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Bahamas Blackbeards Sail & Dive Liveaboard

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Join us for a fun and exciting week exploring and scuba diving the Bahamas!

Join Dan’s Dive Shop as we enjoy another wonderful Bahamas Blackbeards Sail & Dive Liveaboard dive vacation.

Dan’s Dive Shop has chartered the entire sail boat with Blackbeard’s Cruises and put together a Hassle-Free All Inclusive Package for our divers that includes airfare, transfers, diving, meals and hotel.

On this trip you will spend 7 days/ 6 nights living aboard a 65 ft sail boat exploring the Exumas and Andros Islands. You can do up to 19 dives including night dives, wall dives, drift dives, a shark dive and maybe even diving a blue hole! In between dives there are opportunities to visit remote islands, snorkel or just relax on the deck with the Bahamian sun and breeze.        

Dan’s has been diving on Blackbeard’s since the 1980s! Since our first trip in January 1987 over 235 divers have joined us on board for an unforgettable  Bahama’s adventure. Great Diving, Great Value and Great Fun is the reason we keep going back for 35 years. This is an experience you don’t want to miss! 

DAN’S DIVE SHOP ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Air Canada Airfare from Toronto to Nassau Return
1 night stay Pre-Trip at the Nassau Harbour Club
 6 Nights / 7 Days aboard Blackbeard’s Cruise
Meals, Beverages & Alcohol on board
All Scuba Diving, Tanks & Weights
Airport Transfers in the Bahamas
Souvenir Tee Shirt
Taxes & Port Fees

ONLY $2460 CDN

ABOUT THE TRIP

You will land in the Bahamas on Friday afternoon and spend the night at the Nassau Harbour Club. You’ll have the evening free to go out and enjoy a local restaurant, explore downtown Nassau’s shopping or head over to Paradise Island and see the famous Atlantis Resort.

The boat departs the next day from the Nassau Harbour Club where you will spend the next 6 nights / 7 days aboard a 65 ft sailboat doing up to 19 dives and exploring the Exuma Islands. All diving, food and bevereages will be provided while at sea. After an awesome week at sea, you will disembark on the morning of November 5th and head to the airport for your flight home.

GOOD TO KNOW

Blackbeards Liveaboard is often referred to as camping at sea. The boat is comfortable, the food is plentiful and delicious and the accommodations, washrooms and living spaces are all shared.  Blackbeard’s is the Best Value Liveaboard in the Caribbean and if you are looking for an adventure this trip is for you. Blackbeard’s is suitable for single divers, couples, JR divers, snorkelers, and both novice and experienced divers. All accommodation is double occupancy, rooms will be shared at the hotel and on board.

A minimum Certification of Advanced Diver is recommended for this trip. If you haven’t completed anything above Open Water certification our DDS Team Member & PADI Instructor Chris will be leading the trip so there is the option to improve your confidence and dive skills by completing your PADI Advanced Course while on board. Add the PADI Advanced Course for $350. 

Do you have more Questions about Blackbeard’s? Visit their FAQ page or ask a DDS Team Member. Most of us have been on this trip and some have even done this trip multiple times, it’s that fun!

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE PRICE ONLY $2460 CDN

Price Includes: Air Canada Economy ticket YYZ-NAS return, 1 checked bag, airport transfers to Nassau Harbour Club, I night stay at the Nassau Harbour Club, Blackbeard’s Liveaboard, Diving, tanks & weights, Souvenir Tee, Port taxes and Fees. Price is based on double occupancy, there is no single supplement available. Not Included: Scuba gear, meals on land and crew gratuity.

PAYMENTS

At Booking $350

April 25, 2022 $750

July 25, 2022 – $1360

CANCELLATION POLICY Cancel by July 25th 2022 for Full Refund minus a $50 Administrative Fee. Cancel after July 25th 2022 and the trip is Transferrable Only minus a $50 Administrative Fee. Cancel after Sept 25th, 2022 and the trip is 100% Non-Refundable or Non-Transferrable.

