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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.

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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    
24 Sep 2021 Open Water Diver 30 Sep 2021 8 € 776.74

Confined Water 2
Fri 24 Sep 2021
12:00 AM
Induction
Fri 24 Sep 2021
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 24 Sep 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 24 Sep 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Fri 24 Sep 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 24 Sep 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Fri 24 Sep 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 25 Sep 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 25 Sep 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 25 Sep 2021
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 25 Sep 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 25 Sep 2021
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 25 Sep 2021
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 25 Sep 2021
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Fri 01 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Fri 01 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sat 02 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sat 02 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Instructor(s): Ian Sykes,

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01 Oct 2021 Open Water Diver 07 Oct 2021 8 € 776.74

Confined Water 2
Fri 01 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Induction
Fri 01 Oct 2021
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 01 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 01 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Fri 01 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 01 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Fri 01 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 02 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 02 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 02 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 02 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 02 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 02 Oct 2021
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 02 Oct 2021
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Fri 08 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Fri 08 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sat 09 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sat 09 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Instructor(s): Ian Sykes,

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08 Oct 2021 Open Water Diver 14 Oct 2021 8 € 776.74

Confined Water 2
Fri 08 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Induction
Fri 08 Oct 2021
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 08 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 08 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Fri 08 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 08 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Fri 08 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 09 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 09 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 09 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 09 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 09 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 09 Oct 2021
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 09 Oct 2021
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Fri 15 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Fri 15 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sat 16 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sat 16 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Instructor(s): Ian Sykes,

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15 Oct 2021 Open Water Diver 21 Oct 2021 8 € 776.74

Confined Water 2
Fri 15 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Induction
Fri 15 Oct 2021
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 15 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 15 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Fri 15 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 15 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Fri 15 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 16 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 16 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 16 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 16 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 16 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 16 Oct 2021
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 16 Oct 2021
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Fri 22 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Fri 22 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sat 23 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sat 23 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Instructor(s): Ian Sykes,

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22 Oct 2021 Open Water Diver 28 Oct 2021 8 € 776.74

Confined Water 2
Fri 22 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Induction
Fri 22 Oct 2021
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 22 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 22 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Fri 22 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 22 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Fri 22 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 23 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 23 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 23 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 23 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 23 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 23 Oct 2021
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 23 Oct 2021
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Fri 29 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Fri 29 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Instructor(s): Ian Sykes,

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29 Oct 2021 Open Water Diver 04 Nov 2021 8 € 776.74

Confined Water 2
Fri 29 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Induction
Fri 29 Oct 2021
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 29 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 29 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Fri 29 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 29 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Fri 29 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 30 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 30 Oct 2021
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 30 Oct 2021
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Fri 05 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Fri 05 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Instructor(s): Ian Sykes,

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05 Nov 2021 Open Water Diver 11 Nov 2021 8 € 776.74

Confined Water 2
Fri 05 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Induction
Fri 05 Nov 2021
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 05 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 05 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Fri 05 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 05 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Fri 05 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 06 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 06 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 06 Nov 2021
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 06 Nov 2021
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Fri 12 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Fri 12 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Instructor(s): Ian Sykes,

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12 Nov 2021 Open Water Diver 18 Nov 2021 8 € 776.74

Confined Water 2
Fri 12 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Induction
Fri 12 Nov 2021
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 12 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 12 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Fri 12 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 12 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Fri 12 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 13 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 13 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 13 Nov 2021
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 13 Nov 2021
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Fri 19 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Fri 19 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Instructor(s): Ian Sykes,

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