This course is for those individuals who have completed their Open Water Referral programme. It is essentially the Open Water diving section of the Open Water course. You will practice your newly acquired skills and swim around enjoying your new world.
What does the course consist of?
The four (minimum) open water dives where you put into practice the skills and knowledge learnt during the referral and get to explore the underwater world.
How long does the course take
The course takes on average two days and usually takes place on the second weekend of the month. Bespoke dates can be arranged on request.
Where does the course take place?
The entirety of the course takes place here at our purpose built facility, Wraysbury Dive Centre.
How much does the course cost?
SSI/SDI The cost oif the open water qualifying dives is £295 and includes all equipment, air fills, site entry and certification.
Bespoke one to one dates cost £375 subject to availability.
PADI The cost oif the open water qualifying dives is £325 and includes all equipment, air fills, site entry and certification.
Bespoke one to one dates cost £400 subject to availability.
At present due to covid you will need to own your own dive mask. If you do not have one we are happy to assist in our shop here and make sure you get one to fit.
What are the course dates?
We run a scheduled group course on the second weekend of the month, every month throughout the year. The course takes two days so you will need to attend both days. The dates for 2024 are:
10th, 11th February 9th, 10th March 13th, 14th April 11th, 12th May 8th, 9th June 13th, 14th July 10th, 11th August 14th, 15th September 12th, 13th October 9th, 10th November 14th, 15th December
We are also able to organise bespoke courses to fit your schedule on weekdays. Simply message us email@example.com to discuss your requirements.
What are the course pre-requisites?
You must be aged 10 or over. There is no maximum age.
Be able to swim 200m and float for 10 minutes.
You must have obtained your Open Water Referral certification.
Complete the diving Medical Statement - should the answer to any of the relevant medical questions be 'yes,' please have the form signed by a doctor before getting into the water.
How do I sign up?
Come down to the dive centre to collect your homework, see our facilities and meet the team. Alternatively you can complete the homework online and email us for your booking.
Learning Agreement and Cancellation
Diver training courses are meant to be fun but like any form of learning you’ll need to invest some time and effort reading and studying before we can get you into the water. It is therefore extremely important you complete you homework before your practical course. Our learning agreement and cancellation policy explains what is required and what to do should you need to postpone or cancel your course.
Why Choose the Dive School at Wraysbury Dive Centre
Our courses are taught in one location here at Wraysbury Dive Centre - no need to travel around at extra expense
Because of our facility we are able to give you more in-water time than any other dive school - no need to sit in a classroom all day.
All equipment, air fills, learning materials, logbook, certification and entrance to Wraysbury Dive Centre is included in the course price. There are no hidden extras.
Our three full time instructors are professionals, with combined experience of over 45 years in teaching diving.
We provide you with the latest and best equipment.
We work with you to complete the course to ensure that you leave us happy, safe and confident, even if this takes a little extra time. We provide reasonable amounts of extra time at no extra expense. Many other dive schools wiill charge you for this.
We love diving and want to ensure that you do too!!
What can I do after this course?
Things to do after you qualify: New Diver Deal
Its now time to go diving for fun. For just £60 Wraysbury Dive Centre will provide you will full kit hire, a dive guide and site entry. Enjoy simply swimming around and enjoying the lake attractions.
Things to do after you qualify: Advanced Open Water
The Advanced Open water/Advanced Adventurer course is the logical next step for the majority of Open Water Divers. The course consists of five dives, a deep dive, a navigation dive and three dives of your choosing. Build your confidence and learn to dive that little bit deeper.
There are a vast array of speciaity diver courses to suit all interests and levels of diving experience. You can learn to extend your dive time, knowledge, dive season and depth. Favourites tend to be drysuit, peak performance buoyancy and enriched air.
Things to do after you qualify: Go on Dive Trips
At Wraysbury Dive Centre we organise dive trips both at home in the UK and abroad. Trips are organised for all levels of diver. Just keep an eye on our trips page here and on our facebook page for upcoming events
Things to do after you qualify: Buy Dive Kit
You may have already bought your first dive toys but if you have not you may be considering venturing to make that first purchase. We would always recommend that you purchase your dive equipment from a dive shop rather than shopping online (and its not just because we have a dive shop on site). Buying in person allows you to try things on so that you get the right fit, get the right advice and kit for the type of diving that you intend to do and benefit from the experience of those that actually go diving. You may also end up with a better deal than you imagined.