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The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and recognised scuba diving certification. Once qualified as an open water diver you will have a life-long open water certification that enables you to dive around the world to a maximum depth of 18 meters. (12 meters for junior divers.)


Your Open Water Course will be made up of five parts: -

  • Knowledge Development using PADI eLearning which is done at home at your own pace.
  • One classroom session for a review of the knowledge development.
  • Five confined water modules covering your basic skills and done in our local pool facilities over four sessions.Water Skills Assessment during which you will swim freestyle non-stop for 200m (or with mask, fins and snorkel for 300m) and float in water too deep to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Four open waters dives over 2 days, during which you’ll be able to master your new skills and have fun while exploring the underwater world. We use a wide range of dive sites including shore diving at Browns Bay and Beadnell, Ellerton Lake and Capernwray Diving Centre.


Course Options:

  • Standard Open Water Course: -This level covers everything required to complete the course. Pool sessions are on a Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm and open water sessions are once a month on a Sunday. All sessions must be booked in advance of starting the course.
  • Flexible Open Water Course: - At this level in addition to everything above you also get access to our Saturday afternoon pool at 12 noon and an additional pool session. You can also take advantage of the option to book as you go and additional open water dates and days. Your classroom session also includes the option to complete the  PADI Aware Speciality.
  • Tailormade Open Water Course:- At this level, your course is tailor made to fit around your requirements and your schedule.  

Open Water Course

PriceFrom £305.00
  • Included in the cost of your course is:

    • Full access to PADI eLearning resources.
    • Aquanorth Log Book.
    • Full kit hire for the duration of your course. (You will need to bring a towel, swimming costume, T shirt and shorts for the pool sessions.)
    • Maximum of 4 students in a group.
    • 4/5 scheduled pool sessions to complete your confined water skills, depending on the level you choose.
    • 4 open water dives, done over 2 days .
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