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The PADI Open Water Diver Referral course is designed for individuals seeking a flexible approach to obtaining their PADI Open Water Diver certification.  You complete your eLeaning and confined water with us and then complete your open water dives at another PADI dive centre. This option is particularly appealing for those planning to travel or who wish to train in different environments.


Course Structure

The Referral course is segmented into two primary components: eLearning and confined water dives. You then have 12 months to compete your Open Water dives  at  any PADI dive centre, anywhere in the word. 



This covers the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive theory, safety procedures and equipment management. This part of the course aims to establish a thorough understanding of the essential concepts and practices in scuba diving.


Confined Water Dives

This section of the course takes place in one of our local swimming pools. Here, under the supervision of a PADI instructor,  you will practice and refine your scuba skills. This phase focuses on developing confidence and proficiency in basic diving techniques.


Course Options:

•    Standard Open Water Referral Course: -This level covers everything required to complete the course. Your 4 pool sessions are on a Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm and all sessions must be booked in advance of starting the course.
•    Flexible Open Water Referral 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 your classroom session includes the PADI Aware Speciality. 
•    Tailormade Open Water Referral Course: - At this level, your course is tailor made to fit around your requirements and your schedule.

Open Water Referral

PriceFrom £160.00
  • Course Requirements

    • Be at least 10 years of age.
    • Be able to swim.
    • Be in good physical health.
    • Be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 16.
    • Complete a Medical Statement. (Click here to download) If you need to answer ‘yes’ to any question medical clearance will be needed from your GP prior to diving.
    • Agree to our terms and conditions.  click here
  • What's included?

    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 selected.
  • What's next?

    The next step is the PADI Advanced Course. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. (Click here for more information.)

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