About the Course
Kent Scuba has partnered with PADI, leveraging their cutting-edge eLearning materials. This empowers you to master the theory component at your own pace, whether in the comfort of your home or while on the go, using either an iPad or a computer for utmost convenience.
Initiating your journey is as simple as clicking the "Book Now" button. This action opens a booking form for completion and submission. Alongside agreeing to our terms and conditions, you'll make the course payment.
Upon completion, an email will be dispatched to you, containing a unique code and a link. Following this link, you'll access the PADI course materials. Here, you'll create an online eLearning account with PADI, choosing your preferred device for learning—be it a computer or an iPad. This code is also essential should you opt for the Referral option.
The e-manual comprises 5 chapters with knowledge checks and a final assessment. Studying each chapter and completing all knowledge assessments beforehand is crucial before attending our classroom session. During this session, we'll thoroughly cover the fundamentals with you, ensuring your comprehensive understanding and addressing any queries you may have.
As part of the PADI course, you'll be required to use a diving computer—a watch-style device offering critical information underwater, like depth and time. Beyond its instructional necessity, it's pivotal for your safety. We'll equip you with the knowledge and skills to proficiently operate and engage with it, understanding its indispensable role in diving.
An App is available for personalization, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences. Upon your arrival, a £100 deposit will be required. This deposit grants access to one of our computers for your training duration. Upon completion, you have the option to return the computer and retrieve your deposit or pay an additional amount to acquire a brand new device directly from us, linking it to the App for continued diving adventures.
CONFINED WATER TRAINING
Conducted within the swimming pool, this phase guides you from fundamental kit assembly to advanced skills like hovering and underwater kit manipulation. The skill progression ensures confidence builds naturally, each skill building upon the last, facilitating a comfortable learning pace. Additionally, you'll need to swim 200m using any stroke and demonstrate the ability to tread water or float for 10 minutes.
OPEN WATER DIVES
Upon completing the confined water training, you'll advance to the open water dives—four in total—conducted at an inland dive site for safety and consistency. Here, you'll demonstrate previously learned skills while enhancing your proficiency and confidence. Your safety and enjoyment remain paramount, with qualification attained after dive 4. You'll emerge ready to explore diving further by booking advanced courses to enrich your diving education and experience.
To enrol in the Open Water Course, you'll need:
- Reasonable health (subject to a medical form)
- Age over 10 years old*
*Participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Kent Scuba looks forward to guiding you through this exhilarating journey into the world of diving.
Colin has been a certified scuba diving instructor for many . He has a passion for teaching and loves nothing more than introducing people to the amazing world of scuba diving. Colin is patient, knowledgeable, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that his students have a great experience.
Julie is an experienced instructor and qualified nurse which gives her the knowledge to help with any medical issue. The kids love her due to her patience and expertise.