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PADI Open Water Diver course

Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

Why PADI Open Water?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional to 18 meters if over 12 years old. 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.
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Open Water Divers are qualified to ...

  • Dive with a buddy independent of supervision while applying the knowledge and skills learnt during the course, within the limits of their training and experience.
  • Obtain air fills, scuba equipment and other services.
  • Plan, conduct and log open water no stop (no decompression) dives when properly equipped and when accompanied by a buddy in conditions with which they have training and/or experience.
  • Continue their dive training with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, the PADI Adventures in Diving program or in PADI Specialty Diver courses.
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What do I need to start?
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.

A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 12 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

Like to try before booking a course, then why not enrol on one of our Discover Scuba sessions. We also offer a similar discovery session for 8 to 10 year olds with the PADI Bubblemaker program.

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 five open water dives.

Five Open Water Dives – Here at Adventure Divers we like to give you just that little bit more on your Open Water weekend by giving you a 5th dive, this not only makes it a full weekend but gives you just that little more experience and comfort for all your future diving. There is, also, the opportunity of an optional sixth dive on the same weekend.

If you would prefer to complete your Open Water Dives on holiday why not enrol on the Open Water Referral Course.

Alternatively why not enquire about qualifying on one of our many scheduled holidays, for groups we may be able to schedule a holiday to meet your requirements.

Course Structure

5 Knowledge Development Sections

The Knowledge Development portion establishes a foundation of principles, procedures and general information that divers need. There are five sections, each of which is normally accomplished through independent study with the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video/DVD, or with the Open Water Diver Multimedia CD-Rom. You then answer exercise questions within the reading, complete a Knowledge Review for each section and finally you demonstrate mastery of the materials by completing a short PADI Quiz after each of the first 4 sections and a Final Exam after the 5th section.
You can now also complete your knowledge development with PADI E Learning.

5 Confined Water Dives

Confined water training serves two purposes. First, it establishes the basic skills that all divers need (or may need in the unlikely event of a problem) in a low stress environment. Second, it reinforces and supplements the Knowledge Development training by having you practice and apply what you learn from reading the manual and watching the videos. There are five Confined Water Dives that correspond to the five Knowledge Development sections. Confined Water training is fun and exciting, skills are introduced gradually, from simple to complex, so that you build upon previous learning as you progress. The goal of Confined Water training is to provide the skills base for making the transition to Open Water Dives.

5 Open Water Dives

By combining and applying what you have learnt in the Knowledge Development sections and the Confined Water Dives, the Open Water Dives introduce you to the open water environment. Although you will have already practiced the skills that you’ll be performing, the presence of new variables and conditions makes the Open Water Dives the most important part of the course.  Besides being a fantastic learning experience, this will also be your first real taste of the adventure and excitement that diving offers. After you have completed five Open Water Dives you will become a fully certified PADI  Open Water Diver, qualified to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

Your Training

Our PADI Open Water courses usually run one evening a week over 5 weeks, with the qualifying open water dives taking places over a weekend. 

Alternatively you can choose one of our more intensive courses, run over 2 weeks or 2 weekends.  We also run executive and one-on-one courses.
If you don't fancy diving in the UK but would like to dive when you go on holiday, why not consider our PADI Open Water Referral program.  With this course you will complete all of the Knowledge Development Sections and the Confined Water Dives here in the UK and then we will give you a referral form that is recognised at PADI Dive Centres throughout the world.  When you arrive at your holiday destination you can complete the final Open Water Dives and earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification.
BCD, Regulators, Tank and Weights are all supplied. However, you are recommended to purchase your own mask and snorkel before you start the course and we also recommend that you purchase your own fins, gloves and boots before the Open Water Dives. This ensures a perfect fit and greater comfort. In addition, you will also be supplied with your own copy of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and DVD or Video allowing you to study at a time, pace and place that suits you.  All of our classes are deliberately small to ensure that you receive the maximum attention from your instructor and less time waiting for your turn. The course starts with a full orientation covering the important areas and requirements of your course.  During each Knowledge Development Section your instructor will review and expand upon the information that you have read to ensure your in depth understanding.

Signing Up For The Course

If you wish to enrol on one of our PADI Open Water Courses please call or e-mail to check availability and start dates.  You will be required to pay a deposit of £50, the balance being due before the course start date. At this time we would recommend that you start working through the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and DVD or Video to ensure that you are fully up to speed prior to the course commencing. When enrolling, you must also fill in and sign a Medical Statement to say that you are fit to dive, do not take regular prescription medication and that you do not suffer from conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, diabetes etc.  If you answer yes to any of the questions on the Medical Statement you will be required to obtain a doctor's permission to dive.  If you have any concerns regarding the Medical Statement you can preview this by downloading the form from the link below.

What will I need?

A completed and signed PADI Medical Statement
PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
PADI Open Water Video or DVD
Log Book

Where can I go from here?
Continue the adventure with PADI’s Adventures in diving program, your next step in exploring the underwater world.

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Open Water Referral

Learn here completing your Swimming Pool and Academic Sessions Prior to your Holiday.

Ready to complete your Open Water dives on Holiday.

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Why PADI Open Water Referral?
You complete all the classroom and studying along with all the practical skills in the confines of the swimming pool before you go on holiday.

All you have to then to is two dives a day for two days on holiday, meaning you don't waste three days inside when you could be diving or having fun in the sun.

 

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized 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.

