Get certified! The PADI Open Water Diver programme is the world's most popular SCUBA course, this certification is internationally recognised, it's your ticket to a lifetime of underwater adventure, certifying you to dive to 18 m with a buddy. The course runs over four days comprising of theory development, confined water sessions & Open Water diving.
What Will I Do?
Upon formally securing your space on the PADI Open Water diver course with In Deep, you will be supplied with your course materials, you work your way through your Open Water diving manual, completing each of the 5 knowledge reviews as you go, alongside watching the PADI Open Water DVD in the comfort of your own home. This allows us to spend less time in the classroom & more time in the water! During the start of your course you will review the key concepts of diver theory & your knowledge reviews with your instructor.
Confined Water Sessions
During our confined water sessions you develop basic diving skills in the comfort of a heated swimming pool, ready for the Open Water environment. We start with simple skills like removing & replacing your regulator, building on confidence & competence throughout the sessions, by the end of the confined water dives you will find yourself swimming across the pool without your mask on & hovering completely neutrally buoyant! We will also complete the waterman ship tests during the confined water sessions including a 200 m swim test & a 10 min survival float.
Open Water Diving
As part of your course you will complete four Open Water dives from one of our boats exploring shallow local dive sites from reefs to wrecks, building on your skills & confidence from the confined water sessions. By course completion you will have developed mastery of all skills, peak performance buoyancy & high in-water awareness & will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver! We also have unique access to an in-land fresh water diver training site, so poor weather won't stop us diving, if conditions aren't perfect in Plymouth sound we take our students to explore the attractions of our fresh water site including a sunken helicopter!
How Long Will It Take?
A typical Open Water course with In Deep runs over four days however the courses are performance based in some cases it could take longer to meet all performance requirements.
The PADI Open Water Diver programme is £395.00 including all course related materials, classroom presentations, pool entry fees, equipment, boat dives & certification fees.
Why Enrol With In Deep?
During your course you can take full advantage of use of all onsite facilities at the Mount Batten Watersports centre including free parking, toilets, showers, changing rooms, secure storage of personal items, cafe, bar, restaurant, classrooms & waterside views.
In Deep uses heated swimming pools for confined water session, with changing facilities, showers & secure storage of personal items.
In Deep has unique access to a freshwater inland diver training site, if conditions are unfavourable in Plymouth sound we don't have to delay your completion dives.
Upon completion of your PADI Open Water Diver or SCUBA Diver programme join the In Deep Dive Club
for continued guidance & build your diving experience record.
What Do I Need To Enrol?
Minimum 15 years of age.
You need to be able to swim 200m continuously & comfortably without assistance. Completed PADI Medical, Open Water booking form and T&c's available on request.
We highly recommend the completion of a PADI Discover SCUBA Diving
programme or an equivalent SCUBA experience programme prior to enrolling on the Open Water course.