Diveskool

PADI Open Water


The PADI Open Water course is the best choice for an entry level qualification. It consists of five knowledge development sessions, five confined water training sessions, usually in a pool, and four open water dives in the sea. During the course your instructor will teach you safe diving techniques and allow you as much time as you need to master the skills required to be a safe and competent diver. If you are in good health, reasonably fit and a half decent swimmer you can learn to scuba dive.


The confined water sessions usually require two or three evenings at a pool, however if you need more time to feel confident about going into the sea you need only ask. Your instructor may suggest taking you to a location where you would dive in pool like conditions in the sea to ease the transition. Before and during your confined water sessions you will be required to complete the five knowledge development sessions and knowledge reviews, these must be complete before proceeding to the Open Water Dives.


To complete your Open Water qualification you will partake in four open water dives in the sea. During these dives you will demonstrate many of the skills you mastered in the pool and dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres. On satisfactory completion of the course your instructor will award you the PADI Open Water qualification. This qualification is recognised throughout the world and you will be able go to any dive centre and take part in their recreational dive excursions.


After qualification Diveskool encourage you to continue diving under their guidance. As an incentive we will give you two free guided dives and, while you dive with us, we will continue to help you develop your skills. When you are ready to take the next level we will know exactly what to expect from you, making the instructors job and your task a whole lot easier and much more fun.

Dive Courses Northern Ireland

PADI Open Water Course Northern Ireland (OW)

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