Gain certification to a maximum depth of 18 metres!
Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive programme in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive certification that sets the standards in the global diving community.
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 older than the age of 10 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver programme.
The PADI Junior Open Water Diver programme is available for youths 10 and 14. A PADI Junior Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
The PADI Open Water course is made up of 5 confined water dives (pool dives), theory knowledge development and 4 open water dives. PADI programmes are performance based and you proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
At Dive Rutland we provide you fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. We provide you all the equipment you need to complete the course (you need to provide your own swimming attire) and ample opportunity to learn, practice and have fun!
Usually courses take about four/five pool sessions and two Sunday mornings. All our Open Water dives are conducted in Dry Suits (please note not many dive schools do this) and as such you also need to attend a dry suit orientation in the pool prior to going to open water.
PADI Open Water Diver Certification