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.
The course consists of three different sections:
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 🙂
This speciality is perfect to dive all year round in the UK whilst staying warm!
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:
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!