The PADI Open Water course is the entry-level certification for recreational scuba diving.
If you’ve come to this page and you haven’t done our PADI Discover Scuba Diving FREE Try Dive on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, then you might just want to consider it. Click here for more info.
The DSD gives you a quick taster of what it’s like to learn scuba with shallow water skills. By using a fun set of underwater games to experience the feel of diving it allows you see if you really like scuba.
It also lets you check us out as a team so you know that we are safe, have top quality equipment and that we’re fun guys to be with. By doing DSD you’ve already completed Dive 1 of the PADI course – you’re on your way towards the ocean!
To qualify for your PADI International Diving License which enables you to explore the underwater world you need just two weekends (there is an evening training option too if you’re tight on weekends).
You complete the home study program book & video which takes about 12-15 hours prior to attending class with an instructor.
Courses run on alternate weekends through the year. Contact us for more information on available dates.
You will spend Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3pm in our professional classrooms with our instructors. Here you will be reviewing the knowledge development and learning how to apply the theory to diving skills & techniques, equipment and the environment – focusing on safety but having a lot of fun while you’re learning.
Splash time in the pool is from 4-7pm Saturday & Sunday evenings when you’ll learn and practise skills in both shallow & deep water. If you take longer to master the scuba diving skills you can come back to the pool for further instruction at no extra charge.
Evening Executive Schedule
Alternatively you may prefer to bring in your diary and book in a series of 5 evenings (Tuesdays and Thursdays) to complete the program on an “executive” program tailored around your personal schedule.
You’ll be in the classroom from 7pm until 8pm, then down to the pool from 9pm until 10pm. There is a small additional charge for this premium service.
This is a great option if you have a hectic diary, or if you want to progress at your own pace – fast or slow.
On either option – You get unlimited pool time to have fun!
To qualify you need to complete four Open Water Training dives:
UK DIVES: Each month we take a trip to a freshwater lake and let you practise the skills you learned in the pool and demonstrate confidence & competence to dive safely… and have a huge amount of FUN whilst doing it !
CLUB HOLIDAYS: Alternatively you can join one of our regular club trips to the Red Sea and finish your course in warm clear tropical waters with beautiful wildlife to accompany you. A full week of FUN!
REFERRAL: A further option is to complete the pool & classroom with us in Maidstone, and then finish off elsewhere on a holiday in the Caribbean, the Maldives, the Barrier Reef – or anywhere where there is another PADI Dive Centre we can refer you to.
Save Money with a FREE Try Dive and Group Booking Discounts!
We offer a discount for group bookings of friends & family:
2 people book together: SAVE £25 each = £450pp
3 people book together: SAVE £50 each = £425pp
4 people book together: SAVE £75 each = £400pp
Remember, if you book a Try Dive, we’ll also deduct the £35 cost per person from your course. Click here to add a Try Dive to your booking.
How to Book
Book online at the top of the page now.
Alternatively, pop into the Dive Centre, call us on 01622 212022 or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All online bookings are provisional and subject to availability.
Payment is to be made by cash or card.
We will contact you by telephone within 48 hours to confirm your booking and process your payment.