PADI Scuba Courses

PADI Open Water Referral

Prices from £280

Basic PADI Open Water Referral - £280

Basic PADI Open Water Referral - £280

This is the most popular course for people on a budget, available on our standard course schedule.

Include in this package: All manuals (paper), classroom sessions, certification costs, pool sessions, kit hire *

*Please note: You will need your own mask and snorkel for this course option.

If you do not have your own mask and snorkel you can hire these, for the duration of the course, from DiveStyle for just £15.

Standard PADI Open Water Referral - £360 (Recommended)

Standard PADI Open Water Referral - £360 (Recommended)

This is our best seller, available on our standard course schedule and includes a brand new premium mask and snorkel from our huge in store range.

Include in this package: All manuals (eLearning), classroom sessions, certification costs, pool sessions, kit hire, mask and snorkel for you to keep!

Our staff will help you select the perfect mask and snorkel, best suited to you. Your mask and snorkel will then be prepared and ready for you to use through the course.

Premier PADI Open Water Referral - £560

Premier PADI Open Water Referral - £560

Our premier package is design to give you that VIP feeling!

Include in this package: All manuals (paper, eLearning, or Touch), 1:1 tuition, classroom sessions, certification costs, pool sessions, full kit hire including premium mask and snorkel for you to keep!

Perfect if you want to schedule a complete bespoke program with 1:1 tuition, completely flexible to your needs and availability.

Additional pool time may come at an additional cost. 

With the Open Water Diver referral, 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.

    You can upgrade to eLearning or the new PAD touch products for £50


All major equipment needed for the pool training.

Please Note: Students are expected to own basic equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, boots and gloves) for open water dives, although these are available to hire.

How long will it take?

PADI diving programmes are 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?

This is the first step you need to take to obtain your full PADI certification. As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognised and respected diving qualification 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, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

You must be 10 years or older to begin the PADI Open Water Diver programme.

What Next?

Once you have completed your Open Water certification you can then look at the PADI Advanced Open Water or why not try a PADI Speciality.

It's a gift for someone and I don't know which date to book?

No problem, book the course on-line for the dummy course on the 25th December and we will know that you will want to move to your chosen date at a later stage. There is no extra cost for this option.


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