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PADI Open Water Qualification Dives


Age: 10+
Course duration: 5 hours in pool training + 4 Qualification dives

The PADI Open Water course is the ultimate ticket to scuba diving, once qualified you will be able to dive with a buddy of your choice anywhere in the world. The open water course is split into 2 parts

Part 1 (Open Water Referral)

• Meet water skills assessment requirements.
• Complete Confined Water (pool) Dives 1-5.
• Complete five knowledge development segments, including quizzes and final exams.

You will complete all your Academic and Confined Water training with us, and then finish your qualifying Open Water Dives with us in the spring at Leybourne lakes.

Academic options
1. PADI E-Learning, this option allows you to conduct all your knowledge development segments, including quizzes and final exams online. Once you have booked and paid for your course you will be sent a link to access all your online materials.

Part 2

• Complete Open Water Dives 1-4
These dives will be conducted at Leybourne Lakes over a weekend to be agreed in the new year. If you are aged 10 – 14 you would qualify as a PADI Junior Open Water diver, age 14 and above will be Qualified as an PADI Open Water diver.

Add-ons available with this course:

* Mask – Aqualung – Plazma RRP £70
* Mask – Aqualung – Duetto RRP £40
* Snorkel – Aqualung – Zephyr Flex – RRP £31
* Boots – Aqualung – Super Zip 3mm RRP £49
* Fins – Aqualung – Storm Max RRP £90

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The PADI Open Water Certification is the most widely recognised and respected scuba qualification in the world. During this course, you will learn all the skills you require to dive independently of a PADI dive professional to a maximum depth of 18 meters confidently and safely.
Your course will be taught by an experienced PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer who has been diving for more than 26 years.

Over the 5 pool sessions, you will be taught and master the following 40 skills

1. Dive Equipment Assembly
2. Put on dive equipment using proper technique
3. Buddy Check
4. Giant Stride Entry
5. Inflate/Deflate BCD at the Surface
6. Buoyancy Check at the Surface
7. No Mask Breathing Surface
8. Snorkelling
9. 5 Point Descent Over Sensitive Bottom
10. Regulator Clearing Two Methods
11. Regulator Removal & Recovery
12. Partially Flooded Mask
13. Alternate Air Source Stationary for 30 Seconds
14. Swim Maintaining Buoyancy
15. Air Check
16. Skin Dive
17. Snorkel to Regulator Exchange
18. Fully Flooded Mask
19. Mask Removal & Replacement
20. Air Depletion & Signal
21. Mask Removal & Replacement for 1 Minute
22. Exit Using the Ladder
23. Cramp Release at the Surface (with a buddy)
24. Neutrally Buoyant (Fin Pivot LPI – Optional)
25. Cramp Release Underwater (with a buddy)
26. Hover for 30 seconds
27. Alternate Air Source Swim for 1 Minute (with a buddy)
28. CESA – Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent
29. Tired Diver Tow 25 Meters
30. Scuba Unit Removal & Replacement at the Surface
31. Hover Orally Inflate for 1 Minute
32. Free Flowing Regulator for 30 Seconds
33. No Mask Swim
34. Emergency Weight Belt Drop
35. Weight Belt Removal and Replacement Underwater
36. Scuba Unit Removal and Replacement Underwater
37. PADI Mini Dive
38. PADI 5 Point Ascent
39. Orally Inflate the BCD at the Surface
40. Equipment Disassembly

After completing your water skills assessment, Confined Water (pool) Dives 1-5. five knowledge development segments, quizzes, and final exams. Your PADI Open Water referral will be signed off and you ready to do your 4 qualifying dives with us or on Holiday at a PADI Dive Centre of your choice.

Additional Information

What will you need to bring?
• Swimsuit
• Towel

Who will be teaching?
Gregory Martin Dickson
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
PADI NO. 625386
CERT. DATE. 23-Oct-2002
Teaching Status: Authorised to Teach
RENEWAL DATE 31-Dec-2024

How many students will be in the water?
Instructor ratio: 8:1
With a certified assistant:10:1

What equipment will be used?
Mask, fins, either a 7, 10 or 12ltr scuba cylinder, buoyancy control device with low-pressure inflator, regulator, and submersible pressure gauge.

Does my instructor have a DBS check?
To view DBS check, click here

Is my instructor insured?
To view insurance, click here

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Course Form Required

Once you have booked your course you will be asked to complete the required course forms and submit them online.

Please see an example of the forms requiring completion here

By law all students must have completed these forms prior to the start of the lesson and will NOT be permitted to participate in this program without first completing and submitting the online forms.


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PADI Open Water Qualification Dives£425.00
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