Open Water Referral

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Referral course is the first step in becoming a certified PADI Diver. With PADI being a global organization, you have the option of splitting your PADI Open Diver Course into segments.


What will you do?

The PADI Open Water Diver Referral course consists of two main phases:


Knowledge Development - Self-study knowledge development and 2 classroom sessions

Confined Water Dives - 5 dives in a pool to learn the basic scuba skills


Leaving the final qualifying open water dives to be completed at a later date, either with us at a more convenient time for you, or abroad on your next holiday! If you don't have a trip booked, we can even put you in touch with our sister Dive Centre in Malta if you are looking for somewhere to finish your course in warmer waters.


If you've tried diving through a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Referral course. If you have completed this with us here at Scuba Leeds within the last 4 weeks we will take your £30 Discover Scuba Diving fee off your PADI Open Water Referral course fee.


Your scuba gear

Scuba Leeds will provide all your basic scuba diving equipment, including: mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from, instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply and a wetsuit for your pool dives.


Your learning materials

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials, either paper or digital, for the Open Water Referral course. The most popular method of self study is the PADI Touch which installs onto your tablet and is fully interactive with videos and tutorials to help you learn in the easiest way. Download the "PADI Library by PADI Americas, Inc" here for a demo version of the PADI Open Water Diver touch materials. For more info download the Course Information Here.

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How much does it cost?

We offer a couple of options for the PADI Open Water Diver course, these are as follows:


Early Bird Special PADI Open Water Referral - £195

Standard PADI Open Water Referral - £225

Bespoke PADI Open Water Referral - £295

Executive PADI Open Water Referral - £345


All of these options include full equipment hire, gas fills, course materials, all training elements and your PADI course materials. The only thing that you will have to pay on top of your course fee is transport to and from the training location.


What's next?

Scuba-Leeds-PADI-Open-Water-Referral-Course-InfoFor full information about the PADI Open Water Referral course here at Scuba Leeds, please download the Course Information Here or click the image on the right. We also offer the option for you to upgrade your PADI Open Water diver course to include the following:


PADI Open Water Diver Upgrade (purchased before referral is completed) - £195

PADI Open Water Diver Upgrade (purchased after referral is completed) - £225

PADI Drysuit Diver Includes theory & one additional drysuit dive - £95 (usually £145)