Course information

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

Confined Water Dives, in our heated pool to learn basic scuba skills. Or why not do the full course with us and take the PADI Open Water course. 

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

Course Prerequisites

A spare two days

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 or 10 years old for the Junior Open Water Referral




What's Included

  • 2 days of Classroom and Pool sessions full kit hire included (in our on site heated pool)
  • 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 £61.75 included in course price)
  • Free on site car parking
  • Free tea and coffee’s for classroom sessions
  • Use of all the expensive scuba equipment (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD and regulator)

Open Water Completion Dives

If after completing your PADI Referral with us and you would like to go on and complete your PADI Open Water course with 4 dives or have done your Referral at another dive centre. These are the following costs to complete your FULL PADI Open Water Course:

Upgrade cost if Completed Referral at Andark: £179.00

Upgrade cost if Completed Referral at other dive centre: £210.00

* If you have not done your PADI Open Water Referral course in the last 6 months, you will need to do a Refreshers to review your skills; Available to do on a Monday or Wednesday evening at £27.00.

Spaces available on the courses below:

Saturday 5th May/Sunday 6th May

Thursday 17th May/Friday 18th May

Saturday 26th May/Sunday 27th May

Course dates

Day 1Day 2
Saturday 26th MaySunday 27th May
Saturday 2nd JuneSunday 3rd June
Thursday 7th JuneFriday 8th June
Saturday 9th JuneSunday 10th June
Saturday 16th JuneSunday 17th June
Saturday 23rd JuneSunday 24th June
Thursday 28th JuneFriday 29th June
Saturday 30th JuneSunday 1st July
Saturday 7th JulySunday 8th July
Saturday 14th JulySunday 15th July
Saturday 21st JulySunday 22nd July
Monday 23rd JulyTuesday 24th July
Saturday 28th JulySunday 29th July
Thursday 2nd AugustFriday 3rd August
Saturday 4th AugustSunday 5th August
Monday 6th AugustTuesday 7th August
Saturday 11th AugustSunday 12th August
Thursday 16th AugustFriday 17th August
Saturday 18th August Sunday 19th August
Monday 20th AugustTuesday 21st August
Saturday 25th AugustSunday 26th August
Thursday 30th AugustFriday 31st August
Saturday 1st SeptemberSunday 2nd September

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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