Entry level courses

No matter why you’ve decided to take the plunge into Scuba Diving now, it is important that you build a good foundation in a comfortable training environment with qualified staff.  At Purple Turtle Diving, we pride ourselves on running courses for small groups with a maximum of 4 students per instructor for in-water training.

Entry Level Courses
The range of entry level courses available are:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience – a single pool session allowing you to try scuba diving in a comfortable environment
  • PADI Open Water Diver Course – the most popular entry level course worldwide qualifying you to dive with a buddy to limits defined in their training
  • PADI Open Water Referral Course – this course completes the pool and theory portion of the PADI Open Water course, allowing you to complete the Open Water qualifying dives with any PADI dive centre worldwide
  • PADI Open Water Qualifying Dives – this course is for people who have completed the PADI Open Water Referral Course with another PADI dive centre within the previous 12 months


Fitness to dive
Please note that for all in water training, you will need to complete the PADI Medical Form. If you answer “Yes” to any question on page 1 of this form, you will need to obtain and bring a copy of a physician’s approval to dive, which is found on page 2 of the form. Further information for the physician is found from page 3 onwards.

If you have any questions contact your local dive centre or your General Practitioner, who should be able to provide some advice or guidance.  Should you wish to see a diving specialist doctor, your dive centre should be able to recommend one.  We recommend Mark Downs, whose details can be found at http://www.scuba4fun.org.uk/index.html

Course costs
Unless otherwise stated on the course page, course costs include all materials required for the course, tank and weight hire, gas fills, pool entrance fees and certification fees.  Not included (where applicable) are any open water dive site entrance fees, overnight accommodation or boat fees.

Booking courses
Please note that these courses can all be organised to your requirements, or you can book on to scheduled courses, details of which are on our calendar page. Please email us at info@purpleturtlediving.com if you would like us to organise a course or if you require any further information.

A non-refundable deposit of at least 50% of the course fee is required to secure your place on a course, with the full course cost payable 7 days prior to commencement of the course. If adequate notice is provided, participants may be able to change to another date if required at no or minimal cost.