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

Course price

£289.00

What's Included

  • 2 days of Classroom and Pool sessions full kit hire included (in our on site heated pool)
  • Padi O/W Crewpak with O/W Manual, DVD, Padi Blue Log Book in presentation Blue Padi Document Bag (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.

Course dates

Day 1Day 2
Thursday 28th SeptemberFriday 29th September
Saturday 30th SeptemberSunday 1st October
Monday 2nd October Tuesday 3rd October
Thursday 5th October Friday 6th October
Saturday 7th October Sunday 8th October
Thursday 12th October Friday 13th October
Tuesday 17th OctoberWednesday 18th October
Thursday 19th OctoberFriday 20th October
Saturday 21st October Sunday 22nd October
Monday 23rd OctoberTuesday 24th October
Saturday 28th OctoberSunday 29th October
Thursday 2nd November Friday 3rd November
Saturday 4th NovemberSunday 5th November
Thursday 26th OctoberFriday 27th October

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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