PADI Open Water Diver Course

PADI Open Water Diver Course

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  • All core scuba equipment
  • All Course Materials and Certification Fees
  • Services of your Highly Trained and Professional Instructor and Support Team

 PADI Open Water Course

Underwater is Earth's final frontier, one of the few ways left to explore our world is to be able to dive.

Diving allows you to experience weightlessness, just like being in space. It is the nearest you will get to be an astronaut or sharing space, so learn to dive, giving you the ability and the skills to experience and explore the inner world.

What Do I need to Start the PADI Open Water Course?

  • Be older than ten years old
  • Be healthy and reasonably fit - you will need to complete the medical questionnaire.
  • Be able to swim eight lengths and float for 10 minutes

NOTE: PADI Junior open water diver programme is available for youths (10+). Between the ages of 10 - 12 years may only dive with a professional certified parent or guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres, 13 - 15 years may only dive with qualified responsible adult to a maximum depth of 18 metres

What Will I do?

Over several pool sessions (generally four / five), you will complete the five confined water dives whilst completing some theory activity.

PADI programmes are performance based, and you proceed as demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work comfortably, so do not worry if you need more time than extra built into your training schedule automatically. Although we say four or five sessions, it could be six, which equates to 10 - 12 hours of in water pool time. Diving like is like that first driving lesson (for those that drive!) or starting a new job (for those that work!) doing something for the first time can be a bit daunting but with time and practice soon becomes second nature.

Then when ready we undertake a drysuit orientation in the pool as ALL of our open water diving is completed in a drysuit suit - this is OUR standard, it is for your comfort, we want you to ENJOY your diving experience and being cold and uncomfortable is not enjoyable!

When ready, then time to complete those four open water dives, generally speaking at Stoney Cove, but at times, other locations are available​

Materials

At Dive Rutland we provide you with all of the equipment you need to have fun, explore and become a safe and knowledgeable diver this includes learning about the fundamentals of scuba diving, all dive equipment and techniques.

All you need to provide is your own swimming attire for the pool and a few additional items of clothing for the open water part.

When Can I Start?

You can start NOW by purchasing your e-learning from PADI and we will contact you to arrange your in water learning, but THIS IS NOT THE ONLY WAY you can start as ALL of our packages include your chosen theory element, so contact us and we can get you all booked in with dates and release your learning materials

Dive Rutland is committed to helping you learn to dive at a pace that suits you. All of our open water diver courses start flexibly, you can start when you wish, subject to availability, as all of our schedules are built individually around you and your work/family commitments.

​Our Open Water training days are scheduled months in advance giving us the ability to plan your course to achieve by dates that suit you

Aren't All Open Water Courses the same?

This is a statement we hear a lot, but we disagree not everything is the same or equal. Have a look at our How to Choose a Dive Centre article, which actually should be called how to choose your instructional team.

As a 100% Project Aware dive centre our Open Water course(s) include the PADI Project Aware specialty. Why? You are learning to dive to experience what the underwater world has to offer and therefore we hope you become an Ocean Advocate.

Someone who will protect the ocean and our various waterways. We train you to be aware of the environment you are in, concentrating on good positioning, streamlining of equipment and all about the Project Aware mission, so if you have been trained then why not be certified, hence receiving the Project Aware Speciality.

Our Quality Matters

Dive Rutland is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, a recognised and authorised diver education establishment. This rating places us in the highest quality assurance process within the Diving Industry.

All training is overseen by our very own PADI Course Director, the worlds highest instructor certification, and we have a range of experienced male and female PADI professionals on our staff.

All equipment is modern and regularly serviced. We have a large range of school equipment to fit all sizes and shapes. Our breathing air quality is monitored and externally verified regularly.

We are fully insured and meet all legal obligations placed upon us. This includes full risk management and our staffing ratios exceed industry standard requirements

Course Option:

All course options include all diver training. You get to choose which style of learning best suits you. Choose from the PADI's Open Water Diver Ultimate Crewpack or the PADI eLearning course that can be accessed online. If you already own the eLearning materials, then contact us and we will arrange your course fee accordingly.

PADI Ultimate Crewpack Option is a paper manual version of the theory for the course. This is ideal for the bookworms out there who still enjoy reading a book over interactive eLearning. The pack includes:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • PADI Divers Logbook
  • PADI Diver sticker
  • PADI Brochure - Keep Diving
  • PADI Brochure - Enriched Air Nitrox
  • PADI Brochure - Digital Underwater Photographer
  • PADI Blue Zip-Up Wallet

PADI eLearning Option includes the PADI Open Water eLearning. This is the knowledge development portion of the course. The theory is presented through videos, audio, and graphics to enhance the learning experience. The eLearning allows you to track your own progress with short quizzes after every few sections are finished.

    Package Option:

    Basic Package

    • Full Diver Training
    • Full Equipment Rental (exc Mask, Snorkel and Wetsuit)
    • Certification Fees
    • eCertifcation Card
    • A donation to Project AWARE
    • PADI Project AWARE specialty

    Standard Package

    • Everything from the Basic Package
    • Includes your chosen Dive Gear Option (see below)

    Deluxe Package

    • Everything from the Standard Package
    • PADI Drysuit Specialty

    Dive Gear Option:

    • X2 Flex
      • Aqualung X2 Mask
      • Aqualung Flex Snorkel
      • Shorty Wetsuit - Typhoon Storm 3mm or AquaLung Dive 4mm

    • X2 Zephyr
      • Aqualung X2 Mask
      • Aqualung Zephyr Snorkel
      • Shorty Wetsuit - Typhoon Storm 3mm or AquaLung Dive 4mm

    • X1 Flex
      • Aqualung X1 Mask
      • Aqualung Flex Snorkel
      • Shorty Wetsuit - Typhoon Storm 3mm or AquaLung Dive 4mm

    • X1 Zephyr
      • Aqualung X1 Mask
      • Aqualung Zephyr Snorkel
      • Shorty Wetsuit - Typhoon Storm 3mm or AquaLung Dive 4mm

    Come into store to fit and collect your Shorty Wetsuit - Typhoon Storm 3mm or AquaLung Dive 4mm

    Are there any Additional Costs?

    Yes, the entrance fee to the open water training site, which Stoney Cove is currently standing at £27.00 a day

    What's Next after PADI Open Water?

    Once you've got your Open Water Diver certification DIVE Rutland can help you progress to an Advanced Open Water Diver rating and continue diving.

      The Advanced Open Water is a follow on to the Open Water course expanding your skills and diving with a professional


      Students who want to become PADI divers must first complete the mandatory course documentation. Known medical conditions are required to be declared and notified to your Instructor prior to any in-water activity. A doctor's confirmation of fitness to dive if answer you to any medical condition on the Medical Statement. You can check out here:

      PADI Medical Statement

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      I cannot rate Dive Rutland high enough. Tracey, Bridget and all the team have shown me unending patience and understanding and I have got my open water certification. Thank you to you all for sharing your knowledge and tips. Can't wait to start my next course.

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      We are lucky to have a top notch Dive school on our doorstep in the form of Dive Rutland, My thanks to Bridget my instructor for her endless enthusiasm both in the theory and the practical applications of diving. Then to Tracey again for your skill and excellent support and for putting together a great community of divers who have helped and supported us.

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