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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 Location End Date Max. Places Places Available   Price    
30 Jan 2020 OW 30/01/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 07 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

Confined Water 1
Thu 30 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 30 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 30 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 30 Jan 2020
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 30 Jan 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 30 Jan 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 30 Jan 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 31 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 31 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 31 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 31 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 31 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 31 Jan 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 31 Jan 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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31 Jan 2020 OW 31/01/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 06 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

Confined Water 1
Fri 31 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Fri 31 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Fri 31 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Fri 31 Jan 2020
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 31 Jan 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 31 Jan 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 31 Jan 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 01 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 01 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 01 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 01 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 01 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sat 01 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 01 Feb 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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01 Feb 2020 OW 01/02/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 09 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

Confined Water 2
Sat 01 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Induction
Sat 01 Feb 2020
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 01 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sat 01 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Sat 01 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 02 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sun 02 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sun 02 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sun 02 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sun 02 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sun 02 Feb 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 02 Feb 2020
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 08 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 09 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 09 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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03 Feb 2020 OW 03/02/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 09 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

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

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04 Feb 2020 OW 04/02/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 11 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

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

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06 Feb 2020 OW 06/02/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 14 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

Confined Water 1
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 06 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 06 Feb 2020
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 06 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 06 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 06 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 07 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 07 Feb 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 13 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 13 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 14 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 14 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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07 Feb 2020 OW 07/02/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 13 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

Confined Water 1
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Fri 07 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Fri 07 Feb 2020
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 07 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 07 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 07 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 08 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 08 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 08 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 08 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 08 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sat 08 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Sat 08 Feb 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 13 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 13 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Thu 13 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Thu 13 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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08 Feb 2020 OW 08/02/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 16 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

Confined Water 2
Sat 08 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Induction
Sat 08 Feb 2020
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 08 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim Tests
Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 08 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Confined Water 1
Sat 08 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 09 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sun 09 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sun 09 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 5
Sun 09 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Final Exam
Sun 09 Feb 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dry Suit Orientation
Sun 09 Feb 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 09 Feb 2020
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 15 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sat 15 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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10 Feb 2020 OW 10/02/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 16 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

Confined Water 1
Mon 10 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 10 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 10 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Mon 10 Feb 2020
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 10 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Mon 10 Feb 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 10 Feb 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 11 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 11 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Tue 11 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 11 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Tue 11 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Tue 11 Feb 2020
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Tue 11 Feb 2020
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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13 Feb 2020 OW 13/02/2020 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool, 21 Feb 2020 8 8 € 771.75

Open Water Diver

Confined Water 1
Thu 13 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool