PADI Open Water Diver course

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Online knowledge development ( E learning) to understand basic principles of scuba diving. This is done in your own time prior to starting your confined water dives. Allow 8-10 hours  to complete this. 
  • Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills, this is done over 2 days in our indoor heated pool.
  • Open water dives to review your skills and explore!


Students as young as 10 years old can participate in this programme, however our experience shows that a more suitable age is 12 years old. 
All participants must be able to swim 200 metres non-stop & tread water for 10 minutes unassisted.   
A satisfactory RSTC Dive Medical (which requires sign-off from your GP if pre-existing medical conditions are present.) Please complete this medical honestly BEFORE signing up for the course (including the e-learning portion)

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.
Check with with us about the gear you’ll use during this course. 

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Open Water Diver course theory is accessible wherever you are in the world, with eLearning! If English is not your first language, there are a number of language options available too including Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Italian,Chinese, Korean, Dutch & Russian.  
PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool  to practice these skills with your Instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

Start Now

You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI eLearning and the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online, you can start right now! The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning. Book and pay online and receive your Padi elearning key emailed to you.

Course Dates

July / August 2019 

Pool Part 1  -  Saturday 27th July 
Pool Part 2 - Sunday 28 July 
Lake - Saturday 3 August
Boat - Sunday  4 August

August 2019 

Pool Part 1- Saturday 10th August
Pool Part 2 - Sunday 11 August
Lake - Saturday 17 August
Boat - Sunday  18 August

September 2019

 Pool Part 1- Saturday 7 Sept
Pool Part 2 - Sunday 8 Sept
Lake - Saturday 14 September
Boat - Sunday  15 September

October School Holidays (Junior Open Water)  

Pool Part 1- Monday 30 Sept
 Pool Part 2 - Tuesday 1 Oct
Lake - Wednesday 2 Oct
Boat - Thursday 3 Oct 

October 2019 

Pool Part 1- Saturday 5 October
Pool Part 2 - Sunday 6 October
Lake - Saturday 12 October
Boat - Sunday  13 October

November 2019

Pool Part 1- Saturday 16 Nov
Pool Part 2 - Sunday 17 Nov
Lake - Saturday 23 November
Boat - Sunday  24 November

November / December 2019 (Lake Only)
Pool Part 1- Saturday 30 Nov
Pool Part 2 - Sunday 01 Dec
Lake - Saturday 07 December
Lake - Sunday  08 December

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