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Book a PADI Open Water Diver course

Open Water Diver

Diver certification begins here. Start with PADI's online eLearning course. Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience five open water (ocean/lake) dives. On completion of the course you'll be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, qualified to dive to 18 metres with a similarly qualified buddy.

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.

Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older, although for children aged 10-11 the PADI Seal Team may be more appropriate, it's worth chatting to the team in store or giving us a call on 01935 353525 to discuss what's involved.

You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

From November -April, the Open Water Diver course is taught together with the PADI Dry Suit Diver speciality.

After your PADI Open Water Diver course the next step is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.