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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!

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 £69.05 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

£450.00

Upgrade to include Drysuit Specialty (including manual):

£550.00

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.

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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
Saturday 16th March - FULLSunday 17th March - FULLSaturday 23rd March - FULLSunday 24th March - FULL
Saturday 16th March - FULLSunday 17th March - FULLSaturday 6th AprilSunday 7th April
Saturday 13th April Sunday 14th April Saturday 20th April Sunday 21st April
Thursday 18th AprilFriday 19th April Saturday 20th April - FULLSunday 21st April - FULL
Saturday 27th AprilSunday 28th AprilSaturday 4th MaySunday 5th May
Saturday 11th MaySunday 12th MaySaturday 18th MaySunday 19th May
Saturday 25th MaySunday 26th MaySaturday 1st JuneSunday 2nd June
Monday 27th MayTuesday 28th MayWednesday 29th MayThursday 30th May
Saturday 8th JuneSunday 9th JuneSaturday 15th JuneSunday 16th June
Saturday 22nd JuneSunday 23rd JuneSaturday 29th JuneSunday 30th June
Saturday 6th JulySunday 7th JulySaturday 13th JulySunday 14th July
Saturday 20th JulySunday 21st JulySaturday 27th JulySunday 28th July
Thursday 25th JulyFriday 26th JulySaturday 27th JulySunday 28th July
Saturday 27th JulySunday 28th July Saturday 3rd AugustSunday 4th August
Saturday 3rd August Sunday 4th August Saturday 10th August Sunday 11th August
Saturday 10th August Sunday 11th August Saturday 17th AugustSunday 18th August
Thursday 15th AugustFriday 16th August Saturday 17th AugustSunday 18th August
Saturday 17th AugustSunday 18th August Saturday 24th AugustSunday 25th August
Monday 26th AugustTuesday 27th August Wednesday 28th AugustThursday 29th August
Saturday 24th AugustSunday 25th AugustSaturday 31st AugustSunday 1st September
Saturday 31st AugustSunday 1st SeptemberSaturday 7th September Sunday 8th September
Saturday 14th SeptemberSunday 15th September Saturday 21st SeptemberSunday 22nd September
Saturday 28th September Sunday 29th September Saturday 5th October Sunday 6th October
Saturday 12th OctoberSunday 13th OctoberSaturday 19th OctoberSunday 20th October
Saturday 26th OctoberSunday 27th OctoberSaturday 2nd NovemberSunday 3rd November
Thursday 31st OctoberFriday 1st NovemberSaturday 2nd NovemberSunday 3rd November
Saturday 9th NovemberSunday 10th NovemberSaturday 16th NovemberSunday 17th November
Saturday 23rd NovemberSunday 24th NovemberSaturday 30th November Sunday 1st December
Saturday 7th December Sunday 8th December Saturday 14th DecemberSunday 15th December

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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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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