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PADI Open Water Scuba Diver (Weekend 1)

November 28 @ 9:00 am - November 29 @ 12:30 pm


(previously 1st – 3rd May)


There’s been a lot of enthusiasm out there for scuba diving recently.

Is it the blue sea, crystal clear water, beautiful multi-coloured fish swimming happily just inches away from you in the tropical River Severn? ………….. who wrote this rubbish?

Perhaps it’s the fun and sheer delight of making the leader team struggle to crow-bar you into the wet-suits. For whatever reason, for the last two years (to satisfy demand) we have had to run two Open Water courses each year. Now here is the 2020 one.

Our close relationship with the JCScuba Dive School, now in its twelfth year, means that the Octopus Scuba Explorer Unit will again be running the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course for those Scouts and Explorer Scouts wanting to gain this lifelong qualification and embark on thrilling holiday adventures well into the future.

Our course set-up consists of two Scout weekends. Prior to the course you will be sent the training manuals. During the first weekend the friendly instructor team from JCScuba will then take you through a review of the manuals and also give you training time in the pool before heading off to some Open Water dives at a local site. Weekend 2 is similar but has the added bonus (?) of two theory exams leading to the full qualification on completion of the second weekend. (Don’t worry, nobody has failed the exams on our courses……yet).

The course also has the potential to deliver various scout activity badges and these will be agreed with Scouts and their Leaders. For Explorers, gaining the qualification is listed as one possible route for completion of the DofE Physical Activity section.

The course has been restructured to meet restrictions, with training manuals, PADI registration, equipment hire,  and entrance fees to the training and dive locations all included. Unfortunately there had been significant price rises in 2018 which I have to pass on this year. The discounted cost is now £410 for the restructured course but it can be paid in instalments by arrangement with the Course Director (see booking form for contact details).

The two weekend dates are: 28th – 29th November AND 12th – 13th December, 2020. Early booking is advised as there are only a small number of places available.

Booking Form available here: 2020 Scuba OW1 Application form


November 28 @ 9:00 am
November 29 @ 12:30 pm
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Octopus Explorer Scout Unit
01452 614633


JCScuba Diving
Newcombe Lane
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