Open Water Scuba Referral (PADI/SDI)

Learning to scuba dive has never been more convenient!

So you want to learn to dive but would prefer to do the course somewhere warmer than the UK.

On the other hand, you don’t want to spend days of your holiday completing the theory and confined water portions of the course.

ScubaQuest has the perfect solution – complete the knowledge development and the confined water portions of the Open Water Diver course before you travel and undertake the four qualifying open water dives in warmer climes at your holiday destination with an open water referral course.

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Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge; development, facts, principles, concepts, and practical application; skills, techniques, methods.

The online theory of the Open Water Diver Course provides the knowledge development portion you need with the flexibility to undertake the learning at your own convenience.

Following a theory review and equipment introduction, your ScubaQuest instructor will take you through all the confined water skills in the comfort and safety of a swimming pool in readiness for your open water dives at your holiday destination.

On successful completion of the confined water skills, you will be provided with a record of your training to present to your chosen dive centre at your holiday destination. They will then take you through the open water dives and skills required for certification.

I’ve completed the open water theory and confined water skills and just need to complete the open water dives.

If you have previously undertaken the open water theory and confined water skills portions of the Open Water Diver course and need to complete the open water dives to achieve the full certification, ScubaQuest can help with this. Please contact us for further information.


We are providing this certification through either Scuba Diving International (SDI) or PADI. Both agency certifications are equally valid and recognised worldwide. Please enquire at the centre if you require your training to be through a specific agency.

Scuba Diving International (SDI)



E-LearningSession 1
Knowledge Development
The knowledge development portion of the Open Water Diver Course is completed online at your own convenience.
Theory review and equipment introduction followed by Confined Water Pool Dives held at Thornbury Leisure Centre


Confined Water Pool Dives are planned on a monthly cycle.

Typically the pool dives are scheduled for the first Sunday of each month to coincide with the Open Water Diver course pool sessions.


  • Theory sections of the course are completed online at your own convenience.
  • Pool dives are held at Thornbury Leisure Centre's ‘Dive Pit’

Thornbury Leisure Centre
Alveston Hill,
South Gloucestershire
BS35 3JB

Map & Directions to Thornbury Leisure Centre



The course cost includes all educational materials, equipment, tuition and certification.

The cost of the Open Water Scuba Referral covers the training provided by ScubaQuest. The open water portion of the course will require to be paid, in addition, to the dive centre who will complete the certification. These additional charges are totally independent of ScubaQuest and entirely the responsibility of the student to agree and settle.

Course Requirements & Notes

  • Minimum age: 15 years old, 10 years old for Junior Divers.
  • You must be able to swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes to take part in this course.
  • All documentation must be completed, reviewed and signed prior to any in water training.

Book this Course

To book on this course, please contact us using the form below, or phone us on 01291 798 118

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