Tobermory Dive Extravaganza II September 2022

Tobermory Dive Extravaganza II with Dan’s Dive Shop September 2022

Join us September 23 – 25, 2022 in Canada’s Dive Capital for one of our most popular dive trips, the Tobermory Dive Extravaganza! Nestled in the Northern Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world- above and below the water. Explore Fathom 5 Marine Park and the many beautiful shipwrecks, rich walls and drop-offs that only Tobermory’s crystal clear deep blue waters can offer. Dan’s Dive Shop hosts dives for the Advanced Open Water Diver to Technical, Trimix or Rebreather diver on each of these trips.

Diving

Popular sites include but are not limited to: Arabia, Forest City, Dufferin Wall, Niagara 2, Grotto, James C. King, Philo Scoville, Wetmore, Bad Neighbour Rock, Flower Pot Island Wall and many more. Boat dives begin Saturday morning with 3 dives Saturday and 2 dives Sunday planned. DDS divers will be there diving from shore on the Friday afternoon so contact us if you would like to join the fun.

Accommodation

We will be staying at a historic waterfront lodge with unlimited shore diving available from the shore. All accommodation amenities (kitchen, bathrooms and lounge areas) are shared with 2 divers sleeping per room. Meal plan includes continental breakfasts, bagged lunches and a bbq dinner (usually steaks the size of your head) Saturday night.

Diver Level

Minimum Advanced certification with cold water experience to join. Drysuit or good quality 7mm recommended. Technical and Recreational Diving activities will be permitted during this trip. Options to add the PADI Advanced Open Water Course and PADI Drysuit Course to this trip.

Cost

Only $475 + hst for full package: 2 days boat diving (Saturday/Sunday), 2 nights accommodation (Friday/ Saturday) and meal plan (Saturday/Sunday). Or book your own accommodation and join us for $250 + hst boat only. Not included; scuba gear, tanks, training, gas fills & gratuities.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

How to Sign Up

Call, email or visit the shop to book. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at booking. The trip balance is due 60 days prior to trip departure. Once your reservation is confirmed all divers must fill out the online Diver Registration Form.

DDS Diver off the boww of the Arabia.
A DDS Diver in the Niagara II.
Diver's love the historic Trail's End Lodge.
DDS NAUI Intro to Tech Divers exploring the R.H. Rae off Picton in Lake Ontario

Dive Picton Shipwrecks Wolfe Island Diving Adventures 2022

Dive Picton Shipwrecks Wolfe Island Diving Adventures 2022

Dive Picton Shipwrecks from Wolfe Island. Join us August 12 – 14, 2022 as we embark on a magical weekend diving the best shipwrecks in the Ducks Barrier Islands, Greater Picton, Point Traverse, & Kingston area. Dive pristine shipwrecks in crystal clear Lake Ontario water with many artifacts ideal for a photo opportunity, some light penetration and much more.

Diving

Trip will include 2 days of morning 2 tank boat dives on some of the best wrecks in the area. Popular sites include but are not limited to: Shebyogan, Katie Eccles and Olive Branch, China, Eureka, Frontenac, Douglas, Marsh, Comet. Option to add a night dive on the Comet Saturday night.

Accommodations

We will be staying 2 nights in shared accommodation on Wolfe Island. All accommodation amenities (kitchen, bathrooms and lounge areas) are shared with 2 – 4 divers sleeping per room. No meal plan included but there are several great cafes and restraurants with in walking distance. Not included is rentals, gas fills and gratuities. Air fills available on the island.

Diver Level

Minimum Advanced certification with cold water experience to join. Drysuit or good quality 7mm recommended. Technical and Recreational Diving activities will be permitted during this trip.

Cost

$450+ hst. Trip price includes 2 days of 2 tank boat charters and 2 nights shared accommodation. Not included are scuba gear, tanks, air fills, meals & gratuities. Rentals available from Dan’s Dive Shop.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

How to Sign Up

Call, email or visit the shop to book. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at booking. The trip balance is due 60 days prior to trip departure. Once your reservation is confirmed all divers must fill out the online Diver Registration Form.

Tech 1 students working on valve shutdowns near the lake bottom of Lake Ontario.
Tech 1 students exploring the shipwreck Katie Eccles in 100' with Instructor Matt Mandziuk and TSL Grace Marquez

Dive Penetanguishene Shipwrecks in Southern Georgian Bay

Dive Penetanguishene Shipwrecks in Southern Georgian Bay, August 2022

Dive Penetanguishene Shipwrecks in Southern Georgian Bay with DDS. Join us August 12-14, 2022 for some stellar recreational dives in clear, blue Georgian Bay waters. This is an ideal trip for Open Water divers, experienced divers new to Canadian diving or any diver that loves shipwrecks! Gain experience diving fabulous shipwrecks that are nice and warm and shallow in the crystal clear Georgian Bay waters. Depths range for 30-60ft.

