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Atlantic Scuba Dive Centre is based at Mabe, near Falmouth in Cornwall. At our premises we have a well stocked retail shop and service centre, air filling station and a large range of school/rental dive gear. We operate our own dive charter boat, ‘Stingray’, which is moored at Mylor in the Fal Estuary, which gives easy access to the local area.

‘Stingray’, is an MCA Category 4 coded 6.3m twin engined catamaran RHIB. It is available for charter to a wide range of dive sites in the area. It is also suitable for pleasure trips and wildlife watching trips for up to 11 passengers. Stingray is fully insured and carries all the required safety equipment to go up to 20 miles from a safe haven. Specialising in scuba diving around Falmouth Bay, Gerrans Bay, Veryan Bay and the Manacles, basically from Dodman point to the Lizard point. Falmouth Bay is an ideal location as it is protected from the predominant south westerly winds. With years of Scuba Diving experience in Cornwall, from Padstow to Plymouth, we can take you to some of the best scuba diving in Cornwall and the U.K. During calm weather the visibility around Cornwall can exceed 25m, with sea temperatures reaching over 16 degrees centigrade.

Atlantic Scuba’s dive school teaches a range of Scuba Diving courses from Scuba Diving International (SDI), as well as some Technical Diving International (TDI) courses. We also teach a range of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), Professional Scuba Association International (PSAI) and MicroDive courses.

We can also offer escorted shore dives for qualified divers around the coast of Cornwall, not just in the Falmouth area. If you have never dived before, we can offer the Scuba Discovery Course (Try Dive), to see if you like it.

If you want to learn to dive from scratch, have a look at our FAQ – Where to Start?

Call us now on:

01326 618583

Some of the current available courses are :-

Fancy a deeper dive? Or maybe a more technical diving course? Ask what we can do to help.

So, come and enjoy the sun and sea around Cornwall with Atlantic Scuba, Diving in Cornwall at its best.

Call us on –

01326 618583 (shop)

07866 510103 (Mobile)

or use our contact page.

Atlantic Scuba, 1 Trenoweth Business Park, Mabe Burnthouse, Penryn,

Cornwall, TR10 9JH.

Atlantic Scuba Diving School, teaching scuba diving lessons 52 weeks a year.

All Available Courses:

SDI Skin Diver, SDI Scuba Discovery Program, SDI Future Buddies Program, SDI Shallow Water Scuba Diver (Mini-B), SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Open Water eLearning, SDI Inactive Scuba Diver, SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, SDI Advanced Adventure Diver eLearning, SDI Advanced Buoyancy, SDI Boat Diver, SDI Computer Diver, SDI Computer Nitrox Diver, SDI Computer Nitrox Diver eLearning, SDI CPROX, SDI Deep Diver, SDI Deep Diver eLearning, SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle, SDI Drift Diver, SDI Full Face Mask, SDI Dry Suit Diver, SDI Equipment Specialist, SDI Marine Ecosystems Awareness, SDI Night-Limited Visibility Diver, SDI Research Diver, SDI Search & Recovery Diver, SDI Shore/Beach Diver, SDI Solo Diver, SDI Solo Diver eLearning, SDI Underwater Hunter & Collector, SDI Underwater Photography, SDI Underwater Video, SDI Underwater Navigation, SDI Underwater Navigation eLearning, SDI Rescue Diver, SDI Rescue Diver eLearning, SDI Master Scuba Diver, SDI Divemaster, SDI Divemaster eLearning, SDI Assistant Instructor, SDI Assistant Instructor eLearning, TDI Nitrox,TDI Intro To Tech, TDI Advanced Nitrox, TDI Decompression Procedures, TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures

PSAI Open Water Sport Diver, PSAI Basic Underwater Navigation, PSAI Advanced Underwater Navigation, PSAI Boat Diver, PSAI ABC Program, PSAI Dry Suit Diving, PSAI Deep Sport Dive, PSAI Limited Visibility Diving, PSAI Night Diving, PSAI Nitrox Diver, PSAI Open Water Sidemount Diver, PSAI RAPID Program™,  PSAI Sport Wreck Diving, PSAI Twin Set Diving,  PSAI Advanced Open Water Diver PSAI Master Diver PSAI Divemaster & Assistant Instructor PSAI Nitrox Gas Blending Technician PSAI Advanced Gas Blending Technician, PSAI Oxygen Service Technician, PSAI Visual Inspection Technician,  PSAI Advanced Nitrox Diver

PADI Bubblemaker/Discover Scuba Diving, PADI Open Water Diver / Junior Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver/Adventure Diver, PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy, PADI Boat Diver, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox , PADI Wreck Diver, PADI Drift Diver, PADI Digital Underwater Photography , PADI Night Diver , PADI Deep Diver, PADI Drysuit Diver , PADI O2 Provider, PADI Search & Recovery, PADI Underwater Navigator

One day trial video course with Jeff Goodman, Two day Underwater Video filming and editing courses with Jeff Goodman, Five day Underwater Video filming and editing courses with Jeff Goodman, Five day Underwater Video filming courses with Jeff Goodman, GoPro Video Course with Jeff Goodman, Wreck Hunter.

