PADI Scuba Courses


Here are just a selection of the comments we have had in the past and we hope to keep adding far into the future!

It is always nice to get feedback from our customers. Here are just a selection of the comments we have had in the past and we hope to keep adding far into the future!


Both my son and I learnt to dive here, we did our open and advanced open water certification with Divestyle and they were fantastic. The staff were amazing, they gave my son that extra bit of attention, they went the extra mile in explanations, and that was in 2005, recently I bought a new BCD and Regs from Divestyle, and I can honestly say that the courtesy, professionalism and help is still brilliant. This outfit is outstanding, and I would recommend them to all new and experienced divers, whether its for equipment or courses, this is the best company (in my opinion) in the Reading area.


Review by: Anthony J

Hi Neil A little testimonial blurb on the I3 and Divestyle. 

I recently purchased a new BCD from Divestyle in Reading and I'm extremely happy with the product and the service received. Having attended several courses and seen Neil's BCD, (Aqualung dimension i3) and hearing him talk so passionately about the features and quality, I decided this was the one for me. Being unsure which size would be best, Neil measured me and either a medium large or medium would do. 

I tried Neil's Jacket ML (which was set up with tank and regs) and was still unsure so he arranged for a medium Jacket to be in the shop for me to try. Chris helped me try out both the medium and the medium large wearing both wetsuit and dry suit to ensure a good fit. In the end the medium Jacket won. 

The icing on the cake was being able to try the Jacket in the pool. I can feel the difference its made to my diving already. Position in the water is much better and comfort is amazing. It really does make a difference having your own kit even though the initial outlay is expensive. I would recommend this BCD to anyone and definitely recommend Divestyle for service and helping me get the right fit.

Bring on this years diving :-)

Review by: Andy

On holiday in Mexico and just completed our first dive after being certified last October. It's definitely no Wraysbury but we had so much fun. Thank you to your team at DiveStyle for making this possible. Jan 2013

First time at your dive store in Reading. Just want to say a big, big thanks to "Chris" for such a great service with helping kit out our 10yr old lad, he was so chuffed that you dealt directly with him and listened to his needs. It's for that kind of 1-2-1 service that we'll be back to kit me and the wife out. See you soon Chris..

Hi JC just a note to say once again great service from the guys. A shiny new dimension i3 will be mine soon :-). Neil managed to get me a medium to try as well as leaving his own to try and Chris let me try it with a dry suit and a wet suit to make sure it fitted correctly. Being undecided the medium won :-). If it ever seems that it's not worth it, believe me it is. Keep doing what your doing. You don't get that level of service on the Internet. Cheers Andy

Hi Fiona, Just to let you know, WE DID IT! We qualified in Open Water and it is thanks to you and the lovely team, especially Neil and David who made it all fantastic experience. Thank you for all your communication, help and support, advise in the shop and looking forward to more scuba adventures with you guys in the future. Wraysbury was cold and I never thought I could dive in such a low temperature, but I managed.. :-) We shall drop our under suits back to the shop, as soon as they are dry.

Review by: Sanya and Julian

A big thank you to Brian, Paul and the rest of your team who did a great job on the 14th.  After a gap of seven years and the effects of ageing, I was staggered how much I had lost.  Brian coped with it brilliantly and never once showed any dismay at my miserable performance.  

I have to say that, having had two or three tune ups in the past, none of them came close to the (essential) rigours of last Wednesday.  I leave for Marsa Alam a more chastened but wiser man!   

Keep up the good work. 

Review by: John, Bramshill Cottage

Dear DiveStyle,   

Thank you guys so much for a fantastic day yesterday!  

We had 43 boys go through and they all loved it. So many want to do more now which is great, but they will just have to wait!!    

The afternoon went so smoothly. Neil and the others were all terrific. A perfect combination of chilled out but no nonsence - just what these boys need! The organisation of the day was thoroughly professional and I am delighted and confident to be working with you guys.   

Please pass on my thanks to all those involved yesterday

Review by: Charlie

Dear Fiona well that was a great night last night... the guys were so patient with me.. I thought they were outstanding ... do pass on my feedback to them... and I would like to continue at the weekend... will I get the same level of reassurance on that course.. I hope so... it was important to me...

Review by: Sue Spencer

I would just like to say what a great experience it was training with you guys at Dive Style.  

What a friendly bunch you are! I found the tuition of the highest quality.  

I did a try dive abroad several years ago in the Maldives and this really put me off diving it was no where near as good as the tuition I recieved here.  

Nigel Stout was my instructor and he was brilliant.  Very patient and always willing to go through stuff at the required pace for me.  I was lucky I had one to one tuition with Nigel which was an added bonus.  If I wanted to revisit skills he was happy to oblige.  I would definatley recommend Nigel to others who are thinking of learning to Dive.  He also gave me some great advice on doing the dry suit course too whilst doing the open water.  This was a good call.  Despite the suit flooding on the first day I was still warmer than would have been in a wet suit and now I'm a dry suit diver too which opens more opportunities.   

