PADI Open Water Gold

PADI Open Water Gold

Becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver with the PADI Peak performance Buoyancy Specialty has never been easier and is the foundation that will truly set you on a solid base regardless of whatever your diving goals and dreams are.


The Aquasport Open Water Gold package consists of the PADI Open Water, PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy courses and these three combined will teach you all you need to get you on the road to achieving all your diving goals whether they be marine life based, wreck diving based or a bit of everything!


FUN FACT: Did you know that exploration is an integral part of diving as 7/10 of the surface of the world is covered by water (yes 70%!), much of it yet unexplored.


This programmes is not only the first step on the diving education ladder but the second and third all combined. These qualifications are recognised worldwide and qualifies you and your buddy to dive without an instructor, to a recommended maximum depth of 30m. Not only that, you will be comfortable doing so after the training you have recieved!


Please feel free to email us at for more specific information regarding the best training option for you.



What will I do?


The Open Water Gold Diver’s journey begins with the knowledge and skills learned in the PADI Open Water Diver course. This is run over either two weekends (Open Water Fast Track) or Five Wednesday evenings and one final weekend (Open Water Mid Week Modular). Once this foundation is laid, additional skills are learned via the PADI Advanced Open Water and Peak Performance Buoyancy courses which are run over one further weekend.


As with the PADI Open Water Diver programme, your instructor will teach you the basics, taking your first scuba sessions in a heated pool and you will learn the theory needed to allow you to dive safely. Then you will move onto the open water dives at a local dive site where you will demonstrate your skills over four exciting open water dives. You will be using drysuits for your open water dives to provide maximum comfort and as you will use them for all your future UK dives why not start as you mean to go on.


We then move onto the PADI Advanced Open Water section and PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy section of the package which consists of open water dives only and more diving experience focusing on the core skills you will nede during your diving lifetime.


All the PADI Diver materials and scuba equipment needed to complete the programme are included in the cost.




How long will it take?


You can complete your Open Water Gold Diver programme in as little as three full weekends or over a series of weekday evenings. Other options are available so there is no rush to complete. Aquasport offer unlimited pool training so we go along at your pace, not ours.




What will I need?


Just your manuals to get going! A £149 deposit is required to book your Open Water Gold programme and you will receive your PADI Open Water, PADI Advanced Open Water diver packs to start you on your way.


You will also need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance. You will need to be able to swim 200m in your own time and in any style and perform a safety float (tread water) for ten minutes.


All the scuba equipment you need to complete the programme is included. We recommend that you buy your own mask and snorkel but we have plenty in the school for you to borrow if needed. You will also need your own dive torch for the Advanced Open Water dives, which can be purchased from the shop at the start of your programme. It is always a good move to buy your own dive computer, but we will supply one for the weekend if you prefer.




The Open Water Gold Diver Programme £699.


A £149 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.




Call the centre for the latest course date information on 0121 706 6628 or email


Where To?


Where can I go from here?


The Open Water Gold Diver programme is just the beginning of your adventure. Aquasport International offer the whole range of continuing education programmes for divers, as well as club nights at the pool, trips to the coast or diving holidays abroad. So whether you just want to dive on your holidays or progress to the professional levels and beyond, Aquasport has something for everyone.

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The Dive Centre,

Lincoln Road,

Solihull, B27 6PA

0121 706 6628

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