Open Water Diver

Cost: £775

The SSI Open Water Course is the best way to begin your life-long adventure with scuba diving. This entry level, globally recognised certification, is the key that opens a door to a world of adventure and fun. Our promise - we work with you as an individual to ensure you have the skills and experience required to be comfortable underwater.  

If you are considering learning to dive, then why not contact us to arrange a free online orientation. This 45-minute session allows you to ask all your questions, meet a member of the training team and find out how we are going to help you become a diver!

When you are ready to begin there are several steps to completing the Open Water Diver Certification

  • Home study
  • Academic workshops 
  • Planning workshop
  • Exam
  • 1:1 progression meetings
  • Five confined/pool training sessions
  • Four open water dives

Your Open Water Instructor will work with you at every step to develop the skills and knowledge that you need. We are available for your questions at any time during your course and not just in class. You can call, email or message us on Facebook. 

The confined/pool sessions are structured to build the skills and experience that you need to be an Open Water Diver. We have plenty of practice time so you can gain comfort through repetition of the key skills you are learning. You are provided with feedback to help you develop further and your instructor will conduct 1:1 progress meetings throughout the course. 

What your Open Diver Course includes: -

  • Digital Manual
  • Digital certification card (valid for life)
  • Instructor time
  • Confined water/ Pool time 
  • Equipment hire - You will require your own mask and snorkel. Ask for a free fitting.
  • Open Water Dives at Selsey

We want you to get the most from your experience, so our maximum class size is 2:1. If you prefer, we do offer a 1:1 option on all our training courses, just ask.  After your confined water/pool sessions are complete we transfer learning to Open Water. The open water dives will be conducted in the sea at the Selsey Lifeboat Station Shore Dive*. You will get the chance to meet some of the amazing resident marine life from our Marine Conservation Zone during your certification dives. 

Course dates are available on request and we are happy to build a timetable around your schedule. 

*diving is weather and conditions dependent. 

Course Terms and Conditions


Cost: £775

Deposit: £150
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  • Minimum Age:
  • Academic Sessions:
    In person or online
  • Pool/Confined Water Sessions
  • Open Water Dives:

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Mulberry Marine Experiences C.I.C

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9 Orchard Parade,
East Beach,
PO20 0NS

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