The experience begins at the UBC Aqua Society Dive Shop located in the lower level of the Student Life Building (right next to the UBC Aquatic Center Pool). There is ample secure parking in the nearby North Parkade as well as street meter parking. Public transit is also convenient as the SLB is also located right next to the UBC Bus loop. Your certified and friendly PADI Diving Professional will begin with a dive briefing where you learn the basics of the scuba diving equipment, underwater breathing techniques and underwater communication. We then head to the shallow-end of the pool, right next door, and learn how to properly use and adjust the Aqua Society’s high quality rental gear. Underwater, you learn key scuba diving techniques before having the opportunity to swim freely and enjoy the feeling of underwater weightlessness. After a heaping dose of underwater fun, you and your dive buddies return to the shop for a debriefing, where skills and experience are reviewed and you learn how you can credit your newly acquired diving skills to the many opportunities at the Aqua Society for future dive training and certifications.
The session is approximately 2 hours in length (7:30pm – 9:30pm), and participants will need to register ahead of time. Our hours of operations are Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm. Class sizes are restricted, enabling us to offer you more personal attention, space will be limited. Please see below for dates. Fall and winter dates will be posted at a later date.
What to bring?
- All necessary diving equipment is provided.
- Remember to bring your swim suit & towel
- A completed copy of the Discover Scuba Diving registration form
- Any YES Answer will need a physician’s approval before starting your experience.
- The PADI Medical form will need to be signed by a physician if participants have any “YES” answers.
Where to go?
We meet at the UBC Aqua Society dive shop. (Room 22 Lower Level AMS Student Life Building – 6138 Student Union Boulevard)