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Essex School of Diving

PADI Open Water Diver Course in Colchester, Essex

PADI Open Water Diver Course (Uk based)

PADI Open Water Diver Course with Essex School of Diving, Colchester, Essex.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is our entry level course where you to learn to dive and become a fully certified PADI Open Water diver here in the Uk. This PADI course is the world's most popular scuba diving course and will give you your full PADI Open Water Diver Certification allowing you to dive anywhere in the world subject to local rules. The PADI Open Water diver program has successfully introduced millions of people to scuba diving over many years and has a proven track record.

Course Prerequisites:

You need to be at least 12 years old, in reasonable health and capable of swimming 200 meters at a very relaxed pace. You will need to complete some PADI paperwork prior to any course. The PADI forms can be located at the bottom of our PADI Diving Course page and can be downloaded for your information.

A deposit will be required to reserve your place on this course. Click Here for course price.

Almost anyone can learn to scuba dive, it is that easy. The PADI Open Water Diver course is broken into two parts, which are generally referred to as:

  • Open Water Diver Confined Course. (Part 1.)
  • Open Water Diver Qualifying. (Part 2.)

Once you have completed both parts of the course you will be awarded your PADI Open Water Diver Certification.

Scuba Diving is a fantastic way to meet people, have some terrific fun at home or whilst on holiday and of course, explore the beautiful underwater world and marine life some of which can be found in our Photo Gallery.

Part 1. Open Water Diver Confined Course.

Our Confined Water Course consists of some classroom theory sessions normally held on Saturdays (or arranged to suit) at our dive center's training room. In addition, there are a maximum of 5 pool based training sessions each lasting up to 1.5 hrs. Here you will learn and practice essential diving skills based on the PADI knowledge development program. If, however, you require more than the allocated amount of pool sessions to complete the course, this can be arranged at a small additional cost of £25 per session. (see T&Cs)

Aided with an explanatory DVD and Ultimate PADI crew pack, you will be fully briefed and our instructor led sessions will help you gain confidence, learn your diving skills and be well prepared to complete Part 2 of your PADI Open Water Diver course with us.

All Confined Water pool training sessions take place on Saturday evenings at Leisure World in Colchester, Essex, commencing 18:45 hours and finish around 20:30 hrs.

All Theory material and Diving equipment is included in our prices.

Following the Confined part of the course, we will update your log book. You then have a choice to make? You can either:

  • Continue your open water training with us to receive your full PADI Open Water Diver certification.
  • Or should you not decide to continue on with us. For a fee of £26 we will issue you with a Referral certificate, copies of your medical form and your completed log book to take on holiday with you to a dive center of your choice for completion of your PADI Open Water Diver course.
The big advantage of completing your Confined Water Course with Essex School of Diving in the UK is that it saves you money and valuable holiday time which gives you more diving and leisure time when away.

Part 2. Open Water Diver Qualifying.

Part 2. of the PADI Open Water Diver course is where you qualify to become a Certified PADI Open Water Diver. You will complete 4 (four) open water dives over two days at one of our UK diving sites, replicating most of the skills you were taught in the Confined Water Diver section. You will be fully briefed and guided by our instructors at all times on each dive to ensure your safety, enjoyment and comfort throughout the course until you achieve your PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you decide to take this part of the course with us, you will have the added advantage of knowing your instructors.

Please note that we do include all the diving equipment, air and certification required to complete the course, however, we do not include dive site entry fees, travel or accommodation costs. All under 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Your diving equipment will be allocated to you from our Dive center in Colchester the week prior to you attending your open water dives.

Whilst we make every effort to supply you with an exposure suit from our large stock, there maybe an odd occasion where our exposure suits do not fit. In this case you will be required to hire or provide your own suit.

After completing this course, for whatever reason, you may not dive for a while (6 months or more), in this case PADI recommend you take a Scuba Review to refresh your skills before going diving again. Click Here for details.

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  • Colchester
  • Essex, CO4 5UL
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