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 recognised scuba course. Whether you have a holiday booked somewhere nice and warm and wanted to try the local diving scene or you are interested in diving in the UK, where we have the best wreck diving in the world. To enrol in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What the course entailsThe PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development (independent home study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore
Short on time? Scuba-tec is able to offer an intensive Open Water Course, which covers all aspects of the PADI Open Water Course, and is based over two consecutive weekends.First Weekend Knowledge Development (independent home study prior to the course commencement) to understand basic principles of scuba diving Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills, which also included dry suit orientation (if completing your course in the UK). Second Weekend Open Water Dives at an inland dive centre to use your skills and explore the underwater world.
All dives completed sign off as a fully qualified Open Water Diver.
If you would like to know the full content of the course week by week you can find more information on our Open Water Diver – More Information page
How to get started
Contact us and we will be pleased to discuss any aspect of the PADI Open Water Diver course.
Get yourself booked onto the next available course and further your diving experience with Scuba-tec.