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PADI Open Water Diver Courses from £260
PADI Open Water Diver
The first step on the PADI ladder, the PADI Open Water Diver course will make you comfortable with the equipment you need and provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and enjoyable diving. Once qualified the holder of this certification can dive, with a buddy, to a maximum depth of 18m anywhere in the world. There are 3 parts to the course - Theory, Pool Sessions and Open Water Dives. To enroll you need to be at least 10 years of age, capable of swimming 200m, physically healthy, and most importantly have the desire to explore the oceans and seas!
Theory Sessions - These are conducted at the Scuba Centre or can be completed online via the PADI eLearining website. Complete all Knowledge sections in the comfort of your own home! A complete pack of course materials is included for use during the course and for future reference, including a manual, dive tables and depending on which package you chose a DVD to keep.
Confined Water or Pool Training - These sessions are to learn the basic scuba skills whilst in the controlled environment of our heated swimming pool. With a PADI Instructor you will gain the confidence and the know how to take your diving to the next level....Open Water! These sessions we usually run over the course of one weekend. The pool we use is at the new Surrey Sports Park. Please click here for info on the pool. Please check out the table below to decide which schedule suits you:
|1 x Weekend Course - £260||Executive Course - £300||One-to-One - £360|
Conducted for a maximum number of 6 students per group over a single weekend. This is our most popular schedule, run every second weekend. Generally the schedule will be Saturday morning - Theory, Saturday afternoon - Pool and the same for Sunday.
Conducted for two students on a single day. Students are provided with course materials and videos and complete much of the academic learning before attending the course. Ideal for students with time constraints. Schedule is generally Saturday morning - Theory and Saturday afternoon - Pool.
Conducted for a single student who chooses their own schedule. Videos and course materials provided for home study. For the individual who wants the undivided attention of our PADI Instructor.
Open Water Dives - No matter which option for theory and pool sessions you have chosen above, the PADI Open Water Diver course is completed by four open-water training dives. During each of these dives you will be able to demonstrate key skills learnt in the pool and also enjoy a guided tour of the local diving environment. These dives must be completed within one year of the theory and the pool training. Oxygene Cranleigh offers the following options for open water training.
• Here in UK waters – There are various inland training locations that can be used including Wraysbury Lake, Vobster Quay etc. Usually it takes 2 days and costs £200 which includes equipment, final certification and gas fills. Please click here for our inland training dates.
• Oxygene Escorted Overseas Trip – These trips are usually to the Egyptian Red Sea and represent the best value for money as they include flights, accommodation, all meals and diving! For customers who have completed the pool and theory sections of an Open Water course with us our offer is this....book onto one of our escorted overseas trips and we will offer you the 4 qualifying open water dives for FREE! We will even give you FREE equipment rental for the week! Our next trip is leaving on the 22nd of January 2012. The price is £850 per person. Click here for more info.
• At one of our Oxygene Dive Centres Worldwide – As a chain of quality dive centres worldwide we can organise fly/dive packages to a number of locations including Sharm El Sheikh, Croatia, Malta and more. Why not ask us for a quote?