What is PADI?

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors or PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization with more than 5300 dive schools and resorts worldwide with up to 70% of the worlds divers taking a PADI course when they learn to dive.


PADI Open Water Diver Course 

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The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular entry level dive course in the world and is valid everywhere.

There are two options when learn to scuba dive by enroling on this course. The first option is to complete the theory and pool for the course here in London and the 4 qualifying dives abroad on your own holiday. If this is the course you are looking for please click here.

The other option is to complete the full PADI Open Water Diver course here in London or on a holiday with Dive Wimbledon.

  • Option 1 : Personal Open Water manual, Open Water DVD, electronic dive planner and logbook
  • Option 2 : PADI Open Water Elearning included with the course
  • 5 theory modules unless Elearning
  • 5 pool modules
  • 4 Open Water Dives
  • Small classes
  • Read PADI Open Water Diver manual or Elearning
  • Watch PADI Open Water course DVD
  • Complete Knowledge Reviews
  • PADI Open Water Diver certification card
  • Qualified to dive to 18 metres with a buddy
  • Your certification card is valid for life but frequent pool refreshers and practise pool sessions are highly recommended. As a Dive Wimbledon student you are invited to join our friendly and dive club for social events and diving here and abroad.
  • The next step is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Click here for our free PADI Advanced course offer.
  • A simple medical form to be completed. Click here. Call us if you have any medical queries.
  • Minimum 10 years of age
  • £499 - Special Offer only £399 which includes either the materials or Elearning
  • Private course £599
  • If you are interested in more than just the PADI Open Water course please click here for our package deals.
  • Christmas and Birthday Gift Vouchers available
  • 2 Weekends in London (Weekdays or Evenings available) or
  • 2 Wednesday evenings and a Weekend. These sessions are for those short on time so move at a faster pace than at weekends so we always use Elearning
  • Note : We have availability for all the dates on the drop down menus on the top right of this page. We will be running the theory/ pool and qualifying dives on additional weekends so please enter 'Other weekends' if you prefer another weekend and we will call you to discuss options. We can also often mix and match with the dates. For weeknight theory/ pool sessions these take place on Wednesday evenings and start on demand. In the summer we also can run the Qualifying dives midweek subject to demand as well as on additional weekends. Alternatively email roger@divewimbledon.com or call on 02085406874 to discuss.
  • We use several pools in Wandsworth, Kingston and Lambeth in South West London including Tooting Leisure Centre, Putney Leisure Centre, Streatham Leisure Centre, Southfields Community College and Wimbledon Lesiure Centre in London. Open water dives take place at Wraysbury Lake near Windsor or on one of our overseas Egyptian holidays like Marsa Alam in March 2018.



New London Open Water PADI scuba divers!

Congratulations to Naomi, Elizabeth, Michelle, Hannah and Matt who all for completed their PADI Open Water Diver course this weekend at Wraysbury Lake near London. Well done everybody