About us | Meet our PADI Instructors

A little About Sussex Diving & Leisure.

We are great believers that diving should be open to everyone whatever their ability or needs. To that end all our instructors are CRB checked and have experience in teaching children, in fact one of our instructors has extensive experience in the special needs sector and is currently studying for his Adaptive Sports Diver & Adaptive Techniques courses.

Our Moto is "
Diving the way it should be…..FUN", we made the decision right at the start to put making diving fun ahead of everything else.

Too many of our competitors put their profits first and end up with a production line of students, this method of training produces vast numbers of divers in a short time, BUT have the students had the time to properly develop their skills and have they enjoyed the process because diving is about …. FUN.
We don't just want to produce confident divers we want to create divers that are passionate about the sport and want to continue diving and developing.

Meet our Team

PADI IDC Staff Instructor David Hunneyball

Dave Hunneyball

Dave first qualified as a diver in 2000 and dived intermittently till 2010 when he did his Divmaster course in Spain. He then discovered a passion for helping & teaching other divers and decided to become a PADI Open Water Instructor, qualifying with Wittering Divers in 2011. Since then he has worked his way through the ranks to the respected position of PADI IDC Staff Instructor.

As part of PADI's ongoing quality assurance process they randomly asses the performance of their instructors, as a result of one of these assessments Dave was recently awarded this certificate for "Outstanding Customer Service and Professionalism.

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Sarah Hunneyball

While the rest of us are teaching and diving ourselves silly, Sarah is in the office sorting all the paperwork and bookings that enable us to dive safely. You will also see her at dive sites undertaking our surface support role.

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Tim North

Tim North is a very accomplished diver who in 2010 decided to take his interest in diving to a professional level.  He now holds the coveted qualification of Divemaster as well as DSD Leader , Rescue Diver and EFR First Aider.
He does however much prefer warmer waters and supports us mainly on our dive trips.

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Claire Barclay

Claire has been training with us since January 2019 and is quite frankly a natural educator. Her calm considered approach quickly puts students at ease, while her attentiveness assures student safety at all times. Once she has completed her instructor training she will become an asset to any dive operation.

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51, Wellington Gardens,
West Sussex,
PO20 0RF.

Landline. 01243 202200
Mobile. 07534 911228


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Covid-19 Information (July 2021).

Keeping you safe...

Our first consideration as always is your safety, in an effort to ensure this all our training will be undertaken in line with the industry best standards.

  • Out training group sizes will be strictly limited to 4 students and two PADI professionals.
  • All equipment will be washed, sterilised between uses and stored in a well ventilated area for at least 36hrs before re-use.
  • If you are undertaking a course that takes more than one session your equipment will be issued to you at the start of the course and you will be asked to keep it and care for it between sessions, thus eliminating any chance of cross infection.
  • Unfortunately numbers in our pool facility and at dive sites are strictly limited at this time to allow for social distancing therefore may not be possible to allow spectators.
  • All students will be expected to observe social distancing, unless from the same cohort.
  • All students will be expected to use face coverings when not in the water.
  • At the moment the changing rooms at our pool facility and open water site are not open, so you will need to change waterside.
  • Divers are asked NOT to clear masks by spitting, anti fog will be supplied free of charge at out sanitising station.
  • All entry level courses booked after the 18th of April include a brand new diving mask and where required snorkel for you to keep again ensuring you are the only person using your equipment.