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PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course

The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course is an essential program that helps make you ready to respond with immediate action in recognizing a scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.

You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen.

Then you’ll practice: assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment,  deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver and using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver combined with rescure breathes and CPR.

Equipment

Your PADI DDS Instructor will have emergency oxygen units available to use for training  and we can also help you purchase your own unit for use after the class. You’ll also need to have a disposable non-rebreather mask to use during practice sessions, which your instructor can help provide. Please bring your own pocket mask or one will be provided.

Course Dates

Check our course calender for up coming course dates. Need it before our next scheduled course date? We can set up a flexible course time to work with your schedule. Please call or email us with at least two-three weeks notice. For groups of 4+ the Instructor can travel you your workplace for the course (within the Niagara Region).

Take Your PADI PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course as a stand alone specialty course or simultaneously with our PADI Emergency First Response Course and your PADI Rescue Diver at Dan’s Dive Shop, Canada’s Oldest PADI Training Facility.

Tobermory Dive Extravaganza II September 2022

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

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

Diving

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

Accommodation

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

Diver Level

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

Cost

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

Cancellation Policy

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

How to Sign Up

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

DDS Diver off the boww of the Arabia.
A DDS Diver in the Niagara II.
Diver's love the historic Trail's End Lodge.
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PADI Rescue Diver Course August 2022

PADI Rescue Diver Course August 2022

Join us for what many of our students call their most favourite PADI Scuba Course, the PADI Rescue Diver Course.  Let us take you through the most exciting core PADI scuba diving course and help prepare you better mentally, physically and emotionally for what can be some of the most serious, rewarding and smartest way to scuba dive.

Join us Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 for the classroom, confined water and Open Water Dives training sessions. Fall Dates Coming.

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is the most essential scuba diving course and the minimum level we would recommend all divers achieve, and rest assured that after we’ve added a little bit of our own insight and experience you’ll have a new outlook on diving.

Most dive accidents are a direct result of human error, and many accidents that happen often happen to the least experienced or less aware divers, learn more about prevention, anticipation, rescue techniques and much more.

What will you learn?

You will learn how to prevent, assess and control problems above and below the water.

You should know how to handle a situation when things go wrong underwater or on the surface.

Make diving safer for you and everyone with the most fun PADI course – Rescue Diver

This is the one dive course that many graduates would call their favourite and most Memorable PADI dive course.

If you’ve got the Advanced Open Water Program under your belt, this is your next step towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating.

Students will gain life saving skills that will help them to save themselves and other divers from a potentially dangerous situation and test their own personal limits and comfort.

Training Agency:

PADI

Details of what you’ll learn:

Dan’s Rescue program encompasses advanced dive theory, rescue techniques such as prevention, readiness to respond, First Aid, CPR, decompression injuries, underwater search and recovery, specialized equipment, equipment care and maintenance, and open water sessions.

There will be a weekend of Open Water Training Scenarios where Divers will experience simulated “real life” situations that they could encounter in a real diving situation such as out of air divers, missing divers, a panic diver, diver with a pressure related injury, diver requiring immediate first aid, unconscious diver and many other scenarios.

What gear do you need?

You will need your personal scuba equipment, along with a surface marker, safety reel or spool 100′-150′ of line, waterproof notebook or dive slate, cutting tools, CPR/O2 pocket mask, audible surface signalling device.

DDS will supply all oxygen related first aid equipment, rescue throw bags, etc.

Prerequisites:

Divers need to be certified Advanced Open Water, and have current First Aid/CPR training (within 2 years). Emergency First Response and Oxygen Provider Courses are available near course date. Minimum age is 15 years old.

Cost is only $350 + HST and includes PADI Rescue Diver Crewpak, Certification Fee.

If you’re interested in this course come in and get your books and start your journey to safer diving today.

Where can I go from here?

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

  • Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Intro To Tech
  • Solo Diver

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course

The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course is an essential program that helps make you ready to respond with immediate action in recognizing a scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.

You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen.

Then you’ll practice: assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment,  deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver and using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver combined with rescure breathes and CPR.

Equipment

Your PADI DDS Instructor will have emergency oxygen units available to use for training  and we can also help you purchase your own unit for use after the class. You’ll also need to have a disposable non-rebreather mask to use during practice sessions, which your instructor can help provide. Please bring your own pocket mask or one will be provided.

Course Dates

Check our course calender for up coming course dates. Need it before our next scheduled course date? We can set up a flexible course time to work with your schedule. Please call or email us with at least two-three weeks notice. For groups of 4+ the Instructor can travel you your workplace for the course (within the Niagara Region).

Take Your PADI PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course as a stand alone specialty course or simultaneously with our PADI Emergency First Response Course and your PADI Rescue Diver at Dan’s Dive Shop, Canada’s Oldest PADI Training Facility.

DDS NAUI Intro to Tech Divers exploring the R.H. Rae off Picton in Lake Ontario

Dive Picton Shipwrecks Wolfe Island Diving Adventures 2022

Dive Picton Shipwrecks Wolfe Island Diving Adventures 2022

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

Diving

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

Accommodations

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

Diver Level

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

Cost

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

Cancellation Policy

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

How to Sign Up

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

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

Dive Penetanguishene Shipwrecks in Southern Georgian Bay

Dive Penetanguishene Shipwrecks in Southern Georgian Bay, August 2022

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

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

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

Diving

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

Accommodation

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

Diver Level

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

Cost

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

Cancellation Policy

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

How to Sign Up

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

Photos by Fawn Messer

Scuba Diving Georgian Bay Mapledawn Shipwreck in Penetanguishene

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.

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PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course DPV July 2022

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

Course will run 12pm-9pm on Wednsday July 27. Full day of class/dry land and surface drills, followed by the open water dives!

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 12pm-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 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.