PADI Open Water Diver Training Course
Our globally-recognised PADI Open Water qualification will allow you to scuba dive with a buddy or group of divers led by a guide anywhere in the world!
The PADI Open Water Diver training course consists of 2 parts:
Part 1 is theory/exam and pool training and is delivered in Ilfracombe, North Devon.
Part 2 is 4 open water training dives which are completed on trips to Lundy or over 2 Sunday sessions at The South West Martime Academy near Bristol.
Alternatively you can take your Logbook from Part 1 and complete your training on holiday with any PADI Dive School within one year. Once qualified you can dive with a buddy to a depth of 18 metres, or if aged between 12-15 a maximum depth of 12 metres.
Checklist before you book:-
You need to be aged 12+
You need to check the PADI Medical Form and secure a GP sign-off if necessary (click here)
You need to be able to swim 200m unaided and tread-water for 10 minutes
You should have already done a swimming pool
PADI Open Water Diver Training Course Part 1 - Cost £250
8-10 hours of self-guided e-learning, materials supplied
4 training sessions
4 x 2 hour pool training sessions at our heated outdoor pool in Ilfracombe plus theory quick review
Next 2021 Course Dates
We will start training courses as soon as lockdown conditions are lifted, please contact us directly to discuss your requirements
PADI Open Water Training Completion Sessions Part 2 - Cost £275
4 open water training dives to be completed over 2 Sundays at the Southwest Maritime Academy near Bristol or on selected Lundy trips
4 open water training dives, 2 per day
2021 Training Completion Dates
TBC once lockdown is lifted
Open Water Diver Testimonial
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For more information or to book
If you need to answer yes to any of the medical questions, you need to print out the whole form and take it to a doctor to sign you off as fit to dive.
Click here to read the PADI Diving Medical Form
PADI Open Water Referral Course Terms & Conditions
You have signed up for a PADI Open Water Referral Course. We have allowed adequate time to complete the theory/final exam and the pool training, so if you require extra time because you have not completed the homework/contacted us with any homework queries ahead of the theory session or encounter difficulty mastering a particular skill in the pool, this will be at an extra cost.
You have read the PADI Medical Form and confirmed that you can answer no to all of the questions or that you have been signed off by your doctor as fit to dive.
During the pool training you will be asked to swim 200 metres and tread water for 10 minutes, so if you have any concerns about this please let us know before the start of the course.
At the end of the PADI Open Water Referral Course you will still have 4 open water training dives to complete within one year at extra cost, either with us at a training completion weekend during the summer at Cromhall Quarry, near Bristol (limited places and dates available) or with any PADI dive school globally.
If you are unwell or there are unforeseen circumstances preventing you from taking part, we will aim to refund you in full if at all possible or if not possible we will refund as much of the costs as we can after we have covered your proportion of our non-recoverable costs, ie pre-paid pool hire charges/staff wages/study materials.
PADI Open Water Training Completion Weekend Terms & Conditions
Your deposit and final balance of payment is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a session due to illness/unforeseen circumstances, you will be offered the chance to join the next Open Water Training Weekend.
Performance requirements need to be met in order for you to qualify as a PADI Open Water Diver. We have allowed adequate time, so in the unlikely event that you are not able to meet the performance requirements in the time allowed, you can join the next course and pay for the extra dive/s required.
For your own safety, a Pool Refresher session is compulsory for any customer who has not logged a confined (swimming pool) or open water dive in the last 3 months.
Please note that if for any reason you are unable to complete your training within 1 year of your PADI Open Water Referral paperwork being signed off, PADI regulations state that you must take the whole Open Water course again. If you undertook your PADI Open Water Referral with Easy Divers, you can complete your training with us at any point, but you would need to attend a pool refresher session first.