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PADI Open Water Diver Pay as you go

Discover Scuba / Open Water Diver lesson 1

The PADI Discover Scuba experience offers the perfect introduction to the underwater world. Dive Academy offers this fun taster session in the comfort of our on-site heated pool. This experience is suitable for anyone who wants to find out how it feels to breathe underwater for the first time and discover the fun of weightlessness.

This session also serves as the first lesson of the Open Water Diver course, so if you want to give diving a try and find you like it, you can move on to lessons 2, 3, 4 and 5 at your own pace.

Your instructor will cover all the theory you need to know for this session. You'll also learn about and try on equipment followed by an hour in the pool to get comfortable under the water and learn some basic skills.

You will need a swimsuit or swimming shorts, a t-shirt you don't mind getting wet, and a towel to take part.

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

Next, you'll complete lesson 2.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Three steps to achieve your PADI Open Water Diver certification

Step 1 - eLearning

Step 1 - eLearning

Buy the e-Learning for your PADI Open Water Diver course, we'll send you a code to redeem at to complete your eLearning. Please note that you can choose to complete lesson one prior to starting e-learning if you wish to try diving first. However you will need to complete eLearning chapters 1 and 2 prior to lesson 2.
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Step 2 - Pool Training

Step 2 - Pool Training

Over five pool dives with your instructor, you'll learn about how to assemble diving equipment, get comfortable under the water, learn and practice skills and then put them into practice in a mini-dive.
Step 3 - Qualifying Dives

Step 3 - Qualifying Dives

It's time to dive! You'll complete five open water dives with your instructor to achieve your PADI Open Water Diver rating and Dry Suit Speciality Diver. You'll repeat many of the skills you learned in the pool, but there will also be time to explore and enjoy the underwater landscape.
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You don't need your own equipment to complete the Open Water Diver course - equipment rental is included within the cost of your course. However we do recommend for your comfort purchasing your own snorkelling gear - mask, snorkel, boots and fins. Your instructor will talk you through the possible options during your pool training.