PADI Open Water Course
In general, learning to SCUBA dive is not difficult. It takes a
little time, patience and practice. The initial strange and exciting
feeling of being able to breathe underwater is soon overtaken by the
exhilaration of "flying" weightless.
We take you step by step through exercises to increase your
confidence and enhance your diving experience. In conjunction with the
practical work, we reinforce the all aspects of safety and enjoyment
through instructor demonstrations and theory presentation. We can offer
1 to 1 or group lessons where you learn with like minded people.
Why PADI Open Water?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognised and
respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy
independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover
Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with
your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the
open water program.
Are there any prerequisites?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable
in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are
between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI
Junior Open Water Diver program available.
What will I do?
Throughout the course, you'll learn fundamentals of scuba diving,
including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by
completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by
making four open water (ocean or lake) dives with us.
How long will it take?
PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate
mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is
comfortable for you. Our courses last between 5 and 6 weeks. There are 5
pool sessions, two academic / theory sessions, followed by 4 open water
dives over 2 days.
We have introduced modular payments for those who wish to spread the
cost of their course. Your course is secured with a £50 deposit,
which covers the first session and your course materials.
Further payments of £50 per session will be followed by a final payment
of £75 prior to attending the open water dives.