Other PADI courses:
Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, Specialties.
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you will have
the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional
to a depth of 18 metres. If you have already tried a
PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba
Diver certified, credits from these courses may apply
to the open water program.
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit,
and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water
Diver certification . If you are between 10 and 14 or
have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior
Open Water Diver program available.
During the course youll learn fundamentals of
scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques.
The course comprises
of three sections; Knowledge Development, Confined Water
skills, and 4 Open Water Dives. The Knowledge Development
and Confined Water sections are commonly called a "referral
course". This is a popular option as it allows
you to complete the remaining dives on holiday, for
This is a new study method introduced
by PADI. The eLearning portion replaces the traditional
manual and DVD, allowing you to complete the knowledge
development online independent of a Dive Centre - you
can then complete the remaining confined water section
with us or at any other PADI Dive Centre. It is available
to study online as eLearning or as the new PADI Open
Water Diver Touch on Apple and Android tablets.
More information on Padi Open Water eLearning.
Our courses include:
- PADI Open Water Ultimate
- PADI Open Water
manual - This contains all the information
you need to know and provides a reference point
after you have passed.
- PADI Logbook
- has an additional record section for your progress
during this and future courses as well as allowing
you to record evidence of your experience that
is required for more adventurous dives.
- PADI Open Water
- PADI RDP (Recreational
Dive Planner) - Essential for safe diving.
- Use of ALL required
equipment including pool suits.
- Minimum of 6 hours
- Additional sessions
to master skills if required.
- Refresher session
before you take the final dives.
- Certification card
(on completion of the full course).
The courses can be completed on either 5 evenings (Monday/Wednesday)
or 2 weekend days (e.g. Saturday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday).
Modules 1-5. The theory session are conducted at the
Dive Centre on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6.30-7.30pm
with the confined water training following at a 2.2
metre local pool from 8.00-9.15pm.
theory sessions are 10.30am-1.00pm, Confined Water 1.30pm-4.30pm
Depending on the time
of year or your preference for location, the qualifying
Open Water dives may be completed at the coast in Portland
- Dorset or at an inland dive sites; Stoney Cove - Leicestershire
or Wraysbury - Heathrow. The use of inland sites allows
instruction in controlled conditions, where weather
or tides do not affect training.
You can complete your qualifying dives on one of our
Red Sea trips.
If you can not see a suitable DATE
for your course, please contact
Please ask for more details on costs and discounts available
on overseas training.