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

Confined water dives in Andark’s Indoor Heated Pool to learn basic scuba skills

Open Water Dives, in our purpose built Lake, to use your skills and explore!

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

Course Prerequisites

  • A spare four days (either together or over a couple of weekends, ideally consecutively but not essential )
  • 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 (otherwise you can do the junior course)

Course price

£418.00

Upgrade to include Drysuit Specialty (including manual):

£518.00

Spring Offers

Book your PADI Open Water course before 31st March and complete it by 30th April:

£389.00

How do I do it?

Four consecutive days

4 days over 2 Weekends

Personal Tuition and Evenings over 6 week period (call to speak to our staff)

Whether you’re on the go, or just want to take it slow, now you can complete the academic portions.

of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with PADI e­Learning. Anywhere, Anytime.

On­line learning with PADI e­learning, is possible through us this only covers your online web-based theory, our PADI centre number is S-2296. After completing the elearning you go on to do the confined Open Water sessions (pool training). These are run over 2 half days, before your 4 open water dives (over 2 days).

Cost of elearning pack is as follows; Course Price: £385.00  + elearning Pack: £113.00 brought either through us or from the link below.

Buy your PADI elearning Package HERE , and start today!

What's Included

  • 2 days of Classroom and Pool sessions full kit hire included (in our on site heated pool)
  • 4 open water dives over 2 days usually at Andark Lake
  • Kit hire included for Open Water dives; suit, cylinder, free air, regulators and gauges, BCD, weights and dive computer. 
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Free teas and coffee’s during classroom sessions
  • PADI Crewpak includes O/W DVD , O/W Manual, Blue Padi Log book comes in Blue Padi  Document Bag (worth RRP £61.75 included in course price)
  • Recreational Dive Planner – so you plan your dives
  • PADI certification – lasts a Lifetime
  • Use of all the expensive scuba diving equipment (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD and regulator)
  • There is a great selection of equipment to purchase at preferential rates for all Andark Students. View our range here.

What's not included?

£10 per day Andark lake entry fee (2 days)

We like you to have your own mask, snorkel, boots and fins for the 2 Open Water days (we have special student packs instore and your instructor or our shop staff will help you choose during your classroom and pool days).

Purchase of gloves in cold weather might needed!

There are various upgrade packages available (like Drysuit and Peak Performance Buoyancy)speak to our staff for more details.

