Diving Lessons


Updated Covid Procedures: Proof of Covid Vaccination required. 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!

Proof Of Covid Vaccination Required

As per recent BC Health Orders, effective immediately, all divers participating in classes or trips must be able to provide proof of full vaccination. This is a temporary measure, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work through this period.



Padi Lessons Vancouver Canada

Course Price $1399.95
(or 2 people $899.95 each) Includes:

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 May – 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. You will then get to use the drysuit for your ocean dives. Sometimes it is possible to complete the extra pool training during your class/pool sessions, but we may need to schedule a separate session.

This is included at no additional cost for 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.

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.

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.

$100 rescheduling fee may apply if session is changed or cancelled after the pool has been booked

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:

Private Fast Track

When you enroll in your PADI Open Water Course, you’ll automatically receive 15% off the purchase of your Mask, Snorkel and even Fins! 

Come visit us in-store and one of our friendly and professional staff will make sure you are fitted properly. Plus if anything doesn’t work for you during your course, we’d be happy to exchange it for you!

Course Schedule:

The Private Fast Track program is designed for customers who want to learn to dive now! Or those whose schedule does not allow for any of the other two options.

Essentially it is the entire PADI Open Water Course in three days, one-on-one with an instructor. Once signed up you will be given access to PADI e-learning, where you will complete all of the theory at home at your own pace.

Day 1: Class/Pool

On the first day of your course, one of our PADI Instructors will review the online material with you, and complete your confined water training in the pool

Day 2 + 3: Ocean Dives

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)

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.

Proof Of Covid Vaccination Required

As per recent BC Health Orders, effective immediately, all divers participating in classes or trips must be able to provide proof of full vaccination. This is a temporary measure, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work through this period.

Availability Request Form

 Please fill out the below form with your requests and availability. One of our staff will be in touch shortly to coordinate your request! Please note that we usually book 4+ weeks in advance during summer months.

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!