‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…

if not completely (is “intoxicated” a polite way of putting it)?  Yes, the year has rolled round to the time you’ve all been (breaking the first rule of Scuba) holding your breath for!

Dive Odyssea’s Christmas Dinner and Dance


It is all going to happen at The Rochford Hotel on Saturday, 10th December.  A choice of starters, mains and desserts leading up to the Dive Odyssea Annual Awards  for:

  • Best Underwater Photograph by a non-professional
  • Best Top Shot by a non-professional
  • Best UK Underwater Photograph
  • Best Underwater Photograph by a PADI Pro (or previous winner  of the non-pro category)
  • Best Top Shot by a PADI Pro (or previous winner  of the non-pro category)

Together with

  • “True Grit” (Awarded to someone who has shown true determination to overcome the odds to become a diver).
  • “Sukker of the Year” (Awarded to the goof who did or said something truly incredibly stupid, silly or plain dumb in front of other divers).

So get your posh frocks, black tie, sparkly bits etc ready for an evening celebrating another year of fun, sun, laughter and water.  Get your name down now and join in the fun!


PADI Seal Team in Essex:- Kids diving made easy!

PADI Seal Team is a carefully designed course offering young children, to young to start their Junior Open Water Course, the chance to start getting ready for the whole new world opened up by dive training right here in South Essex.

PADI Seal Team

The minimun age for PADI Seals is 8 years old, the same as PADI Bubble Maker (the equivalant of PADI Discover Scuba Diving for 8 to 10 yeard olds) and the aim is to not only have fun and play games (sorry instructors) we introduce some of the basic concepts and skills into the mix, ready to take the plunge (deliberate pun!) and enter the world of recreational scuba diving.

We have a series of pools booked this spring, including three during the Schools’ Spring Bank Holiday.  Call us and find out more now while we have spaces, and introduce your youngsters to a true sport through the course designed specifically for them: PADI SEAL TEAM in ESSEX!

Dive Odyssea is a PADI Approved Youth Training Centre with over twenty five years experience in training divers of all ages.  We have rigid safeguarding policies and procedures in place and ensure the safety of all our divers.

Dive Odyssea logo

Dive Odyssea accredited as an Approved Youth Training Centre

PADI has granted Dive Odyssea AYTC status.

Dive Odyssea is committed to the key Safeguarding principle.

“Every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.”

On top of that, we aim to ensure every child has fun!

Check out our “Can Children Dive” pages and see what your youngsters could be enjoying!

Thought about First Aid?

Our Emergency First Response courses are great!  They save lives by giving you the skill set to support an seriously ill or injured person until professional care is available.  But did you know they can support you in your career development too?

The CPD Certification Service has accredited the EFR Primary Care and Secondary Care course for the purpose of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit. EFR Primary Care and Secondary Care course participants, worldwide, seeking CPD credit, now have the opportunity to receive a CPD certificate of recognition (equivalent 8 hours of credit) toward their professional development.  CPD is often a requirement of membership of a professional body. It can help to reflect, review and document learning and to develop and update professional knowledge and skills.

So, as well as breathing life into a “Resus Annie”, blow some into your job prospects too!  When Covid-19 restrictions end, sign up for your EFR or refresher.