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

The PADI Open Water Diver course with Poole 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:

  • 10 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 POOLE 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 POOLE 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.

   
10 Jan 2020 Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne, 14 Jun 2020 0

Confined Water 1
Fri 10 Jan 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Confined Water 2
Fri 07 Feb 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
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Confined Water 3
Fri 06 Mar 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Confined Water 4
Fri 17 Apr 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Confined Water 5
Fri 15 May 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Open Water 1
Sun 07 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Open Water 2
Sun 07 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Open Water 3
Sun 14 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Open Water 4
Sun 14 Jun 2020
12:00 AM

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Confined Water 1
Fri 10 Jan 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Confined Water 2
Fri 07 Feb 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Confined Water 3
Fri 06 Mar 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Confined Water 4
Fri 17 Apr 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Confined Water 5
Fri 15 May 2020
07:15 PM
02 15
Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre - Wimborne
Open Water 1
Sun 21 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 2
Sun 21 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 3
Sun 28 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 4
Sun 28 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells

18 Jan 2020 Purbeck Sports Centre - Wareham, Vobster Quay - Mells, 28 Jun 2020 1

Confined Water 1
Sat 18 Jan 2020
11:00 AM
02 30
Purbeck Sports Centre - Wareham
Confined Water 2
Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
02 30
Purbeck Sports Centre - Wareham
Confined Water 3
Sat 21 Mar 2020
11:00 AM
02 30
Purbeck Sports Centre - Wareham
Confined Water 4
Sat 18 Apr 2020
11:00 AM
02 30
Purbeck Sports Centre - Wareham
Confined Water 5
Sat 16 May 2020
11:00 AM
02 30
Purbeck Sports Centre - Wareham
Open Water 1
Sun 21 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 2
Sun 21 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 3
Sun 28 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 4
Sun 28 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells

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Open Water 1
Sun 03 May 2020
08:30 AM
04 30
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 2
Sun 03 May 2020
08:30 AM
04 30
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 3
Sun 10 May 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 4
Sun 10 May 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells

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Open Water 1
Sun 03 May 2020
08:30 AM
04 30
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 2
Sun 03 May 2020
08:30 AM
04 30
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 3
Sun 10 May 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells
Open Water 4
Sun 10 May 2020
12:00 AM
Vobster Quay - Mells