Come for a fun adventure as we show you around some beautiful dive sites ideal for new divers and experienced. Sign up today for an awesome weekend of Canadian diving!

Weekend Trip includes 2 days of boat diving (3 dive Saturday, 2 dives Sunday), 2 nights shared accommodation, breakfasts and lunches. Option to add Open Water Training Dives at an additional cost.

Diving

Diving is aboard Georgian Explorer’s comfortable boats The Explorer The Ranger. Dive sites include but are not limited to: Maple Dawn, Lottie Wolf, Thomas Cranage, The Michigan, and The Marquette. Boat dives begin Saturday morning with 3 dives Saturday and 2 dives Sunday planned.

Accommodation

All accommodation amenities are double occupancy. Each room has two double beds and full bathroom with two divers per room. Meal plan includes continental breakfasts and lunches on board.

Diver Level

Minimum Open Water certification to join. Option to add Open Water Training Dives at an additional cost.

Cost

Only $450 + hst  for 2 days boat diving (Saturday/Sunday), 2 nights shared accommodation (Friday/ Saturday) and breakfast & lunches (Saturday/Sunday).  Not included; scuba gear, tanks, training, gas fills & gratuities.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

How to Sign Up

Call, email or visit the shop to book. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at booking. The trip balance is due 60 days prior to trip departure. Once your reservation is confirmed all divers must fill out the online Diver Registration Form.

Photos by Fawn Messer

Scuba Diving Georgian Bay Mapledawn Shipwreck in Penetanguishene

Dive Newfoundland Bell Island WWII Shipwrecks

Dive Newfoundland Bell Island Shipwrecks, Humpback Whales, Bell Island Mine and more!

Join us July 16 – 23, 2022 as we dive the majestic Bell Island Shipwrecks and historic Bell Island Mines in beautiful Newfoundland. This trip also includes options to Snorkel with migrant Humpback Whales, Kayak through Sea Caves, Stand Up Paddle Board, go Cod Fishing or take a Bike Tour on land! There’s always the potential to still see Icebergs in July as well. Join this amazing and memorable trip to the east coast of Canada and see why we love Newfoundland so much.

Newfoundland is home to some impressive WWII shipwrecks that were sank by German U-Boat’s in 1942. This is the only place in Canda you can see WWII history up close and intact. The Bell Island wrecks are time capsules that feature some beautiful and colourful soft corals and many of the original artifacts including a Marconi Radio Room. With five days of diving, you’ll discover the secrets of all four of the famous Bell Island shipwrecks. Intact and upright on the bottom, over 400 ft long, and in virtually the same conditions as the day they were sunk by German U-boats in 1942, these wrecks are sure to have you coming back again.

DDS is so impressed with Newfoundland that we have booked it over 5 summers in a row now!  Join us for a phenomenal week of diving with our friends at Ocean Quest Adventures . One of the reason’s we keep going back is because Rick and his staff provide outstanding east coast hospitality at their Ocean Quest Dive Lodge. When you dive Newfoundland you realize that this place is special and the diving is some of the best in the world.  It’s worth every penny of the cost and then some.

Torpedo hit from a German U-Boat on the starboard side of the PLM. Photo by Aaron Speare.
The second bow anchor on the wreck of the SS Saganaga. Photo by Aaron Speare.

The Logistics:

Saturday (check in) to (Saturday check out). All packages includes 7 nights accommodations and 5 days activities. This includes your choice of two dives per day or 1 on land activity. It also includes all transportation on activity days, airport transfers and twin or king shared accommodation at Ocean Quest’s luxury dive lodge.

Choose Your Own Adventure Packages:

Diver Package Includes Divers can choose single tanks, twin back mount, side-mount, or rebreather. Stages, Pony’s, and hardware included at no extra cost. Ocean Quest provides the following gas options: Air, Nitrox 28% and 100% O2.

