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A PADI open-wa­ter scuba div­ing course for two worth £910

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Win a PADI open-wa­ter scuba div­ing course for two

About the prize Scuba div­ing is the gate­way to a whole new world of ad­ven­ture from your yacht. Whether you are char­ter­ing in the Caribbean or sail­ing in the Scot­tish is­lands, there is a wealth of beau­ti­ful ma­rine life to dis­cover un­der the waves, from seals and starfish to corals and clown­fish. Take your own gear or hire it when you get there. Ei­ther way, learn­ing to dive is eas­ier than you think.

Get your scuba div­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion with the PADI Open Wa­ter Course at An­dark. Vir­tu­ally any­one who is in good health, rea­son­ably fit and com­fort­able in the wa­ter can earn a PADI Open Wa­ter Diver cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The four-day course re­sults in a life­time cer­ti­fi­ca­tion recog­nised all over the world. As an open-wa­ter diver, you’ll have the free­dom to dive with a buddy in­de­pen­dently of a div­ing pro­fes­sional.

The PADI Open Wa­ter Course con­sists of three phases: knowl­edge de­vel­op­ment, which in­cludes independent study with a re­view in the class­room to un­der­stand ba­sic prin­ci­ples of scuba div­ing the­ory; con­fined pool ses­sions in An­dark’s in­door heated pool to learn ba­sic scuba skills; and open-wa­ter dives in An­dark’s pur­pose-built lake where you prac­tise the skills you learnt in the con­fined pool ses­sions and de­velop them while ex­plor­ing. The course in­cludes Kit hire in­cluded for open-wa­ter dives – suit, cylin­der, free air, reg­u­la­tors and gauges, BCD, weights and dive com­puter Two days of class­room and pool ses­sions

Four open-wa­ter dives over two days, usu­ally at An­dark Lake On-site car park­ing

Teas and coffees dur­ing class­room ses­sions

PADI Crew­pak (worth £66.40). In­cludes Open Wa­ter Diver DVD and PADI log­book PADI Open Wa­ter Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for life Use of all scuba div­ing equip­ment Pref­er­en­tial rates for equip­ment pur­chase for all An­dark stu­dents To com­plete the course, you’ll need to Have a spare four days, ei­ther to­gether or over a cou­ple of week­ends, ideally con­sec­u­tively, although this isn’t es­sen­tial

Be able to swim and float Have read the book, watched the DVD and com­pleted the knowl­edge re­views

Be at least 15 years old (oth­er­wise you can do the ju­nior course) Com­plete a book­ing form, med­i­cal dec­la­ra­tion (we might need a Gp­signed med­i­cal de­pend­ing on the an­swers) and learn­ing agree­ment www.yacht­ing­monthly.com/an­dark www.an­dark.co.uk

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