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PADI Open Water Diver Course Dates

For anyone completing the PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Open Water Diver (Referral) courses, the Knowledge Development and Skills Development sessions are conducted over several weekends. These can be over two or three weekends as shown below.

For those completing the PADI Open Water Diver course with us, you’ll complete one additional pool based drysuit session before your Open Water dives. These take place over two days – normally a Saturday and Sunday (midweek options may be available on request).

The full list of scheduled course dates for 2019 is shown below.

We aim to be flexible with our schedules so we can meet your needs. Get in touch to discuss your options and to arrange a tailored course to meet your needs.

2019 Course Dates

Knowledge & Skills Development Sessions (2 Saturdays structure)

All pool times include time for poolside activities.

Course #: NHDC_19_3_1

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday February 23rd Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday March 2nd Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Congleton Leisure Centre 15:30 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_2

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday March 23rd Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday March 30th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_3

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday April 27th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday May 11th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_4

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday June 1st Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Congleton Leisure Centre 15:30 – 19:00
Saturday June 15th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_5

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday July 6th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Congleton Leisure Centre 15:30 – 19:00
Saturday July 13th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_6

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday July 27th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday August 3rd Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_7

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday September 7th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Congleton Leisure Centre 15:30 – 19:00
Saturday September 14th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_8

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday September 28th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday October 5th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Congleton Leisure Centre 15:30 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_9

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday October 26th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday November 2nd Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_10

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday November 23rd Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 11:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday November 30th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Knowledge & Skills Development Sessions (3 Sundays structure)

All pool times include time for poolside activities.

NHDC_19_2_1

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday February 24th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday March 10th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday March 24th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_19_2_2

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday March 31st Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday April 14th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday April 28th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_19_2_3

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday April 28th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday May 12th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday June 2nd Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_19_2_4

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday June 2nd Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday June 16th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday June 30th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_19_2_5

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday June 30th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday July 14th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday July 28th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_19_2_6

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday August 4th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday August 18th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday September 1st Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_19_2_7

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday September 1st Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday September 15th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday September 29th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_19_2_8

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday October 13th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday October 27th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday November 3rd Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_19_2_9

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday October 27th Knowledge Development NHDC Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday November 3rd Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday November 24th Briefing Session NHDC Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Drysuit Orientation sessions

All Drysuit pool sessions will take place at Macclesfield Leisure Centre on the following dates:

  • Sunday 10th March; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 31st March; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 12th May; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 16th June; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 14th July; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 4th August; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 15th September; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 13th October; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 3rd November; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday 9th November; 15:30 – 18:30 (Congleton Leisure Centre)
  • Sunday 1st December; 16:00 – 19:00
Open Water Qualifying Dives

On each date at Capernwray, dives will be preceded by a briefing session from 08:00 at nearby Truck Haven services.

Course #: NHDC_19_3_1

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday March 16th Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday March 17th Open Water Dive 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_2 & NHDC_19_2_1

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday April 6th Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday April 7th Open Water Dive 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_3 & NHDC_19_2_2

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday May 18th Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Stoney Cove 09:00
 Sunday May 19th Open Water Dive 4 Stoney Cove 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Stoney Cove From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_4 & NHDC_19_2_3

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday June 22nd Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday June 23rd Open Water Dive 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_5 & NHDC_19_2_4

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday July 20th Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday July 21st Open Water Dive 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_6 & NHDC_19_2_5

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday August 10th Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Stoney Cove 09:00
 Sunday August 11th Open Water Dive 4 Stoney Cove 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Stoney Cove From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_7 & NHDC_19_2_6

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday September 21st Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday September 22nd Open Water Dive 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_8 & NHDC_19_2_7

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday October 19th Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday October 20th Open Water Dive 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_9 & NHDC_19_2_8

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday November 16th Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Stoney Cove 09:00
 Sunday November 17th Open Water Dive 4 Stoney Cove 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Stoney Cove From 11:00

Course #: NHDC_19_3_10 & NHDC_19_2_9

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday December 7th Open Water Dives 1, 2 & 3 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday December 8th Open Water Dive 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 11:00

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.