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Tropical Referral

Diving on the beach

Course Includes:

  • Training materials
  • Class/Pool Sessions
  • Basic scuba gear
  • Transportation(spaces are limited)

The PADI Tropical Referral is designed for those divers who wish to complete their class and pool sessions here, but prefer to do their ocean dives in a warmer climate. Because the PADI system is taught worldwide, you can complete your training anywhere in the world as long as it’s done through a PADI certified Instructor (please note that you will have to pay extra for the completion of your course at whatever rates the receiving resort has set). You will have one year to complete your course once you’ve started it.

Alternately, if you are looking to complete your Open Water Certification here (you have been referred from a different PADI Instructor), and wish to complete your ocean dives, we can do that too! The ocean dives are run every weekend in conjunction with the Open Water Course. (Referral Upgrade $199.95)

Prerequisites

IMPORTANT REFERRAL INFORMATION

When you are arranging to complete your ocean dives, please make sure you complete the dives with a PADI Dive Shop. You can use PADI’s dive shop locator here.

Referral Checklist:

  • After you complete your class/pool work, you will need to make sure to ask for a copy of your paperwork to take to your referring dive shop
  • When arranging a shop to complete your dives, be sure to ask if they include the cost of the certification (PIC). We are seeing more and more shops charging exorbitant amounts for just processing the certification. If they charge more than $40, it is possible for us to sell you a paper PIC to take with you. Once the instructor signs off, you will just need to mail it in to PADI, along with a picture. Please let us know in advance, as we do not always have the paper PIC’s in stock.

Continuous Evening
$359.95

Complete 5 evenings of class and pool work with this very flexible option.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Mod 2 7:00 pm
Mod 2 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 2 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 2 This is the second evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Module 1 before moving on to Module 2. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
2
Mod 3 6:00 pm
Mod 3 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mod 3 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 3 This is the third evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1 and 2 before moving on to Module 3. ** IMPORTANT[...]
3
Mod 4 7:00 pm
Mod 4 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 4 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 4 This is the fourth evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1-3 before moving on to Module 4. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
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Mod 5 7:00 pm
Mod 5 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 5 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 5 This is the fifth evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1-4 before moving on to Module 5. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
9
Mod 1 6:30 pm
Mod 1 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 1 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Diver Course/ Intro to Scuba Have you always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves? This is where it starts! This is the[...]
10
Mod 2 7:00 pm
Mod 2 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 2 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 2 This is the second evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Module 1 before moving on to Module 2. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
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Mod 3 7:00 pm
Mod 3 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 3 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 3 This is the third evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1 and 2 before moving on to Module 3. ** IMPORTANT[...]
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Mod 4 6:00 pm
Mod 4 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mod 4 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 4 This is the fourth evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1-3 before moving on to Module 4. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
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Mod 5 6:00 pm
Mod 5 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mod 5 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 5 This is the fifth evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1-4 before moving on to Module 5. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
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Mod 1 6:30 pm
Mod 1 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 1 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Diver Course/ Intro to Scuba Have you always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves? This is where it starts! This is the[...]
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Mod 2 6:00 pm
Mod 2 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mod 2 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 2 This is the second evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Module 1 before moving on to Module 2. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
24
Mod 3 7:00 pm
Mod 3 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 3 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 3 This is the third evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1 and 2 before moving on to Module 3. ** IMPORTANT[...]
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Mod 4 7:00 pm
Mod 4 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 4 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 4 This is the fourth evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1-3 before moving on to Module 4. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
30
Mod 5 6:00 pm
Mod 5 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mod 5 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Course- Module 5 This is the fifth evening of the PADI Open Water Course. You will need to have completed Modules 1-4 before moving on to Module 5. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: IF[...]
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Mod 1 6:30 pm
Mod 1 @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Mod 1 @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
PADI Open Water Diver Course/ Intro to Scuba Have you always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves? This is where it starts! This is the[...]

Weekend Semi-Private
$459.95

Complete all of your class and pool work over one weekend

Upcoming Weekend Courses

Once you complete your class/pool sessions, you can choose any weekend afterwards to complete your ocean dives. We run them EVERY weekend!

Jun
16
Sat
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Our Weekend Semi-Private Course is designed for those who want to obtain their PADI Open Water Certification but have a busy weekday evening schedule, or for those who would prefer to learn at a faster pace with a smaller group of students.  On completion of this course you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. This PADI certification is internationally recognized and allows you to scuba dive (up to 18 meters/30 feet) anywhere in the world.

 

Who can take this course?

Anyone who is . . . . •   10 years and up! •   Has Basic Swimming Skills (Need to be able to swim 200m, and float for 10 min) •   Is in good physical health and can complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire •   New to diving! No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

 

How long does it take?

•  2 Weekends (The first for the class/pool sessions and the second for your 4 ocean dives): 9am-4pm each day

Short on time? Check out our Private Fast Track option!

