Main PADI Courses

Hydroactive PADI Scuba Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Bucks Cambridgeshire Cambridge Letchworth Hitchin Stevenage Clophill diving
Hydroactive PADI Scuba Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Bucks Cambridgeshire Cambridge Letchworth Hitchin Stevenage Clophill diving
Hydroactive PADI Scuba Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Bucks Cambridgeshire Cambridge Letchworth Hitchin Stevenage Clophill diving
Hydroactive PADI Scuba Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Bucks Cambridgeshire Cambridge Letchworth Hitchin Stevenage Clophill diving
Hydroactive PADI Scuba Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Bucks Cambridgeshire Cambridge Letchworth Hitchin Stevenage Clophill diving

Openwater Diver

Hydroactive has been training new divers in and around Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire for more than 20 years. Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive course in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with Hydroactive, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognised and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you have already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

A PADI Junior Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional or a certified parent/guardian to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet. A PADI Junior Open Water Diver between the ages of 12 and 14 may dive with a certified adult to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet.

Hydroactive will supply the scuba equipment for the pool and open water sessions. There is no extra charge for use of the equipment. You are required to purchase your own wetsuit boots for hygiene reasons and it is recommended that you obtain your own mask, snorkel, fins, and gloves. We have a large selection to choose from, and offer student specials.

Studying the PADI course manual, DVD set and completing the knowledge reviews, allows the Instructor to check for adequate knowledge and makes the classroom session shorter, getting you in the pool and open water dives faster!

Throughout the course, you will learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing pool and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives.

The open water dives are done at the National Diving Centre in Leicestershire and allow you to swim around submarines and airplane cockpits with hundreds of fish! A Referral course is where you complete the pool dives and knowledge development sessions with Hydroactive in the UK, then complete the qualifying open water dives at a PADI dive centre of your choice abroad (whilst on holiday for example).

Pool & Theory £250.00 Qualifying Dives £225.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver is made up of 5 scuba dives over 2 days - 2 compulsory dives (deep and navigation), plus 3 further dives of your choice.

Deep Dive broadens your experience of scuba diving, and will equip you with the knowledge to dive deeper both safely and enjoyably.

Navigation Dive will introduce you to natural navigation, allowing you to calculate distances and boat location, as well as covering further use of a compass to ensure you are always aware of your positioning under the water.

You will complete three further dives - Peak Performance Buoyancy, Surface Marker Buoy Usage and Wreck.

If you are 15 or older, and a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent, then you are ready for the Advanced Open Water certification. Or, if you are a PADI Junior Open Water diver or equivalent and between the ages of 12-14, there is the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water certification which allows you to dive to a depth of 21 meters/70 feet with a certified adult.

After successfully completing the course, you will receive the PADI Advanced Open Water certification. This allows you to participate in more advanced diving activities with a maximum recommended depth limit of 30 meters/100 feet, in addition to the qualifications listed for PADI Open Water Divers.

This certification is the minimum to allow you to experience fully the thrills and adventures of recreational diving! Take your scuba diving the new limits with us at Hydroactive!


Emergency First Response

PADI Emergency First Response is an internationally recognised medical qualification that will equip you with the knowledge to manage life-threatening emergencies, with both primary and secondary care, until the Emergency Services arrive.

A half-day course which will teach you how to handle life-threatening emergencies/injuries and the use of the AED (automatic external defibrillator).

A half-day course that teaches you how to handle non-life threatening emergencies/injuries.

So if you are seeking CPR/first aid training to meet a diving certification requirement, or for personal enhancement, the PADI EFR course is the course for you.

This is a course with no in-water portion, so bring yourself and your enthusiasm!

Taken as part of your PADI Rescue Diver course, the two certifications together form a solid, safe foundation for your continuing dive experiences.


Rescue Diver

The best buddy any diver can have is one who not only knows what to do in the event of an emergency, but knows how to prevent most emergencies from occurring in the first place. What kind of buddy is this? A PADI rescue diver!

The Rescue course gives you these skills plus increases your confidence in your own abilities. It enables you to serve as a safety diver for a wide variety of diving activities, including diver training. The course is scheduled over three days and will give you the skills and confidence to handle emergency situations underwater.

To become a PADI Rescue Diver you must have a recognised CPR certificate. Generally, students take the PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) at the same time as their rescue diver course. (See EFR information page).

The PADI Rescue Diver course could be the first step on the way to becoming a PADI Dive Professional. From here you can move onto the PADI Divemaster qualification to really hone your dive skills. Or you can move on to all manner of PADI Speciality courses to expand your diving experiences confident in the knowledge that with the Rescue certification under your belt, you are always equipped to have thoroughly safe and enjoyable dives.


Master Scuba Diver

Be the best you can! The diver level unrivalled in recreational ranks: PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

This certification denotes that you have reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI system of diver education.

To put yourself on top and reach Master Scuba Diver level you need to be at least 15 years of age. If you're just starting your first scuba class, or if you have been diving for years, the Master Scuba Diver rating is the ultimate goal for all recreational divers. In fact, as soon as you start your Open Water Diver course you are working on your Master Scuba Diver rating! While you are progressing through the Advanced, Rescue and Speciality Courses you are also completing key portions of the Master program. This is the highest non-professional rating in scuba diving and one of the most exciting and rewarding programs around.

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating is so exceptional, even PADI professionals such as PADI Divemasters and PADI Assistant Instructors can apply to be a PADI Master Scuba Diver if they hold 5 PADI Speciality Course Certifications.

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