PADI Open Water Diver Course
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 Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
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 Diver course certification. If you have completed this with us here at Scuba Leeds within the last 4 weeks we will take your Discover Scuba Diving fee off your PADI Open Water Diver course fee. So what will I do?
The theory is split into two sections and is designed to teach you the basic principles of scuba diving. You will cover basic dive theory, equipment, skills and dive planning. Knowledge development includes self-study and classroom based reviews with your PADI Instructor. This is also the time where you will practice assembling and dis-assembling your dive gear for the first time.
Confined Water Dives
You will make at least 5 confined water dives which will be completed in our two training pools. Your first dives will be in a shallow water pool with a sloping bottom. This helps you build your skills underwater in a safe and fun environment. Once you have completed the shallow pool dives we will take you to our 5.5m diver training pool. Your PADI Instructor to orientate you on the use of a drysuit before making your open water dives.
Open Water Dives
You will make 4 open water dives where you will show your PADI Instructor that you have mastered all the skills and are now confident to complete them in actual diving situations. The maximum depth for your dives will be 12m (dive 1 & 2) and 18m (dive 3 & 4). You will dive at either Capernwray or Stoney Cove for these dives. When you book we will let you know the specific details regarding dates, times and locations.