In order to help contain the COVID-19 virus, we highly encourage everyone to take part in “Social Distancing“. The idea is to maintain a distance between you and other people of at least 1 metre / 3 feet. Every single reduction in the number of contacts you have per day with relatives, friends and co-workers WILL have a significant impact on the ability of the virus to spread.
BUT… this doesn’t mean you have to give up scuba diving. After all, there’s no coronavirus underwater! In fact, you can start your scuba diving training online with our PADI Open Water eLearning option.
PADI eLearning allows you to begin your dive education at your convenience, using your desktop, laptop or mobile device, and finish your training in the water with a PADI Professional. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.
3 Steps to Certification:
Step 3: Open Water Dives – to use your skills and explore the world below.
Step 2: Upon completion, you have one year to schedule your pool time of two 5 hour sessions (Confined Water dives).
Step 3: Once completed you are required to do 4 Open Water dives to complete the course.
Email us to learn more at email@example.com or call us with questions at (705) 721-9797
Learn to Dive in a weekend! Here are our Upcoming Weekend Course Dates:
April 17/18/19, 2020 (May have to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 precautions, stay tuned)
May 1/2/3, 2020
Weekend class times are: Friday night at 6:00 p.m. until ~9:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to ~5 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to ~ 4:00 p.m.
Class sizes are limited to 6 people maximum.
Our Next Tuesday Evening Course Starts (5 consecutive Tuesdays):
March 17/24/31 and April 7/14, 2020 (Portions are being rescheduled due to COVID-19 precautions, stay tuned)
April 21,28, May 5, 12 & 19, 2020
Class sizes are 6 people maximum
Missed a class? Contact the shop to get you back on track.
Basic Open Water Scuba Course as offered in a classroom setting or private lessons
The group sessions are scheduled classes, booked either once per week (for 5 weeks) or over a weekend. There are 5 in-class and pool modules to complete Step 1 Knowledge Reviews and Step 2 Confined Water. Once these 2 steps have been successfully completed, you can arrange for Step 3 – the 4 open water training dives.
It is the 4 open water training dives that qualify you to become certified. They can be completed within our normal diving season, or you can opt to complete them down south in warm water. We will provide the documents needed for this option.
Please give us a call, message us or refer to the calendar for our courses dates and options.
The cost of the course, based on our group rate, is $550 and includes the Instructor for all 3 steps of the program (classroom theory, 5 pool skills sessions and 4 open water training dives). It also includes your course materials, manual and non-personal scuba equipment while you are in training at our pool facility.
The group sessions are scheduled classes, booked either once per week (for 5 weeks) or over a weekend. The course does not include your personal gear kit (mask, snorkel, boots and fins). We sell this as a package and will take the time to custom fit you a few days before your course begins. Because this it is yours, it is important that it fit properly.
We can give you a couple of different options to complete your open water training dives either locally or a weekend trip to Tobermory.
Any private training will be subject to additional fees.
- Complete 5 knowledge development segments, including quizzes and final exam
- Complete Confined Water Dives 1-5 in our on-site heated pool
- Meet water skills assessment requirements
- Complete Open Water Dives 1-4
Open Water Dives 1 and 2: 12 metres / 40 feet
Open Water Dives 3 and 4: 18 metres / 60 feet
- must be at least 10 years old
Note: 10-14 year old divers earn a Junior Open Water Diver certification
- Your personal gear kit – mask, snorkel, boots and fins – is available for rent or purchase. We offer gear packages for purchase and will take the time to custom fit you prior to beginning your course.
- Scuba gear for your 4 Open Water training dives is available to rent.