Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get Certified! Get your PADI scuba certification LOCALLY. 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 min age 10yrs old. We are the only PADI facility in Kent that provide Drysuits as standard kit from the very beginning of your training during the PADI Open Water Diver Course and thereafter.


Option 1

PADI Open Water Referral Course

One weekend - eLearning theory completed in advance at home.

Weekend One - Confined Pool Dives at Glass Mill Leisure Centre 9am-3pm.

You then have 12 months to complete the four open water dives on holiday. 

Option 2

PADI Open Water Diver course

Two weekends. eLearning theory completed in advance at home

Weekend One - Confined Pool Dives at Glass Mill Leisure Centre 9am-3pm

Weekend Two - four open water training dives in Leybourne freshwater lake 9am-4pm.

The course will make you feel comfortable and confident with the equipment you use plus we ensure that you develop the required knowledge and skills necessary for safe and enjoyable diving. On satisfactory completion of all phases you will be awarded an internationally recognised certification. All the necessary Scuba Equipment, pool wetsuit, Drysuit, tuition, Drysuit Fitting with Pool Orientation Session and the home-study eLearning is supplied by C-Life.

Optional Extras - Combine a Specialty Course and get Credit towards Advanced Open Water 


All courses can be tailor made on demand all year round, additional dates for mixed groups, at NO extra charge 

What's included in the e-Learning package;

  • No need to turn up for the classroom theory sessions just turn up for the pool dives along with print out of completed theory eRecord
  • Electronic Open Water Manual
  • Electronic Recreational Dive Planner
  • Electronic Logbook - Scuba Earth
  • Confined dives
  • Drysuit fitting and pool safety skills orientation - for full course
  • Plus certification fees included for Referral or full course
  • Schedule example;
    • Saturday Meet at Glass Mill Pool 10am finish 3pm
    • Sunday Meet at Glass Mill Pool 9am finish 3pm
    • Thereafter continue on a further weekend to complete the four training dives with us  or on your holiday.

What Dates are available?

Check our Calendar for confirmed dates at the below Swimming pool.

Local Pool Weekend - The Glass Mill Leisure Centre - Lewisham (Local pool 5 miles from Chislehurst)

Dates - Calendar

Local Lake Weekend Dives - Leybourne Lake - (Day trips no B&B required 25mins from Chislehurst)

Dates - Calendar 



1. Open Water Referral Course - (No dives OWR) 


2. Open Water Diver Course - Full Course (OWD) 





6. Open Water Referral Dives Upgrade


7. OWD & Advanced Course (Min 12yrs old) 


8. OWD, Advanced Course and Drysuit  (Min 12yrs old) 


9. Bespoke (your pool, private teaching etc)


Extra Costs 

Lake Entrance Fees