Adventure and Dive Combo For those travellers who want the BEST of both worlds. Pick 5 days of activities diving or non-diving

On Land Adventure Package for Non Divers 5 days of non-diving activities. Perfect for the non-diving partners. Land lubbers can choose from any of the tour options available during the time of stay. See the Tours section of the Ocean Quest Adventures website for more details.

2022 Rate: All packages are $2699.00 + NL HST

Add On: Mine Quest Diving in the Bell Island Mines $300.00 + HST additional. Requirements: Minimum 4 divers per group with FULL CAVE or MINE DIVING Certification. BI Mine Diving will replace 1 day of Wreck Diving.

Prices do not include flight, meals, spa facilities.

Divers need a minimum Advanced Certification, and at least 25 cold water dives. Drysuit is recommended.

Deck of the SS Saganaga. Photo by Aaron Speare.
Photo by Aaron Speare.

Trip Arrangements Provided by:

Ocean Quest Adventures

40 O’Leary Ave, St. John’s, NL A1B 2C7

www.oceanquestadventures.com

Ocean Quest

Tobermory Dive Extravaganza July 2022

Tobermory Dive Extravaganza with Dan’s Dive Shop July 2022

Join us July 8 – 10, 2022 in Canada’s Dive Capital for one of our most popular dive trips, the Tobermory Dive Extravaganza! Nestled in the Northern Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world- above and below the water. Explore Fathom 5 Marine Park and the many beautiful shipwrecks, rich walls and drop-offs that only Tobermory’s crystal clear deep blue waters can offer. Dan’s Dive Shop hosts dives for the Advanced Open Water Diver to Technical, Trimix or Rebreather diver on each of these trips.

Diving

Popular sites include but are not limited to: Arabia, Forest City, Dufferin Wall, Niagara 2, Grotto, James C. King, Philo Scoville, Wetmore, Bad Neighbour Rock, Flower Pot Island Wall and many more. Boat dives begin Saturday morning with 3 dives Saturday and 2 dives Sunday planned. DDS divers will be there diving from shore on the Friday afternoon so contact us if you would like to join the fun.

Accommodation

We will be staying at a historic waterfront lodge Trail’s End with unlimited shore diving available from the shore. All accommodation amenities (kitchen, bathrooms and lounge areas) are shared with 2 divers sleeping per room. Meal plan includes continental breakfasts, bagged lunches and a bbq dinner (usually steaks the size of your head) Saturday night.

Diver Level

Minimum Advanced certification with cold water experience to join. Drysuit or good quality 7mm recommended. Technical and Recreational Diving activities will be permitted during this trip. Options to add the PADI Advanced Open Water Course and PADI Drysuit Course to this trip.

Cost

Only $475 + hst  for full package: 2 days boat diving (Saturday/Sunday), 2 nights accommodation (Friday/ Saturday) and meal plan (Saturday/Sunday). Or book your own accommodation and join us for $250 + hst boat only. Not included; scuba gear, tanks, training, gas fills & gratuities.

Cancellation Policy

Trips are non refundable. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot you will be reimbursed for everything except the non-refundable trip deposit of $100. If the trip is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop due to Covid-19 restrictions a store credit will be issued for all monies paid.

How to Sign Up

Call, email or visit the shop to book. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at booking. The trip balance is due 60 days prior to trip departure. Once your reservation is confirmed all divers must fill out the online Diver Registration Form.

DDS Diver off the boww of the Arabia.
A DDS Diver in the Niagara II.
Diver's love the historic Trail's End Lodge.
padi-open-water-scuba-course

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weeknights Spring 2022

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weeknights Spring 2022

Get back to reality with us as we help you in Discovering the underwater world with your PADI Open Water Scuba Course. 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 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.

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 both locally and away, as well as exciting wrecks and beautiful aquatic life.

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.

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.

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 more academic and team awareness.

Spring 2022 Courses

The PADI Open Water Weeknight Courses run for 3 weeks on two evening per week. Each week you will have one night of classroom from 7:00pm -10:00pm and every Friday is pool training from 6pm -9pm. PADI Open Water Certification Checkout Dives will follow starting in May with options for weekends or weekdays. Or if your heading on a trip do a Referral Course complete your certification dives at any PADI facility world wide.

