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PADI Open Water Diver.

(Jr. Open Water Diver and PADI Open Water Referal Course).

The PADI Open Water Diver training course is designed to be totally modular and work around your availability and lifestyle.  Any part of the Open Water Course can be done with any PADI facility worldwide……
The PADI Open Water Course is made up of 2 parts: -

Part 1- Theroy & Pool Dives (also known as a Open Water Referal).

The theory part of the course is an on-line course undertaken via the PADI eLearning portal, it consists of 6 sections plus an on-line exam.  You can work at your own speed (PADI estimate between 5 and 10hrs), putting it down and picking it back up when you have free time.
It's then Into the comfort of our heated swimming pool where you will undertake a swimming assessment and 5 mini dives. During these dives you will learn all the skill you need to become a safe & confident diver.  The swimming pool sessions are typically completed in one evening, normally a Saturday between 18:00 – 20:45hrs.

Part 2- Open Water Dives.

This time its 4 dives held over 2 days; all you have to do is to demonstrate back to the instructor the skills you already mastered in the swimming pool. 

Whats included in the course?

Both Part 1 and Part 2 of our course includes:-

  • Equipment rental (everything you need).
  • Pool entry fees.
  • Air.
  • Instructional costs.
  • PADI eLearning materials.
  • Free Logbook worth £19
  • Free Mask and Snorkel worth £68.94.
  • PADI Certification fees.
In fact the only thing that isn't included is transport to the dive sites and any entry fees.

Free Mask & Snorkel with PADI Open Water Course

Still not sure if diving is for you?

Why not do one of the following;-

Zoom meeting or call us.

If you are considering learning to dive why not sign up for a FREE on-line orientation with one of our team. 
During an informal Zoom call we can discuss how we can make your dream come true.  You can discuss anything with one of our PADI Professionals for instance the course structure & requirements, health concerns, accessibility questions (physical / mental), how the junior course works, additional support, private courses or how our easy payment terms work….

WE ARE HERE TO HELP…….. remember the only silly question is the one you don’t ask.

Try Diving!

If you are not ready to commit just yet or are worried it may not be for you why not sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience. It gives us the chance to introduce you to the equipment, the underwater environment and some of the skills from the full PADI Open Water Course.

If you wanted we could also combine this with a free sample of the Open Water eLearning course so that you get a full overview of the courses a whole.

How to Buy

You can either call the SDL office us on 01243 202200 or select one of the options below and buy at our online shop.

    Try Dive

    PADI Discover Scuba Diving try dive.

    The Full Open Water Course can often seem daunting and it’s a major commitment in time, effort and money so why not do a try dive first.
    Before you commit to the main course why not join us at the pool for a taster session?
    One of our instructors will introduce you to the equipment you will be using during the Open Water course followed by a few skill, if you don’t like it all you have lost is an hour of your time.  However if you like it and want to proceed we can get you signed up to the next course and even better we will give you a £25 discount on the course and the try dive will count as dive number 1 of the Open Water course.

    PADI discover Scuba Diving (Try Dive)
    Open Water Part 1

    Open Water Part 1 (Referal Course).

    PADI Open Water Part 1 (PADI Open Water referral) course is where you do the eLearning and the five swimming pool dives with us, then then pause. 

    Then when you are ready you can decide to do the Open water dives with us or with any PADI Dive Centre worldwide. 

    Outgoing PADI Open Water Referal
    Open Water Part 2

    PADI Open Water Part 2

    So having done the Open Water eLearning and the pool dives you are ready to become a fully qualified PADI Open Water Diver.

    You have 4 dives to do over 2 days and all you have to do is re-demonstrate the skills you have already mastered during the pool session.

    If it's been a while since toy did Part 1 / Open Water Referral course and are a bit worried give the SDL office a call and we can arrange a skill circuit in the pool to refresh your memory.

    Incoming PADI Open Water Referal
    Buy Part 1 & Part 2 Together and Save

    PADI Open Water Course Parts 1 & 2 togther.

    Why not buy both Part 1 and Part 2 together and save £25.

    If you buy both parts of the PADI Open Water Course together it works out £25 cheaper, but don't worry you still have the flexibility to move to any Part 2 dives available on our website, or even wait till you see dates that fit later in the year.

    Incoming PADI Open Water Referal

Sussex Diving & Leisure is a fully owned trading name of BCL Services Ltd.

Address (Office Only):
51 Wellington Gardens, Selsey, PO20 0RF

Landline:01243 202200
Mobile: 07534 911228


PADI Recreational Facility
PADI Recreational Facility

Address (Office Only):
51 Wellington Gardens, Selsey, PO20 0RF

Landline:01243 202200
Mobile: 07534 911228


SDL Shop

Book your Course at our on-line Shop