Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses
Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses, as well as the PADI Rescue Diver Courses are found here.
PADI Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses and Foundational Skill Development Classes are the perfect way to gain more experience and streamline your learning as you begin focusing more on specific subject areas complete some amazing dives or even just mentally prepare yourself through classroom based theory modules under the supervision of one of our Instructors, while the PADI Rescue Diver Course is the bare minimum level of certification that ALL Divers should achieve.
You can focus on the same style and type of dive training or choose to completing a sampling of different dives in a range of different diving environments or “experience dives” such as what many divers engage in during their Advanced Open Water course where divers complete a series of dives in different environments.
This is where you want to be if you’re interested in completing your PADI Advanced Open Water Course, PADI Rescue Diver Course, Specialty Diver training and much more.
Specialty Diving Courses
Part of our Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses involve getting involved in dive training that allows divers to “specialize” on a particular set of skills or diving environments relevant to their “subject” area of the course, such as the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Course, Solo Diver, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Photography, Equipment Specialist, Enriched Air Nitrox and a ton of other great courses! You can even combine a Specialty Course with your Advanced Open Water Class.
Our Advanced and Specialty Courses are designed to give divers a good exposure to their specialized environment within recreational training limits.
If overhead environment training, caves or wreck penetration, or technical diving courses interest you, we offer the most extensive array of the countries most challenging and rewarding technical diving classes.
For divers who are looking for the absolute highest challenge in diving without walking down the leadership trail, technical diving specialties give you the greatest degree of information are designed to provide more detailed training than specialty diver courses and result in more extensive qualifications.
Our Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule your class within a 2 week time period. No shows or last minute cancellations will be subject to rescheduling fee. If you can’t do the class, you may transfer your class fees to someone else who can.
Dive Course Calendar
PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weeknights Fall 2022 Come discover the underwater world and learn to dive in the PADI Open Water Scuba Course this fall. Have fun and learn to dive right with Dan's Dive Shop, Canada's Oldest, Most Respected Scuba Diving School. Learn to scuba dive with one of North America's most respected, most experienced, most […]
Take the PADI Drysuit Course and enter a world of warm, comfortable diving. Drysuit Divers are happy divers! No more freezing on the bottom, or missing dives because you're cold. A drysuit seals you off from the water and keeps you dry, warm and comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. In a drysuit you can wear […]
PADI Open Water Scuba Weekend Course January 7-8, 2023 Join us and Discover the underwater world with your PADI Open Water Scuba Course this Winter! Have fun and learn to dive right with Dan's Dive Shop, Canada's Oldest, Most Respected Scuba Diving School. Get your PADI Open Water Scuba Course confined water sessions and classroom covered […]
Things to Consider
– Not all dive courses are created equal.
– A perceived “too good to be true” priced scuba course often is and there are hidden costs that price it well above ours, while the quality is well below ours.
– As Canada’s Oldest PADI Dive Center we have pretty much seen it all over the last 40 years as we have paved our own way in diver education offering diving education that is a cut above the rest. We offer all PADI Courses, from Open Water to Advanced Open Water courses, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Master Scuba Diver Courses, PADI Assistant Instructor, Drysuit courses, Dive Speciality Courses, and much more – all taught well above the minimum agency standards.
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Whether you are a new diver or a seasoned diver looking for more challenges or control in your diving, we offer the best dive training from the most experienced and accomplished scuba divers in the country, while offering you the best selection and pricing on scuba diving equipment from all the best scuba diving brands, local diving trips, exotic dive travel, weekly local dives and more.
Want More Challenges?
For divers wanting more of a challenge DDS specializes in Cave and Technical Diving Courses offering the most in depth technical diving programs in the country including Intro to Tech, Decompression Procedures, Trimix, Cavern and Cave Diver Level 1 & 2, Wreck External Survey and Wreck Penetration, Ice Diving, Technical Wreck Penetration, Rebreather Courses, Deep Diving, Mixed gas diving, Specialty Diver Courses all of which keep the adventure of scuba diving thriving.