PADI Open Water Diver Course Summer 2023
Join us and Discover the underwater world with your PADI Open Water Diver Course this summer. Have fun and learn to dive right with Dan’s Dive Shop, Canada’s Oldest, Most Respected Scuba Diving School.
Learn how to Scuba Dive! Why not make this year awesome and learn to dive? Spend your life exploring exotic locations as well as diving around Ontario and the rest of this amazing world underwater. There are tons of great dive sites here in Niagara & Ontario with exciting shipwrecks and beautiful aquatic life.
Learn to scuba dive with one of North America’s most respected, most experienced, most progressive and visionary dive shops. At Dan’s we teach you the right way to dive from day one, click the link for more information of our Modern Approach to scuba diving. We pride ourselves on offering you a higher level of training aimed at taking you further through the life long adventure sport of scuba diving.
At Dan’s we offer you a more thorough and modern approach to your scuba diving education, as we teach how to maximize your skills to the highest level in the best equipment with the most experienced instructors in the country. DDS Divers are the most skilled and respected recreational and technical divers in the water because they are taught to be more comfortable, utilize precision buoyancy, possess higher skill and techniques underwater, with a higher academic and team awareness.
Minimum age is 10 years by PADI standards, however we strongly recommend 12-14 years (Unless accompanied by a parent). We also recommend all youth complete a PADI Discover Scuba prior to enrollment. All students must complete a PADI Medical Waiver prior to course start date.
All divers must be comfortable in the water and be able to swim in deep water. Not sure if this is you? Call or email the shop and a dive professional will be happy yo give you advice. If you may need to practice swimming prior to starting the course there are lots of great options at the public pools around the Niagara Region.
Enroll today and start you PADI Open Water Diver Course eLearn at home prior to the course start date. You can complete all the required academic portions of the PADI Open Water Diver Course at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. From there you’ll then meet at Dan’s Dive Shop where you’ll DDS Instructor will go through additional classroom to fill in many of the gaps left unanswered with a more informative and beneficial academic training experience. You will also go through scuba gear fitting and proper assembly and then head to the pool to begin you inwater training.
During your pool sessions your Instructor will teach you core underwater scuba skills with a focus on safety, buoyancy, trim and inwater comfort. And of course you will have a lot of fun.
Upon successful completion of classroom and pool sessions you will then complete four Open Water Diving over two days and become a certified PADI Open Water Diver. On you training dives you will practice skills already mastered in the pool will and see some of the beautiful freshwater diving available to us locally.
SUMMER 2023 COURSES
June Weeknights: Classroom & Pool
June 27, 29 & July 4 & 6 from 6pm -11:30pm
August Long Weekend: Classroom & Pool
August 4 from 6pm – 9pm, August 5 from 8am -6pm and August 6 from 8am 12pm
August Weeknights: Classroom & Pool
August 22, 24, 29, 31 from 6pm -11:30pm
July: Open Water Dives – Niagara Dive Sites
July 13 & 14 from 9am – 4pm
August: Open Water Dives – Southern Georgian Bay
August 12 & 13 from 9am – 4pm
September: Open Water Dives – Niagara Dive Sites
September 9 & 10 from 9am -4pm
MORE OPEN WATER DATES TBA
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.
PADI Open Water Referral Scuba Course Class/Pool Only $395+HST (open water dives completed elsewhere)
What gear will you need?
All students will need to purchase their own scuba quality Mask, Strap Fins, Snorkel, Boots. Many of our students prefer to purchase the rest of their kit too. You’ll want to buy the right gear, so please have a read through our DDS Student Diver PDF and learn more about the specific gear requirements and training differences we offer, as well as some incentives.
Many Dive Stores charge additional fees for scuba gear rentals during open water sessions. DDS has the finest rentals and we even offer a course rebate when you purchase your life-support package from DDS, so talk to our staff about how we can get you suited up with the finest scuba equipment at the best pricing possible.
Financing is available: Finance your course, snorkeling gear and even your scuba equipment package at a very reasonable rate. Ask staff for details and learn diving in the best equipment you can…..your own personal dive gear, or ours. DDS will include all scuba equipment for the course, however, you will enjoy your diving experience much more in your own personal dive equipment.
If less than 14 days notice is given there is a $200 fee to cancel or reschedule. If less than 48 hours notice is given the course is 100% non refundable. Redeemed eLearning is non refundable.