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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

PADI Open Water Diver Course

PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. One of our highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.

The Course

Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology, then learn basic scuba skills in a pool with one of our highly trained PADI Instructor. When you're ready, make four dives in an open water environment with your instructor supporting you every step of the way.

We also offer:

PADI Open Water Referal

The PADI Open Water Referral Course is great way for those who want to dive abroad. It allows you to complete all your theory and pool modules in your own time at home. This option then allows you to complete you open water dives at a PADI dive centre abroad. For more information Click Here

PADI Open Water Qualifying Dives 

The PADI Open Qualifying Dives Course is great way for those who have completed a referal course. It allows you to complete all your open water dives in your own time at home. For more information Click Here

The Learning Materials

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 4-5 Hours

The Scuba Gear You Use

The fit and comfort of your personal equipment are key to having an enjoyable diving experience. As a minimum, we would recommend your own mask, snorkel. Our friendly staff will help you select gear that’s right for you when you’re ready to get your own equipment. 

We will provide all your core scuba diving equipment during your course including:

  • Buoyancy Device
  • Regulator
  • Scuba Cylinder
  • Integrated Weight System & Weights (As needed)
  • Scuba Diving Computer
  • Scuba Diving Fins
  • Drysuit & Undersuit (if required)

During your course, we will include FREE rental of all of the above core dive gear items only. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be 15 years old (or 10 years old for Open Water Diver certification).

Medical Requirements

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Your Next Adventure

Once you completed PADI Open Water Diver, you'll want to check out: Advanced Open Water Diver certification courses.

Getting Started

Enrol onto the course by making your purchase online through our website. You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials. After that, we will send you more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when.

If you already know which of our upcoming course dates suits you best, please book these date if you are unsure simply give us a call to discuss this further.

Additional Costs

Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day

  Start Date Course Type Location End Date   Price    
29 Jan 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Vobster Quay 06 Feb 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 29 Jan 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 29 Jan 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 29 Jan 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 29 Jan 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 30 Jan 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 30 Jan 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 05 Feb 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 06 Feb 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay

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26 Feb 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Wraysbury Dive Centre 06 Mar 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 26 Feb 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 26 Feb 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 26 Feb 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 26 Feb 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 27 Feb 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 27 Feb 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 05 Mar 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 06 Mar 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre

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26 Mar 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Wraysbury Dive Centre 03 Apr 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 26 Mar 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 26 Mar 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 26 Mar 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 26 Mar 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 27 Mar 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 27 Mar 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 02 Apr 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 03 Apr 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre

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23 Apr 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Vobster Quay 01 May 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 23 Apr 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 23 Apr 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 23 Apr 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 23 Apr 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 24 Apr 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 24 Apr 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 30 Apr 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 01 May 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay

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28 May 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Wraysbury Dive Centre 05 Jun 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 28 May 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 28 May 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 28 May 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 28 May 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 29 May 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 29 May 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 04 Jun 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 05 Jun 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre

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25 Jun 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Vobster Quay 03 Jul 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 25 Jun 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 25 Jun 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 25 Jun 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 25 Jun 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 26 Jun 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 26 Jun 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 02 Jul 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 03 Jul 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay

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30 Jul 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Vobster Quay 07 Aug 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 30 Jul 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 30 Jul 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 30 Jul 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 30 Jul 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 31 Jul 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 31 Jul 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 06 Aug 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 07 Aug 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Vobster Quay

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27 Aug 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Wraysbury Dive Centre 04 Sep 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 27 Aug 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 27 Aug 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 27 Aug 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 27 Aug 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 28 Aug 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 28 Aug 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 03 Sep 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 04 Sep 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre

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24 Sep 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Wraysbury Dive Centre 02 Oct 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 24 Sep 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 24 Sep 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 24 Sep 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 24 Sep 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 25 Sep 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 25 Sep 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 01 Oct 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 02 Oct 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre

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29 Oct 2022 Open Water Diver Pool, Wraysbury Dive Centre 06 Nov 2022 £ 495.00

Knowledge Review & Quiz
Sat 29 Oct 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Online
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 29 Oct 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 29 Oct 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 29 Oct 2022
10:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 30 Oct 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 30 Oct 2022
10:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Qualifying Dives Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 05 Nov 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre
Qualifying Dives Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 06 Nov 2022
09:00
07 hours 00 minutes
Wraysbury Dive Centre

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