Welcome to Black Sea Scuba - Diving in Bulgaria

Your Fun is Our Pleasure

Black Sea Scuba is proud to confirm that in addition to offering IDA & CMAS qualifications, we are also the first BSAC Diving School in Bulgaria and the first British PADI centre.

We have bases in Sofia, Kaliakra/Varna (Golden Sands) in the North to Sunny Beach/Nessebar in the south.

We have established a range of wreck tours including submarines, an airliner, landing craft, torpedo boats, cargo ships etc all within 20m but for those more technically minded there are others at 60m+.

This means that In addition to our existing range of IDA (International Diving Association) and CMAS (Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques) qualifications, we can now offer BSAC courses and the full range of PADI courses as well.

But what does that mean to our customers? Well:

BSAC: British Sub Aqua Club

BSAC are the UK’s leading dive club and the sport’s National Governing Body, providing an internationally-recognised diver training and development programme via a network of clubs and centres across the country and overseas. Run by divers, for divers since 1953, BSAC knows just how enjoyable and life-changing diving can be. And with a worldwide reputation for excellence and safety, BSAC provides all the training and support you need to get the best out of this exciting sport.

Join BSAC and you join a worldwide group of people who share a real passion for scuba diving.

PADI:  Professional Association of Diving Instructors

PADI is the world’s leading commercial scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years experience and 5300 resorts worldwide, PADI training materials,services and Instruction let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.
So whether you’re a qualified diver or only just started, tried it on holiday or want to increase your qualifications and are looking for highest standards of training and great diving in good company, then Black Sea Scuba is for you.

The team are multilingual and are all experienced instructors. Our aim is to provide a supportive and friendly service to you, regardless of your level of experience. Bust most of all to ensure that you have FUN!

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Since forming, we have invested a great deal of time in locating suitable wrecks at recreational depths so that we may offer a range of Wreck Tours to suit most tastes.
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To date we have logged Merchant Vessels, Landing Craft, Torpedo Boats, other anomalous military/merchant boats as well as Submarines. In addition, in 2009, the ex communist leader’s Airliner was sunk to produce a man made reef for divers to enjoy. Combined with tours to appreciate the local marine life, flora and fauna, as well as features of natural interest such as caves and pinnacles, we have an excellent range of tours available which we know you will enjoy. . All that we ask is that you hold an appropriate level of certification and experience (especially in respect of the areas of navigation and deep diving) and are reasonably fit.
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There are wrecks all over the Region ranging in depth from 10 – 200 metres varying from merchant vessels and warships to submarines and ancient Galleys. In truth there is real treasure yet to be found as wrecks are still uncovered periodically revealing sealed Amphoras, coins and other artefacts such as pistols and even cannons!

There is even a local belief that a merchant ship carrying the German gold from the mainland during the evacuation in World War II was sunk and lost in Bulgarian territorial waters…we keep looking but no luck as yet…..

All of our wrecks are accessible only by boat and our boats meet required EU as well as UK maritime standards. Furthermore our instructors are also qualified Dive Boat “Skippers” with RYA and BSAC qualifications meeting EU requirements.

Black Sea Ship Wreck diving

The aim is to open the beauty and treasures of the Black Sea to Divers around the world offering an alternative to those areas more commonly visited.

Currently, despite what other centres may advise, many of the wrecks in the region are Registered War Graves, especially the submarines, and they are monitored closely by the Military Radar Stations, while others are at depths beyond recreational diving limits.

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Transport is available for transfers to and from dive sites, but booking may be necessary depending on numbers.

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We also have a range of accommodation available from self contained apartments, to hotels to Villas.

The apartments are mainly in the Resort of Golden Sands (Varna) and sleep a family of 5, with double bedroom, kitchen, shower/wc, lounge with sofa beds, balcony, Air Con and TV.

Cost is only £100 – 150 p.w. per apartment

The local Sea life offers an interesting range of species, including local fish, the Dog Shark, Jellyfish and even Sea Horses can be found as little as 50 – 80 m from the beach. Although it may come as a surprise the Black Sea plays host to The Black Bottlenose Dolphin and the Black Seal and in turn these are protected species. While the corrals and fauna have developed independently of other eco systems due to the isolated nature of this inland sea and the influence of a large inflow of fresh water from the European Rivers. (see information section).
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As Diving possesses inherent risks, your safety and well being are a major priority to us. The team are Certified First Aiders and follow the latest international medical protocols of ILCOR – International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation and are also qualified Rescue Divers.

The equipment we use in the school is regularly serviced and we continue to invest in new equipment to ensure the highest standards of safety.


Black Sea Scuba offers a wide range of equipment from Beaver, Tigullio, O Three, Otter, Scubapro, Honda to name but a few, but all at very competitive prices…shipping outside Bulgaria available.

More importantly, we are here to advise you on what is the most appropriate equipment to meet your personal requirements as well as your ability level and future needs. Your safety and comfort is our priority.

Come and Join Us!

Contact Details


GSM (Bulgarian): 00359 897 300 367
Mobile (UK): 0044 7799 473921
Email: scott@blackseascuba.com


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