Microdive Discoverer Course, Microdive Adventurer Course, Microdive Explorer Course, Microdive Open Water Course, Microdive Open Water Instructor.

Atlantic Scuba – dive centre, centre de plongée, Tauchcenter, centro de buceo, centro immersioni, centrum nurkowe, duikcentrum

Some of the life we meet underwater around Cornwall.

Atlantic Scuba dive school, for all your recreational scuba diving needs in Cornwall, UK.

Our Background

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Atlantic Scuba was founded in 2007 by Mark Milburn. From very small beginnings, from a shed in his garden, it has grown. There is now a well stocked retail shop, next to the extensively equipped dive school. Located on the outskirts of Mabe near Penryn/Falmouth, there is comfortable seating for people to visit and chat. Atlantic Scuba has it’s own Dive Charter Boat too, with a second one on it’s way.

Before Atlantic Scuba was officially started, it was known as something that was going to happen. In 2002 Mark bought his first major diving acquisition, Sub Aqua World in Port Gaverne. Sub Aqua World was a small dive centre, offering boat dives from their RHIB, air fills and PADI scuba diving courses. The boat had already been sold but the rest of the centres equipment, was later to become the start of Atlantic Scuba. It was also in 2002 that Mark bought his first RHIB, Wreck Hunter. Wreck Hunter was sold to help pay for the purchase of Stingray, it was subsequently bought back for use as a support and dive site search vessel.

After the official formation of Atlantic Scuba, premises were sought. Eventually, a suitable location was found at Mabe. Trenoweth Business Park was a disused quarry, owned by a local ex dive boat skipper, Shaun. Shaun used to own and operate Redeemer, followed by Autumn Dream (renamed Cousin Jack), trading as Bay Marine. Mark had dived on Shaun’s boats for several years and decided to take on a unit in his yard. Six months later, Atlantic Scuba expanded and took on the unit next to it, for equipment servicing and testing under the name of Cornwall Cylinder Testing. CCT started with the small compressor from Sub Aqua World and a very small air bank. Since then it has upgraded it’s compressor and currently runs a larger Bristol compressor, with the small one as a back up. At the time of writing, we have just purchased two Compair 5409 compressor from ILFSAC (Ilfracombe and North Devon Sub Aqua Club), who have upgraded.  The air bank grew when we acquired Bill Bowen’s air bank from Penzance, he retired from filling cylinders after 35 years on the quay so no longer needed it.

A year or so later, some of the assets of Whitsand Bay Divers were purchased, including it’s compressor, air bank, mixing panels and some of the school equipment and shop’s stock. Not long after that, most of the school equipment of Starfish Divers was also purchased. The next acquisition was the RHIB of Starfish Divers, called ‘Starfish Divers 1’. The Starfish Divers RHIB was originally Looe Divers boat, ‘Looe Diver 1’. It is now known as just ‘Starfish’, which fits quite well name wise as a sister vessel with Stingray.

Welcome to Atlantic Scuba

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Atlantic Scuba Dive Centre is based at Mabe, near Falmouth in Cornwall. At our premises we have a well stocked retail shop and service centre, air filling station and a large range of school/rental dive gear. We operate our own dive charter boat, ‘Stingray’, which is moored at Mylor in the Fal Estuary, which gives easy access to the local area.

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A range of PADI courses available at Atlantic Scuba

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A range of SDI courses available at Atlantic Scuba

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A range of TDI courses available at Atlantic Scuba

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One of the amazing creatures we see underwater around Cornwall.

Our boat ‘Stingray’, is an MCA Category 4 coded 6.3m twin engined catamaran RHIB. It is available for charter to a wide range of dive sites in the area. It is also suitable for pleasure trips and wildlife watching trips for up to 11 passengers. Stingray is fully insured and carries all the required safety equipment to go up to 20 miles from a safe haven. Specialising in scuba diving around Falmouth Bay, Gerrans Bay, Veryan Bay and the Manacles, basically from Dodman point to the Lizard point.

Dive Sites

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Wrecks, reefs, caves, shallow, deep, we have a wide range.

Contact Details

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Dive Boats

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Services

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Cylinder testing, regulator servicing and much more.

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Calendar of events and dives.

Atlantic Scuba, scuba diving in Cornwall. A PADI centre or PADI school, whatever you want to call it. Learning to scuba dive, in the UK, complete the PADI open water course, or any diver training courses in Falmouth. Diving from our own boat for leisure or under diving instruction. Learn how to scuba dive in Falmouth Cornwall England. Start a PADI dive course, learn to dive today with PADI scuba lessons. Also snorkelling and freediving. We sell scuba/dive gear, our shop has a wide range of scuba equipment, including tanks/cylinders, scuba masks, suits, wetsuits and regulators. Get you scuba certification at our Dive shop/scuba store.