Diving Lessons


Updated Covid Procedures: We still 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 September 13th, all divers participating in classes or trips must be able to provide proof of at least a single Vaccination. By October 17th, divers will need to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in a dive course. This is a temporary measure, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work through this period.



Padi Lessons Vancouver Canada

Course Includes:

Students are required to provide their own personal gear (mask, snorkel & fins) for the course. Fins can be rented for $10, but all divers must bring or purchase their own mask, snorkel and regulator mouthpiece.

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.

Something come up and need to postpone your course? No problem! To avoid late cancellation fees, we ask that you give us 14 Days 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.

Private Fast Track cancellations may incur an additional fee if we need to cancel the pool booking.

Our full cancellation policy can be found here

When you are arranging to complete your ocean dives, please make sure you complete the dives with a PADI Dive Shop. You can use PADI’s dive shop locator here.

Referral Checklist:

After you complete your class/pool work, you will need to make sure to ask for a copy of your paperwork to take to your referring dive shop.

When arranging a shop to complete your dives, be sure to ask if they include the cost of the certification (PIC). We are seeing more and more shops charging exorbitant amounts for just processing the certification. If they charge more than $40, it is possible for us to sell you a paper PIC to take with you. Once the instructor signs off, you will just need to mail it in to PADI, along with a picture. Please let us know in advance, as we do not always have the paper PIC’s in stock.

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:

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$ 499
  • Group Classroom Sessions
  • 5 Evenings Class/Pool

Weekends Semi-Private

$ 599
  • PADI E-Learning Self-Study
  • 2 Days Pool

Daytime Semi-Private

$ 599
  • PADI E-Learning Self-Study
  • 2 Days Pool

Private Fast Track

$ 699
or $549.95 each for 2
  • PADI E-Learning Self-Study
  • 1 Day Pool (3-4 Hours)
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 shop 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!