Updated Covid Procedures: We have reduced all of our class sizes and have gone to a semi-private model (4 Students). We ask that all students wear a face mask while in the store, classroom and van. We can't wait to have you join us!W

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE

CONTINUOUS EVENINGS

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Course Price $599.95 Includes:

Students are required to provide their own mask, snorkel and regulator mouthpiece. 

We have student packages for mask and snorkels at $79.95 and mouthpieces can be purchased for $9.95.

The water here can get quite chilly, which is why most of us dive in a drysuit year round! It is possible to dive in a wetsuit from June – September, but a drysuit is still highly recommended.

In order to dive in a drysuit, you will need to complete the drysuit orientation. 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. These are scheduled weekly and can be completed after your module 5.

Drysuit Upgrade – $99.95 (Includes additional pool training, and drysuit rental 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.

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.

Here is a link where you can find a list of physicians considered knowledgeable and competent in diving medicine- Work Safe BC Physicians List >>

We will be doing temperature checks for all students prior to each session.

Everyone is required to fill out a Declaration of Health form.

All divers will be required to have their own mask, snorkel and regulator mouthpiece.

Divers will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the store/classroom/van

Something come up and need to postpone your course? No problem! We ask that you give us 1 week notice, as we do fill up quickly so we’d like to have time to fill your spot.

Unfortunately we do not offer refunds, but we would be happy to move you to a different date or offer you a credit towards a future trip or course.

Our full cancellation policy can be found here

Sign Up for the PADI Open Water Diver Course- The World's Most Popular and Widely Recognized Scuba 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.

What You Will Learn:

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Class/Pool Sessions:

*Our schedule is constantly changing as we adapt to the current pool we are using. You can split the evenings up over a period of weeks or you can choose to complete them all in a row.

If you can only do specific dates, please give us a call before signing up to make sure all of your requested dates have room in them.

Evening 1 (Class)

Evening 2 (Pool)

Evening 3– (Class)

Evening 4- (Pool)

Ocean Dives:

You can choose ANY weekend (must be able to do both Saturday and Sunday) to complete your ocean dives – We dive rain or shine!

We will meet at the dive shop in the morning 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)

You have 1 year to complete your course once you start it, but if you have more than 60 days between your pool sessions and ocean dives, we will request you to come to the pool with us just to refresh your skills.

What are You Waiting For? Start Today!

Upcoming Course Dates

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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OW Evening 4
OW Evening 4
Apr 1 all-day
OW Evening 4
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
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3
OW Ocean
OW Ocean
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day
OW Ocean
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5
OW Evening 1
OW Evening 1
Apr 5 all-day
OW Evening 1
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
6
OW Evening 2
OW Evening 2
Apr 6 all-day
OW Evening 2
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
7
Drysuit
Drysuit
Apr 7 all-day
Drysuit @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
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OW Evening 3
OW Evening 3
Apr 7 all-day
OW Evening 3
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
8
OW Evening 4
OW Evening 4
Apr 8 all-day
OW Evening 4
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
9
10
OW Ocean
OW Ocean
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day
OW Ocean
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11
12
OW Evening 1
OW Evening 1
Apr 12 all-day
OW Evening 1
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
13
Drysuit
Drysuit
Apr 13 all-day
Drysuit @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
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OW Evening 2
OW Evening 2
Apr 13 all-day
OW Evening 2
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
14
OW Evening 3
OW Evening 3
Apr 14 all-day
OW Evening 3
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
15
Drysuit
Drysuit
Apr 15 all-day
Drysuit @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
https://www.divinglocker.ca/product/padi-drysuit-specialty/
OW Evening 4
OW Evening 4
Apr 15 all-day
OW Evening 4
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
16
17
OW Ocean
OW Ocean
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day
OW Ocean
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19
OW Evening 1
OW Evening 1
Apr 19 all-day
OW Evening 1
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
20
Drysuit
Drysuit
Apr 20 all-day
Drysuit @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
https://www.divinglocker.ca/product/padi-drysuit-specialty/
OW Evening 2
OW Evening 2
Apr 20 all-day
OW Evening 2
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
21
OW Evening 3
OW Evening 3
Apr 21 all-day
OW Evening 3
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
22
Drysuit
Drysuit
Apr 22 all-day
Drysuit @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
https://www.divinglocker.ca/product/padi-drysuit-specialty/
OW Evening 4
OW Evening 4
Apr 22 all-day
OW Evening 4
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
23
24
OW Ocean
OW Ocean
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
OW Ocean
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26
OW Evening 1
OW Evening 1
Apr 26 all-day
OW Evening 1
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
27
Drysuit
Drysuit
Apr 27 all-day
Drysuit @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
https://www.divinglocker.ca/product/padi-drysuit-specialty/
OW Evening 2
OW Evening 2
Apr 27 all-day
OW Evening 2
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
28
OW Evening 3
OW Evening 3
Apr 28 all-day
OW Evening 3
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
29
Drysuit
Drysuit
Apr 29 all-day
Drysuit @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
https://www.divinglocker.ca/product/padi-drysuit-specialty/
OW Evening 4
OW Evening 4
Apr 29 all-day
OW Evening 4
Class start times vary, but are typically between 5:30-7, and usually run for 4 hours. Please be prepared to go to the pool this night, but due to Covid 19 and a constantly changing pool[...]
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Lev Karasin
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By far my favorite place to learn, dive, and buy my equipment from. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and very friendly, the culture is amazing the vibes are great. Always having an amazing time at the dive locker.
Lupe Fanjul
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I've been going to the show for about 2 years and my partner for almost 20. I would give them 10 stars if I could because they are AMAZING. Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff. Great dive trips (local and tropical). Wonderful people - dive masters, store staff, clients.
Kathy Chou
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Did some research and decided to go with Diving Locker because of their flexible class schedule and location. Matt Hutchison was my instructor and he's AMAZING! He is very experienced, knowledgeable, caring, and encouraging. I guarantee you a wonderful and fun learning experience. Best luck!!
Chris Kanuka
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Fantastic Experience with Diving Locker. My son, 12, did their tropical referral program (pool and classroom time). Everyone was incredibly accommodating with his age difference from the rest of the class. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. We recently finished his dives in Mexico and the Divemaster their raved about how prepared he was - easily completing his certification. 2 more kids to go and we wouldn't think of going anywhere else!
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