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.
Learn to Dive in Vancouver! Participating in our Intro to Scuba is a great way to introduce new divers to scuba diving in a fun and safe environment.
Enjoy the class? We’ll credit $99 towards the cost of the full Open Water Course if you decide to continue on and complete your certification!
Essentially, it is the very first evening of the PADI Open Water course. Under the trained supervision of one of our PADI Instructors, you will join us for a short classroom session, followed by a 1 hour pool session. In the pool you will experience the thrill of breathing underwater and the peaceful tranquility of floating weightless in the aquatic realm!