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.
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
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.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
This course is designed to be completed over two weekends, the first weekend will be your class/pool work and the second weekend will be your 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.