PADI Open Water Diver Course

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Your Scuba Diving journey starts here. Start with supported theory and study programme, move to the pool to practice your skills and then experience four open water dives. You’ll then be certified to dive throughout the world with PADI®


If you’ve always wanted to learn to scuba dive, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI® Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba diving course and your ticket to the underwater world. We've taught thousands of people to dive over the years who have gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To book on the PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


We are one of the only PADI® Dive Centres in South Wales that allows you to complete the PADI® Open Water Diver course in just 3 days. We do this through supported self study which you can complete at home in your own time before spending a day with us at the pool and then 2 days completing your open water dives

  • Knowledge Development (Supported independent study)
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic Scuba Diving skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore the underwater world

We offer Five options for the PADI Open Water Diver Course:

  • PADI Full Open Water Diver Course – £390 - Includes the confined water instruction, knowledge development & exams and 4 open water dives.
  • PADI Full Open Water Diver Course with Online Theory - £390 Includes confined water instruction, flexible online theory and exams and 4 qualifying Open water Dives.
  • PADI Referral Open Water Diver Manual Based  – £190 – Does not include 4 Open Water qualifying dives or certification.
  • PADI Referral Open Water Diver Online Theory and Certification - £235 - Not Including 4 Qualifying Dives
  • PADI Open Water Qualifying Dives – £240 - Does not include the confined water dives and exams.

Why Learn With Ocean Quest?

Ocean Quest is the premier PADI® Scuba Diving Instructional and retail centre in South Wales. Based in Cardiff, Swansea, and Porthcawl our instructors have dived and taught others to dive all over the world. Ocean Quest are an award wining school, including the prestigious PADI® International Key Man Centre of the year award, that has been established since 1998. Dive in now!

Our Full Open Water Course price are fully inclusive, including:

  • PADI Enrollment, Registration & Certification
  • Fully Qualified Professional Instruction
  • Comprehensive educational materials
  • All Scuba Diving equipment hire
  • Cylinder tanks and air fills
  • Comprehensive Professional Center Insurance
  • Small Open Water Dive groups for quality training and experience

Course Information


from £190

Course Requirements

You must …

  • Be 10 or more years old
  • Be able to swim 200m (there is no time limit)
  • Be able to tread water for 10 minutes
  • Have completed the medical questionaire

Certification Provider

How to Book

Booking is simple, however spaces are limited on each course so we suggest you book quickly to avoid disappointment:


  • Cardiff – 02920 291055
  • Swansea – 01792 606500
  • Porthcawl – 01656 783310

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