On the day I had most dealings with Hannah and Nigel.  Hannah was really good fun.  Always innovative and her game of Paper, Scissors, Stone whilst we were hangining round waiting to do CESA was good fun.  All this whilst feeling dog rough now thats dedication.  I take my hat off to all the instructors what a great job they did to always remain enthusiatic and it really showed through and rubbed off on the group.  I will definately be looking to do my advance course with you sometime next year, although need more work on the compass skill first.   

On a separate note I had a personal shopper experience with Fiona a few weeks back and it was excellent.  Fiona was very knowledgeable about the various manufacturer choices on offer and gave me a wide range of fins and boots to try.  She was also ever patient when I was trying on wet suits too despite this being close to 7:45pm.  I walked away with fins boots and a wet suit (could have spent a lot more but the bank balance wouldn't allow).  I'm now thinking I should have bought a dry suit but that can come later!

Review by: Andy

Hi Fiona,   

Would like to say thank you to everyone who helped me qualify as a PADI open water diver! Appreciate your efforts to get me through the course as I know I was a pain on the dates and timings!   Had a great 2 days at Wraysbury, a massive thank you to Daley and Ian, learnt so much, totally professionally run days, but really enjoyable and fun too, the water being a little cold did not matter one bit! Also thanks to Neil and Steve when doing the confined dives/pool sessions and theory evenings.   

Would recommend Divestyle to anyone looking to anybody looking to start diving, wished I had done it years ago!!   


Review by: Nick

What a course! I was extremely nervous when it came to actually starting the course but the instructors quickly put my mind at ease. From the first breath I was hooked! I cannot wait to qualify and get going on some of the holidays. 

Review by: Lisa T, Swindon

A huge thank you to all your team for being so patient with me. I was very nervous but they made it very easy. I enjoyed myself so much that I have decided to book an Open Water Course. My boyfriend will be very proud! 

Review by: Jenny H, Farnham

Diving took me away from the TV, and showed me that there was more to life! Not only was it exciting, it gave me a great social life. Now I am one of the instructors that help you to move away from the TV! 

Review by: Stumpy, Tilehurst

A bad day’s diving is better than a good day in the office! 

Review by: Peter Wright, DiveStyle

Wow! I wish I had learned to dive years ago.

Review by: Ben G, Woodley

It’s wonderful to find something that the whole family loves to do. Diving has added a whole new dimension to our family life. 

Review by: Andy C, Earley

I’d never been on a group holiday on my own before and was a bit worried about not knowing anyone. But I had the best holiday ever in the Red Sea. The diving was brilliant and I had such a laugh with everyone. I made some good friends that week. 

Review by: Julia T, Reading

The Rescue Diver course transformed my diving. Knowing how to prevent problems from happening has made me much more confident. 

Review by: Martin S, Basingstoke

Underwater photography has brought a new challenge to my diving. I had never been that interested in photography on land but the underwater world is so beautiful I wanted to capture it. And as a bonus, my diving skills have improved too! 

Review by: Simon P, Reading

People sometimes need a little extra help to master a skill. As a Divemaster, helping them to succeed is incredibly rewarding.

Review by: Helen C, Bracknell

Dear Georgia, Charles, and Colleagues,

thank you very much for organizing the Bubble Maker class for my son Santiago. He really enjoyed it, it was everything we had hoped it would be, and Charles was a brilliant instructor.

Review by: Tris Swain

I have just come back from holidays in the Maldives where we dived and dived. We saw some fantastic fishes, and as a first experience in open water it was fantastic. Thank you for helping us achieve this. 

Review by: Eric C, London

Andrew was a very good instructor and would recommend him to other people.

Review by: Sara L, Ascot

I am very happy with the training competence and style I have received from Divestyle. I just can't wait to get in the water again. 

Review by: Robin D, Lower Earley

I just wanted to say a big thank you for last Wednesday night taster
my boys and my friend were blow away with your session, from the pre talks to the scuba diving
everything was cover with super professional , even though I was very worry about breathing under water your people put me at ease
within moments of starting. 
now we all want to come again and learn more, 
thank you once again for a great evening .and now I know you are never too old to learn new things

Review by: Carol Mulcahy

To Andrew and Stumpy – I couldn’t have done it without you! 

Review by: Jane M, Maidenhead

To Peter, Thanks for the great advice when we bought our kit. Having a great time in Sharm using it now! 

Review by: Mike & Alison L, Windsor

Stuart – Thanks a million for getting me here – I love it! 

Review by: Marion S, Windsor

Well guys I did it! Thanks for your great teaching. 

Review by: Pat K, Thatcham

Hi gang. Thanks to all your help I’ve made it, Red Sea is amazing. 

Review by: Kat & Matt C, Newbury

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