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


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
Saturday 24th June 2017Sunday 25th June 2017
Thursday 29th JuneFriday 30th June
Saturday 1st July 2017Sunday 2nd July 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017Sunday 9th July 2017
Monday 10th JulyTuesday 11th July
Saturday 15th July 2017Sunday 16th July 2017
Thursday 20th JulyFriday 21st July
Saturday 22nd July 2017Sunday 23rd July 2017
Monday 24th July Tuesday 25th July
Saturday 29th July 2017Sunday 30th July 2017
Monday 31st JulyTuesday 1st August
Saturday 5th August 2017Sunday 6th August 2017
Monday 7th August Tuesday 8th August
Saturday 12th August 2017Sunday 13th August 2017
Monday 14th August Tuesday 15th August
Thursday 17th AugustWednesday 18th August
Saturday 19th August 2017Sunday 20th August 2017
Monday 21st AugustTuesday 22nd August
Thursday 24th AugustFriday 25th August
Saturday 26th August 2017Sunday 27th August 2017
Tuesday 29th August Wednesday 30th August
Thursday 31st August Friday 1st September
Saturday 2nd September 2017Sunday 3rd September 2017
Monday 4th September 2017Tuesday 5th September 2017
Saturday 9th SeptemberSunday 10th 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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