C-Life Dive School

Celebrating quality and service for 23yrs 

Serena Elizabeth Barnard (BSc) - Director for C-Life at your service!

  • PADI Master Instructor
  • DAN Instructor
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • EFR First Aid at Work Instructor Trainer
  • PSAI Advanced Gas Blender Instructor
  • PSAI Extended Range Instructor
  • PSAI Sidemount Instructor
  • PSAI Inspiration Advanced Closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor
  • TDI Deco Procedure Instructor
  • TecRec Trimix Instructor
  • TecRec Sidemount Instructor
  • TecRec Tec Sidemount Instructor
  • IANTD Inspiration CCR Instructor
  • IANTD Evolution Rebreather Normoxic Supervisor
  • IANTD Diver First Aid Instructor
  • IANTD CCR rEvo Diver
  • Diver Medic

About Serena

Serena started her diving career back in 1991 and became a professional in 1993 with SSI, and PADI, then in 1996 C-Life was founded. Serena has taught many PADI courses since then and is currently developing other areas such as Kids Courses, Technical Diver Courses, Corporate events, and a second website focusing just on first aid in the workplace called Heartbeat First Aid Centre. While working for C-Life, Serena has studied with The Open University and gained a Bachelor of Science degree - BSc (Open) in 2008. This was only possible due to the help of freelance Instructors and committed Divemasters. Serena has lead many dive expeditions and they include; Southern Ireland (Cork), Northern Ireland (Malin Head area), Scotland, Oban, Scapa Flow, Shetland, Wales, England, Isle Of Scilly, Lundy Island, Iceland, France, Norway, Malta, Gozo, Menorca, Italy, Cuba, Belize, Tobago, Grenada, The Florida Keys, Florida Fort Lauderdale, South Africa, Red Sea extensively through land based and liveaboard trips (Northern & Southern from Dahab, Sharm El Shiekh, Hurghada, Safaga, Marsa Alam down to The Brothers, St' Johns, and Sudan), Maldives, Thailand, Micronesa, Chuuk Lagoon, Palau, Sipadan & Mabul in Borneo, South China Seas, Wakatobi in Indonesia, Gili Trewangan, Lombok Indonesia, Cocos Island in Costa Rica, Socorro Islands in Mexico, and Galapagos. There are still many more places to visit.

About C-Life Dive School

C-Life was formed in 1996 by Serena E. Barnard who is C-Life's Chief Instructor. Our male and female staff members are dedicated to bringing the unique and exciting experiences of scuba diving to a wider audience, by using high quality training, equipment and experience. All staff are CRB checked to work with children. C-Life has been approved by KCC. We are the ONLY Scuba training facility in the area, primarily using the luxury of Drysuits from the PADI Open Water Diver Course for training instead of wetsuits, which is our standard equipment for all our dive courses, and the correct thermal insulation for UK diving.

Where we like to dive is anywhere and all year round. You will find us at our local Kent Lakes conducting most of our courses there as well as Night Diving all year. As the weather and sea conditions improve (April - November) we arrange day trips diving in the Chanel from Brighton or Dover areas both only about 1hr away from us. Then weekend UK dive trips and of course treat ourselves to a few excersions abroad experiencing the amazing delights the aquatic world has to offer.

C-Life has experience working with Groups such as; Youth Groups, Scout Clubs, Schools, Colleges and Corporate Team Building Events in London and Kent. We would be very happy to organise a meeting and PowerPoint presentation to show prospectus clients.

All our courses (requiring dives) include materials, full Drysuit and scuba equipment plus a FREE Drysuit Pool Orientation Session.

We are very proud to offer you such a luxurious comprehensive service.

C-Life Dive School Services include;

  • PADI - Snorkelling and Scuba Courses
  • PSA - Technical Training Centre #58
  • TDI - Technical Training Facility
  • TecRec - Technical Training
  • EFR - First Aid Courses
  • Dive Trips UK and abroad
  • Active Dive Club all year diving
  • Equipment Sales
  • Equipment Hire
  • Commercial Diving Projects inland/inshore - Pond/lake maintenance,
  • Docks; Harbours; Rivers; Culverts; Canals; Resevoirs; Tanks; and Swimming pools


Gift Vouchers

can be bought to pay for all our courses.