The Underwater Centre

Based in Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK and in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland, The Underwater Centre is the world's leading commercial diver and ROV training centre.

The Underwater Centre

We are the only school to offer all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved qualifications in Air and Mixed Gas diver training. We also boast one of the best Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) courses run anywhere in the world.

The Underwater Centre was originally established in 1972 by the British Government as a trials facility, thanks to the unique topography of Loch Linnhe, the sheltered sea loch on which the Centre is based. Since then, The Underwater Centre has hosted a diverse range of trials from a variety of industries, including the military, oil and gas industries, universities and communications.

The sheltered sea loch, private pier and onshore dive tank complex, along with our experienced support staff and instructors mean, that everything you need for the testing of new equipment is available in the one location.


Marine Walk
Carmichael Way
Fort William
PH33 6FF

T: +44(0) 1397 703 786