Open Water Diver

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 recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

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Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water course consists of three elements.

  • Self Study and Theory Lessons, online
  • 8 Hours of pool time, so you are well prepared for the Open Water Dives
  • 4 Open Water Dives, either with us or with a PADI centre abroad

We teach the course over two weekends the first in the classroom and pool, the second in open water.

We can also teach the pool sessions over 5 Monday evenings.

If you want to complete the open water dives, while you are on holiday for example, complete the theory and pool sessions here and use the referral system.

Course Prerequisites

Open Water Diver 1 Referral

Course training:

  • Tuition by internationally qualified instructors
  • 2 days classroom and pool sessions

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • "eLearning access Key" allowing access to
    • The PADI Open Water Diver Course Interactive Materials
    • Complete knowledge reviews and upload
    • Complete quizzes, final exam and upload
    • Online dive logging
  • PADI Referral form

Our Open Water Course includes a total of 8 HOURS pool time with a PADI Instructor so that our students are better, safer and more confident divers when they move on to their open water training.

Price£240


Open Water Diver 2

Having completed the Open Water Diver 1, you are now ready to start training in open water. All open water training is completed in drysuits, we want to prepare you for diving in British waters.

Course training:

  • Tuition by internationally qualified instructors
  • 4 open water qualifying dives

What is included?

  • Drysuit Orientation
  • All scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Openwater Diver Certification eCARD

The total price to complete the full Open Water qualification Part 1 and Part 2 with Aquatech is:£415


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Whats next?

Referral from another dive centre

If you are a referral student from another centre you will require two days Open Water after an initial pool session.

  • Pool session to review of your skills £30
  • 4 Open water dives £175
  • Certification, included for eLearning, if not £69

Upgrade From PADI Scuba Diver

If you are already a PADI SCUBA diver to upgrade to Open Water you will need one day in the pool and one day in Open Water. You can complete the theory and pool sessions with us and use the PADI referral scheme and complete your open water dives on holiday. If you don't have the PADI materials from your Scuba Diver course we can provide these as eLearning.

  • PADI eLearning, if required £100
  • Pool session to complete skills £80
  • 2 Open water dives £90
  • Certification, included for eLearning, if not £69



2024 Entry Level Course Dates

Entry Level Course Dates
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July PADI Openwater Diver Course (Pool + Theory) - NEW DIVER TRAINING Full
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August PADI Openwater Diver Course (Pool + Theory) - NEW DIVER TRAINING Book
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September PADI Openwater Diver Course (Pool + Theory) - NEW DIVER TRAINING Book
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September PADI Openwater Diver Course (Pool + Theory) - NEW DIVER TRAINING Book
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October PADI Openwater Diver Course (Pool + Theory) - NEW DIVER TRAINING Book
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October PADI Openwater Diver Course (Pool + Theory) - NEW DIVER TRAINING Book
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November PADI Openwater Diver Course (Pool + Theory) - NEW DIVER TRAINING Book
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December PADI Openwater Diver Course (Pool + Theory) - NEW DIVER TRAINING Book

We can also offer the pool training over 4 or 5 Monday evenings.

More dates can be found here.


Medical Statement

Please print and complete the PADI Medical Statement before attending any diving course. If you require a doctors signature you must obtain this prior to attending.

Download PADI Medical Statement