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Dive Bikini Atoll May 2023

Dive Bikini Atoll 2023 with DDS!  Have you ever wanted to dive the best shipwrecks in the world?  Join us for one of the most anticipated scuba diving trips and Dive Bikini Atoll with DDS in May 2023 and you’ll see some of them!

A few years ago we embarked on a magical trip to Truk Lagoon and had the dream trip, only to ask ourselves how could we top Truk?  Well we instantly thought Bikini Atoll, so after missing out on trips lately thanks to Covid, this Trip will be even more amazing. Join us in 2023. Very Limited Space Available.

About Bikini Atoll

Bikini Atoll is located in the Marshall Islands in Micronesia.  This area is home to some of the biggest and best shipwrecks you’ll ever see.  Pristine ships that were retired from war service and were sunk during atomic bomb testing in 1946 as part of  Operation Crossroads where they were evaluating the effectiveness of these weapons against battle ships.

Below is a list of ships courtesy of Wikipedia:

Bikini Atoll shipwreck
Bikini Atoll Shipwreck

After the Second World War, the USA collected a ‘mock’ naval fleet for the purpose of testing the impact of different atomic bombs on a large fleet. These nuclear bomb tests were performed in several remote locations in the South Pacific Ocean, known as the Pacific Proving Grounds. Bikini Atoll was appointed one of the designated testing areas within the Marshall Islands. Between 1946 and 1958, not less than 23 atomic bombs were tested at Bikini Atoll, which resulted in a unique selection of shipwrecks from the US, Germany and Japan consisting of war battleships, cruisers, and an aircraft carrier.

More than 60 years later, the shipwrecks remain equally as impressive while they have become home to many kinds of corals and fish species. As a result, Bikini Atoll has become the ultimate wreck diving for the true fans! This exclusive and unparalleled diving destination is undisputedly ranked first on any serious wreck & technical divers’ bucket list. This is well justified; nowhere else on earth you will be able to dive into such a unique collection of historic battleships, cruisers, as well as the world famous USS Saratoga aircraft carrier with its 270m (888ft.) flight deck. For this reason, Bikini Atoll was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage site for the Marshall Islands archipelago in 2010.

About the Trip:

Exclusivity guaranteed when you Dive Bikini Atoll the charter is cut to a maximum of 16 guests over 10 or 11 nights per cruise. The Pacific Master

This custom-designed liveaboard was built with divers in mind to bring you the very best diving holiday experience possible. Previously, sailing the stunning dive sites of the Solomon Islands as M/V Taka, this steel-hulled vessel boasts an experienced boat crew, dive team and chefs to ensure the highest standards of service.

The ship features 12 cabins allowing comfortable accommodations, at a reduced capacity to cover the additional equipment required for this type of expedition based trip.

Tech divers will find on board all the latest technical diving facilities and equipment to explore these ultimate wrecks at leisure when you dive Bikini Atoll with DDS.

As a courtesy for the delay/postponement we have included the $500 port tax in the pricing.

Lower deck:
2 single cabins (containing a bunk bed and some shelving, very small): Cost: $6500USD/person
2 double cabins (containing 2 bunk beds, quite large): $5650USD/person
Upper deck:
4 double/twin cabins (lower double bed, upper single bunk): $7350USD/person
1 twin cabin (lower + upper single bunk): $7350USD/person

  • Deco bar for stage/deco stops
  • Booster pump for gas blending & rebreather tank fills
  • Manifold twin-tanks (DIN & Intl. available)
  • MKVI filters (upon request)
  • Sofnolime for rebreathers – Dependent on Use
  • Rebreather tanks
  • 12l Deco stage tanks (band, sling & clips) – 40cuft/80cuft stage/bailout cylinders
  • Oxygen
  • Helium

Most wrecks in Bikini Atoll are located beyond recreational diving maximum depths; therefore technical diving skills and wreck experience are required, which is perfect, as DDS offers the most progressive, modern, comprehensive and challenging technical diving courses in the business.

