“‘We would like to express our appreciation of everyone at Diveworld, both in their level of professionalism and dedication to teaching people to dive. We recently completed PADI Rescue Diver with Steve Hird & Michael Shanley. Every course completed has been undertaken with patience & knowledge. We would also like to include Louise Kiyani for special mention. Learning to dive is rewarding as well as challenging, however with the flexible structure offered by Diveworld, we were able to complete the classroom and pool session easily based around our work commitments. We did our rescue dives at Capernwray over a two day period, which turned into a fantastic weekend where we found out what rescue diving is all about. You would find it difficult to find a better dive school.’
Wayne & Patrick Wightman,South Yorkshire PADI Rescue Divers, August 2018
“‘Steven Hird (CD #626900) and Michael Shanley, (Divemaster Trainee). Steve is an excellent instructor who knows his stuff he was very informative and helped me understand more about diving. I'm definitely going be having more lessons from him and his dive masters. The centre is very professional and are all lovely caring people it is diverse which makes it nice Micheal is an understanding and patient man and I hope he goes further with his training.’ ” ";
Alex Lorente-Carr,South Yorkshire PADI Rescue Diver, August 2018
“What can I say!, a fantastic team. Everyone is so patient, extremely knowledgeable and make you feel safe every step of the way. Fun packed course fulfilling a dream of my mine to gain my open water diving qualification. Excellent training every step of the way and everyone wants you to do well. Thank you all. Would be my only recommendation to anyone wanting to take up diving. ” �Shelley Thackery PADI Open Water & Dry Suit Diver August 2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom
“I recently did my Open Water and Dry Suit courses with Diveworld and would recommend them in a heartbeat. Whether it was a classroom session, in the pool or at the fantastic facility that is Capernwray the trainers were patient, knowledgeable and had an easy manner that aided learning and helped instil confidence. The Diveworld staff are also available online, on the phone or in person if you want to pick their brains and they happily provide post-course support as well as essential advice when you want to start splashing you hard earned cash on your own kit so that you don't get fleeced.... 10/10.” ";
Chris Wright,South Yorkshire PADI Open Water & Dry Suit Diver, June 2018
“"PADI has received some very nice comments from a student who recently completed the Divemaster course with you. The message from Thomas W. Aukland is included for you here. “Absolutely brilliant instruction. Fun but very professional learning and working environment, with diver safety at the forefront of everybodys mind.” ";
Thomas Aukland,South Yorkshire PADI Divemaster June 2018
“My husband and I just wanted to put into writing how brilliant our experience doing our Open Water course with Diveworld in Sheffield was! Our main instructors were Louise Kiyani (Instructor 640295), Sarah Owen (Instructor 323882) and Steven Hird (Instructor 626900), who were all amazing. We also had fantastic support from every single instructor and assistant instructor who was there with us. The teaching has uniformly been of an extremely high standard and so we would like to thank them for this. Everyone was patient, professional and excited to share their diving skills with us - and so kind and accommodating when my husband was taken unwell midway through our qualifying weekend, which meant we had to come back midweek to complete our dives. It was above and beyond, and we are really grateful! We loved learning to dive with Diveworld and look forward to all our new adventures with them.” �Marti Malaj PADI Open Water & Dry Suit Diver June 2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom
“"Taking the open water course that I did over these past two days has been the best decision I`ve ever made, great confidence builder which without a doubt due to the staff being amazing friendly and committed to getting you to pass and do well whilst taking really good care of your safety. Really nice caring and understanding people. Thank you for the wonderful training can't wait to dive more with Diveworld as i progress! (100% recommended to anyone thinking of doing diving!)";
Devlin John Hill, SheffieldPADI Open Water & Dry Suit Diver June 2018
All the staff were amazing on my open water course, I absolutely loved it. Thankyou! �Kim Wragg PADI Open Water & Dry Suit Diver June 2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom
“"5 Stars, no doubt. I was panicking under water at some point since last weekend, now I m a qualified and confident scuba diver. Wonderful staff members and very enjoyable weekend. Dive with Diveworld, you are in professional and safe hand. Highly recommended. See you guys soon.";
Joshua Xie, LondonPADI Open Water & Dry Suit Diver June 2018
“"I have done all my diving training with go dive in Derby but unfortunately they did not have the numbers to run an IDC for the date i needed. So i need to look for another dive centre which I was quite nervous about doing not knowing anyone and there instructors. I decided to use Diveworld in Sheffield. All I can say is positive things about them, Steve and Louise made me feel so welcome and actually part of the dive club which is like a family! They have given me so much support more than I could of asked for. I’m so glad i choice to complete my AI/ IDC with them.";
Andy FarryPADI Open Water Scuba Instructor #400917 May 2018
