PADI Open Water Diver Course

£500 / 4 Days

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course.


To enrol in a PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. Red Duck’s Instructors are friendly, professional and cannot wait to share their love of the amazing underwater world with you.

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.


What’s Included? The course fee includes everything you need to become a

certified PADI Open Water Diver:  all course materials, kit hire, instruction and certification fee.


Red Duck will provide all the scuba equipment you’ll be using including a mask, snorkel, fins,

regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a tank. When you are diving in the sea, an

8mm semi-dry suit will be provided to maximise your enjoyment and comfort. 

What Will I Learn? The Open Water Course consists of three main phases:


  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand the

     basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

You will need to bring your swimming costume/shorts, a towel and warm clothes for after.

Red Duck will provide you with a hot drink and a snack post sea dive.


You will receive a Crewpack containing the PADI Open Water Diver manual, the PADI Open Water Diver DVD, PADI Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) and Instructions, PADI Divers Logbook & Training Record, Student Record File and PADI Crewpack Bag. 

Upon successful completion of your PADI Open Water Diver course, you will receive your certification card – internationally recognised and allows you to dive worldwide to 18m.

“Red Duck Diving - Perfect Choice” 


''When I decided to try scuba diving I got in touch with Neal and Helen of Red Duck Diving to arrange a discover scuba diving session in the sea. They always got back to me very quickly and worked around a time that suited me. They were more than happy to answer any questions that I had and to share their love of scuba diving with me. The discover scuba diving session was brilliant and afterwards I knew I wanted to go on to do the Open Water Course to become certified with PADI. Neal was always very informative about what I would have to do during each session and put me at ease straight away. I was allowed to work at the practical and theory at my own pace and this gave me more confidence during the dives. Overall it was a fantastic experience that has opened up a whole new underwater world for me. Neal and Helen were really helpful and friendly throughout and I would highly recommend learning to dive with Red Duck Diving!'' Deborah via Trip Advisor.

How Do I Book? Book your adventure today by calling Red Duck Diving on

07927 400 723 or email us and we will send you your PADI Open Water Diver crewpack. Your

Red Duck PADI Instructor will schedule a time to check your progress and make sure you

understand the important scuba diving information before booking your first practical session.


Either: Get started by registering for Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option. The

web-based system gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you

to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. 


Or: There are other home-study materials you can choose from including the Open Water Diver

TouchTM (a tablet app) and the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video.

Enroll with Red Duck and get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your Red Duck PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions, confined water and open water dives.


You need complete a medical statement form and PADI liability release form. Red Duck will send these electronically to you when you enrol upon your course. If you answer yes on the medical statement, you will need to see a doctor to ensure you are fit to dive.



What’s Next? Now that you have earnt you're PADI Open Water

Diver certification, meet other divers, make new friends and dive! Just

because you have completed your course, doesn't mean you should be a

stranger. We are always in the water so you can join us any time you want.

With all the skills under your belt, you can dive for pleasure and start

exploring different dive sites. And of course you can continue your

adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. This will

increase your depth limit from 18m to 30m so you can explore and go



Sign up within a month of certification to receive a discount on your PADI

Advanced Open Water Diver course when you complete the PADI Open

Water Diver course with Red Duck Diving.

Hate the Cold? Don't worry, so do we!


No-one likes getting cold and uncomfortable, us included. So here is what we do to reduce getting chilly and increase comfort before, during and after your dive.


  • Top of the range dive suits: We provide 8mm semi-dry suits to wear instead of wetsuits. You will be cosy wrapped in neoprene, with neck, wrist and ankle seals and a double-lined zip to keep the water from flushing in and out and lowering your body temperature.

  • Boots, Hoods and Gloves: Keeps your extremities warm which increases your core temperature.

  • No changing in the cold wind by the road side. Our custom-made trailer has a changing room for privacy and ensures protection from the elements. With seating and a handy table you can log your dives in comfort.

  • Hot drinks post-dive. Who would say no to a warming drink and a biscuit after your dive.

So, with all these comforts, there is nothing between you and a good day out.