True Master dive deck

For questions and booking, please contact our travel partner:

Fly and Sea Dive Adventures
8528 123 St.
Surrey, BC
1-888-995-3483, diving@flyandsea.com

Bahamas Blackbeards Sail & Dive Liveaboard

SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

DAN’S DIVE SHOP ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

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

ONLY $2460 CDN

ABOUT THE TRIP

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

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

GOOD TO KNOW

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

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

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

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE PRICE ONLY $2460 CDN

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

PAYMENTS

At Booking $350

April 25, 2022 $750

July 25, 2022 – $1360

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

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PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course

PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course

Our PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course can help you from experiencing sheer terror on a dive boat…Have you ever walked onto a dive boat and cringed seeing a bunch of divers putting their gear on every way but the correct way? Have you ever walked on and felt like the most experienced diver on the boat? Are you the diver they always pair the weakest diver on the boat with who cuts your dive short because they have no buoyancy or airway control? You might be safer diving by yourself if this is the case.

Solo Diver certification gives you a license to enjoy yourself doing the dive you want to the depth you want without having to worry about anyone other than yourself. It’s a viable option instead of having to settle for a bad dive with inexperienced divers.

You’ll learn how to utilize safety equipment, redundant scuba air delivery systems, lift bag or surface marker buoy deployments with a spool and the benefits of utilizing a more progressive equipment configuration.

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

Learn the art of self sufficiency and socially distance alone underwater.

Duration Minimum 1 day with a second day in case of refinement.

Dates:

June 7/8, 2022

August 16/17, 2022

October 25/26, 2022

Cost $350+HST

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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Northwind Shipwreck, Manitoulin Island 2022

Northwind Shipwreck Dive Expedition Manitoulin Island 2022

Join us September 2 – 6, 2022 for one of the most amazing wreck diving experiences exploring the shipwreck Northwind diving in Lake Huron’s historic and beautiful North Channel. The Northwind Shipwreck is one of the most exceptional intermediate to advanced and technical diving sites in the Great Lakes.

This wreck has it all, size, depth, beauty and tons of stuff to look at and is a must for any diver interested in amazing shipwrecks. For detailed information on this wreck check out the dive sites section and read the page dedicated strictly to the Northwind.

The Northwind is one of the best intermediate wrecks both depth-wise and size-wise, measuring 300′ length in depths of 75′-120′ with a maximum depth of 140′ for certified technical wreck penetration divers and few know it better than we do.

Diver Level

Divers must have a minimum Advanced Certification and cold water experience to dive the Northwind. This trip is open to divers of all levels passed Advanced but wreck penetration into the Northwind is only for divers properly trained with appropriate gear.

Accommodation

Trip includes 4 nights at a local motel with clean, comfortable rooms. Each room has a kitchen, two double beds, bathroom, wifi and tv. All rooms are double occupancy. There is an outdoor BBQ area for group dinners in the evening. There is no meal plan for this trip but there are lots of options nearby to dine out or use the kitchen in your room. Accommodation available from Friday night to Tuesday morning so you can skip the traffic on the holiday Monday and have a nice evening instead after an epic three days of diving.

Cost

$699 + hst. Trip price includes 3 days of boat diving on the Northwind( Saturday- Monday) and 4 nights shared accommodation (Friday- Tuesday). Not included are scuba gear, tanks,meals,air fills, & gratuities. The nearest Air Fill station is 3 hours round trip. Full tanks rentals available from Dan’s Dive Shop including AL and Steel HP singles and doubles.

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.

Inside the Northwind
Photo by Scott Wilson
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PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course

PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course

Our PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course can help you from experiencing sheer terror on a dive boat…Have you ever walked onto a dive boat and cringed seeing a bunch of divers putting their gear on every way but the correct way? Have you ever walked on and felt like the most experienced diver on the boat? Are you the diver they always pair the weakest diver on the boat with who cuts your dive short because they have no buoyancy or airway control? You might be safer diving by yourself if this is the case.

Solo Diver certification gives you a license to enjoy yourself doing the dive you want to the depth you want without having to worry about anyone other than yourself. It’s a viable option instead of having to settle for a bad dive with inexperienced divers.

You’ll learn how to utilize safety equipment, redundant scuba air delivery systems, lift bag or surface marker buoy deployments with a spool and the benefits of utilizing a more progressive equipment configuration.

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

Learn the art of self sufficiency and socially distance alone underwater.

Duration Minimum 1 day with a second day in case of refinement.

Dates:

June 7/8, 2022

August 16/17, 2022

October 25/26, 2022

Cost $350+HST

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.