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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 2020 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.

2020 Course Dates

Knowledge & Skills Development Sessions (2 days structure)

All pool times include time for poolside activities.

Course #: NHDC_20_3_1

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday February 15th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday February 29th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_2

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday March 14th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday March 28th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_3

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday March 28th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday April 4th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_4

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday April 4th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday April 18th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_5

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday April 18th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday May 2nd Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_6

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday May 30th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday June 6th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_7

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday July 4th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday July 11th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_8

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday August 8th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday Auguist 15th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_9

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday September 12th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday September 19th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_10

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday October 3rd Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday October 10th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_11

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday October 31st Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday November 7th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3_12

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday November 28th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday December 5th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 19:00
Knowledge & Skills Development Sessions (3 days structure)

All pool times include time for poolside activities.

NHDC_20_2_1

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday February 15th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00
Sunday February 16th Briefing Session Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday February 29th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00

NHDC_20_2_2

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday March 22nd Knowledge Development Classroom 13:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday March 28th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00
Saturday April 4th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00

NHDC_20_2_3

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday April 18th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00
Sunday April 19th Briefing Session Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday May 2nd Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00

NHDC_20_2_4

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday May 31st Knowledge Development Classroom 13:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday June 6th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00
Sunday June 7th Briefing Session Classroom 14:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00

NHDC_20_2_5

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday July 4th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 18:00
Sunday July 5th Briefing Session Classroom 14:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday July 11th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00

NHDC_20_2_6

Date Session Type Location Time 
Sunday August 2nd Knowledge Development Classroom 13:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday August 8th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00
Saturday August 15th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00

NHDC_20_2_7

Date Session Type Location Time 
Saturday October 24th Knowledge Development Classroom 12:00
Pool #1 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00
Saturday Ocotber 31st Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #2 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00
Saturday November 11th Briefing Session Classroom 13:00
Pool #3 Macclesfield Leisure Centre 15:00 – 18:00

 

Drysuit Orientation sessions

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

  • Sunday 1st March; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 19th April; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 3rd May; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 7th June; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 14th June; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 12th July; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 16th August; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 20th September; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 11th October; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday 14th November; 15:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday 15th November; 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 6th 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_20_1

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday March 7th Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday March 8th Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_2

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday April 25th Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday April 26th Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_3

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday May 16th Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday May 17th Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_4

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday June 20th Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday June 21st Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_5

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday July 18th Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday July 19th Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_6 

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday August 22nd Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday August 23rd Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_7

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday September 26th Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday September 27th Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_8 

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday October 17th Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday October 18th Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_9 

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday November 21st Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday November 22nd Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Course #: NHDC_20_10 

Date Session Type Location Time 
 Saturday December 12th Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Capernwray 09:00
 Sunday December 13th Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Capernwray 09:00
Drysuit Specialty Dive Capernwray From 12:00

Contact Us

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