PADI Open Water Diver

Learn to scuba dive in Ireland.

Learn to Scubadive in Galway.

Who is a PADI Openwater Diver?

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Openwater Divers learn to scuba dive independently with a buddy to depths of 18 metres. As the world's leading scuba dive training organisation, PADI's certifications are recognised around the world and are your passport to a life less ordinary. Beginners can learn to dive today at Scubadive West, Galway, Ireland.

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What does the PADI Openwater Course Cover?

The PADI Openwater Course consists of knowledge development, dive skill development and open water dives.

The knowledge development is covered through self study, audio visual presentations and quizzes.

Skill development takes place in a pool or confined body of water and the final phase of your course is completed over four open water dives at our dive centre in the clear, sheltered waters of Little Killary Bay. This phase allows you to gain the experience necessary to dive independently in the open water environment.

 

Knowledge Development options.

Purchase your training materials from us and prepare for your course at home by reading the PADI Open Water manual, then watch the video and comple the knowledge reviews. This information will be reviewed with your Instructor via short classroom presentations and quizzes when you join the 5 day course at Scubadive West.

E-Learning. Choose to complete all of your dive theory independently at home via state of the art e-Learning.This option eliminates the need to attend our classroom presentations and allows you complete your PADI Open Water Course with us here in just 4 days.

 

 

 

PADI Openwater Course Format: Two Options

1. Dive Holiday : Monday - Friday

Enjoy a week in lovely Connemara and combine a holiday with gaining your PADI international diving licence! Complete the course with us Monday thru Friday (10am to 5pm) at our Dive Centre. E-Learning courses run Tuesday to Friday, see schedule.

shoti2. Modular: Two Weekends

For the person whose time is valuable, complete the diving course with us over two weekends at our Dive Centre. (5 day courses include one Bank holiday weekend.)

 

 

What Age Do I need to Be to learn to dive?

Scubadive West welcomes anyone from the age of 11 years and above for scuba diving. There is no upper age limit. If you have a child younger than 11 years, we are happy to undertake our Discover Snorkelling programme with them.

How Do I book my PADI Open Water Diver Course?

Simply contact us with deposit details for €100 and we will secure your place on the course of your choice.

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PADI Openwater Diver 2017 Schedule.

a) Modular Option Two Weekends

Weekend One

Weekend Two

Course No.

April 1st & 2nd  PADI e-Learning

April 15th & 16th  

Mod 01/17

April 29th, 30th & May 1st

May 20th & 21st     

Mod 02/17

June 3rd, 4th, & 5th

June 17th & 18th 

Mod 03/17

July 1st & 2nd  PADI e-Learning  

July 15th & 16th

Mod 04/17

August 5th, 6th & 7th

August 19th & 20th

Mod 05/17

Septtember 9th & 10th    PADI e-Learning     

September 23rd & 24th

Mod 06/17

Oct 14th & 15th

October 28th, 29th & 30th   

Mod 07/17

 

b) Dive Holiday One Week Courses Monday - Friday *

Month

Days

Dates

Course No.

April

Monday-Friday    

17th - 21st   

Int 01/17

May

Tuesday-Friday PADI e-Learning

23rd - 26th

Int 02/17

June

Tuesday-Friday  PADI e-Learning 

13th - 16th

Int 03/17

July

Tuesday-Friday PADI e-Learning     

11th - 14th

Int 04/17

August

Tuesday-Friday  PADI e-Learning

8th - 11th

Int 05/17

September 

Tuesday-Friday  PADI e-Learning

5th - 8th

Int 06/17

October

Monday-Friday

9th - 13h

Int 07/17

* Tuesday to Friday on e-learning dates.

Please note that Scubadive West reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course based on weather and bookings.

 

 

4 day PADI Open Water Diver Course,

e-learning option on dates listed,  €520.

Course fee includes all tuition and full equipment hire.

Add €138 plus VAT for PADI e-learning  online course purchased directly from PADI.

E-Learning. Choose to complete all of your dive theory independently at home via state of the art e-Learning, this option eliminates the need to attend our classroom presentations and allows you complete your PADI Open Water Course with us here in just 4 days.

Contact us here at Scubadive West to get started straight away. A deposit of €100 will secure your place on the course dates of your choice.

 

 

5 day PADI Open Water Course. Price €595.

5 day PADI Open Water diver course, fee includes all tuition and full equipment hire.

Add €70 for PADI training materials, which include the PADI Open Water Course digital PDF manual, divers logbook and PADI Certification fee.

 

Contact us here at Scubadive West to get started straight away. A deposit of €100 will secure your place on the course dates of your choice.

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PADI training materials.

You can choose your PADI training materials in the format that suit you best.

1. PADI Manual PDF Version. As mentioned above, add €70 for PADI training materials, which include the PADI Open Water Course digital PDF manual, divers logbook and PADI Certification fee. Contact us here at Scubadive West to buy this option.

 

or choose a more interactive option..

2. PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM

Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive with  PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver. 

The Touch integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience. When you dive in with the Touch, you’ll:

  • Learn diving facts, principles and safety concepts in preparation for your confined and open water dives.
  • Watch video clips that show you the world of scuba diving.
  • Take simple quizzes to make sure you understand the material as you progress.               

 After you download the Touch, you don’t need to be online to use it so you can truly learn anytime, anywhere.

Want to try it? Download the free PADI Library app for Apple or Android and experience the Touch introduction. Trying to decide which method of learning is best for your PADI Open Water Diver course? Learn more about the Touch or contact us here at Scubadive West to help you decide and to buy this option. add €138 + VAT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM   A great way to prepare for your 5 day PADI Open Water Diver course at Scubadive West.

 

 

 

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We have scheduled boat dives departing to world class dive sites and shore diving onsite in our private sheltered cove. Our purpose built dive centre has hot showers, male and female changing rooms, coffee dock & viewing area with free Wi-Fi, Air and Nitrox to 300 bar, our extensive rental room includes top of the range neoprene drysuits and thermals, semi-drys, weight integrated BCD's and regulators fitted with dive computers. We are agents for Scubapro, SUUNTO, O'Three, Fourth Element, Analox, Oceanic and many more. We are also an IDEST approved Dive Cylinder Testing House. 

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