The PADI Open Water Diver course is the single most popular diving course in the world; it’s your first step into the exciting undersea world of scuba diving.

What's included?
All tuition
Full equipment including: mask, fins and snorkel

Additional costs?
Entry fee/ registration fees for dive sites, travel cost to dive sites and semi dry suit hire. Dry suit training optional (at an additional cost) for the open water dives in cold weather

Course Format
The course involves tuition in 3 main areas - Knowledge Development, Open Water Evaluation Dives and Confined water training. We aim to keep all our courses to a maximum of four students, as we strongly believe that small groups are a key factor of the learning process.

Knowledge Development
The theory is completed with the help of an Open Water manual and crew pack. This is designed to allow you to study in the comfort of your own home and have materials to refer to later, after your pool sessions we have 2 very informal knowledge review discussions making sure you have understood your open water manual and then you will complete some multiple-choice quizzes and exams. We have an overall pass rate of 99% at Duck and Dive and there will always be instructors on hand to help.

Open Water Evaluation Dives
This involves four open water dives over a period of two days in which you will be required to demonstrate your newly learnt diving skills. Having made these dives successfully, you will have earned the world’s most recognised diving qualification.

You can complete these dives with us either in the UK or you can choose to complete them on your next holiday with another PADI Dive centre or use one our referral dive centres that we have across many holiday diving destinations please phone for details

We have a dive partner in Eyemouth in Scotland, who have a fantastic and breakfast, The Home Arms, they can organize boat dives and shore dives for you and help you discover the fantastic shore lines on the nature reserve of St Abbs and Eyemouth and once qualified come join us on one of our regular dive trips. Information about The Home Arms here


Confined Water Training
The confined water training sessions are completed over five weekly pool sessions on a Thursday evening we run two times 6.40pm to 7.40pm and 7.40pm to 8.40pm The number of pool sessions required to complete the course can vary for each student but normally five is enough but we can offer more pool time allowing you to learn at your own pace without time constraints, we can double up on pool times and run two sessions on one evening, other times can be arranged through the week for a private booking of four persons please call 01274 589977 for details


What do I need to start?

  • You need to be of good health with a reasonable level of fitness.
  • You need to be at least 10 years of age.


PADI self-study pack = £55 - £65 (links sent to buy online)

£40 per Pool session x 5 = £200

Academics Sessions x2  = £40 each

Open water dives 1 and 2 = £100

Open water dives 3 and 4 = £100

PADI card £30


How do I book?
If you'd like to book an open water course or find out more information then send us an email at [email protected] call 01274 589977

At Duck and Dive we use our partners hydrotherapy diving pool with a range of depth from 1.2 m to 3.35m. Our focus is on providing quality training at affordable prices in a fantastic custom-built facility. The pool sessions are on a Thursday evening, we run two times 7.00pm to 8.00pm and 8.00pm to 9.00pm.

To take part in these sessions you must pre book your space to ensure there is availability please call 01274 589977 for details