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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with ABCD DIVING

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a ABCD DIVING Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact ABCD DIVING to personalise the best study option for you!

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

  Start Date Course Type End Date Places Available   Price    
21 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 21 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 21 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 21 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 21 Feb 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 21 Feb 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 21 Feb 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 21 Feb 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 22 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 22 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 22 Feb 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 22 Feb 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 28 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 28 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 01 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 01 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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28 Feb 2019 08 Mar 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 28 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 28 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 28 Feb 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 28 Feb 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 28 Feb 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 28 Feb 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 28 Feb 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 01 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 01 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 01 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 01 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 01 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 01 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 01 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 07 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 07 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 08 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 08 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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02 Mar 2019 10 Mar 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Sat 02 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Sat 02 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Sat 02 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Sat 02 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 02 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sat 02 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 02 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 03 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sun 03 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sun 03 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 03 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sun 03 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sun 03 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Sun 03 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 09 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sat 09 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 10 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 10 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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04 Mar 2019 12 Mar 2019 7 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Mon 04 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 04 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 04 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Mon 04 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 04 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Mon 04 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 04 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 05 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 05 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Tue 05 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 05 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Tue 05 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Tue 05 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Tue 05 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Mon 11 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Mon 11 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Tue 12 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Tue 12 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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07 Mar 2019 15 Mar 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 07 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 07 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 07 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 07 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 07 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 07 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 07 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 08 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 08 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 08 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 08 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 08 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 08 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 08 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 14 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 14 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 15 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 15 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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14 Mar 2019 22 Mar 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 14 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 14 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 14 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 14 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 14 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 14 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 14 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 15 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 15 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 15 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 15 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 15 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 15 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 15 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 21 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 21 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 22 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 22 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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16 Mar 2019 24 Mar 2019 6 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Sat 16 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Sat 16 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Sat 16 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Sat 16 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 16 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sat 16 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 16 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 17 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sun 17 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sun 17 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 17 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sun 17 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sun 17 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Sun 17 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 23 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sat 23 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 24 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 24 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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18 Mar 2019 26 Mar 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Mon 18 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 18 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 18 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Mon 18 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 18 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Mon 18 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 18 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 19 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 19 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Tue 19 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 19 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Tue 19 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Tue 19 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Tue 19 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Mon 25 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Mon 25 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Tue 26 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Tue 26 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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21 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 7 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 21 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 21 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 21 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 21 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 21 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 21 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 21 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 22 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 22 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 22 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 22 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 22 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 22 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 22 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 28 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 28 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 29 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 29 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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28 Mar 2019 05 Apr 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 28 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 28 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 28 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 28 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 28 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 28 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 28 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 29 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 29 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 29 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 29 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 29 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 29 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Fri 29 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 04 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 04 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 05 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 05 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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30 Mar 2019 07 Apr 2019 7 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Sat 30 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Sat 30 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Sat 30 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Sat 30 Mar 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 30 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sat 30 Mar 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 30 Mar 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 31 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sun 31 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sun 31 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 31 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sun 31 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sun 31 Mar 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Sun 31 Mar 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 06 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sat 06 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 07 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 07 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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01 Apr 2019 09 Apr 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Mon 01 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 01 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 01 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Mon 01 Apr 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 01 Apr 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Mon 01 Apr 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 01 Apr 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 02 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 02 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Tue 02 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 02 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Tue 02 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Tue 02 Apr 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit Orientation
Tue 02 Apr 2019
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Mon 08 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Mon 08 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Tue 09 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Tue 09 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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04 Apr 2019 12 Apr 2019 8 € 1086.75

Confined Water 1
Thu 04 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 04 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 04 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 04 Apr 2019
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 04 Apr 2019
08:00 AM
60 minutes