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PADI Open Water Scuba Course Fall 2022

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 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.

Why not make this year awesome and learn to scuba 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.

Fall 2022 Courses

The PADI Open Water Courses run for 3 weeks on Tuesday and Friday Nights from 6pm -9pm. Each week you will have one night of classroom (Tuesdays) and one night of pool training (Fridays). We have two courses available to choose from: one in September and one in October. The PADI Open Water Certification Checkout Dives will follow with several dates to choose from. If your heading on a trip you can also do a Referral Course and complete your certification dives at any PADI facility world wide.

September 6,9,13,16,20,23 from 6pm – 9pm each night

October 4,7,11,14,18,21 from 6pm – 9pm each night

 

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. Contact 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 Advanced Open Water Tobermory 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.

Pre-requisite

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

Training Agency

PADI

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).

Cost:

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.
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PADI Open Water Scuba Course Fall 2022

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 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.

Why not make this year awesome and learn to scuba 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.

Fall 2022 Courses

The PADI Open Water Courses run for 3 weeks on Tuesday and Friday Nights from 6pm -9pm. Each week you will have one night of classroom (Tuesdays) and one night of pool training (Fridays). We have two courses available to choose from: one in September and one in October. The PADI Open Water Certification Checkout Dives will follow with several dates to choose from. If your heading on a trip you can also do a Referral Course and complete your certification dives at any PADI facility world wide.

September 6,9,13,16,20,23 from 6pm – 9pm each night

October 4,7,11,14,18,21 from 6pm – 9pm each night

 

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. Contact 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 Advanced Open Water Course August 2022

PADI Advanced Open Water Course August 2022

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 dives utilizing more precision techniques, while exposing you to multitude of different diving environments.

Our PADI Advanced Open Water Course training dives are designed to allow you the opportunity to gain experience under the direct supervision of one of our PADI Instructors.

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.

Pre-requisite

Open Water Diver with 10 logged dives

Minimum over the age of 15yrs.

Junior Advanced may also be conducted to a maximum depth of 70′ for students under the age of 15.

Training Agency

PADI

Additional Details

Our course allows students to experience a multitude of different styles and types of diving 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. Attention is paid to proper buoyancy and fin techniques, air management, specialized equipment, proper gas reserves and dive planning.

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).

Cost:

$350+HST and includes PADI Advanced Manual and certification card

Additional Costs:

Scuba rental equipment, boat charter fees and park entry fees are 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.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Summer 2022

PADI Open Water Diver Course Summer 2022

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

Do your PADI Open Water Diver Course confined water sessions and classroom over four evenings on Thursday and Fridays from 6:00pm- 11:00pm and then complete your PADI Open Water Diver Certification Checkout Dives the follow week during the day from 9am – 5pm.

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.

For those wishing to complete their PADI Open Water Scuba Course abroad, we do offer PADI Referrals. We can help you find the best dive shop and one who may share similar values and techniques, although we teach a style of diving less than 3% of the stores worldwide are offering, so bare in mind that you will see a drastic difference in training elsewhere from gear to techniques and skills.

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.

Prerequisites?

Minimum age is 10 years by PADI standards, however we strongly recommend 12-14 years (Unless accompanied by a parent). We also recommend all youth complete a PADI Discover Scuba prior to enrollment. All students must complete a PADI Medical Waiver prior to course start date.

Logistics:

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 on Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm – 11 pm 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 proper assembly and then head to the pool to begin you inwater training. All in class and pool training will be completed over four evenings.

Upon successful completion of classroom and pool sessions you will then meet the following week and complete  four Open Water Diving over two days and become a certified PADI Open Water Diver. All training sites are located here in the Niagara Region and will give you a chance to see some of the beautiful freshwater diving available to us locally.

July Course Schedule:

Thursdays & Fridays July 14, 15, 21, 22, 2022 from 6pm – 11pm

Monday & Tuesday July 25 & 26, 2022 from 9am – 5pm

August Course Schedule:

Thursdays & Fridays August 11,12,18,19, 2022 from 6pm – 11pm

Monday & Tuesday August 22 & 23, 2022 from 9am – 5pm

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.