“PADI has received some very nice comments from a student who recently completed the Advanced Open Water course with you. The message from Chris Nuttall is included for you here. “Steve made navigation so easy to understand, it was a pleasure. His enthusiasm for diving is an encouragement for all trainee divers to take more PADI courses” We are very pleased to share these comments with you, and we have added them to your professional file here at PADI. We really appreciate the professional way you are representing our organization to your customers and students. ;
Chris NuttallPADI Advanced Open Water April 2018
“I wanted to email with some praise for one of your PADI dive centres : Diveworld in Sheffield. I learned to dive with them a year ago, and have been diving in many locations around the world since. I could not have felt more prepared, comfortable or at ease in the water as a result of their training. All the instructors are incredible. Their passion for diving is easily seen, and they go above and beyond to help you develop your skills and fall in love with diving. This is shown from a recent trip I went on with them to Marsha Shagra in Egypt. There were a whole range of people from aged 10 upwards who had all come together with a love of diving, all as a result of Diveworld, their passion and their enthusiasm. If you had told me a year ago I would be going on a diving holiday with a group of people I hardly knew, I would have laughed. However, this has been one of the best holidays I have been on and I would jump at the opportunity to go again! I would like to give a special mention to Louise, who is an incredible instructor. She knows what to do in every situation and I could not feel more safe diving with her. Not only is she an excellent instructor, but she genuinely cares about each and every student she teaches. So many dive schools see you as just a number to get you through training, but Diveworld is different. They are a community and a family, one which I hope to be part of for many years to come. I wanted to send an email with praise as these days so many people only email when they have a problem, and the places that are doing an amazing job often get overlooked. If I were PADI, I should be proud to have such an amazing dive centre as part of my organisation.” ;Laura Coddington PADI Advanced Open Water 2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom
“I completed my Open Water in Thailand & I instantly got the diving bug. So, what's the first thing I did? Look for the best diving school in Yorkshire; Diveworld.” “I contacted them and without delay I received a detailed response giving me tonnes of information about how they operate, their dive club & club nights at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. I instantly felt welcomed and at home!” “I've had the pleasure of being under the direct instruction of Course Director Steven Hird, which has given me the confidence to continue my diving adventures!” “I have completed 5 Specialty courses with Steve & all have been more than thorough, detailed and every i dotted and every t crossed!” “Not only has this made me want to progress to MSD, but someday in the near future I'd like to move on to becoming a PADI Pro.” “So, I just thought that you could give my personal thanks to the team at Diveworld. After all, it would mean the world to them coming from PADI!”
Luke CrowtherPADI Rescue Diver Nov 2017
Just finished written exams and confined water dives .....what a joy, the learning is broken down so even a thicko like me can learn and it all makes sense in the end. The staff are a great friendly bunch that are so enthusiastic about diving that its very contagious. I`ve been on loads of courses through work & for work but this was a course for me and for my enjoyment ..would recommend friends come and have a go, you`re in for a brilliant experience, looking dorward to my open water in a couple of weeks as well as dry suit special and enriched air course
Vin Wightman>PADI Open Water Diver (almost)Nov 2017, Sheffield, United Kingdom
I completed my Open Water course with Diveworld back in September 2016 and it was without a doubt the best decision I have ever made. It has literally been life changing for me and I’ve fell head over heels (or should I say fins!) in love for scubadiving. Within the past year I’ve met some amazing people and can’t thank the Diveworld team enough for everything they’ve done to get me to where I am today. I’ve recently finished my Rescue Diver course which was brilliantly ran by Course Director Steven Hird, so challenging but so much fun at the same time. Achieving this has just allowed me to apply for my MSD rating and I’ve now signed up for Divemaster training. I cannot wait to get started and develop my diving further with a fantastic team of people around me to learn from. The Diveworld trips are always very well organised, all down to the efforts of Lou and Steve who work tirelessly to ensure everything and everyone is sorted. I can never wait until the next trip, always counting down and itching to get back in the water! Really looking forward to some wreck diving in Plymouth this weekend, Maldives liveaboard in January and Marsa Shagra in March! Scubadiving has literally become an obsession of mine and I just want to be involved in everything. The love and enthusiasm for it at this club is definitely contagious! So a massive thank you to Lou, Steve and all the Diveworld team, I’m feeling extremely lucky to be a part of this club and so excited to see what the future holds �Akila Khan PADI Rescue Diver 2017, Sheffield, United Kingdom
I`ve just completed a series of courses, including PADI Rescue Diver with Diveworld in Sheffield.Every course was delivered professionally but with such enthusiasm and enjoyment that I now want to achieve the next levels and move onto professional training. The club has a fantastic social feel to each meet up and over the last 12 months I have met many new dive buddies that have become good friends. My thanks to Steve Hird & Louise Kiyani and all at the Learn2Dive Team, looking forward to joining you as a PADI Divemaster in the near future.
