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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.

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.

E-Learning. Complete all of your dive theory independently at home via state of the art e-Learning.This eliminates the need to attend 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 : Tuesday – Friday

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

2. Modular: Two Weekends

For the person whose time is valuable, complete the diving course with us over two weekends at our Dive Centre. see schedule

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.

4 day PADI Open Water Diver Course,

e-learning option on all 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. Complete all of your dive theory independently at home on your computer, via state of the art e-Learning. This eliminates the need to attend 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. BOOK NOW


€520 (+ eLearning = €138)



Contact us:

+353 9543 922

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PADI training materials.

PADI e-Learning lets you learn at home on your computer.

While PADI Open Water Touch lets you learn on the move!

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 Course Dates in 2019

  • Modular Option Two Weekends
Weekend One Weekend Two Course No
April 13th  & 14th  PADI e-Learning April 27th & 28th   Mod 01/19
May 11th & 12th  PADI e-Learning May 25th & 26th Mod 02/19
June 7th  & 8th  PADI e-Learning


June 22nd & 23rd Mod 03/19
July 6th & 7th   PADI e-Learning July 20th & 21st Mod 04/19
August 10th & 11th PADI e-Learning Aug 24th & 25th Mod 05/19
Sept 7th & 8th  PADI e-Learning Sept 21st & 22nd Mod 06/19
Oct 5th & 6th PADI e-Learning Oct 19th & 20th Mod 07/19

(B) Dive Holiday                                           One Week Courses Tuesday – Friday

Month Days Dates Course No
April Monday – Friday 23rd – 26th  PADI e-Learning Int 01/19
May Tuesday – Friday 21st – 24th  PADI e-Learning Int 02/19
June Tuesday – Friday 18th – 21st   PADI e-Learning Int 03/19
July Tuesday – Friday  9th  – 12th  PADI e-Learning Int 04/19
August Tuesday – Friday 6th  – 9th  PADI e-Learning Int 05/19
September Tuesday – Friday 17th – 20th  PADI e-Learning Int 06/19
October Monday – Friday 8th – 11th PADI e-Learning Int 07/19

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