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PADI Night Diver Specialty Course

PADI Night Diver Specialty Course

There is nothing quite as mysterious or unique as dropping below the surface into the darkness.  Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene colours change, the site seems somehow more alive, and if you’re diving down south the life changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you like the sounds of this, the PADI Night Diver Specialty Course is your next course.

If you’ve ever wondered what the dive will look like when the sun goes down you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you take your PADI Night Diver Specialty course with us.

Learn how to handle “Light’s Out” equipment failures, light communications and more.

PREREQUISITES:

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enrol in the Night Diver specialty course.

Cost: $200+HST Includes eLearning

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, so a suitable torch is always recommended, see our store staff and instructors for recommendations.

You’ll have a greater focus on controlling your buoyancy, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:

  • Light handling and communication techniques.
  • Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
  • Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behaviour at night.

Also, the first dive of this Night Diver Course may credit as a dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water certification (although we generally suggest you do all 5 of the minimum dives regardless)– ask your instructor about earning credit.

To enrol in the course, come and visit our store, pickup your PADI Night Diver materials. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared for the thrill of exploring the underwater world at night.

WHAT GEAR WILL YOU NEED?

Along with your full scuba equipment setup, you’ll need a primary dive light and want to have a backup light, too.

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WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Cavern Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Intro to Tech
DDS Comfort Neoprene Mask Strap featuring a DDS Diver in trim with the dansdiveshop.ca web url

PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course

Our PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course adds some skill, knowledge and technique to your diving as you learn how to utilizing a more streamlined profile of your gear and your body, along with new safety equipment and a greater focus on dive planning and use of specialized equipment that can help make deeper diving safer.

Dive with more confidence as you engage in dives using redundant breathing systems.

Learn how to properly plan dive plans, over-plans, manage emergencies and equipment related failures and self rescue techniques and utilize redundant equipment, including a pony bottle, doubles kit, sidemount or other.

PREREQUISITE:

Advanced Open Water Diver

AVAILABILITY:

Upon Request. Contact the shop to find out when we are running our next courses.

Cost: $350 +HST Includes PADI Deep Diver Manual

TRAINING AGENCY:

PADI

DETAILS:

Extend your dive limits with the Deep Diver course
Extend your dive limits with the Deep Diver course

Our Deep Diving program focuses on skill proficiency and ability before we go deep.

Upon certification, divers will be certified to dive to 130′, so proper skills, buoyancy, dive planning, self rescue techniques are needed first.

We will spend 1 day in shallow water working on trim, posture, buoyancy, management of emergency bailout systems, double tanks, sidemounted tanks, or high capacity single tank with h-valve.

Divers will learn how to deploy a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) from depth with a safety spool and simulate decompression stops in an “over-plan” scenario.

Depth stabilization is a must, as divers cannot waiver up and down in their buoyancy. Buoyancy must remain constant, divers must be able to maintain depth within 2′.

If a diver does not have the skill, experience or buoyancy to safely engage in deep diving activities they can cause harm to themselves or their dive buddies.

Our Deep Diver course is structured in a different and more thorough way to make you the best diver you can be and prepare you mentally and physically for deep diving activities.

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:

  • Wreck Diver
  • Intro to Tech
  • Technical Wreck Penetration
  • Cavern
  • Cave 1
  • Sidemount Diver or Tech Sidemount
  • Tech 1
  • Cave 2
  • Trimix Diver
  • Rebreather

PADI Open Water Diver Course Weeknights Summer 2024

PADI Open Water Diver Course Weeknights 2024

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.

Complete all your pool and classroom training over 4 evenings from 4:30pm – 9:30pm. Courses starting in May, July and August. Then join us for two days of real world diving and become a fully certified PADI Open Water Diver.

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.

Learn to scuba dive with one of North America’s most respected, most experienced, most progressive and visionary dive shops for 50 years.  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.

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.

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.

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 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.

During your pool sessions your Instructor will teach you core underwater scuba skills with a focus on safety, buoyancy, trim and inwater comfort. And of course you will have a lot of fun.

Upon successful completion of classroom and pool sessions you will then complete four Open Water Diving over two days and become a certified PADI Open Water Diver. On you training dives you will practice skills already mastered in the pool will and see some of the beautiful freshwater diving available to us locally.

SUMMER POOL & CLASSROOM

July 8, 9, 15, 16 from 4:30pm – 9:30pm

August 12, 13, 19, 20 from 4:30pm – 9:30pm

SUMMER OPEN WATER DIVES

June 22, 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

July 23, 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Aug 10, 11 – Georgian Bay

Aug 21, 22 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sept 14, 15 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Training Agency:

PADI

Costs:

Our PADI Open Water Certification Course Cost cost is $695 +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.

PADI Open Water Referral Scuba Course Class/Pool Only $450+HST (open water dives completed elsewhere)

What gear will you need?

