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. Click here where you can download our term-time dates. We are based at Guildford Spectrum.



We provide weekly term-time lessons for children, usually from the age of seven 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 of the skills in 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 mostly towards one grade per term, although those who demonstrate exceptional technique can be assessed on two. 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 aim to run one or two internal club competitions a year for our whole 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 Term-time Classes & Fees

  • Beginner 1 classes are 30 minutes, working towards grade 1 or 2 (£9.50 per session).
  • Beginner 2 classes are 30 minutes, working towards grade 3 or 4 (£9.50 per session).
  • Intermediate classes are 45 minutes, working towards grade 5, 6 or 7 (£13.50 per session).
  • Advanced classes are 60 minutes, working towards grades 8, 9 or 10 (£16 per session).
  • Adult classes are 60 minutes (£16 per session)

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


Members pay a £35 club joining fee when signing up for the first time, which includes a club T-shirt and mandatory registration/insurance through our governing body, Swim England. Our joining fee is payable regardless of whether you are affiliated to Swim England through another club or not. Adults pay a reduced club joining fee of £25 because they do not get a club T-shirt.


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


Adult Sessions

We run weekly term-time adult classes on Mondays (8pm-9pm) and Tuesdays (8pm-9pm).

Note that both are currently full and enquiries are being added to a waiting list.

Levels 1-10
Star Diving Skill levels.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1'006.8 KB]

Quick links


Click here for our contact page


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Click here for competition dates


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