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