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PADI Advanced Open Water Tobermory 2022

July 8, 2022

Join us this summer and take your PADI Advanced Course in beautiful Tobermory, Ontario world reknowned for it’s amazing blue water and shipwrecks. Our PADI Advanced Open Water course is the most thorough and progressive PADI Advanced Open Water Course available in the dive industry. The PADI Advanced Open Water Course introduces divers how to be more aware and how to participate in bigger, better diving. The course focuses on using more precision techniques, while exposing you to different diving environments.

We have two trip dates to choose from this year: July 8- 10, 2022 or September 23 -25, 2022

The training dives are designed to allow you the opportunity to gain experience under the direct supervision of one of our PADI Instructors. Our course allows students to experience different environments including: Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Boat Diving, Drift Diving, Night Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy Dives, Underwater Navigation, Discover Enriched Air Nitrox, Search and Recovery, Diver Propulsion Vehicle Adventure Dive and more.

During your training dives attention is paid to proper buoyancy and fin techniques, specialized equipment, air management, proper gas reserves, dive planning and safety.

What’s unique about our Advanced Open Water course is that we also allow you to complete your class in a Drysuit if you would prefer to stay warmer and more comfortable than you would in a wetsuit.


Open Water Diver with 10 dives minimum including at least one cold water dive. Minimum age 15 years old.

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Additional Details

The Advanced course begins Friday at noon shore diving in Tobermory and continues Saturday with a full day of boat diving. By Saturday afternoon your Advanced course will be complete and you can enjoy the rest of the weekend diving the beautiful wrecks of Tobermory as an Advanced Diver.

Drysuit Option: Dan’s Dive Shop also offers all of our Advanced Open Water Course participants the opportunity to take advantage of a Drysuit Upgrade Option where divers can take your entire Advanced Open Water Course in a DUI Drysuit (requires an additional orientation dive session).


PADI Advanced Course including manual and certification card $350+HST

add PADI Dry Suit to your course for only $225+HST. Includes Drysuit Rental for Open Water Dives, DrySuit manual and certification card.

Additional Costs:

Tobermory Extravaganza Dive Weekend includes accommodation, boat charter and most meals for only $475 + HST. Or book your own accommodation, boat only is $250+HST. Rental scuba equipment is not included.

PADI standards now suggest that all students have an smb (surface marker buoy) and a whistle. We’d also suggest for safety a reel to attach to the smb to deploy in an emergency situation from depth. All students must have a Dive Computer for the Deep and Wreck Dives, if you don’t own one, one will be provided for you. Students will also need a minimum of 2 lights (1 primary and 1 backup).

PADI Drysuit Specialty Option includes use of drysuit, undergarment, larger fins, but does not include any additional rental equipment as many of our divers already have begun to purchase some or all of their dive gear package.

DDS Divers exploring the Niagara II in Tobermory.
DDS divers exploring the Tugs, a popular dive site for shore diving in Tobermory.
DDS Divers returning to the boat after a great dive.