Jay McNaught

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor


Hi my name is Jay and I’m an OWSI here at Coast2Coast. 

I first got the bug for diving from my father, he would take me snorkelling off the beach in Bournemouth and we would try and touch the bottom and bring back up some sand, I think I was 6 or 7.
This was helped by a healthy appetite of Jacques Cousteau & The Man from Atlantis (Patrick Duffy).I always wanted to stay under the water for as long as I could. 

I joined the Royal Marines and had 14+ years’ service.
This was finally where I learned to dive in 1993.

I got a posting to Belize and I again joined the local dive club (BSAC) on the camp. I finally got to dive in some wonderful clear waters but still wanted to go deeper but with my qualification and the lack of instructors meant that this never happened. Until I meat a PADI Instructor he asked why I hadn't progressed my diving, so I explained that there wasn't any instructors around. He asked me if I wanted to go to see the Blue hole so I jumped at the chance and the following week I was diving the Blue Hole!

Since then I did some more courses and in 2009 I qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. The best feeling, I can say is watching someone take that first breath underwater and realising that you can breathe and then watching their eyes widen and a big smile on their face.


I've dived in many places around the world that include:

  • Florida
  • Taba
  • Elat
  • Egypt
  • Thailand
  • Seychelles
  • Madagascar
  • South Africa
  • Mauritius
  • Greece
  • Australia
  • Sri Lanka
  • And, of course, lots of UK

Diving Qualifications

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • BSAC Sport Diver

TEACHING Qualifications

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving 
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water 
  • PADI Re-Activate
  • PADI CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor
  • PADI Oxygen Provider
  • PADI Enriched Air 
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
  • PADI Equipment Specialist
  • PADI Night Diver
  • PADI Wreck Diver
  • PADI Deep Diver
  • PADI Drysuit Diver

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Unit 7, Elliott Road 

West Howe Industrial Estate

Bournemouth, Dorset

BH11 8JX


Phone: 01202 911411

Mobile: 07880 342515

Monday 8:30AM - 4:30PM 

Tuesday 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Thursday 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Friday 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Saturday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Sunday - Gone Diving



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