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Become PADI Diver today and get your PADI Open Water Diver Certification.

Is the first PADI scuba diving certification level. One of our highly-trained PADI Diving 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.


There are 3 steps you need to complete in order to become a certified diver:

  • STEP 1: Knowledge development
  • STEP 2: Confined Water Dives
  • STEP 3: Open Water Dives 

STEP 1. Knowledge Development

The Knowledge Development portion of the course is designed so you can learn at your own pace and when it’s convenient for you. This part of your course will teach you the basic principles of scuba diving, and you will cover things like basic dive theory, equipment, skills and dive planning. 

If you want to complete this step first and upgrade to the rest of the course later on, you can book the PADI Open Water Diver eLearning separately here!

STEP 2. Confined Water Dives

Develop and practice scuba skills in a pool under direct instructor supervision. As you learn new skills, you’ll build the abilities and confidence needed for diving in open water, such as in a quarry or the ocean. 

You will complete 2 pool sessions altogether, including a drysuit orientation, which will prepare you for using a drysuit during your open water dives. 

STEP 3. Open Water Dives

Get ready to experience everything you’ve learned with the freedom of open water! You will do 4 open water dives altogether, plus one additional dive if you choose to complete the drysuit specialty.

Our open water training dives are usually held at Wrasbury Dive Centre or Vobster, check out the links to learn more about this great dive sites! 

As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor, you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, ready to embark on unforgettable adventures!


PADI Open Water Referral

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 Referral Upgrade

The PADI Open Water Referral Upgrade 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.


If you not ready to start your in water training or you are thinking of going abroad to do your training then you can start your scuba training digitally whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. PADI eLearning is the easiest way to fit scuba lessons into your busy schedule. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using your computer or mobile device. Schedule in-water training whenever you’re ready. Get your eLearning today

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 our instructors whenever you have a question.

Prerequisites - PADI Open Water Diver

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver,

  • You must be at least 15 years old, or 10 years for PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification.
  • You need to be in good physical health and comfortable in the water. 

No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

Medical Requirements

Our experiences and courses require 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), or your own Doctor.

You will not be able to participate in any pool or open water sessions without confirming your fitness to dive.

If the above points are not adhered to no later than 14 days before the start of your course, it will greatly slow down the course for yourself and the other students.

For this reason, if the effort and commitment has not been made, you will be assigned another course and an additional cost of £75 may be charged. In the event you do not book another course date, no refund will be made.

The Scuba Gear You Will Use

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

  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Buoyancy Device
  • Regulator
  • Scuba Cylinder
  • Weight System & Weights
  • Scuba Diving Computer
  • Scuba Diving Fins
  • Dry Suit & 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.

Make A Difference For Ocean Health In 2022

2022 promises to be in exciting year, and we are helping to introduce and expand the contributions divers can make in saving the ocean.

Further helping our vision is to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean.

    • All our PADI Open Water Diver Courses will include the PADI AWARE Speciality Course.
    • All our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Courses will include Dive Against Debris Speciality Course
    • All our Open Water Instructor Courses will receive the Dive Against Debris Speciality Instructor as part of the training programme.

All we ask is you support the PADI AWARE 10 steps and "Give Back" and make a donation towards PADI AWARE Foundation via our Donation Page

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 this date if you are unsure or can’t find a date that works for you simply give us a call to discuss this further.

Addtional Costs

Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day

Your Open Water Course includes 2 pool sessons over 5 hours and 4 open water dives over 2 days, equipment rental, materials. However, as with all training courses, this certification can only be award following the demostraton of skill mastery. Most students will complete the course within the 4 days, however additional training beyond this will be charged on a per-day basis.

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If you do not see the date or location you are looking for then please call us on 01189 761729 or email us at Info@UKDivingAcademy.Com and we will see if we can create a course on your behalf.

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