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Weekends Only Semi-Private

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Course Price $559.95 Includes:

  • Training materials
  •  1 weekend class/pool sessions
  • 1 weekend of ocean dives (4 dives)
  • Basic scuba gear
  • Transportation (spaces are limited)

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.

One Weekend (Class/Pool): This course runs on Saturday and Sunday (9am-4pm). Both days will start off in the classroom reviewing the theory of diving, and then we’ll head to the pool in the afternoon to learn and practice new skills!

One Weekend (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.

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Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
May 19 @ 9:00 am – May 20 @ 4:30 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[...]


  • 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.Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic waterskill 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.

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 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.

Cancellation Policy

We do not offer refunds on any used or unused portions of the course. Course may be transferred to another person, or under special circumstances can be used towards in-store credit. We have very flexible scheduling options, so rescheduling your course is not an issue and we’re more than happy to work with you if you are on a tight timeline and have unexpected issues arise.

$50 rescheduling fee if rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance. $50 No Show Fee

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What Our Students Say About Us

The diving locker staff have been excellent to my husband and I, we took our Open Water course with them and have purchased most of our gear items from the store as well. They’ve been very accommodating, incredibly friendly and helpful at all times. I can’t recommend them enough.Aishath Boskma

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