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Learn to dive with Andark Diving, we’ve been training divers since 1976 and have unrivalled facilities and highly experienced staff waiting to take you on your first dive adventure.

You’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, to experience adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it begins. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most renowned and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the underwater world through this course.

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water certification. The four day course results in a lifetime certification, recognised all over the world. As an Open Water diver you’ll have the freedom to dive with a buddy independently of a diving professional.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three phases:

Knowledge Development ( home study / online, independent study with a review in the classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving theory

Confined water dives in Andark’s Indoor Heated Pool to learn basic scuba skills

Open Water Dives, in our purpose built Lake, to use your skills and explore!

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

What's Included

  • 2 days of Classroom and Pool sessions full kit hire included (in our on site heated pool)
  • 4 open water dives over 2 days usually at Andark Lake
  • Kit hire included for Open Water dives; suit, cylinder, free air, regulators and gauges, BCD, weights and dive computer. 
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Free teas and coffee’s during classroom sessions
  • PADI Crewpak includes O/W DVD , O/W Manual, Dive Computer Simulator Access Card and Blue Padi Log book, comes in Blue Padi  Document Bag (worth RRP £72.50 included in course price)
  • PADI certification – lasts a lifetime
  • Use of all the expensive scuba diving equipment (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD and regulator)
  • There is a great selection of equipment to purchase at preferential rates for all Andark Students. View our range here.

Course Prerequisites

  • A spare four days (either together or over a couple of weekends, ideally consecutively but not essential )
  • To be able to swim and float
  • To have read the book, watched the DVD  and completed the knowledge reviews
  • To be at least 15 years old (otherwise you can do the junior course)

Course price


Upgrade to include Drysuit Specialty (including manual):


How do I do it?

Four consecutive days

4 days over 2 Weekends

Personal Tuition and Evenings over 6 week period (call to speak to our staff)

Whether you’re on the go, or just want to take it slow, now you can complete the academic portions.

of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with PADI e­Learning. Anywhere, Anytime.

On­line learning with PADI e­learning, is possible through us this only covers your online web-based theory, our PADI centre number is S-2296. After completing the elearning you go on to do the confined Open Water sessions (pool training). These are run over 1 and half days, before your 4 open water dives (over 2 days). Contact us for Elearning Price as its at an extra cost to course price.


What's not included?

£12 per day Andark lake entry fee (2 days)

We like you to have your own mask, snorkel, boots and fins for the 2 Open Water days (we have special student packs instore and your instructor or our shop staff will help you choose during your classroom and pool days).

Purchase of gloves in cold weather might needed!

There are various upgrade packages available (like Drysuit Diver) speak to our staff for more details.

Spaces available on the following courses:

Course dates

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
Saturday 28th March 2020Sunday 29th March 2020Saturday 4th April 2020Sunday 5th April 2020
Monday 6th April 2020Tuesday 7th April 2020Wednesday 8th April 2020Thursday 9th April 2020
Saturday 11th April 2020Sunday 12th April 2020Saturday 18th April 2020Sunday 19th April 2020
Saturday 25th April 2020Sunday 26th April 2020Saturday 2nd May 2020Sunday 3rd May 2020
Saturday 9th May 2020Sunday 10th May 2020Saturday 16th May 2020Sunday 17th May 2020
Saturday 23rd May 2020Sunday 24th May 2020Saturday 30th May 2020Sunday 31st May 2020
Thursday 28th May 2020Friday 29th May 2020Saturday 30th May 2020Sunday 31st May 2020
Saturday 6th June 2020Sunday 7th June 2020Saturday 13th June 2020Sunday 14th June 2020
Saturday 20th June 2020Sunday 21st June 2020Saturday 27th June 2020Sunday 28th June 2020
Saturday 4th July 2020Sunday 5th July 2020Saturday 11th July 2020Sunday 12th July 2020
Saturday 18th July 2020Sunday 19th July 2020Saturday 25th July 2020Sunday 26th July 2020
Thursday 23rd July 2020Friday 24th July 2020Saturday 25th July 2020Sunday 26th July 2020
Monday 27th July 2020Tuesday 28th July 2020Wednesday 29th July 2020Thursday 30th July 2020
Saturday 1st August 2020Sunday 2nd August 2020Saturday 8th August 2020Sunday 9th August 2020
Saturday 15th August 2020Sunday 16th August 2020Saturday 22nd August 2020Sunday 23rd August 2020
Monday 17th August 2020Tuesday 18th August 2020Wednesday 19th August 2020Thursday 20th August 2020
Monday 24th August 2020Tuesday 25th August 2020Saturday 26th August 2020Sunday 27th August 2020
Monday 24th August 2020Tuesday 25th August 2020Saturday 5th September 2020Sunday 6th September 2020
Saturday 12th September 2020Sunday 13th September 2020Saturday 26th September 2020Sunday 27th September 2020
Saturday 3rd October 2020Sunday 4th October Saturday 10th October Sunday 11th October

How to book

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

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.

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256 Bridge Road,
Lower Swanwick,
Hampshire UK,
SO31 7FL

Call us on: +44 (0)1489 581755
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About Andark

Andark was formed in 1976 , originally as a diving contractor working on many underwater projects from ship hull surveys to underwater construction and marine salvage. In 1980 we diversified into scuba diver training . Today Andark is one of the country’s biggest leisure diving schools offering a range of world-recognised dive courses.


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