What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Minimum age: 10

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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 on holiday.
Why not complete your Open Water Dives with us on one of our many overseas trips.
Additional trips can be arranged. Contact us at the centre for details.

Please contact us directly for details of course availability
on 01992 650 674 or 0777 444 9133

 

 

PADI elearning

Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

Anytime, Anywhere Learn to Dive !PADI eLearning is an exciting new development that will allow busy students, the opportunity to complete the knowledge reviews, watch the appropriate videos, and complete all necessary tests and the final exam in their own time and at their own pace.PADI's eLearning system gives you the flexibility to study course material at your own pace. However, during the course, you can access the support of a PADI Professional at Adventure Divers by email or phone to get guidance and help about the topic you are studying.

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How does it work? 

After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the programme efficiently and at your own pace. After completing the online knowledge-based portion of the course, you then join up with other students to start the best part of the course - Diving.

PADI's eLearning system brings student divers all the benefits of computer based training, including student guidance, knowledge of results, and flexibility . PADI eLearning provides the flexibility to complete knowledge development with minimal fixed classroom time, to help meet the demands of daily schedules and to maximise the in water experience.

However it should be noted that this approach is not suitable for everyone, and we strongly advise that you discuss your particular needs with Adventure Divers before you register for the course, as our instructors are very experienced at advising and teaching to meet the needs of a wide range of people.

Costs and details:
Registration can be completed by following the link below, The cost of the eLearning system is $120 (currently about £60). This is priced in US dollars as this is a world wide standard price. This price covers the eLearning process only and does not cover the costs of the practical in water sessions of the course. Contact the Dive Centre for cost of the water sessions of the course. In addition we recommend that you buy a copy of the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) for future use and log book pages, to enable you to track and log your dives. This is an important proof of your experience and will be needed when you want to dive with any dive centre in the world. (Both of these items are supplied as part of the crewpack for the Open Water course and the Open Water Referral course.) Both of these items can be supplied by Adventure Divers.

So, if you have discussed your individual needs with us at Adventure Divers, and eLearning is for you. What are you waiting for? Follow the link below and register for the course.

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Open Water Inward Referral

Unable to complete your Open Water Course on holiday?
Contact us here at Adventure Divers and we can discuss completing your PADI Open Water certification.

Five Open Water Dives – Here at Adventure Divers we like to give you just that little bit more on your Open Water weekend by giving you a 5th dive, this not only makes it a full weekend but gives you just that little more experience and comfort for all your future diving. There is, also, the opportunity of an optional sixth dive on the same weekend.

Alternatively why not enquire about qualifying on one of our many scheduled holidays, for groups we may be able to schedule a holiday to meet your requirements.

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What will I need?

A completed and signed PADI Medical Statement
PADI Open Water Referal paperwork

Please contact us directly for details of course availability
on 01992 650 674 or 0777 444 9133

 

 

PADI Scuba Diver

Thinking of getting certified for an upcoming holiday, but don't have the time to put into a regular diver course? Now there's a quick and easy program designed especially for you!
This is your chance to slap on some fins, strap on a mask and experience an intense adventure in a short amount of time.
Why PADI Scuba Diver?
The PADI Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year.
As a subprogram of the PADI Open Water Diver program, the PADI Scuba Diver rating allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimizing time constraints. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional on your next vacation or dive trip
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What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a Scuba Diver certification.

• Minimum age: 10
• A completed and signed PADI Medical Statement

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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 pool dives, knowledge development sessions and by making two open water (ocean or lake) dives.
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.

Course Structure

3 Knowledge Development Sections

The Knowledge Development portion establishes a foundation of principles, procedures and general information that divers need. There are three sections, each of which is normally accomplished through independent study with the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video/DVD, or with the Open Water Diver Multimedia CD-Rom. You then answer exercise questions within the reading, complete a Knowledge Review for each section and finally you demonstrate mastery of the materials by completing a short PADI Quiz after each section.

3 Confined Water Dives

Confined water training serves two purposes. First, it establishes the basic skills that all divers need (or may need in the unlikely event of a problem) in a low stress environment. Second, it reinforces and supplements the Knowledge Development training by having you practice and apply what you learn from reading the manual and watching the videos. There are three Confined Water Dives that correspond to the three Knowledge Development sections. Confined Water training is fun and exciting, skills are introduced gradually, from simple to complex, so that you build upon previous learning as you progress. The goal of Confined Water training is to provide the skills base for making the transition to Open Water Dives.

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2 Open Water Dives
By combining and applying what you have learnt in the Knowledge Development sections and the Confined Water Dives, the Open Water Dives introduce you to the open water environment. Although you will have already practiced the skills that you'll be performing, the presence of new variables and conditions makes the Open Water Dives the most important part of the course. Besides being a fantastic learning experience, this will also be your first real taste of the adventure and excitement that diving offers.
After you have completed two Open Water Dives you will qualify as a PADI Scuba Diver
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What will I need?

PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
PADI Open Water Video or DVD
Log Book

Where can I go from here?
After completing the Scuba Diver program, you'll want to continue your dive education and the PADI Open Water Diver certification to explore more dive opportunities.

The PADI Scuba diver course is run at the same time as the Open water Diver course , you will need to attend the first three dates of a scheduled Open Water Course Part 1 and Day 1 of the Open water dives part 2.
 
Please contact us directly for details of course availability
on 01992 650 674 or 0777 444 9133