Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver Course

The fun and adventure in diving starts as soon as you begin your PADI Open Water Diver course. We specialize in teaching small groups in a safe and fun environment. This course is divided into three parts:

  • knowledge development,
  • pool skills, and
  • open water certification dives.
PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest and most recognized certification agency.  At the end of your course, you will receive a full PADI certification that will be recognized around the world.

Knowledge Development/Pool Skills

This is where you learn all the skills you will need as an entry level scuba diver.  You have the option of learning in a classroom with the instructor (we provide you with your own copy of the materials), or doing your knowledge development on-line using PADI’s new eLearning program.

In the pool, under the direct supervision of an experienced instructor, you learn and practice all the skills you need for scuba diving.  It normally takes 8 to 9 hours in the pool. There is no pressure and you can take as long as you need (up to 1 year) to complete the course.

We supply all the scuba equipment.  You need to supply your own mask, fins, and snorkel.

Take this course online

If you’re looking for a flexible way to fit a scuba certification into your busy schedule or if you just prefer web based learning, then PADI’s online eLearning is the way to go. You can get started immediately with scuba knowledge development and work at your own pace.


Open Water Certification Dives

After you have finished your classroom and pool sessions, we take you in the open water (normally the St. Lawrence River) where you will do 4 dives over 2 fun-filled days to show us that you are ready to be a certified diver.


You must be at least 10 years old and be in good health.  You don’t have to be a great swimmer, but it helps if you are comfortable in the water.

You must fill in a medical form before we can start in the pool.  Depending on your answers on the medical form, you may need a doctor’s certificate stating you are fit for scuba diving.  Click here to download the medical form.


  • Classroom/Pool: $299 or eLearning/Pool: $349 (Contact shop for eLearning option)
  • Open water certification dives: $175 includes gear, tanks and your PADI Certification Card
  • Extra costs apply for private /semi-private courses and FQAS Certification.
  • You must supply your own mask, fins and snorkel.


You must fill in the following form(s) for this course:

More Information

Check out our Getting Started FAQ.

Click here to view the PADI Open Water Diver web site.

**We will only refund courses if you have a medical condition that your doctor sign’s off on**

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