All students will need to purchase their own scuba quality Mask, Strap Fins, Snorkel, Boots. 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.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Weeknights Summer 2024

PADI Open Water Diver Course Weeknights 2024

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.

Complete all your pool and classroom training over 4 evenings from 4:30pm – 9:30pm. Courses starting in May, July and August. Then join us for two days of real world diving and become a fully certified PADI Open Water Diver.

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.

Learn to scuba dive with one of North America’s most respected, most experienced, most progressive and visionary dive shops for 50 years.  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.

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.

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.

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 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.

During your pool sessions your Instructor will teach you core underwater scuba skills with a focus on safety, buoyancy, trim and inwater comfort. And of course you will have a lot of fun.

Upon successful completion of classroom and pool sessions you will then complete four Open Water Diving over two days and become a certified PADI Open Water Diver. On you training dives you will practice skills already mastered in the pool will and see some of the beautiful freshwater diving available to us locally.

SUMMER POOL & CLASSROOM

July 8, 9, 15, 16 from 4:30pm – 9:30pm

August 12, 13, 19, 20 from 4:30pm – 9:30pm

SUMMER OPEN WATER DIVES

June 22, 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

July 23, 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Aug 10, 11 – Georgian Bay

Aug 21, 22 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sept 14, 15 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Training Agency:

PADI

Costs:

Our PADI Open Water Certification Course Cost cost is $695 +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.

PADI Open Water Referral Scuba Course Class/Pool Only $450+HST (open water dives completed elsewhere)

What gear will you need?

All students will need to purchase their own scuba quality Mask, Strap Fins, Snorkel, Boots. 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.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Weekdays June 2023

PADI Open Water Diver Course June 2023

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 three days on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 12:00pm- 6:00pm and then complete your PADI Open Water Diver Certification Checkout Dives at a later date.

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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12pm -6pm 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.

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:

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 $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.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Weeknights Summer 2024

PADI Open Water Diver Course Weeknights 2024

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.

Complete all your pool and classroom training over 4 evenings from 4:30pm – 9:30pm. Courses starting in May, July and August. Then join us for two days of real world diving and become a fully certified PADI Open Water Diver.

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.

Learn to scuba dive with one of North America’s most respected, most experienced, most progressive and visionary dive shops for 50 years.  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.

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.

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.

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 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.

During your pool sessions your Instructor will teach you core underwater scuba skills with a focus on safety, buoyancy, trim and inwater comfort. And of course you will have a lot of fun.

Upon successful completion of classroom and pool sessions you will then complete four Open Water Diving over two days and become a certified PADI Open Water Diver. On you training dives you will practice skills already mastered in the pool will and see some of the beautiful freshwater diving available to us locally.

SUMMER POOL & CLASSROOM

July 8, 9, 15, 16 from 4:30pm – 9:30pm

August 12, 13, 19, 20 from 4:30pm – 9:30pm

SUMMER OPEN WATER DIVES

June 22, 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

July 23, 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Aug 10, 11 – Georgian Bay

Aug 21, 22 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sept 14, 15 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Training Agency:

PADI

Costs:

Our PADI Open Water Certification Course Cost cost is $695 +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.

PADI Open Water Referral Scuba Course Class/Pool Only $450+HST (open water dives completed elsewhere)

What gear will you need?

All students will need to purchase their own scuba quality Mask, Strap Fins, Snorkel, Boots. 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.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weekends Summer 2024

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.

Prerequisites?

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.

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 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.

Costs:

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.

SUMMER POOL & CLASSROOM

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

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

SUMMER OPEN WATER DIVES

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.

Terms:

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.

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Weekends Summer 2024

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.

Prerequisites?

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.

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 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.

Costs:

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.

SUMMER POOL & CLASSROOM

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

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

SUMMER OPEN WATER DIVES

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.

Terms:

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.

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:

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.

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Cost: is only $75.00 + HST

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 $25 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.

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PADI Open Water Scuba Course November 2023

PADI Open Water Scuba Course Saturdays Starting Nov 25, 2023

Come discover the underwater world and learn to dive in the PADI Open Water Scuba Course this November.

The course will run over three consecutive Saturdays from 12pm – 8pm. The class will start at Dan’s Dive Shop from 12pm-3pm and then meet at the Kiwanis Pool, St Catharines from 4pm-8pm.

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.

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 skilled and respected recreational and technical divers because they are taught to be more comfortable, have precision buoyancy, possess higher skills and techniques underwater, with more team awareness.

How can you enroll?

Sign up now for Open Water Diver Course classroom component on PADI eLearn. 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. Included in your full course price.

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 COURSE including your eLearning activation code, 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.

Many Dive Stores charge additional fees for scuba gear rentals during open water sessions. DDS has the best rentals and we offer a course rebate when you purchase your life-support package from DDS. 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.

Cancellation Policy: 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.