PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water course is the worlds most widely recognised diving course and Orkney is a great place to take it and learn to dive! This course introduces you to the underwater world and helps you develop the key skills to safely enjoy diving. We do all this whilst exploring the Blockship wrecks of WW1 and WW2 at the Churchill Barriers, what a combination!

Please note that  enrolling on a course does not guarantee certification. Should you require extra time in the water or classroom in order to demonstrate mastery we will make every possible accommodation for you to be successful in your course.

Prices include all equipment and materials needed as well as a donation to Project AWARE to support marine conservation efforts and help protect the underwater world we love.

For everyone wishing to enrol in a PADI course please read the Medical Statement linked below and if you answer 'yes' to any question please consult your local GP to ensure you are fit to dive.

The Essentials

Bronze Package

This is a 4 day course which starts off shallow, with 2 days spent in shallow (confined) water working on fundamental dive skills such as buoyancy control and equipment use.  Once we have done this we move into open water where we further develop your ability and comfort underwater all whilst diving on the British Blockships sunk by the Royal Navy during the World Wars.  

Total Dives : 4

Prerequisites - Ability to Swim


One Just Isn't Enough

Silver Package

Here at Kraken Diving you will learn to dive for the whole course in the sea in drysuits, which means you will leave us as a fully certified PADI Open Water Diver AND PADI Drysuit Diver! This opens up some amazing cold water dives sites both here in the UK and around the world!

Total Dives: 5

Prerequisites - Ability to Swim


The Full Shebang

Gold Package

Your first time underwater can be a life changing experience for people, as a result we came up with this, our Ultimate Open Water Course.
This package includes both the PADI Open Water and PADI Drysuit Courses as well as photos of your underwater experience.

Total Dives: 5

Prerequisites - Ability to Swim


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