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PADI OPEN WATER COURSE – LEARN TO DIVE

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE

– LEARN TO DIVE

GET YOUR PADI - BECOME A CERTIFIED DIVER

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!

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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)

HOW IS THE COURSE RUN

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.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 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.

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

Mask, Snorkel, Boots and Fins are not included but needed for the course. Andark Students get discount in the shop. 15% OFF any RRP price.

Purchase of gloves in cold weather might needed!

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

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

Booking Form

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.

Download our Medical form.

This must be filled in and returned before taking part in the DSD session.

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.

Please let us know if you can not attend due to having any of the symptoms and are self isolating. We can reschedule your session at no extra cost or give you a credit note to use in store. We will not refund your session.

https://andark.co.uk/2020/03/17/covid-19/

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COURSE PRICE

£469.00

Upgrade to include Drysuit Specialty (including manual):

£569.00

Between October and March, Drysuit course must be added to open water course.

DIVE EQUIPMENT TO BUY

COURSE DATES AVAILABLE

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.

Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.

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Lower Swanwick,
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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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