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PADI Open Water Referral Course

Padi offer the Referral course for anyone that wishes to complete all of the home study, theory and confined (Skills) in the UK, but would prefer to complete the 4 open water dives on holiday.

At the Oxford Dive Centre we offer this course. We will fill out your log book as proof of everything you have done with us, and you can just hand your book in to your chosen dive centre abroad and they can pick up where we have left off.


  • 10 years of age
  • Be certified medically fit to dive by completing the PADI Medical questionnaire, including sign-off from your GP if required.
  • Able to swim 200 metres
  • Able to float or tread water for 10 minutes
  • Have completed the Home study as detailed in the PADI learning materials

What can I expect?

If you choose to do the Referral course with Oxford Dive Centre, we will need for you to complete all of the E-learning, swim/snorkel session and attend 3 pool sessions, where you will complete all of the skills that will be needed in order for the follow on dive centre to do your  4 completion dives in open water.

It is our aim that on completion of the course, you will feel confident to continue on your diving journey somewhere abroad.

It is the ideal course for those of you that are on a time constraint.

How much will it cost?

The Padi Referral course will cost £400 and can be booked here or on the button below.

What do I need to bring?

Students need to bring their swimming gear and a towel. You will need to bring your own Mask and Snorkel.

Additional costs not covered by the course fee:

Purchase of Mask and Snorkel. We have a huge range at the dive centre that range from £50 - £100

What can I do after this course?

Visit our Shop for Servicing and a large range of products

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