Course dates

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
Classroom/PoolClassroom/PoolLake/OpenwaterLake/Openwater
Saturday 18th March 2017Sunday 19th March 2017Saturday 25th March 2017Sunday 26th March 2017
Thursday 16th March 2017Friday 17th March 2017Saturday 18th March 2017Sunday 19th March 2017
Thursday 23rd March 2017Friday 24th March 2017Saturday 25th March 2017Sunday 26th March 2017
Saturday 25th March 2017Sunday 26th March 2017Saturday 1st April 2017Sunday 2nd April 2017
Saturday 1st April 2017Sunday 2nd April 2017Wednesday 5th April 2017Thursday 6th April 2017
Thursday 6th April 2017Friday 7th April 2017Saturday 8th April 2017Sunday 9th April 2017
Saturday 8th April 2017 Sunday 9th April 2017 Saturday 15th April 2017Sunday 16th April 2017
Saturday 8th April 2017Sunday 9th April 2017Wednesday 12th April 2017Thursday 13th April 2017
Thursday 13th April 2017 Friday 14th April 2017Saturday 15th April 2017Sunday 16th April 2017
Saturday 15th April 2017Sunday 16th April 2017Saturday 22nd April 2017Sunday 23rd April 2017
Monday 17th April 2017Tuesday 18th April 2017Wednesday 19th April 2017Thursday 20th April 2017
Saturday 22nd April 2017Sunday 23rd April 2017Saturday 29th April 2017Sunday 30th April 2017
Friday 28th April 2017Saturday 29th April 2018Sunday 30th April 2017Monday 1st May 2017
Thursday 4th May 2017Friday 5th May 2017Saturday 6th May 2017Sunday 7th May 2017
Monday 8th May 2017Tuesday 9th May 2017Wednesday 10th May 2017Thursday 11th May 2017
Monday 8th May 2017Tuesday 9th May 2017Saturday 13th May 2017Sunday 14th May 2017
Saturday 13th May 2017Sunday 14th May 2017 Saturday 20th May 2017Sunday 21st May 2017
Monday 22nd May 2017Tuesday 23rd May 2017Wednesday 24th May 2017Thursday 25th May 2017
Thursday 25th May 2017Friday 26th May 2017 Saturday 27th May 2017Sunday 28th May 2017
Saturday 27th May 2017Sunday 28th May 2017Saturday 3rd June 2017Sunday 4th June 2017
Monday 29th May 2017Tuesday 30th May 2017Wednesday 31st May 2017Thursday 1st June 2017
Saturday 3rd June 2017Sunday 4th June 2017Saturday 10th June 2017Sunday 11th June 2017
Thursday 8th June 2017Friday 9th June 2017Saturday 10th June 2017Sunday 11th June 2017
Saturday 10th June 2017Sunday 11th June 2017Saturday 17th June 2017Sunday 18th June 2017
Thursday 15th June 2017Friday 16th June 2017Saturday 17th June 2017Sunday 18th June 2017
Saturday 17th June 2017Sunday 18th June 2017 Saturday 24th June 2017Sunday 25th June 2017
Thursday 22nd June 2017Friday 23rd June 2017Saturday 24th June 2017Sunday 25th June 2017
Saturday 24th June 2017Sunday 25th June 2017 Saturday 1st July 2017Sunday 2nd July 2017
Thursday 29th June 2017Friday 30th June 2017Saturday 1st July 2017Sunday 2nd July 2017
Monday 3rd July 2017Tuesday 4th July 2017Wednesday 5th July 2017Thursday 6th July 2017
Saturday 1st July 2017Sunday 2nd July 2017Saturday 8th July 2017Sunday 9th July 2017
Monday 10th July 2017Tuesday 11th July 2017Wednesday 12th July 2017Thursday 13th July 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017Sunday 9th July 2017Saturday 15th July 2017Sunday 16th July 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017Sunday 16th July 2017Saturday 22nd July 2017Sunday 23rd July 2017
Thursday 20th July 2017Friday 21st July 2017Saturday 22nd July 2017Sunday 23rd July 2017
Saturday 22nd July 2017Sunday 23rd July 2017Saturday 29th July 2017Sunday 30th July 2017
Monday 31st July 2017Tuesday 1st August 2017Wednesday 2nd August 2017Thursday 3rd August 2017
Saturday 29th July 2017Sunday 30th July 2017Saturday 5th August 2017Sunday 6th August 2017
Monday 7th August 2017Tuesday 8th August 2017Wednesday 9th August 2017Thursday 10th August 2017
Saturday 5th August 2017Sunday 6th August 2017 Saturday 12th August 2017Saturday 12th August 2017
Saturday 12th August 2017Saturday 12th August 2017Saturday 19th August 2017Saturday 20th August 2017
Thursday 17th August 2017 Friday 18th August 2017Saturday 19th August 2017Saturday 20th August 2017
Saturday 19th August 2017Saturday 20th August 2017Saturday 26th August 2017Saturday 27th August 2017
Monday 21st August 2017Tuesday 22nd August 2017 Wednesday 23rd August 2017Thursday 24th August 2017
Thursday 24th August 2017Friday 25th August 2017Saturday 26th August 2017Sunday 27th August 2017
Tuesday 29th August 2017Wednesday 30th August 2017Thursday 31st August 2017Friday 1st September 2017
Saturday 26th August 2017Sunday 27th August 201Saturday 2nd September 2017Sunday 3rd September 2017
Thursday 31st August 2017Friday 1st September 2017Saturday 2nd September 2017Sunday 3rd September 2017

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.