Get your PADI scuba certification right here in Telford, Shropshire. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous 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. If you are already a PADI Scuba Diver, you can upgrade to PADI Open Water for £100.
What do I learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
– Knowledge development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
– Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
– Open water dives to review your skills and explore!
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 in Telford Shropshire, and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your Immerse School of Diving PADI Instructor.
What does it involve?
You do not need any prior experience before you start a PADI Open Water Course. However you must be at least 10 years old to become a PADI Junior Open Water Diver, and at least 15 years old to become a PADI Open Water Diver. You must demonstrate basic water skill comfort by swimming for 200 metres (there is no time limit or requirement to use a particular stroke), and floating and treading water for 10 minutes,;and be in good health.
Once you have booked in with Immerse School of Diving you will need to complete a few forms and bring these to your first pool session in Telford Shropshire – a Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding; a Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement; and a Medical Statement. Please ensure you read these in full before your session. If you answer “yes” to any question on the Medical Statement you will need medical clearance before you can dive – see our FAQs for further information.
Before you attend your first session we will provide you with a PADI Open Water Diver crewpak which contains all the materials you will need for your course. We will also provide you with access to a copy of the PADI Open Water Diver DVD. You will need to read Chapter one of your manual and watch chapter one of the video before your first in water session.
On arrival for your first in water session we will introduce you to any other participants who are joining your session. You will need your normal swimming equipment, a towel, and a t-shirt is advised.
What is next?
Once you complete your PADI Open Water Course, you are a fully certified scuba diver. You can join in any Club Immerse activities at home or abroad to gain experience and make diving friends.
If you would like to continue to develop your diving skills further, then you’ll want to check out the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification course. If you book onto the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course within 14 days of completion of your PADI Open Water course with Immerse School of Diving, we’ll give you 10% off of the price of our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (subject to terms and conditions).