Scuba courses are available 12 months of the year.

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 Diver Course Summer 2022

PADI Open Water Diver Course Summer 2022

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

Do your PADI Open Water Diver Course confined water sessions and classroom over four evenings on Thursday and Fridays from 6:00pm- 11:00pm and then complete your PADI Open Water Diver Certification Checkout Dives the follow week during the day from 9am – 5pm.

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.

For those wishing to complete their PADI Open Water Scuba Course abroad, we do offer PADI Referrals. We can help you find the best dive shop and one who may share similar values and techniques, although we teach a style of diving less than 3% of the stores worldwide are offering, so bare in mind that you will see a drastic difference in training elsewhere from gear to techniques and skills.

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.

Prerequisites?

Minimum age is 10 years by PADI standards, however we strongly recommend 12-14 years (Unless accompanied by a parent). We also recommend all youth complete a PADI Discover Scuba prior to enrollment. All students must complete a PADI Medical Waiver prior to course start date.

Logistics:

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 on Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm – 11 pm 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 proper assembly and then head to the pool to begin you inwater training. All in class and pool training will be completed over four evenings.

Upon successful completion of classroom and pool sessions you will then meet the following week and complete  four Open Water Diving over two days and become a certified PADI Open Water Diver. All training sites are located here in the Niagara Region and will give you a chance to see some of the beautiful freshwater diving available to us locally.

July Course Schedule:

Thursdays & Fridays July 14, 15, 21, 22, 2022 from 6pm – 11pm

Monday & Tuesday July 25 & 26, 2022 from 9am – 5pm

August Course Schedule:

Thursdays & Fridays August 11,12,18,19, 2022 from 6pm – 11pm

Monday & Tuesday August 22 & 23, 2022 from 9am – 5pm

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.

Scuba courses are available 12 months of the year.

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 Advanced Open Water Tobermory 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.

Pre-requisite

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

Training Agency

PADI

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).

Cost:

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.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course June 2022

PADI Advanced Open Water Course June 2022

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 dives utilizing more precision techniques, while exposing you to multitude of different diving environments.

The training dives are designed to allow you the opportunity to gain experience under the direct supervision of one of our PADI Instructors.

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.

Pre-requisite

Open Water Diver with 10 dives minimum over the age of 15yrs.

Junior Advanced may also be conducted to a maximum depth of 70′ for students under the age of 15.

Training Agency

PADI

Additional Details

Our course allows students to experience a multitude of different styles and types of diving 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. Attention is paid to proper buoyancy and fin techniques, air management, specialized equipment, proper gas reserves and dive planning.

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).

Pre Course Preparation If you do not have the required minimum dives, struggle with your bouyancy or haven’t been in the water in a while you can take the Peak Performance Bouyancy Course on June 1, 2022 to prepare for your Advanced Course. Cost is only $150 +HST.

Schedule:

Saturday 9am – 6pm @ Local Shore Diving

Sunday 8am – 2pm @ Lake Erie Boat Charter

Cost:

$350+HST and includes PADI Advanced Manual and certification card

Additional Costs:

Scuba rental equipment, boat charter fees and park entry fees are 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.

 

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Harness your inner Scuba Explorer with DDS and try PADI Discover Scuba Diving. Have you ever dreamed of breathing underwater? Swimming with giant manta rays off Socorro Island Mexico, or exploring beautiful wooden shipwrecks, giant coral gardens, caverns or caves? Maybe you haven’t thought about where you want to dive, but something is telling you to try it, so this is a good place to start.

We know that scuba diving is the most exciting sport in the world, but don’t take our word for it, give it a try. If you have though about learning to dive but are not sure if it’s for you than this intoduction course is perfect.

Small personalized groups. Maximum 4 Participants

Scuba diving is amazing activity you can do anywhere in the world, not just on a tropical vacation.  It offers you so many different types of environments and experiences that it is quite easily a life long sport that people engage in year round.

Discover Scuba Diving is an experience building program that gives you a little taste of what its like to swim and breath underwater.

Discover Scuba is not a certification course, but is a good opportunity for prospective divers to experience the sensational world of scuba diving and see if you like it and how to pursue it from here.

