PADI Open Water course is the most popular diver training course in the world. More people become divers through this course than all others combined. Join millions of others around the world and get your PADI dive license to explore the other side of our planet, underwater.
With our patient and experienced instructors and PADI’s structured training program, you will develope your skills at your own pace, until you are a confident and competent diver. Then you can enjoys at home and abroad, building up your skills through experience diving and maybe further training.
PADI Open Water Diver Course FAQs
Yes, if you are reasonably fit and comfortable in the water. If you are under 15 years, have a look at our Junior Scuba Diver course.
You don’t need to have tried scuba diving before but if you would like to do so first, have a look at our PADI Discover Scuba.
You will practice scuba diving skills in the comfort of our heated pool session and you’ll learn about the underwater world and it’s effects how we see, hear and feel differently that on land. You’ll be taught safe diving practices and how to “speak” to other divers underwater with our own sign language.
And when you are comfortable in the knowledge and skills, you will go on 4 open water scuba dives with one of our experienced PADI instructors.
Depending on how you schedule the course, the training element of the course (theory and pool practice) are typically completed in 1 weekend or 5 evenings. Some people may require more time to become confident in the water and this is accommodated within the course fee.
Once you are comfortable doing the skills, you can then do your 4 open water dives on 2 separate days or 1 weekend. Remember, we offer flexible training and you can decide to do your course mid-week days, evenings or weekends, or any combination of these.
The course fee is €595 (currently on special offer at €545) This covers all the tuition you need to learn the skills and knowledge at your own pace. It also includes your manual and certification with PADI. We don’t charge extra for these essentials nor do we charge for private classes. We offer flexible training schedules on all our PADI courses.
If you would like a shorter, more economic course, have a look at our PADI Scuba Diver course
You don’t need to buy any scuba diving equipment as use of all equipment is included in the Open Water Diver course
As a Open Water Diver, you can dive to a maximum depth of 18 m, with another qualified diver. You can dive at home or abroad. Shallow dives up to 18 m offer great colour and light so are the best for photography and also for marine life. If your goal is to see wrecks, you might want to consider doing further dive courses to increase your depth range.
You can dive practically anywhere in the world where you’ll find enough water – lakes, rivers, quarries and of course the sea. There’s so much to see and do underwater. The PADI Open Water Diver course might be the starting point to a new hobby as a history detective on ship wrecks, or an underwater photographer, or an eco-warrior, wherever your interests lie.
Let Dive Inn Scuba introduce you to underwater world and all that it holds with the PADI Open Water Diver course.
Contact us to discuss to organise a class schedule to suit you. We can run courses mid-week days, evenings and weekends. You decide how you want to do the course – learning online, on a tablet or ipad or a traditional book.
If you’re unsure if diving is for you, why don’t you have a try first. We offer PADI Discover Scuba sessions in the pool where you get to test the equipment, see what it’s like to breathe underwater and meet our dive team. You only pay for the Discover Scuba but if you continue onto the course, we’ll deduct that off the course, so there’s no penalty in trying it out first.