 

Course Price $559.95 Includes:

•   Training materials •   1 weekend class/pool sessions •   1 weekend of ocean dives (4 dives total) •   Transportation (spaces are limited) •   Basic scuba gear Optional Drysuit Upgrade $99.95 (Includes an additional evening in the pool)
+ 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.
Jul
21
Sat
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Our Weekend Semi-Private Course is designed for those who want to obtain their PADI Open Water Certification but have a busy weekday evening schedule, or for those who would prefer to learn at a faster pace with a smaller group of students.  On completion of this course you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. This PADI certification is internationally recognized and allows you to scuba dive (up to 18 meters/30 feet) anywhere in the world.

 

Who can take this course?

Anyone who is . . . . •   10 years and up! •   Has Basic Swimming Skills (Need to be able to swim 200m, and float for 10 min) •   Is in good physical health and can complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire •   New to diving! No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

 

How long does it take?

•  2 Weekends (The first for the class/pool sessions and the second for your 4 ocean dives): 9am-4pm each day

Short on time? Check out our Private Fast Track option!

 

Course Price $559.95 Includes:

•   Training materials •   1 weekend class/pool sessions •   1 weekend of ocean dives (4 dives total) •   Transportation (spaces are limited) •   Basic scuba gear Optional Drysuit Upgrade $99.95 (Includes an additional evening in the pool)
+ 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.
Aug
18
Sat
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm

Our Weekend Semi-Private Course is designed for those who want to obtain their PADI Open Water Certification but have a busy weekday evening schedule, or for those who would prefer to learn at a faster pace with a smaller group of students.  On completion of this course you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. This PADI certification is internationally recognized and allows you to scuba dive (up to 18 meters/30 feet) anywhere in the world.

 

Who can take this course?

Anyone who is . . . . •   10 years and up! •   Has Basic Swimming Skills (Need to be able to swim 200m, and float for 10 min) •   Is in good physical health and can complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire •   New to diving! No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

 

How long does it take?

•  2 Weekends (The first for the class/pool sessions and the second for your 4 ocean dives): 9am-4pm each day

Short on time? Check out our Private Fast Track option!

 

Course Price $559.95 Includes:

•   Training materials •   1 weekend class/pool sessions •   1 weekend of ocean dives (4 dives total) •   Transportation (spaces are limited) •   Basic scuba gear Optional Drysuit Upgrade $99.95 (Includes an additional evening in the pool)
+ 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.
Sep
15
Sat
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Our Weekend Semi-Private Course is designed for those who want to obtain their PADI Open Water Certification but have a busy weekday evening schedule, or for those who would prefer to learn at a faster pace with a smaller group of students.  On completion of this course you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. This PADI certification is internationally recognized and allows you to scuba dive (up to 18 meters/30 feet) anywhere in the world.

 

Who can take this course?

Anyone who is . . . . •   10 years and up! •   Has Basic Swimming Skills (Need to be able to swim 200m, and float for 10 min) •   Is in good physical health and can complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire •   New to diving! No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

 

How long does it take?

•  2 Weekends (The first for the class/pool sessions and the second for your 4 ocean dives): 9am-4pm each day

Short on time? Check out our Private Fast Track option!

 

Course Price $559.95 Includes:

•   Training materials •   1 weekend class/pool sessions •   1 weekend of ocean dives (4 dives total) •   Transportation (spaces are limited) •   Basic scuba gear Optional Drysuit Upgrade $99.95 (Includes an additional evening in the pool)
+ 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.
Oct
20
Sat
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Our Weekend Semi-Private Course is designed for those who want to obtain their PADI Open Water Certification but have a busy weekday evening schedule, or for those who would prefer to learn at a faster pace with a smaller group of students.  On completion of this course you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. This PADI certification is internationally recognized and allows you to scuba dive (up to 18 meters/30 feet) anywhere in the world.

 

Who can take this course?

Anyone who is . . . . •   10 years and up! •   Has Basic Swimming Skills (Need to be able to swim 200m, and float for 10 min) •   Is in good physical health and can complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire •   New to diving! No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

 

How long does it take?

•  2 Weekends (The first for the class/pool sessions and the second for your 4 ocean dives): 9am-4pm each day

Short on time? Check out our Private Fast Track option!

 

Course Price $559.95 Includes:

•   Training materials •   1 weekend class/pool sessions •   1 weekend of ocean dives (4 dives total) •   Transportation (spaces are limited) •   Basic scuba gear Optional Drysuit Upgrade $99.95 (Includes an additional evening in the pool)
+ 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.

Private Fast Track
$599.95

Complete everything privately with an instructor in just one day!

What are you waiting for? Start today!

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What Our Students Say About Us

Super patient, kind, and supportive! Friend and I took the open water scuba referral course to finish it off in Thailand. Very knowledgeable and inclusive, especially when you’re “diving” into the unknown, and may be a bit apprehensive. Called them back and forth a few times over our time taking the course, and had nothing but friendly and very supportive conversations. Would definitely recommend to everyone! Looking into taking the intro to dry suit courses once we get back! –Ximena Alexandra

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