Open Water Diver

Cost: £695

Deposit: £100

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
  • Three online academic workshops 
  • Online planning workshop
  • Exam
  • 1:1 progression meetings
  • Six 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. 

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. If you want to dive all year round in the UK you can add the Dry Suit Course to your Open Water training, just ask for details. 

What your Open Diver Course includes: -

  • Digital Manual
  • Online certification card (valid for life)
  • Instructor time
  • Confined water/ Pool time 
  • Equipment hire
  • Open Water Dives at Selsey
  • Mulberry Lifetime support pledge

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 the confined/pool sessions are complete you have the option to take an Open Water Referral. This allows you to complete the four open water dives at a SSI Centre of your choice around the world. If you tell us your destination, we will help you find a Centre. The benefit is you do not spend your whole holiday studying and will have more time to dive!

Upcoming Course Start Dates


  • January 15th
  • February 26th
  • April 9th
  • May 21st
  • July 2nd
  • August 13th
  • September 24th
  • November 5th 

*diving is weather and conditions dependent. 

Course Terms and Conditions


Cost: £695

Deposit: £100


  • Minimum Age:
  • Academic Sessions:
    Online Program
  • Pool/Confined Water Sessions
  • Open Water Dives:

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