PADI Open Water

Are you ready to become a fully qualified SCUBA Diver?

Have you ever wondered about the world that lies beneath the waves? Well this is where it starts. Become a PADI Open Water Diver and experience a unique adventure you will never forget! 


The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular Scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to our amazing underwater world. In only a few days or weeks you can gain your worldwide recognized certification to 18 meters. Take the plunge and become a part of our worldwide community!

The Open Water course is divided into three different modules. These modules are;  five academic sessions (can be done remotely through the PADI e-Learning platform), five confined water sessions (skills practice), and finally four open water dives in the ocean to put everything you learnt into practice. 


The five confined water sessions will teach you and allow you to practice all the skills needed for diving in deeper water. You learn first in shallow water to build up your confidence and knowledge then move into deeper water to practice the skills again.


Our experienced instructor will know when you’re ready to take your four open water dives, which will allow you to experience the stunning underwater world Cork has to offer. You will see many new creatures of every description, this course really is an eye opener to the variety of life living beneath the waves.


Once you complete the final theory session you will be issued your license which enables you to dive to a depth of 18 meters with a certified buddy anywhere in the world!

We adapt the pace of the class to meet individual needs. Sometimes people need more time to get comfortable, in that case your course might be slightly longer, with more shallow practice before you move into deeper water. We have the time if you need it and are not in a rush to get you though the course, but rather try to be flexible with the course to suit your needs.

PADI Open Water Course


Balance for Open Water Course


What You Need To Know

Who can take the course?

Anyone above the age of 15.

How long will the course take?

Where will dives take place?

Confined dives will take place in the sheltered bay of Roberts Cove, Co.Cork or Myrtleville beach depending on conditions. Open water dives will be held in one of the beautiful dive spots the area has to offer.

How much will it cost?

The PADI Open Water course costs €590 in total. The cost is broken down as follows;

  • €150 - PADI fees & access to PADI eLearning material.

  • €440 -  Diving section of course.

Full amount can be paid online or in person. Installment option also available, with an initial deposit of €150 required to reserve your place. 

What is included?

The course can be completed over 3 consecutive weekends  or full time in as little as 4 full days. Please see calendar below for upcoming courses.

Option 1 (Part time!)

  • Course takes 4 full days run over 3 consecutive weekends.

  • We will complete the five confined dives over two weekends (i.e. two Sundays in a row), with the four Open Water dives completed over one full weekend (Saturday & Sunday).

Option 2 (Full time!)

  • Course run over 4 consecutive days during the summer months.

  • We are flexible, so please do not hesitate to contact us.




All dive equipment supplied so all you need bring is a swimsuit & towel. All safety equipment and insurance is provided, with instruction from an experienced qualified PADI Instructor. Price includes all PADI fees and access to the e-Learning site.


Please note minimum course numbers apply with schedules subject to change according to conditions

May Open Water Courses

Sun 05th, Sun 19th Weekend 25th & 26th

June Open Water Courses

Sun 2nd, Sat 8th Weekend 15th & 16th



Mon 10th - Fri 14th

July Open Water Courses

Sun 14th, Sun 21st  Weekend 27th & 28th


Mon 15th - Fri 19th

August Open Water Courses

Sun 18th, Sun 25th Sat 31st & Sun 1st Sept

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Oceans of Discovery

Roberts Cove 



Tel: 0861536812