We understand that this information page is rather long, but it is important that you take the time to read it.
Then if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Meet time AT the Seastyle Dive Shop is 8am (08:00) Unless advised differently on the email.
We are normally back in Worcester 5.30pm (17:30)
FEE'S and SERVICES THAT ARE NOT included in your course fee
Dive Site Fee's NDAC £18.00 per diver, per day
Air Fills 10 L £4.50 12/15 L £5.00 per fill (prices correct 2015)
Transport to the dive site.
Junior divers under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the dive sites .
Cameras are not allowed to be used by student divers on the Open Water Diver Course Training Dives - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Team and Students Ratios - TBA on the day
Dry Suit Diving - Bolt on course cost £100.00
Open Water Course Students
that complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course training dives in dry suits
are NOT qualified to hire or use one after the course unless the bolt on is completed - why we hear you ask? This is due to not completed the required theory and some required skills to use the suit
independently of their dive instructor.
You will be weight checked during your pool based dry suit orientation dive.
Dry Suit Divers
If you are wearing additional undergarments from when you were initially weight checked in the pool or since your last open water dive for Drysuit diving please advise your Instructor/Divemaster, so we can check your weighting at the start of the day and avoid unnecessary hanging around on the surface in cold water!
Please bring lightweight thermals/under garments (if you already have them) or t-shirts, lightweight fleece tops and a couple of pairs of socks to wear under the drysuit.
Large towels are also handy. If you become damp on the first dive you will need a change of under garments to help with chilling.
Please do not wear cotton T-shirts under your wetsuits.
Bring a large towel and a wind-proof jacket to pop over the top of your wetsuit.
Warm hat to help with wind chill.
What to wear both in and out of the water!
PLEASE ensure that you have sun screen, even on overcast days it is very easy to become sunburn at any of the inland sites, during the summer season.
Please remember to bring your course books and log books and dive computer if you have already purchased one along with your basic equipment on your training days.
You will also need a boat bag / net bag for your basic equipment - available in the shop prices start at £9.00
Using Seastyle School Scuba Equipment
You are responsible for the care of the equipment we provide you for your open water training dives and any damage must be paid for by you the student.
All DRY SUITS and WETSUITS must be donned and doffed using the changing rooms at NDAC, Stoney Cove and Cromhall - NOT IN THE CAR PARKS PLEASE!
PLEASE SIT TO DON AND DOFF - DRY SUITS HOLE VERY EASILY WHEN STAMPED INTO STONES/GRAVEL!!
Prior to putting on your dry suit seals, warm them in your hands then talc and gently put on, they are very prone to splitting when very cold, so please be careful with them.
General Health and well-being
Get a good night sleeps and ensure a good level of hydration. Please phone for advise if you have a cough/cold or are recovering from one.
You must be fit and well to dive.
Individual physiological differences - if unsure on any points then please talk to any member of the dive team.
Poor physical condition
What skills will I perform on the day?
You will find the skill list for Open water dives 1 & 2 on page 169 and page 243 for open water dives 3 & 4 of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual
Cold water diving - exertion after diving - please keep your physical exercise to a minimum for at least 4 to 6 hours after your last dive and avoid taking very hot bath or showers as divers who have been chilled on decompression dives (or dives near the no-decompression limit) and if they take very hot baths or showers can stimulate bubble formation.
Please watch your in water profile no saw tooth profiles and also your rate of ascent and perform a safety stop at the end of every dive.
This can vary - summer time 1 to 5 metres, wintertime very good 5 to 12 metres.
National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC)
When you arrive please head to the shop to complete your diving registration form and pay the dive site fee. You will then be given a wrist band, please keep this safe, we normally attach these to our BCD's
If you wish to avoid paying the bridge toll leave M5 at Junction 11
We will all meet up in the car park - please look out for the Seastyle van
The Seastyle Van is for the transportation of the Seastyle Pro team that will be looking after you at the dive site.
Your open water course training fee covers:-
2 days training for open water diver course training dives (4 dives)
1 days training for scuba diver course training dives (2 dives)
If any additional days are required these are charged for at £75.00 per day
Training cancellation policy
We reserve the right to cancel any training day that does not have a minimum of 2 students training.
This may happen on the actual day due to illness and no shows.
The training day may only proceed if the student is happy to pay for one to one which is an additional £75.00 per day
Please refer to our training terms and conditions.