PADI Open Water Diver – Full Course

Course Requirements

  • Have GREAT FUN!
  • No diving experience necessary
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Be able to swim 200 metres non stop any style
  • Be able to tread water/ float for 10 minutes
  • Be medically fit to dive

Course Duration

  • Independent Home Study
  • 2 Days Academic and Confined Water (Pool) Training
  • 2 Days Open Water Training
  • The course normally takes 4 Days to complete, over two weekends.
  • Tailor made courses can be arranged for Weekends, Weekdays and Evenings at NO EXTRA CHARGE (Minimum 2 Students)
  • Private One to One Courses are available

Course Materials

  • Open Water Manual
  • DVD
  • Electronic Recreational Dive Planner (Multilevel)
  • Adventure Log Book

What you will need to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Lake entry fee
  • Academic Materials
  • 2x passport photos
  • Cold drink (for pool)


  • £425

Cost includes

  • Educational Materials
  • All equipment hire
  • Air fills
  • Pool fees
  • PADI Registration fee

(PADI Open Water Diver + PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Package = £690 SAVE £30)

PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course Option – £295 This option enables you to complete all of your Academic and Confined Water (Classroom & Pool) Training here, and then finish your qualifying Open Water Dives at your selected HOLIDAY destination! For full details, please click here…

 PADI Scuba Diver Upgrade – £190 If you are already a PADI Scuba Diver and are looking to upgrade to a PADI Open Water Diver, then you will need to complete Theory & Confined Water Modules 4 & 5 and Open Water Dives 3 & 4 for certification

Why does the cost for the same scuba course vary so much between different dive schools, locally?

Some dive schools & centres advertise “cheap” courses to attract customers looking for “bargain deals” These deals can come at a cost to you if you are not careful. Once you have booked a course, you may find you are training in large groups, have to share a public pool during confined water training and find there are “hidden extras” in the price of the course!

At Scuba in the Weald we offer you the highest quality scuba diver training in small groups, with experienced, friendly PADI Instructors, dedicated classrooms for theory sessions and a private, indoor heated pool for all the confined water training.

On ALL open water dives, we offer “one to one” supervision for your safety and comfort. All course prices at Scuba in the Weald are fully inclusive and include everything you will need to complete your course, while having fun & enjoyment!

Course Dates

All course dates are listed here!  In addition to our scheduled course dates, we also offer tailor made courses with flexible schedule’s to suit you at no extra cost.
Once you have selected your course date, please book here or if you need assistance, feel free to contact us




 Let your Adventures start here!

The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the most widely recognized and respected in the world

This course will teach you all the skills needed to dive independently of a PADI Professional, to a maximum depth of 18 metres, safely and confidently.

The course is run by our Highly Qualified Instructors, who are all members of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and have years of teaching experience.

The course is divided into 3 sections:

  • Academic Training (Independent Study and Classroom)
  • Confined Water Training (Pool)
  • Open Water Training (Lake)
  • (5 Academic modules, 5 Confined Water Modules and 4 Open Water Dives) to complete for certification.

How can I continue my adventure?

When you have completed your PADI Open Water Course, you can begin your PADI Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

These courses are designed so you can move straight on to the next level, while continuing to gain experience, confidence and knowledge.

For further details on any of our courses, please contact us or book a course here!