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  • PADI Open Water Diver Course

PADI Open Water Diving Courses in London and South East

Dates: Weekends and Evenings Price: £315 to £480




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The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and recognised scuba diving certification. It has introduced millions of people from around the world to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Once qualified as an open water diver you will have a life-long certification that enables you to dive around the world to a maximum depth of 18m. Please read below how we deliver the UK’s finest open water courses.

What’s Included?

  • PADI Open Water Touch Theory (includes eTraining log, eManual, eRDPml, RDP Table (digital), eRecord, Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes, Exams and Videos) worth £135
  • *£25 to spend on our online dive store www.oysterdivingshop.com when you spend a minimum of £100.
  • Dry suit hire for open water dives during winter months (Specialty course available for an additional fee) worth £50
  • Log book worth £10
  • Tuition by a PADI professional instructor
  • Dive computer rental for open water dives
  • PADI Certification Fee
  • FREE Mask & Snorkel worth £70
  • Pass guarantee – if you are not ready to undertake your open water dives then you can repeat your pool session as many times as it takes FOC!
  • Small group sizes
The only additional costs are for the FULL course; entry to the lake on arrival x 2 days @ £10 per day and 3 air fills at £3.50 each. There are NO additional costs for the Referral course.  

Flexible course options to suit your needs:

Courses take place on weekends and evenings – see our online booking page for all of our dates and locations including Central London, Surrey & Berkshire, South East London & Kent, Brighton & Hove and Oxfordshire.


There are two options to complete your open water course….

Choose the Open Water Course that’s best for you….


Option 1

Full Course

Option 2

Referral Course

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Theory at Home

From years of successfully teaching 1000’s of people to dive we find that PADI’s new ‘eLearning system’ is the easiest, most comprehensive and convenient method to learn the theory. You can go at your own pace, take breaks when you like and complete it in the comfort of your own home. Works on tablet, PC and Mac.
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Pool Skills

Confined Water Dives – these take place in a heated swimming pool. You’ll learn how to use the scuba equipment, complete extensive safety skills and practice how to become totally weightless while underwater.
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Open water dives

UK Open Water Dives

We will meet you in the lake in the picturesque village of Wraysbury to complete your four open water dives on a Saturday and Sunday morning (9am to 3pm). This means when you will be a fully qualified at the end of the weekend.
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Complete Training Dives on Holiday

Once you have completed the theory & pool sessions we will sign a Referral form in your log book (provided with the course) which you can hand to any PADI dive centre around the world. This allows you to complete the four open water training dives with them instead of doing them with us on a weekend.
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  £485   £315

Pool Sessions

We have several heated swimming pool times and locations to choose from so there is something convenient for you:  
Soho, Central London – Tuesday evenings Surrey & Berkshire – Saturday afternoons in Old Windsor (near Heathrow) South East London and Kent – Sunday mornings Brighton & Hove – Sunday mornings Oxford – Sunday morning   Here is a more detailed explanation of the course options available to you:  

We offer the most fun, convenient and comprehensive diving courses in London and the South East. Here’s why:

Pass Guarantee

We offer a PASS GUARANTEE which means that if you do not complete all of the skills or requirements to complete the Open Water Diver course then you can come back as many times as you like until you do pass (subject to availability).

Small Group Sizes

Having other people learning to dive at the same time makes your course more fun, plus it can help put your mind at ease when others are asking questions too. However, we believe that class sizes should be relatively small so we like to keep them to a maximum of 6 students to 1 instructor, more often than not it is less than this!


To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years or older and be in reasonable health but you certainly don’t need to be an Olympic athlete. You will need to be able to swim 200m (any stroke) and float/tread water for 10 minutes.

The Scuba Gear You’ll Use

During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use full scuba diving gear including a dive computer and standard accessories. If diving in winter then you also use a dry suit to keep you warm and toasty. We use the latest gear from Aqua Lung, one of the worlds top diving manufacturers. All equipment is provided so all you need is your swimwear and a towel but we do recommend that you have your own diving mask & snorkel. If you are interested in purchasing your own equipment then you might find this article useful.    


FOR MORE DETAILS AND ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS PLEASE VISIT OUR BLOG PAGE ON DIVING LESSONS IN LONDON. As part of your course you will need to be able to swim 200m and float/tread water for 10 minutes. If you would liketo learn to swim then we recommend 2 different companies: Sussex – https://www.mxtswimschool.com London – https://www.dmtswimming.com/


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