Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

PADI Open Water Diver - Full

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 company that sets the standards in the global diving community.
Why PADI Open Water?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognised and respected rating in the world; you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you have already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water programme.

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 older than the age of 14 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver programme. For those of you who are not above the age of 14 and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Programme, then the PADI Jnr Open Water Diver programme is available to you. If you are between 10 and 14, or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver programme available. Please call the dive centre to discuss how we can train your child

What does the course involve?
The course is very flexible and can be spread over as long or as short a period as you like. Ideally it is conducted over two week ends (though it doesn't have to be on successive weekends) and one day in the classroom. The classroom session are usually held at your own home at a convenient time, usually one day over the weekend or we can also conduct this session on a weekday if that uis easier for you. During this session we will go through the knowledge reviews from your crewpack. These are simple reviews of what you know and are not tests. At the end of each section we will review your answers and provide additional classroom training as required. After completing knowledge reviews and watching a few DVD's of the skills etc. the next step is to go to the pool and start the fun part - diving. In the pool we learn and practice the basic skills required before we can go diving. All groups are kept small, usually a maximum of 4 people, ensuring personal attention at all times.

Class Sizes
It is also very important to stress at this point that not only are our groups kept small, usually no more than 4 in a group, but that we use half of a very large 33m long pool. This is very important to know, as learning to dive involves much more than simply kneeling on the bottom of a small pool in a large group and doing a few exercises. It is vital that you have time and room to swim around and practice the most important skill in diving - good buoyancy control. You can't do that in a small or crowded pool

After completion of the theory and pool it's off to the lake! The second week end will involve a trip to the lake on Saturday and Sunday where we can practice the skills you have learned and have an enjoyable dive at the same time !

Once this is completed you will qaulified as a PADI Open Water and you will be able to dive at any dive resort in the world!!

If you would like to find out more about us and our staff, particularly our experience and passion for diving have a look here.


PADI eLearning
As an alternative to the classroom session we are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer the new PADI eLearning option. This approach allows you to complete all the necessary preparation and theory work in the comfort of your own home, office or on the move. This approach is not suitable for everyone, as most people prefer the assistance of an instructor in a face to face environment. If you would like more information on this approach please follow the link below

As we have already said this is the "ideal" way to conduct the course but it can be changed to suit your needs, or the needs of demanding work or social lives. For example classroom work can be spread over a few evenings or you can use the eLearning computer based approach. Pool work can also be spread over more than one weekend. If you would like to discuss this with us please contact one of our instructors for more information

Class Sizes
To ensure that all students are looked after properly, pool and lake class sizes rarely exceed 4 people. In addition to the Instructor there will also be a certified assistant. This way we can ensure that all students receive the care and attention that they need. When courses are advertised as having room for 8 people please note that this will be split into two groups in the pool, each with its own instructor

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Course Details
Age restrictions: Minimum age 14 years old (10 for Junior Open Water)
  • Ability to swim 200m - any stroke
  • Be able to tread water for 10 minutes
  • You will need to be relatively healthy
Course duration: Two week ends, and one day in the classroom. Alternatively dates can be scheduled to suit individual student requirements
What is supplied:
  • Open Water crew pack - this is a requirement of the PADI Course
  • Full set of scuba equipment
  • Wet suit
  • Air fills
What must you bring:
  • Completed knowledge reviews
  • Swimming gear, towel etc.
  • Lake entrance fees are not included
  • Boots and Fins for the lake sessions
Cost £370 which includes the crewpack
Next steps: If you would like to find out more about this course please give us a call, or drop by the dive centre. Call us on 07887 354460 or email at info@sussexscuba.co.uk
Additional information:

Where can I go from here?
After completion of this course you will able able to dive anywhere in the world with any PADI resort up to a depth of 18m. Full details of all resorts around the world can be found on the PADI web site. So enjoy yourself and practice your diving.

Alternatively you can enrol onto the Advanced Diving course and continue your education. On this course you are required to carry out 5 more dives, three of which are selected from a list by you. The other two - the deep dive and the navigation dive are a compulsory part of the course.

Notes for Junior Open Water

Essentially the Junior open Water course is the same as the adult course. There are a few differences relating to the depths the child can dive to as follows:

10-11 year olds must dive with a certified adult diver or an instructor and to a maximum depth of 12m

12-13 year olds can dive to 18m with a certified adult.

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Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
Course Dates
Date Availability/Spaces Start Time Location
8th Oct - Pool 1 places left 11.30am - 4.00 pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
9th Oct - Pool 1 places left 11.00am - 3.30pm Crowborough Leisure Centre
29th Oct - Lake 1 places left 9.00am - 2.30pm Wraysbury
30th Oct - Lake 1 places left 9.00am - 2.30pm Open water Diving coursesWraysbury
Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
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Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Tailor made dates may be available, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

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Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses


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