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PADI Open Water Course (+ Optional Dry Suit Specialty)

PADI Open Water Course (+ Optional Dry Suit Specialty)

£ 550

Stirling, Scotland

Beginner
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 10
Stirling, Scotland
Cancellation: Strict
£ 550

Activity Highlights:

Get ready to explore the world beneath the waves with our comprehensive Open Water Diver course! Not only will you become a fully qualified autonomous diver, but we also offer the option for drysuit certification, so you can dive comfortably in the UK’s temperate climate.

Course Details

During this course, we ensure you acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to enjoy your underwater adventures safely and confidently.

Here’s what we offer:

  • Drysuit Certification: Stay warm and cozy with our drysuit training – optional drysuit certification, too.
  • Additional Weekend of Guided Diving: Build your experience with extra hands-on practice.
  • E-Learning: Flexible online learning to fit your schedule.
  • Dive Centre Tour & Equipment Orientation: Familiarise yourself with our facilities and get to know your gear inside out.
  • 50+ Hours of Contact Time: Comprehensive support for all your questions and needs.

Course Breakdown

The course consists of three main phases:

  1. Knowledge Development: Online, independent study, or classroom-based sessions to understand the core principles of scuba diving.
  2. Confined Water Dives: Learn and practice scuba skills in controlled, sheltered conditions, including mini dives that mirror real open water experiences.
  3. Open Water Dives: Apply your newfound skills during four thrilling open water dives at local dive sites.

Course Benefits

Upon earning your Open Water Diver certification, you’ll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 meters, diving in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. This certification opens doors to renting scuba equipment, booking dive excursions, and discovering endless dive adventures.

Location

Our classroom sessions will be in our location Stirling Enterprise Park and the open water dives will be at various sites either in the Firth of Forth or the Firth of Clyde

Why Choose Us?

Year-Round Diving

We dive throughout the year, adjusting our dive sites according to conditions. With 19,491 miles of UK coastline and numerous inland freshwater sites, we provide endless opportunities to dive.

Diverse Opportunities

We offer courses, guided diving, expeditions, and professional advice tailored to meet your personal goals. Whether a beginner or an experienced diver, our community welcomes you. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see our other courses and opportunities.

Local Exploration

We aim to open up more dive sites across the UK, so you can enjoy diving not only on holidays but also on weekends, evenings, and beyond.

Ready To Dive In?

Take the plunge with our Open Water Diver course and embrace a lifetime filled with incredible underwater experiences.

Short on time? Consider our Scuba Diver course by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Don’t hesitate to reach out and get started on your diving journey. We’re here to assist you every step of the way.

Happy diving!

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What's Included:

  • Professional instruction and guidance
  • All required equipment, including a drysuit
  • E-Learning materials accessible on your mobile device
  • Additional weekend of guided diving
  • Dive centre tour and equipment orientation

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation to dive sites
  • Accommodation if needed
  • Personal diving insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

No, our Open Water Diver course is designed for beginners, with all necessary training provided.

The course duration varies but includes 50+ hours of contact time, online learning, confined and open water dives, and an additional weekend of guided diving.

Open water dives are conducted at local dive sites, taking advantage of the UK’s vast coastline and freshwater sites. We can discuss your preferences, and we will also consider the time of year and current conditions.

With the Open Water Diver certification, you’ll be trained to dive to 18 meters in conditions as good as or better than those in which you trained.

If time is a constraint, you can consider our Scuba Diver course, which offers similar opportunities in a shorter duration.

We offer year-round diving, a welcoming community, personalised guidance, local exploration opportunities, and special extras like drysuit certification.

Just submit a booking request with a preferred start date, and we will discuss and plan the best training route for you!

Extras / Options

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