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PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Qualification (Weekend 1 of 2)

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 7:00 pm

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 River Severn? No? Well it must be the fun and sheer delight of making the leader team struggle to crow-bar you into the wet-suits. For whatever reason, this year’s Open Water course in April / May was fully booked, so here is an additional one!


Our close relationship with the JCScuba Dive School 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 DoE Physical Activity section.

The course is residential, based at a Scout HQ in Gloucestershire over both weekends, with training manuals, PADI registration, equipment hire, accommodation, food, transport and entrance fees to the training and dive locations all included. The discounted cost for 2019 is held at £450 for the whole course but it can be paid in instalments by arrangement with the Course Director (see booking form for contact details).

The two new weekend dates are:  18 – 20 October AND 1 – 3 November, 2019

Booking Form available here: 2019 Scuba OW2 Application form



October 18 @ 7:00 pm
October 20 @ 7:00 pm


JCScuba Diving
Newcombe Lane


Octopus Explorer Scout Unit
01452 614633