Taking your first breath underwater is something you will never forget.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

In this program you’ll learn how to use the basic scuba diving equipment, prepared by your Divemaster to use, as well as learning what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it.

Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable underwater.

You’ll learn and have the opportunity to complete some of the basic scuba diving skills after learning some of the basic safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step, which is the Open Water Diver Course.

Its fun, low stress and high energy.  Sign up today.

PREREQUISITES:

Bubble Maker for Children: 

Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water.

Have a party or celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker event with friends and family

Discover Scuba:

Minimum age is 10 years of age

We offer Discover Scuba Diving for individuals, couples, birthday parties, corporate team building, school groups, The Scouts of Canada, Sea Cadets and any other organization interested in experiencing our great sport!

WHAT GEAR DO YOU NEED?

Just show up with your bathing suit and towel and we’ll supply all the scuba equipment and your snorkel gear.

HOW DO YOU START?

Sign up ahead of time in the store and pickup your Discover Scuba Student Passport and Personal Information Sheet.

Call or email us for more details.

AVAILABILITY:

Friday Nights Spring and Early Summer 2022: March 25, April 1, 8, 29, May 6, 13 & June 10, 17, 24.

TRAINING AGENCY:

PADI

Cost: is only $60.00 + HST (group)

Private events, birthdays, corporate, please call for quote.

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

Students who sign up for the full certification course after the Discover Scuba Experience will receive a 50% rebate against the Open Water Course tuition fee.

Discover Scuba is not required to enroll in the Open Water Course, however it will help prepare you.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Harness your inner Scuba Explorer with DDS and try PADI Discover Scuba Diving. Have you ever dreamed of breathing underwater? Swimming with giant manta rays off Socorro Island Mexico, or exploring beautiful wooden shipwrecks, giant coral gardens, caverns or caves? Maybe you haven’t thought about where you want to dive, but something is telling you to try it, so this is a good place to start.

We know that scuba diving is the most exciting sport in the world, but don’t take our word for it, give it a try. If you have though about learning to dive but are not sure if it’s for you than this intoduction course is perfect.

Small personalized groups. Maximum 4 Participants

Scuba diving is amazing activity you can do anywhere in the world, not just on a tropical vacation.  It offers you so many different types of environments and experiences that it is quite easily a life long sport that people engage in year round.

Discover Scuba Diving is an experience building program that gives you a little taste of what its like to swim and breath underwater.

Discover Scuba is not a certification course, but is a good opportunity for prospective divers to experience the sensational world of scuba diving and see if you like it and how to pursue it from here.

Taking your first breath underwater is something you will never forget.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

In this program you’ll learn how to use the basic scuba diving equipment, prepared by your Divemaster to use, as well as learning what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it.

Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable underwater.

You’ll learn and have the opportunity to complete some of the basic scuba diving skills after learning some of the basic safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step, which is the Open Water Diver Course.

Its fun, low stress and high energy.  Sign up today.

PREREQUISITES:

Bubble Maker for Children: 

Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water.

Have a party or celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker event with friends and family

Discover Scuba:

Minimum age is 10 years of age

We offer Discover Scuba Diving for individuals, couples, birthday parties, corporate team building, school groups, The Scouts of Canada, Sea Cadets and any other organization interested in experiencing our great sport!

WHAT GEAR DO YOU NEED?

Just show up with your bathing suit and towel and we’ll supply all the scuba equipment and your snorkel gear.

HOW DO YOU START?

Sign up ahead of time in the store and pickup your Discover Scuba Student Passport and Personal Information Sheet.

Call or email us for more details.

AVAILABILITY:

Friday Nights Spring and Early Summer 2022: March 25, April 1, 8, 29, May 6, 13 & June 10, 17, 24.

TRAINING AGENCY:

PADI

Cost: is only $60.00 + HST (group)

Private events, birthdays, corporate, please call for quote.

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

Students who sign up for the full certification course after the Discover Scuba Experience will receive a 50% rebate against the Open Water Course tuition fee.

Discover Scuba is not required to enroll in the Open Water Course, however it will help prepare you.