Padi Open Water course - eLearning

The eLearning process comprises of a multimedia format to compensate for the different ways in which we each learn. If you prefer audio commentary it will take approximately 3.5 hours to listen to all the sections. Each section also has a text display, so that it is possible to complete the sections faster if you respond well to on screen text . There are also video clips to demonstrate practical skills

PADI Open Water eLearning screenshot

Realistically you will need a broadband connection to get the best out of the eLearning program. You can stop the sections at any point and continue at a later date. Combined with the automated exam marking, the eLearning process gives you a truly flexible study approach that can be completed at times to suit you.

Audio commentary times
Introduction 16 minutes
Module 1 42 minutes
Module 2 43 minutes
Module 3 52 minutes
Module 4 35 minutes
Module 5 31 minutes
Total 214 minutes/3.5 hours

Allow extra time to watch the video clips, review any sections you don’t understand, and complete the quizzes/exams. On average Open Water eLearning students take around 50% extra time to complete the whole course.

You will continue to have access to the Open Water eLearning program so that you can review the knowledge in the future, should you wish to refresh your memory.

You do not need to take the Open Water course with Timuna Sea. You can complete the remaining parts (Confined Water dives and Open Water dives) with any PADI Dive Centre. If you would like to take the the Confined Water dives with Timuna Sea to save time on holiday, see the Open Water course page for more information or the calendar for suitable dates for your course.

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PADI Open Water Diver course options
Cost *1
Trial Dive/Discover Scuba Diving session - one evening
Open Water - Referral (knowledge/confined water) - evening course
Open Water - Referral (knowledge/confined water) - weekend course
Open Water - Dives ( *2 if referral competed with another Centre and not eLEarning + £30 PIC cost)
£225 *2

*1 When signing up for the offline Tablet/PC based eLearning course directly though Timuna Sea & also includes a genuine PADI logbook. Courses purchased directly with PADI will cost more.


How to sign up

Remember if you can not see a suitable date for your course, please contact us.
You need to be able to swim 200m and be medically fit.
Please read page one of the NEW PADI medical form (#10346E), if you answer yes to questions 3, 5, or 10 or any questions on page two get your doctor to sign page 3. If you need to see a doctor you should try your GP first. If you have need to be referred for a further consultation we recommend specialist diving doctor in London. Confirm the cost with your GP, hopefully it will be free of charge but it may be charged - A specialist Diving Doctor may be cheaper!
London Hyperbaric, Whipps Cross. 2023 Not currently offering medicals.
Hyperdive 115 - 2023 rate. Broadgate, & Reigate.
London Diving Chamber, St Johns Wood. Closed at the end of March 2019, due to NHS cutbacks :((

Learn to dive in Canary Wharf, London. Timuna Sea is a RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Shorebased Centre offering Padi Five Star Scuba diving Centre. Based in the London Docklands in West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London, E14 we are just a short distance from the City by either the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf, or the DLR - Docklands Light Railway to West India Quay or Westferry. We can offer evening or weekend courses. The Padi Open water course qualification is ideal for anyone wanting to learn to dive.