This is our most flexible and popular option to complete the PADI Open Water Course. The course consists of:
Five Evening Class/Pool Modules: Classes run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays (Typically from 6pm-9:30pm). Each module will start off in the classroom reviewing the theory of diving, and then we head to the pool to learn and practice new skills!
You must complete all 5 modules in order, however they don’t need to be done back to back. This means the course can be completed in as little as 2 weeks or as long as a year!
Four Ocean Dives: We run these every weekend, so you can pick whichever weekend works for you, but remember you need to do both Saturday and Sunday. You will do two dives each day, starting at 9am and returning to the shop around 4pm.
– Must be 10 years of age or older.
– Must be able to complete a medical questionnaire, and obtain medical clearance if necessary. Click here to download the PADI Medical Questionnaire.
– Must know how to swim: Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver Course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic water skills 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.
Drysuit Upgrade – $99.95
You will do an additional pool session, 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.
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.
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.