Open Water Diving

Become PADI Certified

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 recognised 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 enrol in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 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.

What will you learn?


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases -

  • Knowledge development to understand the basic principles of scuba diving.

  • Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills 

  • Open Water dives to review your skills and explore the underwater world!


There are two options to complete this course:


Option One: Full Open Water Course

You complete the knowledge development and confined water dives and come complete your open water dives with Aquanorth at one of our local dive sites.


Option Two: Open Water Referal Course

You complete the knowledge development and confined water dives with Aquanorth and then you arrange to complete you open water dives abroad.



What Scuba Gear will you use?


Aquanorth diving centre will provide all the equipment required for your PADI Open Water Diver course, including mask, fins, snorkel, regulators, buoyancy compensation device, gauges and tank.


Participants will need to bring a swimming costume, T-shirt , shorts and a towel for the pool.


How to book?


To book onto this course please click here to email Aquanorth or call us on 0191 266 6626