PADI OPEN WATER COURSE
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Sign up for the PADI Open Water Diver Course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.
Get Certified Over 4 days!
Course Price $559 Includes:
- Training Material
- 2 Days of class/pool sessions
- 2 Days of ocean dives (4 dives)
- Basic scuba gear
HOW IT WORKS
This course is designed to be completed during a Monday & Tuesday, over two consecutive weeks.The schedule would be as follows:
Both days will start off in the classroom reviewing a bit of theory, and talking about the different types of dive equipment. Will then head to the pool in the afternoon to learn and practice new skills.
We will meet at the dive shop at 9am both days, where we will check our gear and load everything up into the van! The first day we will be diving Whytecliff Park, and the second day will be Porteau Cove. Each day we will complete 2 dives, with a quick break for lunch in between. We usually return back to the shop around 3 or 4 (depending on traffic)
Must be 10 years of age or older.
Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic water skill comfort by having you: swim 200 metres/yards. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want. You will also need to float or tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods that you want.
Must be able to complete a medical questionnaire, and obtain medical clearance if necessary. Click here to download the PADI Medical Questionnaire. (A list of physicians considered knowledgeable and competent in diving medicine for the purposes of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation on WORK SAFE BC >>).
Personal Gear Rental
Students are required to provide their own personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, & gloves) which can be rented for $50. This $50 can be credited towards your purchase should you decide to invest in your own personal gear either during or after the course! We also offer great student discounts during the course if you are interested in purchasing your own.
Optional Drysuit Upgrade
You will do some additional pool training which will teach you how to use a drysuit in a confined water setting, and how to handle the changes in buoyancy. You will then get to use the drysuit for all four of your open water dives for the course. Doing the Pool training session with us will allow you to rent and use a drysuit from The Diving Locker during and after your course.
Drysuit Upgrade – $99.95 (Includes additional pool training, and use of the drysuit for all 4 of your ocean dives)
Should you decide to upgrade to the full PADI Drysuit Specialty later on, you would just pay an additional $199.95, and come out for two more ocean dives.