Open Water Diver Course January 6th – 24th


The Open Water Diver Course is your ticket to a lifetime of adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

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Open Water Diver Course Overview

Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world!

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy in the open water (ie. ocean, lakes, etc.) independent of a professional.

What’s Included?

  • Scuba rental gear and materials provided* Divers need to provide their own personal gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkel)
    • Due to Covid-19 All Divers need to provide there own Mask, Snorkel, and Mouth Piece.
  • Five Knowledge Development Sections
  • Five Confined Water Sections
  • Four Open Water Ocean Dives
  • Final Exam and PADI Certification
  • Optional Personal Gear Upgrade and Drysuit Upgrade Available (see Optional Upgrades below)


What Where Days Time
Pool & Classroom Sessions UBC Life Room 0022 January 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th 6pm-10pm
Drysuit Orientation (Optional) & Final Exam UBC Life Room 0022 January 20th 6pm-10pm
Ocean Dives Whytecliff Park January 23rd, 24th 9am-5pm

What do I need to start?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. You must be older than the age of 15 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program. For those of you who are not above the age of 15 and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Program, then the PADI Jr Open Water Diver program is available to you.

The UBC Aqua Society has committed itself to ensuring that your safety is our top priority. We are dedicated to low student to instructor ratios so you get lots of time for fun and practice, not only in the pool, but also in the ocean. We also require you to have your own personal gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkel) to start your diving adventures.

Once certified you can dive to 60′ /18m anywhere in the world, and this is a lifetime certification!

Note: Divers will need to fill up the medical questionnaire. (The PADI Medical form will need to be signed by a physician if participants have any “YES” answers in the medical questionnaire.) For more information about our cancellation policy, rescheduling policy and student diver responsibility, please review the Learning Agreement.

Optional Upgrades

Personal Gear Package 

  • Personal Gear Package Option 1
  • Personal Gear Package Option 2
  • Personal Gear Package Option 3

Open Water Silver Dysuit Package – $119.95+tax

  • Dry Suit Pool Orientation
  • Dry Suit Rental Upgrade 4 Ocean Dives

Open Water Gold Dysuit Package – $199.95+tax

  • Dry Suit Pool Orientation
  • DrySuit Rental Upgrade 5 Ocean Dives
  • Dry Suit Specialty Certification

Contact us for more information

Additional information

Personal Gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkel)

No Personal Gear, Rent Personal Gear, Purchase Personal Gear

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