SDI Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver

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The Open Water Diver course teaches you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision anywhere in the world, to a maximum of 18 meters, limited to 12 meters for Junior divers aged between 10 – 14 years old.

Earning your Open Water Diver certification is the beginning of your scuba diving journey. As a certified diver, you will be able to enjoy fabulous dive destinations, meet exciting people and experience unparalleled adventure. Then, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities expand.

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

The Open Water Course is generally run over two consecutive weekends.

• Weekend One – Theory (Saturday) in the ScubaQuest Dive Centre and Pool Dives (Sunday).
• Weekend Two – 4 Open Water Qualifying Dives at NDAC.


The pool dives are held at the ‘Dive Pit’ at Thornbury Leisure Centre

The theory session and qualifying dives are held at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Please note: The Open Water Dive sessions at the NDAC will be weather, water temperature and underwater visibility dependent.

ScubaQuest is the ONLY Dive Centre Exclusively based at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

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