Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver - £450

Get certified! The PADI Open Water Diver programme is the world's most popular SCUBA course. It is an internationally recognised qualification and it’s your ticket to a lifetime of underwater adventures! Once qualified, you will be certified to dive to a depth of 18 metres with a buddy. The course runs over four days comprising of theory development, confined water sessions and Open Water diving.

What Will I Do?

Self Learning
Upon formally securing your space on the PADI Open Water diver course with In Deep, you will be supplied with your course materials. You’ll 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 and more time in the water! During the start of your course you will review the key concepts of diver theory and 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 and replacing your regulator, building on confidence and competence throughout the sessions. By the end of the confined water dives you will find yourself swimming across the pool without your mask on and hovering completely neutrally buoyant! We will also complete the waterman ship tests during the confined water sessions including a 200-metre swim test and 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 and confidence from the confined water sessions. On completion of your course, you will have developed mastery of all skills, peak performance buoyancy and high in-water awareness. You will then be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver!

How Long Will It Take?
A typical Open Water course with In Deep runs over four days, however the courses are performance based and in some cases it could take longer to meet all performance requirements.

What's Included?
The PADI Open Water Diver programme is £395.00 including all course related materials, classroom presentations, pool entry fees, equipment, boat dives and 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 and waterside views. In Deep uses heated swimming pools for confined water sessions, with changing facilities, showers and secure storage of personal items. In Deep completes all open water training dives in local bays from one of our two dive boats. Upon completion of your PADI Open Water Diver programme you will be invited to join the In Deep Dive Club for continued guidance and to build upon your diving experience. You will also have the chance to enrol on to more advanced courses and further explore the underwater world.

What Do I Need To Enrol?
Minimum 15 years of age. You need to be able to swim 200m continuously and 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.

What's Next?
In Deep Dive Club
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI Dry Suit Specialty