PADI Open Water

Scuba Diver

  • The first course when learning to dive is the PADI Open Water Diver course.

  • So what is Padi?

  • PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors

  • What is the Open Water course?

  • PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognised and accepted.

  • The PADI Open water course starts off in the swimming pool. It typically takes around 4 weeks in the pool to complete 5 modules of training. Learn the thrill of breathing underwater for the first time. Experience the feeling of being weightless underwater.

  • Each module of training builds on the previous. Each skill you learn is done under the watchful eye of a PADI Professional. But don't worry, you'll have fun during the course whilst mastering the skills.

  • There is also some classroom work to do. Most of it can be done at your own pace, in your own time. Also there is a DVD to watch. The DVD goes hand in hand with the classroom work. It explains the principals of diving and shows you previews of your pool sessions. Then once you have completed your pool work and diving theory in the form of your PADI knowledge reviews, it's off to open water.

  • AM Divers like to do the open water training at different sites. We usually go on a Sunday. The first day is normally done in around 7m of water. For Junior Open Water Divers they are limited to a depth of 12m. Then on the second day we like to take you to Capernwray, where we can take you to 18m which is the maximum depth an Open Water Diver can go to.

  • How long will it take?

  • Approximately 40 hours split between home study/classroom work and open water dives.
  • 4 Open Water dives over 2 days.

  • This course is one of the first diving courses and can be taken by anyone of 10 years or older.

  • You will need

  • Open Water Diver manual
  • Open Water Diver DVD
  • Log book
  • Recreational Dive Planner

  • If you would like to know more about taking a PADI Open Water Diver Course, please contact us here
  • Learn to dive with PADI.
  • Learn to dive with PADI and gain a recognised world wide qualification.
  • Become a PADI Open Water Diver.
  • Become a PADI Open Water Diver and enjoy the underwater world.
  • Enjoy meeting the fish.
  • Enjoy your encounters with the trout at Capernwray.