Become a PADI Certified Diver

Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The Theory Section

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (Digital material at home) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (Pool session)
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!


PADI’s digital training program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. All the theory including your knowledges reviews and exam can be completed at home at your convenience, then when your ready it’s time for the water.

Confined Water Training

Confined water sessions cover the basic equipment setup and in water skills you will complete on your open water dives (completed in one day). Your instructor will put into practice the techniques you learned in the academics program. Once you’re comfortable in confined water it’s time to move onto your Open Water Dives.

Open Water Training

Get ready to experience everything you’ve learned with the freedom of open water. As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be a certified diver. PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.All skills developed in the pool are put into practice in Open Water conditions. (completed over two days)


In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. Check with Scuba Dive Adventures about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.


The whole course takes 2 days, once you have completed the home study section. The first day is spent in confined water practicing and mastering your dive skills. The day is finished with putting those new skills into practice by completing dive 1 of the course. The second day is spent conducing the remaining 3 Open Water Dives. This is usually completed locally, however Scuba Dive Adventures can complete  your course anywhere in the world.


If you’re going on holiday and don’t have time to complete the full course you can do the PADI SCUBA Diver referral course. All you need to do is complete the theory and confined water  sessions with us then complete the 4 Open Water Dives when you’re on holiday.

Course dates and prices

Our dates and not fixed unlike other dive centres.

Our flexible schedule means we arrange the course dates around your needs and availability.

Price for Open Water Diver is £450 which includes all materials, equipment, training and certification fees.

Referral £300

Contact Scuba Dive Adventures today on 0113 4681100

Just a few of our Happy clients

In February 2017 my partner and i enjoyed a holiday to South Africa, one of our best holidays ever!  Everything was professionally organised flights, transfers,accommodation, dive locations, local taxis right down to restaurant recommendations. The Shark and reef diving were absolutely amazing as well as the private safari. Abseiling from table mountain was memorable, we made great friends along the way and boy did we have fun.

Mike Morris
Mike Morris Doctor

Always a fantastic trip with Scuba Dive Adventures. Well organised, professional and extremely enjoyable. These guys know how to plan dive trips, I won't travel with anyone else!

Andy Tinton
Andy Tinton Project Consultant

I have been on 6 Adventures with these guys all over the world. I have seen many amazing places, experienced things most people would only dream off and made some many wonderful memories along the way. Thank you vey much and i cannot wait for the next adventure.



Judi White
Judi WhiteBusiness Owner

I have been to Egypt, Africa and just booked the Maldives. I started as a Open Water Diver nervous of the water, now I'm a rescue diver diving with Sharks, Whales and Manta's. Ive abseiled Table Mountain and Watched Lions hunt in the savannah. I Absolutely love Scuba Dive Adventures and cannot recommend this company highly enough

John Hall
John HallManaging Director.

What an awesome first scuba diving holiday. Everything was carefully arranged down to early morning pick up to the airport from our house. The Red Sea Northern Wrecks and Reefs were astounding. We were completing our Open Water and Advanced Course, Damian arranged the itinerary with the boat crew to make it possible to complete our Open Water in the first 2 days. Damian and Adam were amazing instructors, dive guides and both incredibly knowledgeable, patient not to mention great fun. Already booked our next holiday to the Maldives.

Mark Stead
Mark SteadBusiness Analyst