PADI OPEN WATER DIVER
How do I become a PADI Open Water Diver?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba diving certification which allows qualified divers to dive anywhere in the world to 18 metres. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver course you must be at least 10 years old and have adequate swimming skills. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
So how do you get started? There are 2 simple steps to success. The first step is PART A, sometimes called the Open Water Referral, where you learn the basic skills of scuba diving in our heated pool in Chiswick with one of our Instructors. You will also have some online theory to complete with a code that we send you after booking. This gets you halfway to becomeing a PADI diver. Once you complete PART A you move on to the second step, PART B, sometimes called the Open Water Completion. These are the qualifying dives done at a local lake near Heathrow where you will repeat the skills learned from the pool again under the guidance of our instructors. When you complete both Part A & B you will receive your PADI Open Water Diver license and begin your own underwater adventures around the world. It’s that easy!
To book your PART A or PART B training please check the availability above by clicking on the Start Date box. All dates that are highlighted green have spaces. Alternatively you can contact the office on 020 8995 0002 to book in your date.
In 2019 London School of Diving will be introducing a new Red Sea package for all of those who wish to start their PADI Open Water course here with us in the UK then complete in the Red Sea. We will be diving with Roots Red Sea in Egypt where you will finish off your Open Water Completion combined with a 5 day diving package. Full details with dates will be available soon but please read below for a brief description.
Why should I do my course at LSD?
Deciding on where to do your PADI Open Water Diver course is extremely important as you need to make sure that you get the best value for your money and that those teaching you have right experience. The London School of Diving is a CDC rated PADI centre which is the highest level possible when it comes to teaching recreational scuba diving. Our professional and friendly staff will assist you in every way possible to help you achieve your dream diving qualification so you can scuba dive THE WORLD. Our aim is beyond making you pass the course, it is to make you a great diver.
Can I start my theory in advance?
For those who would like to get started with the online theory before selecting a date with us, or maybe they want a head start before a trip abroad then please purchase the Open Water Theory course. After selecting which method is right for you, eLearner or Touch, we will send you a code to register with PADI. This will allow you access to a full array of digital media from high resolution videos to knoweldge development and to take your exams.
This option does not include any LSD training. It is just the online eLearning. Click here to purchase your Open Water Theory now.