Start your dream and learn to dive! The Open Water Diver course is your first step into becoming a certified diver and is the world’s most popular scuba diving course. You will learn the fundamental skills and knowledge to dive safely with another buddy.

The Open Water Diver course certifies you to dive up to 18 meters with another certified buddy. If you are under 15 you will get certified as a Junior Open Water Diver and will be limited to dive up to 12 meters. There are other restrictions, feel free to contact us for more information.​

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Choose your pack


£495 pp


£580 pp



£780 PP


The course consists of three different sections:

  • Knowledge development: you will learn the basic principles, concept and terms so you can enjoy diving whilst being safe. With eLearning you can study during your own time at your own pace so there’s no need to sit in a classroom. Once ready we will meet to complete a quick knowledge assessment quiz.
  • Confined water dives: you will practice different skills in a very safe environment over five pool sessions.
  • Open water dives: over two days – four dives – you will apply and demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have previously learned.

We teach PADI and SDI courses and both agency certifications are equally valid and recognised worldwide. Get in touch if you have any questions.


To join the course you need to be at least 10 years old and be medically fit to dive. You don’t need to be an olympic swimmer, just having basic swimming skills is enough. You will need to complete a 200 metre swim during the course but don’t worry, this is no a race as there is no time limit 🙂


Drysuit Diver

This speciality is perfect to dive all year round in the UK whilst staying warm!

Enriched Air Nitrox Diver

Learn how to dive safely using Enriched Air Nitrox so you can stay down longer!


At MK Scuba Diving we like to keep the group as small as possible to ensure that our instructors have plenty of time to look after you without rushing. The maximum students per group is six for the basic pack, four with the standard and two for the premium. We can organise 1-2-1 too, get in touch for more information.

We use different pools for the confined water dives:

  • Wolverton Leisure Centre – Addington Ave, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5GH
  • Leon Leisure Centre – Fern Grove, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 3HQ
  • Inspire swimming pool – Butterfield Green Road, Luton LU2 8DD

For the open water dives we use mainly Stoney Cove – Sapcote Rd, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9 4DW. This is formal quarry which has great facilities and is ideal for dive training. They have a shop, gas filling station, changing rooms with showers and a pub where we usually go to debrief and fill out our log books!