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.
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!
OTHER COURSE OPTIONS
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