The PADI open water referral course is the first step to becoming a qualified PADI Open water diver.

Who should take this course?

If you've always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course - the world's most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Duration: 2 - 3 days
Age: 12+
Timings: Varies (see below for course details)
Cost: £250
Included: PADI Open water Manual (including recreational Dive Planner)

NB. Prior to the Open Water referral course all participants must complete the PADI medical statement. This document is designed to identify any medical issues that may compromise the participants safety. If any YES answers appear on the medical form, students must have their GP sign page 2 of the document declaring fitness to dive.
Click here to view PADI Medical Form

Additional forms to be completed prior to start of the course:
Liability release
Safe Diving practices

Once you've completed your referral course you are all set to complete your Open Water Diver Course. You can either finish the course overseas or you may wish to complete it in the UK.