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

£289.00 Christmas Offer: £275.00



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
Thursday 28th DecemberFriday 29th December
Saturday 6th January Sunday 7th January
Saturday 13th JanuarySunday 14th January
Saturday 20th JanuarySunday 21st January
Saturday 27th January Sunday 28th January
Saturday 3rd FebruarySunday 4th February
Saturday 10th February Sunday 11th Febuary
Saturday 17th February Sunday 18th February
Thursday 22nd February Friday 23rd February
Saturday 24th February Sunday 25th February
Thursday 1st MarchFriday 2nd March
Saturday 3rd MarchSunday 4th March
Thursday 8th MarchFriday 9th March
Saturday 10th MarchSunday 11th March
Saturday 17th MarchSunday 18th March
Thursday 22nd MarchFriday 23rd March
Saturday 24th MarchSunday 25th March
Saturday 31st MarchSunday 1st April
Thursday 5th April Friday 6th April
Saturday 7th AprilSunday 8th April
Thursday 12th April Friday 13th 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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