Whether you are a total newcomer to scuba diving or looking to refresh your skills, gain more experience or take the first steps towards your diving career, Pirates Diving Network will have a course to suit you.

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PADI Open Water Diver Course

PADI Open Water Diver Course

The open water course is the entry level PADI qualification - once completed this course certifies you to dive worldwide to 18 metres with a buddy (12m for 10 & 11 year olds). This certification is recognised at dive centres worldwide. Becoming a diver opens a door to a whole new world. Open yours and step through.

What you learn

  1. 1.       Knowledge Development - (online home study or in a classroom ) this gives you the basic principles and knowledge needed for safe and enjoyable diving. There are five modules. These are studied in your own time using the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and the PADI Open Water Diver DVD. You then go over what you have learnt with an instructor to ensure that you understand it thoroughly.

In a hurry? Have a wacky schedule? You could also start at home by taking the course online. Click here for details on PADI Open Water Diver E-Learning.

  1. 2.       Confined Dives (Pool/Shore Dives) In the pool/Shore you will have a basic swimming skills test – 200 metre swim and a 10 minute float.  You will then learn the scuba skills required to become a safe diver, as well as experiencing your first breaths underwater!
  2. 3.       Open Water - Four open water dives are required for certification. Two dives are conducted per day, to review your skills and explore! You now get a chance to put to practice what you learnt in the pool and a taste of the adventures that lie ahead.

DURATION: 4 days (contact us for the shorter ‘Fast Track 3 days’ information)

Want to learn to scuba dive and get certified on a schedule that fits your needs?  Contact us for our Flexible Private PADI Open Water Diver Course rates; you will be able to choose all days of the course according to your Holiday plans.


The minimum age is 10, there is no maximum age must be comfortable in the water and No physical examination is required if you are in good health. For more information on the physical requirements for the course, see Medical History Form. If you have any of the mentioned medical conditions, we require signed clearance from a physician valid within 12 months.

Additional charges

  • PADI Open Water Manual & Dive Planner: €40
  • Pirates Logbook fee: Present for the new divers
  • PADI Certification Fee: €50

Earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification is just the beginning. As a certified diver, fabulous dive destinations, exciting people, unparalleled adventure and uncommon tranquillity await you. And, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities expand.

After becoming certified, join our Daily Diving Trips or the Padi Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

We offer a Free Scuba Diving Lesson in the training pool, Everyday. Please contact us to schedule.



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Established in 1966, PADI is the largest scuba training organization in the world. Approximately 70% of the divers certified each year in the world are certified as PADI divers. In particular, the instructors are well trained and their adherence to standards is closely monitored by the PADI quality assurance organization.

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