Learn to Scuba Dive


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.  As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a PADI Professional, it is your ticket to club diving, resort diving, equipment rental and opportunities to expand your diving skills through PADIs Advanced and Speciality programs

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PADI Open Water Diver Referral

  • Age 10+

  • eLearning theory

  • 5 pool sessions

  • Full kit hire




PADI Open Water Diver & Drysuit Speciality

  • Age 10+

  • eLearning theory

  • 5 pool sessions

  • 5 open water dives

  • Full kit hire

  • Dry Suit Speciality




Saving of £75

Who can take part?

Virtually anyone in good health who is reasonably fit and comfortable in the water can complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course. You must be able to swim a minimum of 200 metres and tread water/float for ten minutes. You will have to complete a medical declaration prior to starting the course and if you have any medical conditions that may be of concern, a medical certificate is required prior to starting any practical sessions.

Anyone from the age of 10 can complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course but if you are under 15 you will receive a Junior Open Water Diver qualification. There are some restrictions for younger divers once qualified with 10 and 11 year olds restricted to diving with a parent or PADI professional to a depth of 12 metres. 

What does the course involve?

  • Knowledge Development, to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives, to learn basic scuba skills

  • Open Water Dives, to use your skills and explore!

How long will it take?

The theory is done primarily online and at your own pace prior to the pool sessions. The confined water dives over five weeks.  The open water dives can then be completed over two Sundays.

PADI Programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable to you. If you need extra time on the theory, in the pool or in open water we undertake to provide any extra training sessions required at no additional cost to yourselves

How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £300 deposit. This will secure a place and we will enrol you for your eLearning code and pool sessions. You can email us on training@overlandunderwater.com or call us if you have any further questions.

A final payment of £150 is required prior to going to open water.

What next?

Once you have had a taste of what the world of scuba diving has to offer, why not take the next step and sign up for the PADI Advanced Open Water course,      this course is ideal for those who have completed their PADI Open Water course and are looking to broaden their knowledge and experience. we also have a range of specialties from Underwater Navigation, Wreck and Deep to learning about life below the sea.

*The course fees include provision of any equipment required, all tuition fees and certification fees to PADI. Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included.

**£475 option without Dry Duit Speciality included at students request