2DiVE4 Scuba School

Open Water Referral Course


Looking to go on a holiday? One of the most popular choices for many of the people that learn to dive with 2DiVE4 is to complete the PADI Open Water Course eLearning at home, then visit 2DiVE4 for 3 hours in class.

This is followed by a day at the pool, completing the 5 confined ater dives. You can then either complete the open water dives with 2DiVE4, or take a holiday to complete at a PADI approved dive centre that we can locate for you.

2DiVE4’s PADI Open Water Referral Course option is for those who are going on holiday and would like to complete the theory and swimming pool sessions before they go and finish the 4 Open Water dives in the warmer waters of your desired holiday destination.

This PADI Open Water Referral Course is conducted by 2DiVE4’s highly qualified PADI diving instructors and is divided into 2 areas:

  • Academic Training (eLearning at home, followed by a quick review in class)
  • Confined Water Training (swimming pool sessions)

2DiVE4 will then help you locate a PADI dive centre at the destination of your choice.


  • No diving experience necessary
  • Minimum age: 15 (10 for Junior Divers)
  • Able to swim 200 meters non-stop any style
  • Able to tread water for 10 minutes
  • Complete a medical statement attached to our booking form

Price Includes

  • All academic modules (PADI eLearning)
  • All equipment hire (except mask & snorkel)
  • Swimming pool entrance fees

Price Excludes

  • Transport to sites

What you will need to bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Towel

The PADI Open Water Referral Course is conducted over 2 days and is split into 2 different areas:

  • Theory – eLearning at home, followed by quick review at 2DiVE4
  • Confined water dives (swimming pool) – 5 dives

The 2 day course structure at our Bishops Stortford & Bedford venues is as follows:

  • Day 1 – 12pm-3pm, 2DiVE4, Bishops Stortford – Quick theory review (after you’ve completed eLearning at home)
  • Day 2 – 9am-5pm – Pool dives 1 – 5. All courses at our Bedford pool, except July & August (Bishop’s Stortford)
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For hygiene reasons all students will need there own mask & snorkel. These are available to purchase at 2DiVE4 prior to your course.

You will also need a PADI log book (obtained at 2DiVE4)

Please note that this course is performanced based. If your PADI professional instructor feels you require additional training then 2DiVE4 can provide this at an agreed cost.

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