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

This generally takes 5 pool sessions and 4 hours of academic sessions

This includes:

  • All tuition in small groups max 4 persons
  • Full equipment including: mask, fins, snorkel

Materials are all included PADI open water deluxe crew pack

Next step:
You are then ready to do your four open water evaluation dives to achieve your PADI Open Water Certificate.

Course Format

The referral course covers all the theory and pool skills needed for the PADI Open Water certification. After the course you are then ready for the Open Water Evaluation Dives which you need to do to complete your PADI Open Water referral course. We keep our courses small, so you get the most out of it, we have a maximum of 4 trainees to 1 instructor. We believe that small groups are key to making sure you learn and have fun.

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.

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. 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
Course cost £280

Easy weekly payment plans are available

Just pay for your study pack £55 - £65 ( links sent to buy on line ) Then pay £40 a week per pool session x 5 and  academics sessions at £40 each

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