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Scuba Diver

On completion of the Scuba Diver course, divers may continue their dive education at any PADI centre worldwide and may upgrade to the Open Water Diver certification at any time.


Who Can Learn to Dive?


Anyone over the age of 10 who is in reasonable health and is comfortable in the water can learn to dive. You should be able to swim 200 metres and float for 10 minutes. Those under the age of 15 will be awarded the Junior Open Water Diver rating and must dive with an adult after certification.


The Scuba Diver Course


The course is divided into three segments:

1) Knowledge Development:

The first three chapters of the dive manual are completed ensuring the basic principles and knowledge needed for safe and enjoyable diving are fully covered. The training takes place in our  classroom in Hertford and includes watching videos, discussions with your instructor and short quizzes.

2)  Confined Water Dives:

2-3 sessions are conducted in a local hertforshire swimming pool where you will apply the information introduced in the classroom and learn the skills of safe diving.

3) Open Water Dives:

Two dives are required for the Scuba Diver certification when you will demonstrate the skills learnt in the pool and apply classroom knowledge.  


Course Orientation


You will receive all the course materials before the course starts, including the Go Dive manual. This will allow you time to read through and become more familiar with the course. Knowledge development sessions will take place in our classroom in Brickendon and confined water sessions at Haileybury pool on Saturday evenings (5.00pm) or Tuesday evenings (8.00pm). The Open Water dives will then be completed at a suitable location, depending on weather conditions.


Referral options are also available where the Knowledge Development and Confined Water sessions are taken in the UK but the two Open Water dives are completed on holiday at any PADI dive centre. This popular option will allow you to maximise your holiday time enjoying diving and we are more than willing to help you arrange a referral course if required. Regular trips to the Red Sea for referrals and dive holidays are organised by In Depth.


Course Fees


The costs include all the course materials, a log book and rental of scuba diving equipment.  However, we recommend that you purchase your own fins, boots, gloves, mask and snorkel for personal fit and hygiene.


PADI Scuba Diver Referral course costs £225.

2 open water dives to complete the PADI Scuba Diver course costs £90.   (This fee does not include travel to the open water sites, entrance and/or boat fees to these sites or overnight accommodation if required.)


On completion of the course, there is an additional certification fee due to PADI of £30.


To Book a Course


Register today with any of our instructors at In Depth Diving or call 01992 589910 to confirm your place on our next course. A deposit of £100 will be required and you will also be asked to sign a Medical Statement, a Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding and an Express Assumption of Risk form prior to the start of your course.

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The PADI Scuba Diver course is a pre-entry level certification for individuals who do not wish to complete the full Open Water course and is ideal for people with time constraints or those who will prefer to dive under direct supervision.

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