Why choose PADI ?
PADI is the world's largest and most successful diver training organisation. PADI's training methods are designed to enable students to learn quickly and effectively. It is the most popular choice in diver education today. You will be amazed at how quickly your underwater skills and knowledge develop.
Once you've tried it, the chances are you'll want to do a course and get qualified. Learning to dive has no boundaries. The only prerequisites for the basic Open Water PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) qualification are that you are over 10, in reasonably good health and can swim a few lengths of the pool.
Sessions are held on Saturdays at 5pm.
The PADI Referral course is a flexible programme designed for those wishing to complete all of the basic pool and theory at home.
This is the way people are learning to dive these days so you don't have to spend precious holiday time in a classroom or pool.
You learn at home, you dive on holiday.
City Divers normally conduct the courses over one day at the weekend. Choose the course to suit you.
Cost £350, including rental of equipment, manual and dive tables
with a maximum of 4 students per instructor.
The PADI Open Water course is a certification programme which qualifies you to dive without direct supervision to a maximum depth of 18 metres.
It's the most popular diver programme in the world with instructors and facilities in 175 countries.
Virtually anyone in good health and reasonably fit can learn to dive. The only prerequisites are that you are over ten and can swim a few lengths of the pool.
Most people complete the pool and theory training at home - called the referral course - and finish off the 4 open water dives on a holiday abroad. You can also finish in the UK, if you prefer.
The only proviso is that you must complete the 4 open water dives within 6 months of your pool and theory training.