Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. It's a brilliant course for those short on time but who really want to become a diver, for example, before going on an impending holiday. This course is a genuine certification which once obtained allows you to dive to 12 metres with a PADI professional.  The scuba diver rating can be upgraded to the full Open Water Diver certification at any time, if that’s your ultimate goal.
What does the course consist of?

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
  • Confined Water Dives (in water skills development in shallow water) to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course. 
Why choose
  • Our courses are taught in one location at Wraysbury Dive Centre – no need to travel around at extra expense.
  • Because of our facility we are able to give you more in-water time than any other dive school – no need to sit in a classroom all day.
  • All equipment, air fills, learning materials, logbook, certification and entrance to Wraysbury Dive Centre is included in the course price.  There are no hidden extras.
  • Our three full time instructors are professionals with combined experience of over 45 years in teaching diving.
  • We provide you with the latest and best equipment.
  • We work with you to complete the course to ensure that you leave us happy, safe and confident, even if this takes a little extra time.  We provide reasonable amounts of extra time at no extra expense.  Many other dive schools will charge you for this.
  • We love diving and want to ensure that you do too!

What can I do after this course?

Things to do after you qualify: New Diver Deals
Its now time to go diving for fun.  For just £60 Wraysbury Dive Centre will provide you with full kit hire, a dive guide and site entry.  Enjoy simply swimming around and enjoying the lake attractions.
Things to do after you qualify: Further Courses: Upgrade to your full open water certification
Open Water Upgrade
Open Water Upgrade£300
Following your scuba diver certification you are able to dive with a professional to 12m.  You may now want to take the next step and be able to dive with a non-professional qualified diver and dive to 18m.  Another couple of days consisting of a little more theory, some further skills sessions and two more open water dives will get you there.
Things to do after you qualify: Go on dive trips
At Wraysbury Dive Centre we organise dive trips both at home in the UK and abroad.   Trips are organised for all levels of diver.  Just keep an eye on our trips page here and on our facebook page for upcoming events.
Things to do after you qualify: Buy dive kit
You may have already bought your first dive toys but if you have not, you may be considering making that first purchase.  We would always recommend that you purchase your dive equipment from a dive shop rather than shopping online (and its not just because we have a dive shop on site).  Buying in person allows you to try things on so that you get the right fit, get the right advice and kit for the type of diving that you intend to do and benefit from the experience of those that actually go diving.  You may also end up with a better deal than you imagined.