Open Water Diver

The Open Water Diver course is the world’s most widely accepted diving qualification, and teaches you the foundations of diving – so that you can dive with a buddy, to a maximum depth of 18m, independent of supervision, anywhere in the world. The course involves some home study, some pool work, and then open water dives to complete your certification. Alternatively, the Open Water Nitrox Diver course means you can start learning to use Enriched Air Nitrox right from the outset for safer, longer dives. Start the way you mean to go on!

If you want to learn to dive abroad, but the thought of spending your holiday time doing classroom and pool sessions doesn’t appeal, you can do an Open Water Referral. You complete your classroom and pool training here and then finish your course on holiday. No problem!

  • Minimum Age
  • 15 years old
  • Duration
  • Two days covering theory and practicing skills in the pool.
  • Two days putting knowledge into practice in an Open Water environment.
  • Prerequisites
  • No previous diving experience required.
  • Cost
  • £430 Open Water Diver
  • £320 Open Water Referral
All you'll need... Learning materials, Instruction, Standard pool time if required *, Air fills, Equipment hire**, Certification fees and Certificate or Card on completion.
All divers and student divers are required to complete a PADI Medical Statement when joining us for any inwater activities. If you have any questions about this please ask us.

Please note: Transportation to sites, dive site entry and boat charter costs (if applicable) are not included in the price.

* One to one, extra instruction and additional pool time will be quoted as extra, subject to requirements.
** Subject to availability and sizing.

If you would like further information please contact us info@divesouth.co.uk

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