5-6 weeks (1 evening per week)
1 classroom session
4 Open Water Dives - 2 days at a UK inland dive site
Includes all equipment hire, air, tuition, PADI Diving Manual, swimming pool fees, PADI Certification fee. Not entry fees to inland dive sites.
When are they held?
Every Wednesday evening, The Ridgeway Leisure Centre Pool, Wroughton 8:00pm, kit up 7:45pm.
How do I sign up?
To book your place please call or email us. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure your place, you will be issued with your training materials and you can start your course when you are ready.
Now you have the option of moving onto the PADI Advanced Open Water diver course, where you will increase your experience, develop your underwater skills and have a taste of PADI Specialty courses.
Share your passion for diving and join our group of diving friends, where you can enjoy one of the many organised dive trips and social events they plan.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular and exciting learn to dive course in the world. It is recognised in more countries around the world than any other diving certification and it has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. This certification allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
Open Water Diver Pre-Requisites
All students must complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
Minimum age is 10. Children aged 10 and 14 year olds will be awarded the PADI Junior Open Water certification.
What will I do?
Knowledge Development - home study and classroom sessions to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives – to learn basic scuba skills. This is what it’s all about – diving! You develop basic scuba skills by scuba diving in our swimming pool at The Ridgeway Leisure Centre Pool, Wroughton. Here you will learn everything from setting up your scuba gear to how to easily get water out of your scuba mask without surfacing.
You’ll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air or replacing your scuba mask.
There is a minimum of five confined water dives, with each building upon the previous, allowing you to attain the skills you need to dive in open water.
Watermanship skills must be demonstrated, you don't have to be a strong swimmer as long as you can complete a 200-metre swim and tread water for 10 minutes.
Open Water Dives - When you are confident of the skills learnt in the confined pool sessions, you then undertake the four open water dives during which you will demonstrate the skills that you have been taught. This is then followed by a pleasure dive and a chance to explore!
How much does it cost?
BRONZE OPTION £475
Includes all equipment hire, air, tuition, training materials, swimming pool fees and certification.
Additional pool sessions can be arranged to allow you to practice and refine dive skills prior to going to open water, these are charged at £15pp/ps.
SILVER OPTION £604
Open Water Diver plus Drysuit Diver Specialty (saving of £56.00)
GOLD PACKAGE £733
PLATINUM PACKAGE £875
Entrance fees are required into the inland dive sites and are payable per day.
We require 24 hours notice if you cannot make a planned open water dive otherwise a fee of £35pp/pd will be applicable if you do not turn up. This covers staffing costs incurred for the day.