Freedom Diving offer specialist diver training and other associated courses throughout the year. There are a range of options for beginners all the way through to advanced.

They support getting more people in the water, diving and discovering the possibilities and discoveries the UK coastline offers.

Freedom Diving dives at sites all around Scotland, and they are offering an exciting suite of courses from our Millport centre in North Ayrshire.

Scuba Diving at Field Studies Council Millport

Field Studies Council Millport has a rich history as a marine research station. Since becoming a field centre, purpose-built accommodation and teaching spaces have been created to provide an excellent base for a range of courses.

It is situated metres from the shore on the Isle of Cumbrae for easy access to diving sites and a wide range of marine life including whales, seals and dolphins which are seen fairly regularly.

The Isle of Cumbrae is set just off the western shore of mainland Scotland. It looks out over the Firth of Clyde and other Clyde Sea islands, including the Isle of Arran providing a beautiful backdrop to dives.

The Freedom Diving courses at Millport offer all you need to start diving or grow your skills further.


Available courses at Millport

To book or find out more about any of the courses please complete the form below.

May 2024

18th – 19th May:
Discover Scuba Diving (2 days)

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to experience scuba diving and have an enjoyable experience in a location that is full or marine life. During the course participants will be looked after by a highly trained diving professional who will show them how to experience the underwater world in a safe way.


June 2024

10th – 13th June:
Scientific Diving Workshop (4 days bespoke)

This course is aimed at those who want a better understanding of scientific diving and experience in underwater science. It is aimed at qualified and more experienced divers. The delivery team for this course includes marine biology professionals and experienced UK commercial divers. A certificate can be provided on completion of the training.

17th – 18th June:
Dry Suit Diver Certification (2 days)

Further information will be available soon

18th – 21st June:
Rescue Diver Course (4 days)

Further information will be available soon

28th June – 1st July:
Open Water Course Including Dry Suit (4 days)

Further information will be available soon


July 2024

1st – 3rd July:
Advanced Open Water (3 days)

Further information will be available soon

8th – 10th July:
Discover Scuba Diving (3 days)

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to experience scuba diving and have an enjoyable experience in a location that is full or marine life. During the course participants will be looked after by a highly trained diving professional who will show them how to experience the underwater world in a safe way.

10th – 12th July:
Marine Life Safari (3 days)

Further information will be available soon


August 2024

12th – 15th August:
Scientific Diving Workshop (4 days bespoke)

This course is aimed at those who want a better understanding of scientific diving and experience in underwater science. It is aimed at qualified and more experienced divers. The delivery team for this course includes marine biology professionals and experienced UK commercial divers. A certificate can be provided on completion of the training.

19th – 20th August:
Dry Suit Diver Certification (2 days)

Further information will be available soon

20th – 23rd August:
Rescue Diver Course (4 days)

Further information will be available soon


September 2024

4th – 7th September:
Open Water Course Including Dry Suit (4 days)

Further information will be available soon

7th – 9th September:
Advanced Open Water (3 days)

Further information will be available soon


Find out more and enquire to book by completing the form below.

Freedom Diving Enquiry Form

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