Spring Pool and Class Course Dates:

Wednesday & Friday Nights from March 23 to April 8

Thursday & Friday Nights from March 24 to April 8

Thursday & Friday Nights from April 28 to May 13

Thursday & Friday Nights from June 9 to June 24

Open Water Certification Dates:

Saturday & Sunday May 28/29

Saturday & Sunday June 11/12

Monday & Tuesday June 27/28

Prerequisites?

Minimum age is 10 years by PADI standards, however we strongly recommend 12-14 years (Unless accompanied by a parent).

How can you enroll?

Sign up now for Open Water Diver Course classroom component on PADI eLearn to complete all PADI required academic portions of the PADI Open Water Diver Course at your own pace. Contac us by email, phone or visit the shop to select your course training dates and get ready to have some fun.

Training Agency:

PADI

Additional Details:

Open Water Dives are required for Open Water certification and are included in your full course price and completed locally.

Costs:

PADI Open Water Referral Scuba Course Class/Pool Only $395+HST (open water dives completed elsewhere)

Our PADI Open Water Certification Course Cost cost is $650+HST ALL INCLUSIVE including your eLearning activation code, 6 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 more.

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. You don’t need to purchase a weight belt and weights, at DDS we don’t believe in over-weighting our students. Weight belts are an outdated piece of gear that has not been used by us in training since the late 1990’s.Our divers are taught to use little to no weight.

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.

Our Cancellation Policy: If less than 14 days notice is given there is a $100 fee to cancel or reschedule. No shows forfeit all course fees. Redeemed eLearning is non-refundable.

padi-open-water-scuba-course

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weeknights Spring 2022

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weeknights Spring 2022

Get back to reality with us as we help you in Discovering the underwater world with your PADI Open Water Scuba Course. 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 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.

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 both locally and away, as well as exciting wrecks and beautiful aquatic life.

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.

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.

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 more academic and team awareness.

Spring 2022 Courses

The PADI Open Water Weeknight Courses run for 3 weeks on two evening per week. Each week you will have one night of classroom from 7:00pm -10:00pm and every Friday is pool training from 6pm -9pm. PADI Open Water Certification Checkout Dives will follow starting in May with options for weekends or weekdays. Or if your heading on a trip do a Referral Course complete your certification dives at any PADI facility world wide.

Spring Pool and Class Course Dates:

Wednesday & Friday Nights from March 23 to April 8

Thursday & Friday Nights from March 24 to April 8

Thursday & Friday Nights from April 28 to May 13

Thursday & Friday Nights from June 9 to June 24

Open Water Certification Dates:

Saturday & Sunday May 28/29

Saturday & Sunday June 11/12

Monday & Tuesday June 27/28

Prerequisites?

Minimum age is 10 years by PADI standards, however we strongly recommend 12-14 years (Unless accompanied by a parent).

How can you enroll?

Sign up now for Open Water Diver Course classroom component on PADI eLearn to complete all PADI required academic portions of the PADI Open Water Diver Course at your own pace. Contac us by email, phone or visit the shop to select your course training dates and get ready to have some fun.

Training Agency:

PADI

Additional Details:

Open Water Dives are required for Open Water certification and are included in your full course price and completed locally.

Costs:

PADI Open Water Referral Scuba Course Class/Pool Only $395+HST (open water dives completed elsewhere)

Our PADI Open Water Certification Course Cost cost is $650+HST ALL INCLUSIVE including your eLearning activation code, 6 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 more.

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. You don’t need to purchase a weight belt and weights, at DDS we don’t believe in over-weighting our students. Weight belts are an outdated piece of gear that has not been used by us in training since the late 1990’s.Our divers are taught to use little to no weight.

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.

Our Cancellation Policy: If less than 14 days notice is given there is a $100 fee to cancel or reschedule. No shows forfeit all course fees. Redeemed eLearning is non-refundable.

PADI Divemaster Course 2022

PADI Divemaster Course 2022

Join Dan’s Dive Shop April 2022 and take the leap to become a Dive Professional in the PADI Divemaster Course

The PADI Divemaster Course is your first step onto the professional diving world. It is very hands on and covers a wide range of responsibilities and rewards. As a career (or even part time career), Divemasters are an essential part of Dan’s Dive Shop and the dive industry.  As a Divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. You will work closely with our Instructors and be a role model to students, certified divers with the experience of the full spectrum of what recreational diving has to offer.

