Living within the London region means the south coast and West Country are within easy reach and offer a range of diving options.
There are some local freshwater sites which we regularly visit for training and fun dives, and are soon to offer "roped diving" to further add to members' experiences.
Having loads of clubs close together in a densely populated area is great as it means we can hook up with local clubs and members to go diving or join forces for diver training days and courses. Moving forward the London regional coach, Ali Gaudion, will be encouraging more inter-club communication to fill Skill Development Course places, boat spaces etc.
Your regional coach
About Ali Gaudion, London Region Coach
Hi, I’m Ali Gaudion. I learned to dive in 2006 with the [University of London SAC] – *link to uni club on fins it tool*. I’m an Advanced Diver and Advanced Instructor and I’m currently taking my first steps onto the Instructor Training Scheme (ITS). As a member of a University branch, training has always played a huge part in my diving career and I enjoy nothing more than being able to help people learn to dive and then to develop further as both divers and instructors. The nature of a student branch means that I am also committed to finding ways to offer the highest standard of training while keeping it as affordable as possible.
How we help and support divers and clubs in the London Region
The London Regional coaching team is here to help and support clubs in the region run courses themselves and/or run courses that other members from local dive clubs can take part in.
Training and events in the London Region
Please let me know if you’re planning to run an SDC or a training day in your club and I’ll help populate it with students, instructors or both – it’s that simple!
Our Skill Development Course programme of events offers a wide range of courses including welfare related workshops, Automated External Defibrillator and Practical Rescue Management courses. We also run the full range of Instructor Training Scheme events and have a strong interest in Technical Diving. View all London Regional events
Want to join the regional coaching team?
Regional training teams are always looking for more instructors to join the great team already in place.
They are looking for people who are interested in developing themselves as instructors. We would like to hear from anyone who is at any level of instructor from an Assistant Instructor through to National Instructor. We can offer coaching and support towards examinations as well as offering skills updates and help with any problems you may have instructing. We are looking for NQI’s to teach on Regional events.
Please contact the team by email if you or your club would like any instruction, assistance or advice.