Chris Southgate

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor


Hi, I'm Chris, I've been diving since 2015 and became an Instructor in 2019. I learnt in landlocked Birmingham and decided to move to Dorset a year later to take advantage of the diving it has to offer.

Most of my diving has been in freshwater quarries - Vobster Quay, The National Diving & Activity Centre, Dosthill & Stoney Cove but I love boat and shore diving and have gone on a few holidays too.

I love wreck diving and getting into small spaces to find something exciting. I love Octopus and even have a huge one tattooed on my leg!

I work at the RNLI and am passionate about promoting and encouraging people to stay safe in the water. When I'm not working or diving I enjoy exercising my other love in life - Music! I perform all over the UK in a few different bands, the main one being 'The Birmingham Blues Brothers.'

My Fav dive sites and bucket list

I've dive in Egypt (Marsa Alam and Wrecks & Reefs Liveaboard) & Croatia.

My favourite dives are:

  • The Mangroves Reef in Marsa Alam
  • Shallow Reefs
  • Night Dives

My Bucket List is:

  • The Galapagoes - to see the Marine Iguanas
  • The Cenotes in Mexico

Diving Qualifications

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving 
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water 
  • PADI Dry Suit Diver
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • PADI Deep Diver 
  • PADI Night Diver 
  • PADI Wreck Diver 
  • PADI Project AWARE
  • PADI Rescue
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver 
  • Emergency O2 Provider 
  • Emergemcy First Response
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Assistant Instructor

Teaching Qualifications

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving 
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water 
  • Emergency First Responder 
  • PADI Deep Diver 
  • PADI DSMB Diver 
  • PADI Drysuit Diver 
  • PADI Emergency O2 Provider 
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver 
  • PADI Equipment Specialist
  • PADI Night Diver 
  • PADI PPB Diver 
  • PADI Search & Recovery Diver 
  • PADI Underwater Navigator 
  • PADI Wreck Diver

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25a Ringwood Road



BH14 0RF


Phone: 01202 122006

Mobile: 07880 342515

Monday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday - Gone Diving



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