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Course Price $579.95 Includes:

  • Training Manual
  • Transportation
  • Scuba Equipment
  • 2 Days Class/Pool
  • 2 Days Ocean Dives (4 Dives)

Students are required to provide their own personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, & gloves) all of which can be rented for $50 for the entire course.

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.

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:
  • Knowledge Development (in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Course Schedule

This course is designed to be completed over two weekends. The first weekend is run once a month, the second weekend can be completed anytime afterwards.

Weekend 1 (Class/Pool):

Both days will start off in the classroom reviewing a bit of theory, and talking about the different types of dive equipment. Will then head to the pool in the afternoon to learn and practice new skills.

Weekend 2 (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)

What are you waiting for? Start today!

Upcoming Course Dates

Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day
Semi-Private @ Vancouver Diving Locker | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

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
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!