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PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weekends Summer 2024

July 13

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One event on August 3, 2024 at 12:00 am

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weekends Summer 2024

Join us and Discover the underwater world with your PADI Open Water Scuba Course!  Have fun and learn to scuba dive right with Dan’s Dive Shop, Canada’s Oldest and Most Respected Scuba Diving School.

Taket your PADI Open Water Scuba Course confined water sessions and classroom covered over one weekend from 9am – 5pm both days. Next, complete your PADI Open Water Diver Certification Checkout Dives this summer over two more training days (see dates below).

Learn to scuba dive with one of North America’s most respected, most experienced, most progressive and visionary dive shops.  At Dan’s we teach you the right way to dive from day one, click the link for more information of our Modern Approach to scuba diving. We pride ourselves on offering you a higher level of training aimed at taking you further through the life long adventure sport of scuba diving.

At Dan’s we offer you a more thorough and modern approach to your scuba diving education, as we teach how to maximize your skills to the highest level in the best equipment with the most experienced instructors in the country. DDS Divers are the most skilled and respected recreational and technical divers in the water because they are taught to be more comfortable, utilize precision buoyancy, possess higher skill and techniques underwater, with a higher academic and team awareness.

Learn how to Scuba Dive!  Why not make this year awesome and learn to dive? Spend your life exploring exotic locations as well as diving around  Ontario and the rest of this amazing world underwater.  There are tons of great dive sites here in Niagara & Ontario with exciting shipwrecks and beautiful aquatic life.


Minimum age is 10 years by PADI standards, however we strongly recommend 12-14 years. We also require all youth complete a PADI Discover Scuba prior to enrollment. All students are responsible to ensure they are medically fit for diving. Please read the PADI Diver Medical Form found here. If the answer is YES on PAGE TWO of the waiver you are required to get clearance from your physician before the course start date.

All divers must be comfortable in the water and be able to swim in deep water. Not sure if this is you? Call or email the shop and a dive professional will be happy yo give you advice.  If you may need to practice swimming prior to starting the course there are lots of great options at the public pools around the Niagara Region.


Enroll today and start you PADI Open Water Diver Course eLearn at home prior to the course start date. You can complete all the required academic portions of the PADI Open Water Diver Course at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. From there you’ll then meet at Dan’s Dive Shop where you’ll DDS Instructor will go through additional classroom to fill in many of the gaps left unanswered with a more informative and beneficial academic training experience. You will also go through scuba gear fitting and assembly and then head to the pool to begin you inwater training.

In the pool all divers are required to complete a small swim test in tread before going on to learn fun underwater skills and safe diving practices.

Upon successful completion of classroom and pool sessions you will then need to complete an Open Water Diving component to become fully certified. These are held frequently from May – October.

Additional Details:

Training Agency: PADI.

Open Water Dives are required for Open Water certification and are included in your full course price. Students have 12 months from starting their course to complete the training.


Our PADI Open Water Diver Course is $695+HST and is ALL INCLUSIVE. Your course price includes; eLearning, additional classroom sessions covering academics far beyond the basic PADI curriculum, pool sessions with additional pool time above and beyond basic standards, 5 open water dives exceeding the minimum of 4 dives required, full scuba equipment rental of your life support gear (no snorkelling gear you’ll need to purchase Scuba Quality gear from us), certification fees and digital PADI card.

If you purchase your eLearning from PADI directly, we will adjust the difference on your course price when you signup at DDS. Please make sure you select Dan’s Dive Shop as your PADI Dive Shop to recieve the price adjustment

PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course is $450+HST. This course includes; PADI eLearning, classroom sessions covering academics far beyond the basic  curriculum, pool sessions with additional pool time above and beyond basic standards and PADI Referral Paperwork allowing you to complete your certification dives at any PADI Dive Shop around the world. This course is perfect for student divers wanting to get certified on their next vacation. Save time on your holiday and complete all your pool and classroom training here at home beforehand.


July 13 & 14, 2024 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

August 3 & 4, 2024 from 9:00am – 5:00pm


June 22, 23 from 9am – 5:00pm

July 23, 24 from 9am – 5:00pm

Aug 10, 11 – Georgian Bay Full details here.

Aug 21, 22 from 9am – 5:00pm

Sept 14, 15 from 9am – 5:00pm

What gear will you need?

All students will need to purchase their own Mask, Strap Fins, Snorkel, Boots, however many of our students prefer to purchase the rest of their kit too. You’ll want to buy the right gear, so please have a read through our DDS Student Diver PDF and learn more about the specific gear requirements and training differences we offer, as well as some incentives.

Many Dive Stores charge additional fees for scuba gear rentals during open water sessions. DDS has the finest rentals and we even offer a course rebate when you purchase your life-support package from DDS, so talk to our staff about how we can get you suited up with the finest scuba equipment at the best pricing possible.

Financing is available: Finance your course, snorkeling gear and even your scuba equipment package at a very reasonable rate. Ask staff for details and learn diving in the best equipment you can…..your own personal dive gear, or ours. DDS will include all scuba equipment for the course, however, you will enjoy your diving experience much more in your own personal dive equipment.


If less than 14 days notice is given there is a $200 fee to cancel or reschedule. If less than 48 hours notice is given the course is 100% non refundable. Redeemed eLearning is non refundable. Students are responsible for arriving to course with eLearning and medical forms completed.