Richard BoulterPADI Rescue Diver Oct 2017, Sheffield, United Kingdom
When I first came to Diveworld I had Advanced Open Water but had not dived for 5 years. In the last 18 months I have gone from ReActivate to PADI Divemaster trainee, which is almost completed. Diveworld have been great through every step helping me build confidence and passing on their knowledge and love of the sport. I heartily recomend Diveworld to anyone whether it is your first time diving or especially if you want to go pro.;Imogen Cain PADI Divemaster 2017, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Just completed PADI Rescue Diver and joined Diveworld. The staff are very friendly and make you welcome. The training and their depth of knowledge is excellent. I would tell anyone who wants to learn to dive to go to Diveworld.David Charlton PADI Rescue Diver Oct 2017, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic, can`t thank you enough!I always fancied scuba diving whilst I was on holiday but always ended up bottling out so decided to do a try dive in a pool in Sheffield with Diveworld. Initially I thought this wasn't for me & I can't do it but decided not to let fear win and did it again and the second time I loved it but it wasn't enough and I needed more so nipped into the shop for a chat about it and spoke to Steve who is so passionate about the sport and so knowledgeable about it I opted to enroll on the PADI Open Water course which was intense to say the least. The home theory was easy enough but when I was in the water it was a different ball game. I had Jen, Gareth and Denise training me as I lost pace with the rest of the group however they were all brilliant and taught me everything I needed to know (& more).
When I got out to do the open water assessment at Capernwray (which was a glorious weekend) I was brimming with confidence on the first three dives but on the fourth I had an issue with equalising and got out to regroup. When Mat had finished with the rest of the team he got me back in and on the second time of asking I cracked it.
Needless to say in three short months I've gone from not being able to dive to becoming part of the Diveworld family. I can not recommend them enough, they're all great down to earth people who are so passionate about diving. If like me you are unsure call in or nip down on a club night at Ponds Forge.
Thank you so much to Diveworld for getting me through my Open water course at Capernwray Everyone's support and encouragement was overwhelming. Louise & Steve, you have the most amazing team of instructors who are all fantastic in the amount of support and patience they have, I simply can't thank you all enough. Gareth, Denise, Mark, Anton and Mark - thank you all so, so much!! By the end of Sunday's dive 5 I could see why you all love diving and really enjoyed our last dive, amazing! Looking forward to seeing you all again at club nights and on future trips x”Amy Mitchell Open Water Diver, Sheffield, United Kingdom
My 13-year-old son and I recently completed our PADI Open Water Course and Dry Suit Specialty with the brilliant Diveworld. I would like to thank Steven Hird and Louise Kiyani for their expert tuition in the classroom and the pool. Special thanks must go to Gareth Davison and the rest of our instructors (Mark Bray, Russ Cooksey, Denise Lyon and Sarah Owen), for their support and endless patience in helping us achieve our qualifications I would like to say a big THANK YOU! I also want to thank all the other club members who attended the open water weekend for making it a lovely, friendly social event too. Would I recommend Diveworld to anyone thinking of learning to scuba dive? Yes! Without hesitation. It is professionally run and all the instructors are very knowledgeable, friendly, patient and very supportive.Mick Whincup DSD, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Thank you so much to the Diveworld team for getting me through my Open Water and Dry Suit Speciality.The teams patience and kindness really filled me with so much confidence I can't thank you enough. The time and effort put in to the teaching is fantastic you couldn't wish for better instructors. When it came to Capernwray 6 degree water is enough to put anyone off but Mat Walton did a brilliant job of getting me through the open water dives. I loved every minute of it, thank you! Thank you also to Mick Derrick and Chris Brown who were on hand with great support over the weekend. Diveworld really is an amazing team and I would 110% recommend anyone that wants to give Scuba Diving a go to get in touch with the them. Here's to the start of my Scuba Diving adventures!!
Kim AuklandOpen Water Diver, Doncaster, United Kingdom