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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 £66.40 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 2 half days, before your 4 open water dives (over 2 days).

Cost of elearning pack is as follows; Course Price: £385.00  + elearning Pack: £113.00 brought either through us or from the link below.

Buy your PADI elearning Package HERE , and start today!


What's not included?

£10 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
Thursday 15th NovemberFriday 16th November Saturday 17th November Sunday 18th November
Saturday 17th November Sunday 18th November Saturday 24th NovemberSunday 25th November
Saturday 1st December Sunday 2nd DecemberSaturday 8th December Sunday 9th December
Saturday 15th December Sunday 16th December Saturday 29th DecemberSunday 30th December
Saturday 5th January Sunday 6th January Saturday 12th January Sunday 13th January
Saturday 19th January Sunday 20th January Saturday 26th January Sunday 27th January
Saturday 2nd February Sunday 3rd February Saturday 9th FebruarySunday 10th February
Saturday 16th FebruarySunday 17th FebruarySaturday 23rd February Sunday 24th February
Thursday 21st February Friday 22nd February Saturday 23rd February Sunday 24th February
Saturday 2nd MarchSunday 3rd MarchSaturday 9th MarchSunday 10th March
Saturday 16th March Sunday 17th MarchSaturday 23rd MarchSunday 24th March
Saturday 30th MarchSunday 31st MarchSaturday 6th AprilSunday 7th April
Monday 8th AprilTuesday 9th April Wednesday 10th April Thursday 11th April
Saturday 13th April Sunday 14th April Saturday 20th April Sunday 21st April
Thursday 18th AprilFriday 19th April Saturday 20th April Sunday 21st April
Saturday 27th AprilSunday 28th AprilSaturday 4th MaySunday 5th May

How to book

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

Booking Form

Medical Form

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.