Take your underwater adventure to the next level with the PADI Open Water Course for life

Start your new and exciting underwater experience with the PADI Open Water Diver. Complete some of the theory, 3 pool sessions and two open water dives to get licenced to dive under the supervision of an instructor to a max of 12m. If you are seeking warmer waters consider the Open Water Referral would suit your needs better, especially if your planning a holiday abroad and don't want the course to take up valuable beach time. This will involve you completing all the theory, 5 pool sessions and complete the 4 Open Water dives in the sun to be certified to a max of 18m. Complete the full PADI Open Water Diver Course with us Theory 5 pool sessions and your Open Water Dives to give you the freedom to do all the diving you want here in the UK or away in the sun abroad for life.

Course Overview​

The PADI Open Water Diver course is your exciting first step on the certification ladder. You'll have loads of fun and adventure on the way as you cover three main course components:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving.

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore.


Course Prerequisites


  • You must be 10 years of age or older (10-14 year olds will  be awarded the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification)

  • You must complete the PADI Medical Statement prior to the program start date. Any pre-existing medical conditions highlighted in this form will require medical clearance before any in-water training can take place.


​Open Water Referral section

Knowledge Development

Knowledge development is based on a self study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace with either the innovative tablet-based PADI eLearning materials or the more traditional PADI Open Water manual & DVD. 

Whichever method you choose, you'll :


  • Learn diving facts, principles, and safety concepts in preparation for your confined and open water dives.

  • Watch video clips that show you the world of scuba diving.

  • Take simple quizzes to make sure you understand the material as you progress.

Your instructor will be on hand to respond quickly to emails and messages should you require any assistance during your studies.


Knowledge development is backed up by review sessions with your PADI Instructor, to ensure a full understanding of the course material.

Confined Water Dives

During 5 confined pool sessions, you will learn the skills necessary to dive safely and with confidence. Perfecting buoyancy and learning to clear your mask of water are among the fun and exciting skills that your PADI Instructor will teach you.


​In addition to the diving skills, a Waterskills Assessment will be completed prior to the Open Water section of the course. Don't worry, you don't have to be a strong swimmer as long as you can complete:


  • 200 Metre continuous unaided swim or a 300 Metre swim with mask, fins & snorkel 

  • 10-minute tread water/float​

 Cost for completing the Referral £295

Full Open Water course completion

Open Water Dives


There are 4 Open Water Dives, during which you will demonstrate the skills that you have learned during your confined pool sessions. This will be your first amazing and exhilarating experience of Open Water under the guidance of your PADI Instructor.​​

£420 Price Includes​


  • PADI Open Water Diver Materials (eLearning or Manual & DVD)

  • PADI Certification Fee

  • Theory Review Session

  • 5 Confined Water Training Session

  • 2 Open Water Training Days

  • Equipment Hire & Air Fills

After completing your PADI Open Water Course you will want to look at the next step in your adventure with the PADI Advanced Diver Course. This will give you 5 Open Water Dives of which two will cover Navigation providing skills to Navigate the underwater world and Deep increasing your scuba experience to a depth of 30m are compulsory then 3 more dives of your choice from a long list of experinces such as wreck, Peak performance boyancy, search and recovery, Underwater photography and many more. You can complete your Advanced Course as soon as you have completed your PADI Open Water Course or after getting a few dives in to increase your confidence and experience before you move on. 

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