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Open Water

Get Certified! Take a Scuba Lesson with the PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it all starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Why PADI Open Water?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional to a maximum depth of 18m
What do I need to start Scuba Diving?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. You must be older than the age of 10 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program. For those of you who are between the ages of 10 and 14, earn the PADI Jr Open Water Diver certification.
What will I do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You do this by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives.
How long will it take?
At Scuba Shack we understand that people live busy life styles and therefore offers a wide range of options to complete the course. From intensive sessions(for those about to go on holiday) which will qualify you in as little as 3 to 4 days, to our most popular option of scheduled evening and weekens over 6 weeks. What ever option , you proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. If you need more time you get it. Usually the Open Water course takes place over just 2 days or one weekend.
What does the course include?
The course price of £395 includes: Your PADI Open Water Diver Manual, Padi Diver’s Log Book, eRDPml(electronic dive planner), refer a friend rewards cards, PADI stickers, carry pouch, use of all scuba equipment necessary for the course, pool fees,and certification fees i.e EVERYTHING! no hidden costs. PLUS a £100 voucher towards purchase of a full scuba set up.
What do I need to provide?
Apart from your completed knowledge reviews each week all you need to bring along with you is you swimming suit, T-shirt to wear in the pool and loads of enthusiasm -not to worry if you forget this as we will be injecting loads into you during the course.
Where can I go from here?
Continue the adventure with adventure diver, in diving program, your next step in exploring the underwater world. Just ask your instructor for more information about this anytime during your course
When can I start?
You can start right now! Give us a call or pop into the dive center anytime to check the calendar for our next set date course and or if your in a rush, you can learn to dive in as little as three days...