2021 Dates Below

Learn To Dive In Cork, Ireland & Become A PADI Open Water 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!

Course Layout

The Open Water course is divided into three different modules. These modules are;  5 academic sessions of online theory, 5 confined water sessions (skills practice take place in our custom built dive pool or the sea) and 4 open water dives in the ocean to put everything you learnt into practice. 

1) Theory Section - You can begin the theory section of the course immediately after securing your place. The knowledge development portion of the course is done at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

2) Confined Water Dives - 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.


3) Open Water Dives - 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 your final open water dive, you will be issued with your PADI Open Water that will enable you to dive to a depth of 18 meters (with a certified buddy) anywhere in the world! There is no expiry date on your certification so it is valid for life!

What You Need To Know

Who can take the course?

Ages 15+, ages 10-14 can participate in the PADI Junior Open Water Course, please contact for further details. We run small courses with a maximum of 4 participants.

Where will dives take place?

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

How long will the course take?

The course can be completed over 2 consecutive weekends or full time in as little as 4 full days. All course options for 2021 can be seen at the bottom of the page.

Option 1 (Part-time!)

  • The course is run over five days, with 'after work' dives on the Fridays and three full weekend days of diving. Start and finish times on weekends may vary so make sure you have no commitments!

  • We will complete the five confined dives over the first three days, with the four Open Water dives completed over one full weekend (Saturday & Sunday).

Option 2 (Full time!)

  • The course runs over 4 consecutive days during the summer months.

  • Ideal for younger people & people who may have a few days off.

How much will it cost?

The PADI Open Water course costs €590 in total & you can pay online below. 

You can either pay in full or pay a deposit to secure your spot and begin learning online today!

  • Option 1: Pay in full - €590 

  • Option 2: Flexible - Initial deposit of €150 paid, with the balance of €440 payable at dive centre on day 1 of in-water activity.

What is included?

All dive equipment is supplied so all you need to bring is a swimsuit & towel. All safety equipment and insurance are 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 below subject to change  in the event of adverse conditions

PADI Open Water Course

PADI Open Water Course

Deposit For Open Water Course

Deposit For Open Water Course

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