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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.

Accommodations

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.

Cost

Only $450 + 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 NAUI Intro to Tech Divers exploring the R.H. Rae off Picton in Lake Ontario

Picton Wreck Diving Adventures 2022

Dive Picton DDS Wreck Diving Adventures 2022

Join us August 12 – 14, 2022 on one of our most beloved and enjoyed dive trips ever, as we embark on a magical weekend diving the best shipwrecks in the greater Picton, Point Traverse, Kingston area. Picton offers some of the most beautiful diving of anywhere in the country.  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: Olive Branch 100’, Manila Steel 45-80’, Katie Eccles 90’ & Sheboyhan 95′.

Accommodations

We will be staying 2 nights of shared lodging in a back country lodge. All accommodation amenities (kitchen, bathrooms and lounge areas) are shared with 2 – 4 divers sleeping per room. Meal plan included. Not included is rentals, gas fills, gratuities and Waupoos Marina parking $10/day.

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.

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.

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

Penetanguishene Shipwrecks Georgian Dive Weekend

Dive Penetanguishene Shipwrecks in Georgian Bay, August 2022

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.

Accommodations

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.

Photos by Fawn Messer
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PADI Sidemount Diver Course

PADI Sidemount Diver Course Recreational

The PADI Sidemount Diver Course introduces recreational divers to Sidemount Diving  and the basic gear configuration, foundational skills and techniques utilized by more progressive sidemount divers.

Sidemount was once thought to be only for the advanced cave diver, but now open water divers are experiencing this wonderful style of diving, which adds redundancy, simplicity and a more streamlined diver profile in the water.

Learn about the development, configuration and techniques needed to safely dive sidemount as a stand alone workshop or as part of a specialty diver course.

Sidemount Courses are available weekdays with notice.  This course is available privately for individuals or groups locally or wherever you are located.

Recreational Sidemount Pre-requisites

Open Water Student (PADI)

NAUI Technical Sidemount Course Pre-requisites

Open Water
25 dives minimum
Intro to Tech certification
Training Agency

PADI
NAUI

Diving Sidemount was once thought to be only for the advanced cave diver, but now open water divers are experiencing this wonderful style of diving, which adds redundancy, simplicity and a more streamlined diver profile in the water.

DDS staff have been exploring caves and wrecks for years long before Sidemount was the newest coolest way to dive, as it is one of the best tools an explorer can use when diving a range of different environments.

Learn about the development, configuration and techniques needed to safely dive sidemount as an open water diver.

We use the Dive Rite Nomad XT, LT and the Halcyon Contour Sidemount or Halcyon Zero Gravity systems as our main sidemount systems.  We have also got experience using the xDeep Stealth 2.0 Classic and Tec Models, Armadillo, Hollis SMS1000, SMS50, Katana and Katana II, Razor and have worked on various other configurations.

What You will learn:

The history of sidemount diving
Reasons and opportunities for sidemount diving
Equipment considerations and rigging for sidemount diving
How to manage equipment problems
Skill refinement including buoyancy, trim, weighting, fin techniques, gas management, air sharing, emergency procedures, SMB deployment and more.

You will complete 1 academic session, gear rigging session, confined water pool session and 2 dives TDI/SDI, 3 dives PADI, 4 dives NAUI.

Cost:

Recreational Sidemount Course is only $350 +HST Does not include any park or dive charter fees. Students can save $50 when purchasing your Sidemount kit from DDS (Harness, Regulator package).

We love sidemount diving and have been hosting sidemount workshops and educational experiences since 2007.

Students from dive stores, clubs and individuals located out of town can benefit from this course as we can come to you or you can do the course on site with us.

Divers are required to have a complete STEC (Sidemount Technical Equipment Configuration) a standardized sidemount configuration promoting the same principles as our backmounted gear configuration NTEC (NAUI Technical Equipment Configuration).

Learn to Sidemount Dive better, more streamlined and get ready for more fun shore diving, cave diving and explorations.

 

a scuba diver uses an underwater torpedo shaped scooter known as a DP to pull him through the water on the shipwreck niagara 2 a steel hulled shipwreck

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.

Accommodations

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 $450 + 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.

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PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course DPV

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course DPV

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course DPV is one of the most fun ways to spend time breathing underwater is to do so exploring with a DPV.

Diving with a DPV is simply more fun, fast and makes any dive more exciting!  Cover more distance on a dive and use less air while smiling ear to ear when you dive with an underwater scooter.

Learn about the different types and features of DPV’s, maintenance, transportation, dive planning and safety, DPV diving procedures, as well as basic techniques of using a DPV, problems, hazards and more as you complete 2 open water dives with a SUEX or Halcyon Advanced Dive Vehicle (ADV) or Diver Propulsion Vehicles.

This course is available privately for individuals or groups locally or wherever you are located.

Pre-requisite

Certified Junior Open Water Diver and higher

Training Agency

PADI

Additional Details

Our PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course (DPV) is a lot of fun!

DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They propel you through the water without kicking. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a blast doing it.

One of the most fun ways to spend time breathing underwater is to do it on an underwater scooter. Diver Propulsion Vehicle’s are fun, fast and makes any dive more exciting!

Learn about the different types and features of DPV’s, maintenance, transportation, dive planning and safety, DPV diving procedures, as well as basic techniques of using a DPV, problems, hazards and more as you complete 2 open water dives with one of our SUEX Xjoy 7, XjVR, XJS or SUEX XK Diver Propulsion Vehicles.

We use only the highest quality diver propulsion vehicles, as the cheaper lower quality units are always leaking, breaking down or just don’t give you the ride you deserve. For this reason we have chosen SUEX ADV’s as our choice for quality and reliable diver propulsion vehicles.

