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PADI Confined Open Water Course

PADI Confined Open Water Course

£ 350

Oakley, Basingstoke

Beginner
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 10
Oakley, Basingstoke
Max. group size: 4
Cancellation: Custom
Minimum booking size: 1
Duration: 2 days
Start time(s): 09:00
£ 350

Activity Highlights:

We close our pool for winter but open up again in March

Hey future divers! Ready to embark on an unforgettable underwater journey? Our PADI Confined Open Water Course is your perfect starting point. Think of it as your first step in a lifelong passport to the world beneath the waves. You’ll learn scuba fundamentals, get hands-on with diving gear, and even experience the thrill of breathing underwater—all in a relaxed, safe environment.

Key Details

  • Age Requirement: 10 and above
  • Course Duration: 1-2 days (choose your preferred start date on the booking form)
  • Price: £350
  • Qualification: Completion sets you up to become a PADI Open Water Diver after an additional 4 Open Water dives.
  • Adaptability: Can be customised for school programs.

Course Breakdown

The PADI Open Water Certification requires you to complete theory training, confined water (pool) training, and 4 open water dives. The idea of this course is that you will get to ‘learn today, dive tomorrow’ by completing your theory and confined water training in the UK, before completing the open water dives abroad, making the most of your time on holiday.

Over the course of 1-2 days – we will agree a schedule with you when you put in a booking request with your preferred start date – we will cover:

  • Interactive Classroom Sessions: Our friendly PADI-certified instructors will guide you through the principles of scuba diving, safety protocols, and marine life basics.
  • Hands-On Pool Training: Move to our heated outdoor pool, where you’ll take those classroom concepts into the water, mastering key diving skills under the direct supervision of our experts.

Location

Nestled in the Hampshire countryside, we’re conveniently located near London and the neighboring towns of Basingstoke, Newbury, and Winchester—just 5 minutes off the M3. You will recieve a full address and postcode upon booking.

Prerequisites

No prior experience is necessary! Just bring your enthusiasm! Participants must be aged 10+. Please note that those under 15 will be working towards their Junior Open Water Certification, which can be upgraded once they reach 15. ####

Why Choose Us?

Our team is passionately dedicated to giving you a top-notch learning experience. From our inviting indoor classroom to our heated training pool, we’ve got the setup to make your learning smooth and comfortable. We specialise in getting you prepped before you go on to complete the PADI Open Water Course abroad. So you’ll spend less time in a classroom and more time making bubbles underwater during your holiday. Whether you’re a school, a family, or an individual, we have something for you. We even offer bespoke dive holidays!

Already dreaming of your next diving destination? We’ve got you covered with our wide range of locations from Indonesia to Malta.

So what are you waiting for? Dive into a world of endless adventure and join our underwater family!

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What's Included:

  • All instructional materials and knowledge development sessions
  • Pool training with our skilled instructors
  • Use of all necessary diving gear

What's Not Included:

  • Personal swim gear (swimsuits, towels, etc.). While we provide all the scuba equipment, personal comfort items are to be brought by the participants.
  • The 4 Open Water dives needed to become a fully qualified PADI Open Water Diver are not included. However, these can be done at a location of your choice, worldwide. We are more than happy to advise.

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Free Wi-Fi

Frequently Asked Questions

We do not complete the whole Open Water Course in the UK as most people prefer to do the theory and pool work in the UK and travel abroad to complete their ocean dives. Once you have completed the PADI Theory and confined Sessions in the UK we can offer you options on our regular trips to Indonesia and Europe to complete the 4 Open Water Dives. If you still wish to do the 4 dives in the UK we can refer you to another UK dive centre.

Yes, our training pool is heated!

The course duration can vary depending on learning pace, but it usually around 8 hours to complete which can be done in a single day or spread across 2 days. 1 -2 adults can usually complete the course in 1 day.

Yes, there is a final exam that covers the theory you learn during the course. It ensures you have a good understanding of the basics of scuba diving.

The PADI Confined Open Water Course does not offer a certification at the end. However you will be given a PADI Confined Open Water Course Referral form which you can take to any PADI dive centre in the world.  All you will need to complete is 4 open water dives with an instructor.

You’ll learn important skills such as setting up your scuba gear, clearing your mask, recovering your regulator, and practising buoyancy control.

While you don’t need to be an expert swimmer, basic swimming skills are required for scuba diving. You should also feel comfortable in the water.

Our pool is 3m deep which is the maximum depth we will go to. When you move to Open Water, this certification will take you to 18m.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

Custom Cancellation Policy

- You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a refund of 85%. We retain 15% to cover our costs of registration for the e-learning.

- If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.