Open Water Diver
& 1 Star Diver
The SAA Open Water Diver course is the second scuba certification level. A highly-trained SAAA / CMAS Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.
By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad to a maximum depth of 20 metres under the supervision of a Dive Leader or above.
SAA Statement of Understanding >>
SAA Open Water Course - 1 Star Diver
Expanding on the Elementary Diver course and taking you twice as deep!
At InDepth Dive Club we take the SAA Open Water Diver and 1 Star Diver Course and split it into two distinct sections:
We supply you with the SAA Diver Toolkit, various forms (opposite) for completion, and, as part of your SAA Membership you will receive the Student Record Folder, these will either get shipped directly to you or be given to you in person by your instructor.
You read the manual at home, at your own pace and your instructor will go through the knowledge development with you. This is done with a number of PowerPoint presentations, usually at the club on a Thursday evening or by another evening if your instructor is agreeable.
2. OPEN WATER
The Open Water dives are typically run at either Cromhall Quarry or Vobster Quay. as well as on the South Coast at sites such as Brixham Breakwater and Babbacombe.
You will need to gain an appropriate level of experience, from different dive sites and with different types of diving in order to gain the necessary body of experience required to pass the grade. No more than 2 dives per dive site can be used as qualifying dives.
If your instructor is confident that you have gained the necessary skills then they may allow you to dive from the club RHIB, to a maximum of 20 metres depth.
Travel and dive site entry fees are covered by the student and you will also need to cover your instructors out of pocket expenses.
If you have questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page as you will find the answers to most of the questions we are often asked. If, however, you can't find the answer then please do get in touch via our 'Contact Us' feature.
“OCEAN: A BODY OF WATER OCCUPYING TWO-THIRDS OF A WORLD MADE FOR MAN - WHO HAS NO GILLS.”
— Ambrose Bierce