air to industry Standards and our trained staff have the facilities to blend Nitrox and Tri-mix.

Dive Trips

Red SeaWe frequently operate overseas and UK scuba diving trips. Pleas evisit our dive trips page for detailed information about our future diving trips.



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