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We run the PADI Open Water Diving Course in Essex. The theory training is conducted at our Dive Centre in Colchester, followed by the Confined Water Training at Colchester Leisure World on Saturday nights from 18:45 PM. This Scuba Diving Course is your starting point with certification to a life time of adventure and continued Diving experiences and education.

Book your course with our helpful and friendly Diving Instructors based in Essex. Your Scuba Diving Fun, Adventure and Gear is waiting for you! Our Scuba Diving Courses in Essex are Fun, Friendly and above all safe and we have many people come to learn to dive with us and they come from Colchester, Clacton, Maldon, Tiptree, Chelmsford, Sudbury, Braintree, Ipswich, Bury St Edmund's, Stowmarket, Suffolk, and East Anglia, so come join in the fun today.

Open Water Diver Qualifying Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Course is the starting point in your diving career and is the most widely recognized and respected Scuba Diving Certification in the world. Once Qualified you will have the freedom to dive with a buddy. This is one of the most popular of our Scuba Diving Courses in Essex. This Course allows you and a Qualified Dive Buddy to travel the world and dive anywhere where there is a PADI Dive School as an independent diver.


What do I need to do to start the Open Water Course?

Virtually anyone who is in good health and reasonably fit can gain the PADI Open Water Diver Certification with us here in Colchester, Essex, you would also have to be fairly comfortable in the water. We will supply all of the Scuba Diving Equipment that you will need to get you your PADI Diver Qualification.

What will I do in my SCUBA Diving lessons?

Through the course you will learn some dive theory in the classroom sessions and also the skills required for the Open Water Course. These skills include the Dive Equipment, Techniques and Underwater skill Development. You will complete your Confined Water Training over Five Pool Training Sessions and knowledge Development Sessions here in Colchester, Essex. On completion of the Pool Training (Confined Water) you would complete your Open Water Qualification by making Four Open Water dives, and reproducing most of the skills learnt at the pool training sessions in the Open Water. See our SCUBA Qualifying for details of diving locations we use for training and Qualification.

Open Water Diving

Open Water project Aware Certification CardPADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. The course in total lasts around 5 weeks, 1 evening a week with a 2 day Open Water qualifier, where you would have to reproduce most of the skills learnt in Confined Water Training in the Open Water.

What will I need?

  • PADI Open Water Manual
  • PADI Open Water DVD
  • Log Book

All of the learning materials and equipment needed for the course are supplied as part of your Scuba Diving Course, so when you start your Diver Training in Essex with us you will have everything you need to complete the Confined Water Training. We do not hide anything from you, everything is supplied for you to complete your training.

Where do I go from here now I have my Open Water Qualification?

Upon completion and certification the diving world is now your oyster!

With this Open Water Certification card you will be able to present to any dive school in the world and you will be able to dive in places like the Maldives, Thailand, Egypt, St. Lucia, England wherever there is water and a good Dive School. How does that sound for fun and adventure?

After you have gained your Open Water Diving Course Certification in Essex you can progress to the Advanced Open Water Course, then move up the ladder to the Rescue Diver Certification, or even Divemaster. We run all of these courses here in Essex at Colchester Leisure World.

Have you ever fancied teaching Scuba Diving? Well would you like to? If you are interested in this as a career, or you would just like to pop along and help out on our pool training sessions then we would love to hear from you.

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Try out some Diving Specialities including Dry Suit, Wreck Diver, Dive Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), Deep Diver, Search and Recovery, Underwater Photography, Underwater Videographer, Nitrox (EANX) Courses in Essex. These courses are either run at our pool training sessions in Colchester Essex, or when we do our Open Water Qualifying, or better still on our Diving Holidays, the choice is yours.

We have people travel from all over Essex, Suffolk, East Anglia to train and Learn the Open Water Course with us, these places include Colchester, Clacton, Maldon, Tiptree, Chelmsford, Braintree, Ipswich, Cambridge, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmund's. We have a fun, and relaxed club atmosphere, and people really enjoy Scuba Diver Training with us.

Please Email us here for additional information on our SCUBA Diving Courses in Colchester Essex.

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