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 Referral Course

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The PADI Open Water Referral course is the ideal beginner's scuba diving course if you are going abroad to dive. This course covers all the theory and pool skills needed to become a fully qualified PADI Open Water Diver. It gives you the flexibility to complete the course with 4 dives at a later date here in London, on holiday with Dive Wimbledon, or on your own holiday

If you would like to complete the full PADI Open Water course including the 4 dives here in London please click here.

  • Option 1: Personal Open Water manual, Open Water DVD, electronic dive tables and logbook
  • Option 2: PADI Open Water Elearning included with the course
  • 5 theory modules or Elearning
  • 5 pool modules
  • Small classes
  • Read PADI Open Water Diver manual or Elearning
  • Watch PADI Open Water course DVD
  • Complete Knowledge Reviews.
  • Referral form valid for a year.
  • 4 dives required with a PADI Instructor on your own holiday.
  • Alternatively 4 dives with Dive Wimbledon in UK.
  • Or with Dive Wimbledon in Marsa Alam in Egypt in March 2018 or our other holidays in the Red Sea.
  • Once you are qualified check ot our free PADI Advanced Open Water Diver offer. Click here for more details.
  • 1 Weekend (Weekdays occasionally available) or
  • 2  Wednesday evenings. These sessions are for those short on time so move at a faster pace than at weekends and we always use Elearning.
  • We use several pools in Wandsworth, Kingston and Lambeth in South West London including Putney Leisure Centre, Tooting Leisure Centre, Streatham Leisure Centre, Southfields Community College and Wimbledon Lesiure Centre in London.



Latest Referral Course

This weekend we had 5 students completing the PADI Open Water Referral course with Dive Wimbledon. We had one Instructor and a Divemaster helping to make sure the groups were small to keep the ratios low and the personal service we like to provide. Well done to Ryan, Louise, Alicia, Vivek and Rahul and on Wednesday night we had Nathan and Nichola. 


Join the Club

The Dive Wimbledon club is a friendly ego free environmemnt for divers to get together and go diving or just talk about diving.

If you are interested in joining our club pleae click here for more information.