Prerequisites:

Minimum 18 years old

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care certified (CPR & First Aid) within the last 24 months

A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Logged a minimum 60 dives

Divemaster Course Schedule 2022

Saturday April 23 – Classroom: 9am – 3pm

Friday April 29 – Pool: 6pm – 9pm

Friday May 6 – Pool: 5:30pm – 9pm

Friday May 13 – Pool: 5:30pm – 9pm

Friday June 10 – Pool: 5:30pm – 9pm,

Sunday June 12 – Open Water: 10am – 2pm

Practical Skills and Assessments to be completed by Divemaster Candidate’s own initiative over the 2022 season. Multiple dates to choose from.

Contact us for a detailed course outline.

Additional Details:

Some of the skills you’ll develop in your divemaster course and role will involve:

Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers

Diver safety and risk management

Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills

Business of diving and your career

Awareness of the dive environment

Dive setup and management

Mapping an open water site

Conducting dive briefings

Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive

Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course

Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Candidates will also learn about Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Equipment, Supervision techniques, the aquatic realm, and much more.

How do you get started?

If you’ve got the drive, proper mindset and discipline to succeed in a course of this magnitude, we’d be happy to have you. If you want to go the professional route –contact us at the shop today to see how to get started as a DDS Divemaster and the schedule for this exciting course.

Sign up today for eLearning and you’ll be able to start learning immediately. With PADI eLearning you can complete the academic portions of the course online prior to the course start date.

What gear will you need?

Your personal dive equipment, SMB, spool, waterproof notebook, extra weights, lights, & save a dive kit.

Costs

$500.00 + HST for class, pool and open water sessions  Additional Costs: PADI Divemaster eLearning with Crewpak (you get Member Pricing), any additional equipment rentals, boat charters (if applicable) or specialized gear.

Sign up today!

padi-open-water-scuba-course

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weeknights Spring 2022

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weeknights Spring 2022

Get back to reality with us as we help you in Discovering the underwater world with your PADI Open Water Scuba Course. 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 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.

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 both locally and away, as well as exciting wrecks and beautiful aquatic life.

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.

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.

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 more academic and team awareness.

Spring 2022 Courses

The PADI Open Water Weeknight Courses run for 3 weeks on two evening per week. Each week you will have one night of classroom from 7:00pm -10:00pm and every Friday is pool training from 6pm -9pm. PADI Open Water Certification Checkout Dives will follow starting in May with options for weekends or weekdays. Or if your heading on a trip do a Referral Course complete your certification dives at any PADI facility world wide.

Spring Pool and Class Course Dates:

Wednesday & Friday Nights from March 23 to April 8

Thursday & Friday Nights from March 24 to April 8

Thursday & Friday Nights from April 28 to May 13

Thursday & Friday Nights from June 9 to June 24

Open Water Certification Dates:

Saturday & Sunday May 28/29

Saturday & Sunday June 11/12

Monday & Tuesday June 27/28

Prerequisites?

Minimum age is 10 years by PADI standards, however we strongly recommend 12-14 years (Unless accompanied by a parent).

How can you enroll?

Sign up now for Open Water Diver Course classroom component on PADI eLearn to complete all PADI required academic portions of the PADI Open Water Diver Course at your own pace. Contac us by email, phone or visit the shop to select your course training dates and get ready to have some fun.

Training Agency:

PADI

Additional Details:

Open Water Dives are required for Open Water certification and are included in your full course price and completed locally.

Costs:

PADI Open Water Referral Scuba Course Class/Pool Only $395+HST (open water dives completed elsewhere)

Our PADI Open Water Certification Course Cost cost is $650+HST ALL INCLUSIVE including your eLearning activation code, 6 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 more.

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. You don’t need to purchase a weight belt and weights, at DDS we don’t believe in over-weighting our students. Weight belts are an outdated piece of gear that has not been used by us in training since the late 1990’s.Our divers are taught to use little to no weight.

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.

Our Cancellation Policy: If less than 14 days notice is given there is a $100 fee to cancel or reschedule. No shows forfeit all course fees. Redeemed eLearning is non-refundable.