PADI Open Water Dive Course

Learn to Scuba Dive with us if you live in Essex, Herts, Cambridge or Bedford


PADI Open Water Course – £649
(add £180 for additional PADI Dry Suit certification)

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Call our 5 Star IDC PADI Scuba Diving School based in Herts/Essex on 01279 815559 TODAY to book your PADI Open Water Course and get fully qualified with one to one supervision! Our PADI courses are undertaken between Hertfordshire of Bedfordshire dive pool and class location and Stoney Cove, our Leicestershire training lake.

We pride ourselves on giving the most up to date  and SAFE scuba tuition around, with modern teaching techniques and up to 8 hours of pool time for the 5 confined water dives. 

We also give you over 6 hours of class time with our team of highly experienced PADI dive professionals, so if there is anything you do not understand you have someone to answer any questions you may have. There is no such thing as a stupid question!

2DiVE4 believe in giving the customer the best possible experience. This means teaching with the best supervision levels at the best venues available. Our open water training venue is Stoney Cove, in Leicestershire. The best scuba tuition with the best instructors, teaching at the best venues. This is what you get at 2DiVE4!

This is the reason 2DiVE4 have certified thousands of  happy divers in the 2 decades….. The personal service we offer to each and everyone of our students!

Learn to scuba dive with 2DiVE4 to become another one of our happy, certified divers!

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PADI Open Water Course details:

Our most popular course – In fact the world’s most popular open water PADI diving course is available here at 2DiVE4. The PADI Open Water Course is the first full certifying course in the PADI diving education system.

During this course you will learn all the skills needed to dive confidently to a maximum depth of 18 metres, independently of a dive professional.

The PADI Open Water Course, is run by our highly qualified PADI scuba diving instructors and is divided into 3 areas:

  • Academic Training (classroom and independent study) – At our class location in Bishops Stortford
  • Confined Water Training (swimming pool sessions) – At training pools in Bishop’s Stortford & Bedford
  • Open Water Training (lake or coastal sessions) – at Stoney Cove, in Leicestershire or coastal locations

On booking the PADI Open Water Course, we will send you a starter pack, which includes self-study material in the shape of the PADI Open Water Course manual we require you to read this before attending your first class session.

On completion of this course you will be awarded with the world’s most recognised diving qualification… The “PADI Open Water Diver”.

There is the option of completing the 4 open water dives on the second weekend in a dry suit, where you will be a lot warmer and more comfortable. To do this you would also need to complete your PADI Dry Suit Course. The standard price for this is an extra £199. 2DiVE4 can offer you this extra training with a 10% discount when conducted with your PADI Open Water Course.

We have been offering the PADI Open Water Course with PADI approved diving instructors for many years and our costs are very competitive.

If you would like to become an official certificated PADI diver with 2DiVE4, the number one Herts diving school contact us now on 01279 815559.

2DiVE4 Scuba School are located in Bishops Stortford on the Essex/Herts border next to the M11 and an ideal location for divers wanting to gain their PADI Open Water Course certification who live in Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Bedford. We have trained students from all over the region including, Cambridge, Hertford, Stevenage, Letchworth, Bishop’s Stortford, Saffron Walden, Chelmsford and Dunmow.

Course Duration

  • Independent Home Study (Book and link to DVD)
  • 2 Day Academic Training and Confined Water Training (Swimming pool session)
  • 2 Day Open Water Training (Lake or Coastal session)


  • 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 materials (books & link to DVD)
  • PADI log book
  • All equipment hire (except mask & snorkel and dry suit, if choosing the dry suit upgrade)
  • Swimming pool entrance fees
  • PADI certification fee

Price Excludes

  • Dive site entry fees
  • Mask & snorkel and dry suit, if choosing the dry suit upgrade
  • Air fills
  • Transport to sites

What you will need to bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Towel
  • 2 passport-sized photographs
  • Academic Materials


Course Dates

The PADI Open Water Course is conducted over 4 days and is split into 3 different areas:

  • Theory – 5 sessions
  • Confined water dives (swimming pool) – 5 dives
  • Open water dives (lake) – 4 dives

The 4 day course structure at our Bishops Stortford & Bedford venues is as follows:

  • Day 1 – 10am-4pm, 2DiVE4, Bishops Stortford – Theory modules 1 – 5
  • Day 2 – 9am-5pm, Bishops Stortford / Bedford – Pool dives 1 – 5
  • Day 3 – 8am-5pm, Stoney Cove, Leicestershire – Open water dives 1&2
  • Day 4 – 8am-5pm, Stoney Cove, Leicestershire – Open water dives 3&4


Day 1 Saturday Day 2 Sunday Day 3 Saturday Day 4 Sunday
Open Water Diver 08/01/22 09/01/22 15/01/22 16/01/22
Open Water Diver 26/02/22 27/02/22 05/03/22 06/03/22
Open Water Diver 26/03/22 27/03/22 02/04/22 03/04/22
Open Water Diver 23/04/22 24/04/22 30/04/22 01/05/22
Open Water Diver 14/05/22 15/05/22 28/05/22 29/05/22
Open Water Diver 04/06/22 05/06/22 11/06/22 12/06/22
Open Water Diver 02/07/22 03/07/22 09/07/22 10/07/22
Open Water Diver 30/07/22 31/07/22 06/08/22 07/08/22
Open Water Diver 13/08/22 14/08/22 20/08/22 21/08/22
Open Water Diver 24/09/22 25/09/22 01/10/22 02/10/22
Open Water Diver 29/10/22 30/10/22 05/11/22 06/11/22
Open Water Diver 26/11/22 27/11/22 03/12/22 04/12/22


For hygiene reasons all students will need there own mask & snorkel. These are available to purchase at 2DiVE4. You will also need to hire a dry suit if choosing the PADI Dry Suit Course upgrade.

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