During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge. The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment.
During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You’ll enjoy making one or more minidives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site. Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you met the course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions.
As a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. It’s just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.
How does it work?
You can start learning immediately with Open Water Diver eLearning. Your PADI Dive Center, Resort or Instructor may also provide you with additional study materials to accompany your eLearning materials. Complete Open Water Diver eLearning independently at your own pace before class: Read, interact, watch and self-assess your learning by answering exercise questions after each topic and completing section Knowledge Reviews and quizzes, along with a final exam.
Be sure to ask your instructor if you have any questions as you learn. Your instructor will provide a schedule for the inwater portion of the course. Be sure to arrive for your confined water dives with your personal equipment – mask, fins and snorkel – adjusted and ready. Your instructor or dive center staff can help you with your gear.
Treat the confined water dives as practice open water dives; everything you learn has a real-world purpose in diving. By the time you go on your first open water scuba dive, you’ll have mastered the basic skills you need. Your instructor will continue to help you develop and refine your abilities during four open water dives at a local site suitable for beginning divers. You’ll learn a lot but will also have a lot of fun. The course is paced to help you become a confident and capable diver – so enjoy each step. You pay for the training, but you earn the certification.
What does it cover?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main parts: - Knowledge Development (eLearning independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving - Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills - Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore You may also be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.
You can get started with eLearning for £96.41 by following the button below:
PLEASE NOTE: BY PURCHASING THIS OPTION YOU ARE ONLY GETTING THE eLearning MATERIALS AND DOES NOT INCLUDE THE POOL AND OPEN WATER TRAINING YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE.
THE POOL AND OPEN WATER TRAINING CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY BY OUR ELEARNING UPGRADE OPTION BELOW
Once you have finished the eLearning Portion of your Open Water course. You can choose to do the practical pool sessions and Open Water sessions with us for an additional £150. This can be purchased via the button below
Alternatively if eLearning is not for you then you can purchase our full Open Water course which is priced at £199. This includes "Physical" learning materials (which can be sent in the post you), pool session training, open water training & certification.