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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with Oceandivers

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, Oceandivers can help you discover new adventures and see the wonderous world beneath the waves. 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.

You can now book your Open Water courses online


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving (5 modules)
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (5 pool training dives).
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore (4 open water dives).

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).
  • You need to be able to swim and be happy in the water to safely enjoy learning to dive.  


The Fun Part

Your first breath underwater is something you'll never forget and you will progress through the skills from basic to more complex. During the Open Water course, you'll make at least five pool dives in the National Aquatic Centre Blanchardstown (NAC) and four Sea dives at one of our local dive sites (usually Sandycove Beach) under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear and standard accessories. Oceandivers supply all the scuba equipment required by their students for the Open Water course, the use of our school gear is included in your course fee.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an e-Learning environment via the internet.

All the training materials you will need are included in the course fee

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll head to the pool to practice these skills with your instructor. 

Course Timetable

We typically run our Open Water courses over six weeks of evening classes meeting every Tuesday at 7.00pm in the National Aquatic Centre, Blanchardstown. The first part of the evening is classroom based followed by gear selection and assembly on the pool deck before an hour long in-water session of skills and fun in the pool. Finishing time each Tuesday is about 10.15pm.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to view our upcoming courses - click the + sign to expand each course schedule

As well as evening classes, we also offer the full Open Water course as a 5 day Intensive programme during the summer months. The Intensive course meets on a Monday at 9.00am and continues each day from 9.00am till 5.30pm finishing on the Friday afternoon.

If none of our normal schedule work out for you, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Alternatively we also offer the Gold Open Water course that is tailored to your own individual schedule.

Got a Question?

Do feel free to give us a call or drop us an email but you will also find the answers to many common questions about learning to dive on our FAQs page here

  Start Date End Date   Price    
29 Oct 2019 14 Dec 2019 € 595.00

Induction
Tue 29 Oct 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 1
Tue 29 Oct 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 1
Tue 29 Oct 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 2
Tue 05 Nov 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 2
Tue 05 Nov 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 3
Tue 12 Nov 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 3
Tue 12 Nov 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 19 Nov 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 4
Tue 19 Nov 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 26 Nov 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 5
Tue 26 Nov 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Final Exam
Tue 03 Dec 2019
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Swim Tests
Tue 03 Dec 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Open Water 1
Sat 07 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Dublin Bay
Open Water 2
Sat 07 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Dublin Bay
Open Water 3
Sat 14 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Dublin Bay
Open Water 4
Sat 14 Dec 2019
12:00 AM
Dublin Bay

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03 Dec 2019 15 Feb 2020 € 595.00

Induction
Tue 03 Dec 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 1
Tue 03 Dec 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 1
Tue 03 Dec 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 2
Tue 10 Dec 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 2
Tue 10 Dec 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 3
Tue 17 Dec 2019
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 3
Tue 17 Dec 2019
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 21 Jan 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 4
Tue 21 Jan 2020
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 28 Jan 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Confined Water 5
Tue 28 Jan 2020
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Final Exam
Tue 04 Feb 2020
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Swim Tests
Tue 04 Feb 2020
09:00 PM
60 minutes
National Aquatic Centre
Open Water 1
Sat 08 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Dublin Bay
Open Water 2
Sat 08 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Dublin Bay
Open Water 3
Sat 15 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Dublin Bay
Open Water 4
Sat 15 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
Dublin Bay

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