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
  • Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open water dives to review your skills and explore!

Prerequisites

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

March 2019
Sorry Fully Booked
Pool - Saturday 23 March
Lake - Sunday 24 March
Boat - Saturday 30 March
April 2019 
Pool - Saturday  20 April
Lake - Saturday 27 April
Boat - Sunday 28 April

May 2019

Pool - Saturday 5 May 
Lake - Saturday 11 May 
Boat - Sunday 12 May 

Pool - Saturday 19 May 
Lake - Saturday 25 May
Boat- Sunday 26 May 


June 2019
Pool -  Saturday 16 June
Lake - Saturday 22 June
Boat - Sunday  23 June

July 2019
Pool -  Sunday 30 June
Lake - Saturday 6 July
Boat - Sunday  7 July
 

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