SCUBA DIVER &
OPEN WATER DIVER COURSES
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The PADI Scuba Diver
course is a pre-entry level
certification, addressing a growing demand for a certification
that consumers can earn more quickly, provided the diver dives
under professional supervision. This course is designed for
those with personal time constraints and those who prefer to
dive with direct supervision.
||The Scuba Diver course is a sub course
of the Open Water course so divers can upgrade to full Open Water
Diver at any time in the future. PADI Scuba divers are qualified
to dive to 12m under the supervision of a PADI professional only.
Open Water Diver course is an entry level learn to dive course
and students gain the internationally recognized PADI Open Water
qualification. The course includes theory sessions, a minimum of
5 hours pool training (usually longer), 3 open water pier dives
and 1 boat dive. PADI Open Water divers are qualified to dive to
18m with another qualified diver, and may then enroll on the PADI
Advanced Diver course many Adventure dives and some PADI Speciality
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Both courses include manual,
use of all equipment (except mask and snorkel for comfort and hygiene
reasons), and certification. We would also recommend fins and boots
for the same reasons. The shop at Divers Down is well stocked
with all basic equipment which can be purchased prior to starting
your pool training.
Usually 3 days for PADI
Scuba Diver. Usually
4 days for PADI Open Water Diver.
12 - under 15. Junior Scuba Diver
15 - for full Scuba Diver certification at start of training.
a. Review, complete and sign the PADI Liability Release and Assumption
of Risk Agreement prior to entering the water.
b. Review, complete, sign and date the PADI
Medical Statement. If the new diver answers 'yes' to any condition
on the medical statement, the diver must receive medical approval
prior to any in-water activities.
c. Review, complete, sign and date the PADI Standard Safe Diving
Practices Statement of Understanding.
d. Parent or guardian signature for new divers younger than legal
(2021 price) for PADI Open Water Diver.
( includes 1 boat dive)
The PADI teaching system allows students to complete theory and pool
sessions only and then be referred elsewhere for the Open Water dives.
This is an option if students prefer to complete their training in warmer
conditions. If this is completed in 3 days the cost is £325.
Prices are based on 2 students. If you are booking as an individual
and would prefer to take advantage of this reduced price, we always
endeavor to group divers up to a maximum of 4. However, if you would
actually prefer a one to one option, please call us for prices.
Whilst it is always our intention to complete courses at Swanage,
if due to bad weather this is not possible, we would like to reserve
the right to complete courses on time and use alternative dive sites
if necessary. If this involves using in-land dive sites, the boat dive
would not be possible.
Very often courses can still be completed at Swanage if we reschedule
by mutual agreement.