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Learn to Dive

PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level that allows you to dive independently (with a buddy but without an Instructor or other scuba diving professional).

 

A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

Open Water & Drysuit

Take an internationally recognised qualification, learn to SCUBA dive and earn a certification that is recognised anywhere in the world, (two including the Drysuit qualification.) 

This  is our most popular learner course and is the one that enables diving all year round, anywhere in the world in any weather! 

Open Water Referral

Take an internationally recognised qualification, learn to SCUBA dive and earn a certification that is recognised anywhere in the world. Undertaking all of the theory and skill sessions before you board the plane, this is the most efficient way of learning how to become a holiday diver. 

This course is great for those looking to qualify in warmer waters but want to maximise their time on holiday.

Open Water 

Take an internationally recognised qualification, learn to SCUBA dive and earn a certification that is recognised anywhere in the world. This course is the basic PADI course and introduces you to SCUBA diving in a wetsuit. Upon qualification you receive a globally recognised certification enabling you to dive anywhere in the world. 

This course is great for those looking to qualify to dive in a wetsuit who only envisage UK diving in the height of summer. 

Pool Sessions

Subject to availability, courses take place during our routine pool sessions shown on the dates below;

Can't make the dates, have a look at our bespoke pool option. 

  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    May 23, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    May 23, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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    Pool Session
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    Ribblesdale Pool
    May 30, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    May 30, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
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    Ribblesdale Pool
    Jun 06, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Jun 06, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Jun 13, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Jun 13, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Jun 20, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Jun 20, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • PADI Rescue Diver
    PADI Rescue Diver
    Multiple Dates
    Capernwray Diving Centre
    Jun 23, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capernwray Diving Centre, Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray Rd, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UK
    Jun 23, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capernwray Diving Centre, Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray Rd, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UK
    The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way.
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  • PADI Rescue Diver
    PADI Rescue Diver
    Multiple Dates
    Capernwray Diving Centre
    Jun 23, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capernwray Diving Centre, Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray Rd, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UK
    Jun 23, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capernwray Diving Centre, Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray Rd, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UK
    The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Jun 27, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Jun 27, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Jul 04, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Jul 04, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • PADI Rescue Diver
    PADI Rescue Diver
    Multiple Dates
    Capernwray Diving Centre
    Jul 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capernwray Diving Centre, Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray Rd, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UK
    Jul 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capernwray Diving Centre, Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray Rd, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UK
    The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way.
    Share
  • PADI Rescue Diver
    PADI Rescue Diver
    Multiple Dates
    Capernwray Diving Centre
    Jul 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capernwray Diving Centre, Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray Rd, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UK
    Jul 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capernwray Diving Centre, Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray Rd, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UK
    The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way.
    Share
  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Jul 11, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Jul 11, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Jul 18, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Jul 18, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Jul 25, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Jul 25, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Aug 01, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Aug 01, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Aug 08, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Aug 08, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Aug 15, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Aug 15, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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  • Pool Session
    Pool Session
    Multiple Dates
    Ribblesdale Pool
    Aug 22, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Aug 22, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Rd, Clitheroe BB7 3LA
    Our weekly pool session for courses, workshops and club activities.
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There are three phases to learning how to dive; 

Phase One: Knowledge Development

This is the studying component of the course in which you learn the theory of diving, the effects of pressure, how to communicate underwater, the role of scuba divers in marine and ocean conservation, oceanic eco-systems, tides, currents, diving skills, safety, equipment and a whole lot more.

 

This might sound overwhelming, but it’s not because the theory is broken down into manageable-sized sessions which are accompanied by videos and visual aids, it’s easy and fun! You can opt to learn in the classroom or with PADI eLearning at your own pace from home or wherever you are.

Whichever method you choose, our instructors are never more than a zoom call / teams session away from helping you through and our classroom is open seven nights a week to help you through anything!

Phase Two: Confined Water

Covering five modules, you will practice the skills that you learned about in your Knowledge Development, these skills practiced in confined water, at The SCUBA Group we use a swimming pool for comfort and convenience.

 

By practicing the skills in calm conditions and the confines of a pool, you will build confidence. Your PADI Instructor will explain the skills to you again, as well as give you a step-by-step demonstration before you try them for yourself.

 

The pool sessions are great fun and are possibly the first time you take a breathe underwater!

Phase Three: Open Water

This is the best part – it’s what you’ve been waiting for!

 

The open water element of your course includes four dives in open (unrestricted water), including bodies of water such as the sea, lake, or flooded quarries. We use one of several training centres where there are ample facilities and plenty to see; during your two days (two / three dives a day) you will demonstrate you're skills, experience Open Water diving and show the instructor everything you have learned before finishing the weekend as a qualified SCUBA diver with a globally recognised certification! 

How far will you go? 

Upon completion of your Open Water Diver certification, the world becomes a smaller place and your horizons widen.

Choosing to stay an OW diver means you can enjoy diving up to 18m with a buddy anywhere in the world, the beauty of this sport is the opportunities it offer to progress and challenge in areas of interest.