PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the most widely recognised and respected learn to dive scuba certification in the world and is the first step to a lifetime of adventure.

openwater-skills1Completing a PADI Open Water course qualifies you to dive worldwide to a maximum depth of 18 metres with a buddy, independent of a professional. The course is performance based which means you progress at your own pace, ensuring that you understand the knowledge and skills required. The two components of the PADI course are Pool/Theory Training and Open Water qualifying dives.

If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with us to see how credit from these courses may apply to the PADI Open Water program.

  • What do I need to start?
  • What will I Learn?
  • How long will it take?
  • 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.
  • A PADI Junior Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 12 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • Throughout the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. During this course you will complete the following:

  • Five confined water (pool) dives.
  • Knowledge development sessions.
  • A minimum of four open water dives.
  • For the open water referral program you will complete your four open water dives on your next holiday.

    PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

  • Minimum Open Water Training: 4 dives over two days
  • 5 x Knowledge review sessions
  • If you wish to make a booking please contact us or feel free to call in to the dive centre for a chat.
    telephone 01375 892444

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