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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with ABCD DIVING

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous 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.


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a ABCD DIVING Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact ABCD DIVING to personalise the best study option for you!

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

  Start Date Course Type End Date Places Available   Price    
19 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 27 Dec 2019 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 19 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 19 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 19 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 19 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 19 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 19 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 19 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 20 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 20 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 20 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 20 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 20 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 20 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 20 Dec 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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20 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 26 Dec 2019 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 1
Fri 20 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Fri 20 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Fri 20 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Fri 20 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 20 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 20 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 20 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 21 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 21 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 21 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 21 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 21 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sat 21 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 21 Dec 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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21 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 29 Dec 2019 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 2
Sat 21 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Induction
Sat 21 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 21 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sat 21 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Sat 21 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 21 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Sat 21 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 22 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sun 22 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sun 22 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sun 22 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sun 22 Dec 2019
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sun 22 Dec 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 22 Dec 2019
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 28 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sat 28 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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23 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 29 Dec 2019 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 1
Mon 23 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 23 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 23 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Mon 23 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 23 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Mon 23 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 23 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Tue 24 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Tue 24 Dec 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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26 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 03 Jan 2020 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 26 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 26 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 26 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 26 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 27 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 27 Dec 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 03 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 03 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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27 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 02 Jan 2020 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 1
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Fri 27 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Fri 27 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 27 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 27 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 27 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 28 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 28 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 28 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 28 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 28 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sat 28 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 28 Dec 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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28 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 05 Jan 2020 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 2
Sat 28 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Induction
Sat 28 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 28 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sat 28 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Sat 28 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 28 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Sat 28 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sun 29 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sun 29 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sun 29 Dec 2019
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sun 29 Dec 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 29 Dec 2019
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 04 Jan 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sat 04 Jan 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 05 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 05 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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30 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 05 Jan 2020 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 1
Mon 30 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 30 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 30 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Mon 30 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 30 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Mon 30 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 30 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 31 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 31 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Tue 31 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 31 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Tue 31 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Tue 31 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Tue 31 Dec 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sun 05 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sun 05 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 05 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 05 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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31 Dec 2019 Open Water Diver 20 Jan 2020 8 -

Confined Water 2
Tue 31 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Induction
Tue 31 Dec 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Tue 31 Dec 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Tue 31 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Tue 31 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Tue 31 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Tue 31 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Wed 01 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Wed 01 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Wed 01 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Wed 01 Jan 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Wed 01 Jan 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Wed 01 Jan 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Wed 01 Jan 2020
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Tue 07 Jan 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Tue 07 Jan 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Wed 08 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Wed 08 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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02 Jan 2020 Open Water Diver 10 Jan 2020 8 € 771.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 02 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 02 Jan 2020
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 02 Jan 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 02 Jan 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 02 Jan 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 03 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 03 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 03 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 03 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 03 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 03 Jan 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 03 Jan 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 09 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 09 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 10 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 10 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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