Star Diving Club Guildford
Star Diving Club Guildford

Learn To Dive

Our programme is a fun, vibrant and challenging environment catering for children and adults of all ages and abilities. We run weekly term-time classes six days a week (not Saturdays) - so there is something for everyone. We are based at Guildford Spectrum.



We provide weekly term-time lessons for children aged six and upwards, who can swim 25m and are comfortable in deep water without goggles.


Our learn-to-dive programme follows a grade scheme of progressive skills, from level 1 - 10. You can download the complete list of skills below or watch videos for each level here.


Skills start with the essentials - directions, shapes and movements from poolside - before progressing to jumps and dives from the 1, 3 and 5m boards. Children work towards one grade per term. Assessment is 'ongoing' during term time. Certificates and badges for each level passed are typically awarded towards the end of term.


If divers pass level 10 they are invited to join our Novice Squad, where they can start to compete at external competitions and represent the club.


We run several internal club competitions a year - mostly in summer and winter - for all our programme. Everyone from the newest beginner to intermediate and the more advanced is encouraged to enter. It is a great opportunity to have a go at competing in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment.


Weekly Class Times and Fees

  • Beginner 1 classes are 30 minutes, working towards grade 1 or 2 (£9 per session).
  • Beginner 2 classes are 30 minutes, working towards grade 3 or 4 (£9 per session).
  • Intermediate classes are 45 minutes, working towards grade 5 or 6 (£12.50 per session).
  • Advanced classes are 60 minutes, working towards grades 7, 8, 9 or 10 (£15 per session).
  • Adult classes are 60 minutes (£15 per session)

Being a membership club, fees are payable when joining until the end of term. Fees are billed termly thereafter. We do not offer drop-in classes or pay as you go. 121 sessions are the closest to it. Click here for more information about 121s.


Members pay a £35 joining fee when signing up, which includes a club T-shirt and mandatory registration/insurance through our governing body, Swim England. Adults pay a reduced rate of £25 because they do not get a club T-shirt.


The joining fee turns to a £25 annual club membership fee, billed each January thereafter. This includes your Swim England registration/insurance for the year ahead.


Adult Sessions

We run term-time adult classes for advanced and seasoned masters on Mondays, from 7.45pm-8.45pm. We run a second adult class (for beginners and novices) on Tuesdays, from 8pm-9pm.

Levels 1-10
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Quick links


Click here for our contact page


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Click here for competition dates


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