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


Upgrade to include Drysuit Specialty (including manual):


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 Diver) speak to our staff for more details.

Course dates

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
Saturday 18th November Sunday 19th November Saturday 25th November Sunday 26th November
Saturday 25th November Sunday 26th NovemberSaturday 2nd DecemberSunday 3rd December
Saturday 2nd DecemberSunday 3rd DecemberSaturday 9th DecemberSunday 10th December
Thursday 7th DecemberFriday 8th DecemberSaturday 9th DecemberSunday 10th December
Saturday 9th December Sunday 10th December Saturday 16th DecemberSunday 17th December
Monday 18th DecemberTuesday 19th December Friday 29th DecemberSaturday 30th December

How to book

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Booking Form

Medical Form

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.

Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.