Tropical Open Water Referral Diver Course April 1st – April 11th


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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Tropical Open Water Referral Diver Course Overview

Now is the time to dive into the Tropical PADI Open Water Referral Diver course! Going on Vacation? Want to Learn to Scuba Dive? Sign up for the Tropical Open Water Referral program and minimize your classroom and study time while on vacation.  Head striaght to the Open Water!  Do your online e-learning, knowledge exams and pool sessions with us and head on to another PADI 5-Star Dive Shop in the Tropics or anywhere in the world to do your ocean dives and get your PADI Open Water Certification!

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 independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.


What Where Days Time
Pool & Classroom Sessions UBC April 1st 6pm-10pm
Pool & Classroom Sessions UBC April 3rd and 8th 7:15pm-10:15pm
Pool & Classroom Sessions UBC April 10th 7:30pm-10:30pm
Drysuit Orientation (Optional) & Final Exam UBC April 11th 6pm-10:30pm

Benefits of Tropical Open Water Referral Diver Course:

  • Complete more than half the course over a week following the eLearning online knowledge developments
  • Finish your Open Water Ocean Dives in the Tropics or anywhere in the world with a PADI 5-Star Dive Shop

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.

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

  • Includes Annual AquaSoc Membership. Belonging to the Oldest Dive Club in Canada has its benefits! Read more on our membership page
  • All necessary rental gear and materials provided. Divers need to provide their own personal gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkel)
  • 10% discount on your personal gear (Mask, Fin, Snorkel Package)

Note: This course includes an online elearning access pass which will be emailed to you shortly. When you register, you will be able to login into the PADI elearning theory course to complete knowledge development sessions prior to confined and open water dives. Also, you 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.)

Optional Upgrades

Personal Gear Rental Package – $40+tax

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel

Contact us for more information

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