Students are required to provide their own personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, & gloves) all of which can be rented for $50 for the entire course.
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. (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 >>).
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.
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.
This course is designed to be completed over 5 evenings, and one weekend.
Each evening 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. You must complete all 5 modules in order, however they don’t need to be done back to back.
You can choose ANY weekend to complete your ocean dives – We dive rain or shine!
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)