Course information

If you want to learn to scuba dive, take a PADI Junior Open Water Diver course, the most widely recognised and respected diving certification in the world.

Within a few days, you can be enjoying the underwater world.

As a certified PADI Junior Open Water Diver, you’ll have the freedom to dive with a buddy in this country or abroad.

If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

So what are you waiting for? …Learn to dive today!

Course Pre-Requisites

  • A PADI Junior Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • The Junior Open Water course structure is essentially the same as for the adult course
  • You’ll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques.
  • You’ll earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives.
  • The course is split into two parts. The first 2 days of pool and theory take place at Andark, (or Home Study – see calendar details below), and the final two days for the 4 qualifying dives are at a suitable (and safe) open water training site. (See calendar details below for the various ways that you can complete these two parts)

Course price


What's Included

  • Open Water Crewpak comes in Padi Bag  (worth RRP £72.50 included) and includes:-

    O/W Manual, RDP, DVD O/W

  • Blue PADI logbook including training record
  • PADILife time certification
  • Kit Hire (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD, regulator and gauges, air and dive computer)

What's not included?

  • Andark Lake Entry fee is £12 per day
  • Transport to dive site if not going to the Andark lake
  • Dive site fees, typically start at £22 per day at Vobster Quay, Frome
  • Basic equipment for Open Water dives: mask, snorkel, fins and boots (gloves from October to May)
  • There is a great selection of equipment to purchase at preferential rates for all Andark Students. View our range here. 

Course dates

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
Tuesday 1st June Wednesday 2nd JuneThursday 3rd JuneFriday 4th June
Saturday 19th JuneSunday 20th JuneSaturday 26th JuneSunday 27th June
Saturday 3rd JulySunday 4th JulySaturday 10th JulySunday 11th July
Saturday 17th JulySunday 18th JulySaturday 24th JulySunday 25th July
Saturday 31st JulySunday 1st AugustSaturday 7th AugustSunday 8th August
Thursday 5th AugustFriday 6th AugustSaturday 7th AugustSunday 8th August
Thursday 12th AugustFriday 13th AugustSaturday 14th AugustSunday 15th August
Saturday 14th AugustSunday 15th AugustSaturday 21st AugustSunday 22nd August
Monday 16th AugustTuesday 17th AugustWednesday 18th August Thursday 19th August
Saturday 21st AugustSunday 22nd AugustSaturday 28th AugustSunday 28th August
Tuesday 24th AugustWednesday 25th AugustThursday 26th AugustFriday 27th August
Saturday 28th AugustSunday 28th AugustSaturday 4th SeptemberSunday 5th September
Thursday 2nd SeptemberFriday 3rd SeptemberSaturday 4th SeptemberSunday 5th September
Saturday 4th SeptemberSunday 5th SeptemberSaturday 11th SeptemberSunday 12th September
Saturday 18th SeptemberSunday 19th SeptemberSaturday 25th SeptemberSunday 26th September
Saturday 2nd OctoberSunday 3rd OctoberSaturday 9th OctoberSunday 10th October
Saturday 16th OctoberSunday 17th October Saturday 23rd OctoberSunday 24TH October
Saturday 30th October Sunday 31st October Saturday 6th November Sunday 7th November
Saturday 13th November Sunday 14th November Saturday 20th November Sunday 21st November
Saturday 27th November Sunday 28th November Saturday 4th DecemberSunday 5th December

How to book

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Booking Form

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.