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Diving Lessons


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



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Course Price $599.95 Includes:

Students are required to provide their own personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, & gloves). The Fins, Boots and Gloves can be rented for $30.

We have temporarily stopped renting masks and snorkels, but we have some great packages to get you started! Students are expected to purchase their own regulator mouthpiece (at a discounted rate of $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. 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.

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.

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! 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:

Course Schedule:

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.

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!

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!