Open Water Diver + Drysuit Specialty : 2024-07-23

$994.95

1 in stock

Description

Now is the time!

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 can have the freedom to dive with a buddy in the open water (ie. ocean, lakes, etc.)on your own. Explore the local BC waters and discover the rich marine life, from giant Plumose Anemones, schools of fish and crabs, great pacific octopuses, seals, and much more!

We include drysuit rentals in our course, allowing you to stay dry and comfortable year-round.

Two Certifications in One: To dive locally with a dry suit you will need to show a recognized Dry Suit Specialty Certification in order to rent. We include this certification (normally $349.95) at a discount in our course pricing and streamline the training with your Open Water training, which saves you both money and time. Doing all 5 of the open water dives in a drysuit allows you to get more experience in the suit in a controlled and safe way, and you get to be more comfortable!

We provide the lowest student-to-instructor ratios of 4:1 or better to provide safety and attention to our students. We also provide more pool (6 hours) and in-person classroom (12 hours) enrichment which are longer than what other local dive shops offer. You will be a more prepared and informed diver.

What’s Included?

  • Scuba rental gear and materials provided
    • All Divers need to provide their own personal gear (Mask & Snorkel)
  • PADI eLearning for Open Water Diver and Dry Suit Diver
  • Five Classroom Sessions with extra bonus content
  • Five Confined Water (Pool) Sessions
  • Four Open Water Ocean Dives
  • Drysuit specialty training to dive locally
    • One Pool Orientation
    • One additional Ocean Dive
  • All Ocean Dives in a Drysuit to gain experience + stay warmer
  • Two PADI Certifications
    • Open Water Diver
    • Drysuit Diver Specialty
  • Free Annual Club Membership with member benefits

Schedule

What Where Days Time
Classroom Sessions & Pool

  • Confined Water 1
  • Reading Assignment
    • Knowledge Development Section 1
UBC Life Room 0022 / UBC Pool July 23rd 6:00pm-10:00pm
Classroom Sessions & Pool

  • 200M swim/10min Float Test
  • Confined Water 2
  • Reading Assignment
    • Knowledge Development Section 2
UBC Life Room 0022 / UBC Pool July 24th 6:00pm-10:00pm
Classroom Sessions & Pool

  • Confined Water 3
  • Reading Assignment
    • Knowledge Development Section3
UBC Life Room 0022 / UBC Pool July 25th 6:00pm-10:00pm
Classroom Sessions & Pool

  • Confined Water  4
  • Reading Assignment
    • Knowledge Development Section 4
UBC Life Room 0022 / UBC Pool July 30th 6:00pm-10:00pm
Classroom Sessions & Pool

  • Confined Water  5
  • Reading Assignment
    • Knowledge Development Section 5
UBC Life Room 0022 / UBC Pool July 31st 6:00pm-10:00pm
Classroom Sessions & Pool

  • Drysuit Orientation
  • Reading Assignment
    • Drysuit Specialty
UBC Life Room 0022 / UBC Pool August 1st 6:00pm-10:00pm
Ocean Dives

  • Open Water Checkout Dive 1 – 3
Whytecliff Park August 3rd  7:00am-4:30pm
Ocean Dives

  • Open Water Checkout Dive 4
  • Drysuit Specialty Dive
Whytecliff Park August 4th 7:00am-4:30pm

What Are the costs

PADI Open Water Diver: $745

PADI Drysuit Diver: $250

Get the Drysuit Specialty at a discounted rate ($350 regular price) and do 5 dives in a Drysuit (2 dives for the standalone course)

What do I need to start the PADI Open Water Course?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification and enroll in our PADI Open Water Diver course. You must be older than the age of 15 (Divers under 15 and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver course, then the PADI Jr Open Water Diver course is available to you).  Divers will also want to take this opportunity to start building a personal gear setup by providing their own Mask and Snorkel, we provide all other rentals.

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

A Drysuit Specialty is mandatory to rent and dive in a Drysuit.

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.