Ride in style with us and learn the right way to dive and the right way to scooter around your favourite dive sites.

Using a DPV can benefit you when diving large bodies of water like Sherkston Quarry, or takes you off shore wrecks like the Kinghorn in Rockport, or the Raleigh off of Sherkston Beach, as well as large wrecks like the Empress of Ireland or the Roy A. Jodrey. Diver Propulsion vehicles are a tool to take you somewhere cool, be it quarries, wrecks, reefs or caves, a DPV is a lot of fun and you won’t want to leave home without one, so rent or buy yours from us today.

Diver Propulsion Vehicles also cut back your air consumption giving you more bottom time to explore (within NDL).

Minimum age 12yrs old.

Course Cost is $250 +HST includes PADI DPV Manual, certification fee.

Course cost does not include charter fees or park admission fees.

Course will run 6pm-9pm each night for 3 weeknights Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evening or can be conducted over a full day of class/dry land and surface drills, followed by the open water dives.  Group or Semi-private or Private courses are available.

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PADI Sidemount Diver Course

PADI Sidemount Diver Course Recreational

The PADI Sidemount Diver Course introduces recreational divers to Sidemount Diving  and the basic gear configuration, foundational skills and techniques utilized by more progressive sidemount divers.

Sidemount was once thought to be only for the advanced cave diver, but now open water divers are experiencing this wonderful style of diving, which adds redundancy, simplicity and a more streamlined diver profile in the water.

Learn about the development, configuration and techniques needed to safely dive sidemount as a stand alone workshop or as part of a specialty diver course.

Sidemount Courses are available weekdays with notice.  This course is available privately for individuals or groups locally or wherever you are located.

Recreational Sidemount Pre-requisites

Open Water Student (PADI)

NAUI Technical Sidemount Course Pre-requisites

Open Water
25 dives minimum
Intro to Tech certification
Training Agency

PADI
NAUI

Diving Sidemount was once thought to be only for the advanced cave diver, but now open water divers are experiencing this wonderful style of diving, which adds redundancy, simplicity and a more streamlined diver profile in the water.

DDS staff have been exploring caves and wrecks for years long before Sidemount was the newest coolest way to dive, as it is one of the best tools an explorer can use when diving a range of different environments.

Learn about the development, configuration and techniques needed to safely dive sidemount as an open water diver.

We use the Dive Rite Nomad XT, LT and the Halcyon Contour Sidemount or Halcyon Zero Gravity systems as our main sidemount systems.  We have also got experience using the xDeep Stealth 2.0 Classic and Tec Models, Armadillo, Hollis SMS1000, SMS50, Katana and Katana II, Razor and have worked on various other configurations.

What You will learn:

The history of sidemount diving
Reasons and opportunities for sidemount diving
Equipment considerations and rigging for sidemount diving
How to manage equipment problems
Skill refinement including buoyancy, trim, weighting, fin techniques, gas management, air sharing, emergency procedures, SMB deployment and more.

You will complete 1 academic session, gear rigging session, confined water pool session and 2 dives TDI/SDI, 3 dives PADI, 4 dives NAUI.

Cost:

Recreational Sidemount Course is only $350 +HST Does not include any park or dive charter fees. Students can save $50 when purchasing your Sidemount kit from DDS (Harness, Regulator package).

We love sidemount diving and have been hosting sidemount workshops and educational experiences since 2007.

Students from dive stores, clubs and individuals located out of town can benefit from this course as we can come to you or you can do the course on site with us.

Divers are required to have a complete STEC (Sidemount Technical Equipment Configuration) a standardized sidemount configuration promoting the same principles as our backmounted gear configuration NTEC (NAUI Technical Equipment Configuration).

Learn to Sidemount Dive better, more streamlined and get ready for more fun shore diving, cave diving and explorations.

 

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

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 at least 50 dives

Training Agency:

PADI

Training Dates:

Course starts April 23,2022

Additional Details:

Becoming a PADI Divemaster is your first step onto the professional diving world’s sidewalk. 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 are often relied upon by other divers and students. 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’ll work closely with our instructors and be a role model to students, new divers and customers with the experience in the full spectrum of what recreational diving has to offer.

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.

Need a more flexible learning option but want to get started immediately? Sign up today for eLearning and you’ll be able to start learning immediately.With our eLearning option, you can complete the academic portions of the course online via the PADI eLearning process. Follow up with the shop to plan out the remainder of your course requirements.

What gear will you need?

Your personal recreational dive equipment, PADI Divemaster Crewkpak, SMB, Spool, Waterproof Notebook, extra weights, 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.

Contact us for Course Schedule.

 

 

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 2021: November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th from 6pm-8pm.
  • Saturday Afternoons 2022: January 29, February 5, February 26, March 5 from 3pm-5pm.

Please note as required by the pool all divers must be fully vaccinated and show proof  to enter.

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, once you know you like it there are a few courses you may wish to enroll in:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diver (take your completed pool session to Open Water)
  • PADI Scuba Diver
  • Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver Course Saturdays 2022

PADI Open Water Diver Course Saturdays 2022

Join us and Discover the underwater world with your PADI Open Water Diver Course Saturdays 2022. Have fun and learn to dive right with Dan’s Dive Shop, Canada’s Oldest, Most Respected Scuba Diving School.

Get your PADI Open Water Diver Course confined water sessions and classroom covered over two full day Saturdays from 9:00am- 7:00pm and complete your PADI Open Water Diver Certification Checkout Dives in the Spring of 2022 or join us abroad this winter on some trips.

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 Saturday at 9am 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 two back to back Saturdays.

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 over one weekend in the spring and summer.

Please note all students must be double vaccinated and will be required to show proof before entering the pool.

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.