PADI Open Water Referral Diving Course
With the PADI Open Water Referral diving course, we will guide you through the knowledge reviews and the required quizzes and tests, after which we take you to the pool where you complete the water skills over 5 pool dives.
Once complete we then issue an Open Water referral card (valid for 12 months).
You then complete the final four qualifying open water dives in a resort of your choice to receive your Open Water Diver certification (Please note that until you complete the open water dives you are not a qualified diver).
Fancy completing your qualifying dives on holiday? Then contact us for details of our sister centre in Malta.
What will I need?
We supply all materials as part of the course! These will include:
- A PADI Open Water Crew-Pak which includes your manual and log book.
- The PADI Open Water DVD – which makes the learning so much easier!
- A PADI eRDP. The new way to plan dives. Easy as operating a calculator.
How long will it take?
PADI Open Water Referral diving course is performance based. You will proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the dive course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Generally speaking it takes most people either two weekends, or if you prefer, 6 evening sessions and a weekend to earn their open water diver qualification. For the Referral course it takes just one weekend or 6 evening sessions.
Why PADI Open Water Referral?
The PADI Open Water Referral diving course is the firs step to becoming a certified diver. PADI has the most widely recognised and respected diving qualifications in the world; you have the freedom to dive anywhere in the world. DiveStyle offers two options – the Open Water Diver qualification or a Referral course where you complete the final four qualifying dives at a later stage on holiday.
What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health can start the Open Water Referral diving course. If you are reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can take part in the Open Water Referral diving course.
You must be 15 years or older to begin the Open Water Diver programme. For those between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification is available. It is the same thorough training but with some minor diving restrictions.
Once you have completed your PADI Open Water Referral diving course you can then look at the PADI Full Open Water certification by completing 4 qualifying dive.