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 Referral 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

The exam, which tests your know from doing the knowledge reviews.

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

£299.00

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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.

Course dates

Day 1Day 2
Saturday 10th November Sunday 11th November
Thursday 15th NovemberFriday 16th November
Saturday 17th NovemberSunday 18th November
Saturday 1st December Sunday 2nd December
Saturday 15th December Sunday 16th December
Saturday 5th January Sunday 6th January
Saturday 19th JanuarySunday 20th January
Saturday 2nd February Sunday 3rd Feburary
Saturday 16th FebruarySunday 17th February
Saturday 2nd March Sunday 3rd March
Saturday 16th MarchSunday 17th March
Saturday 30th MarchSunday 31st March
Monday 8th AprilTuesday 9th April
Saturday 13th April Sunday 14th April
Thursday 18th AprilFriday 19th April
Saturday 27th AprilSunday 28th April

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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