PADI Open Water Course from Sunderland Scuba Centre.
Sunderland Scuba Centre is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre
Who should take this course? Basically anyone from age 10 upwards can take this course and open up a whole new world of underwater exploration.
We organise all your pool sessions and classroom sessions, take you through all the required skills in these pool sessions then take you for 4 qualifying dives in an inland open water site, once through your course we can then step up to the next level and take you into the ocean to do some exploring on a one to one basis until you build your skills and confidence. We also arrange various dive trips around the world
Become PADI Certified
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development, independent study or in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.
PADI's Dive program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online or at our Padi 5 Star Dive Centre.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.
When you're fitted with your scuba equipment you can begin your pool training. Your instructor will put into practice the techniques you learned in the academics program. Your training dives will be logged and approved by your instructor before you move on to open water.
Open Water Training
Get ready to experience everything you've learned with the freedom of open water. As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be a certified diver. PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.
How can you start learning now?
Enroll in our Open Water Diver Course – and you can start learning right away. The PADI Open Water Diver Course gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace, Get started now!
You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Stop by at our PADI dive shop in Sunderland to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.
Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait.
Sign up for Open Water Diver Course and start learning right away. You can purchase this course online and we can send all the materials out to you to get started
Enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course at our Dive Centre in Sunderland
A completed medical form must be completed prior to you starting your course and can be found here: