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Padi Open Water Diver Course

Get your PADI scuba certification with Oakville Divers Scuba Shop. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Train with Oakville Divers

Our Oakville Divers scuba courses are designed to provide you with the best combination of diving theory and diving skills to make you a safe, confident, and comfortable SCUBA diver. 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.

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. If you are between 12 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

What Will I Do?

There are two stages involved in becoming a Certified PADI Open Water Diver:



POOL & CLASSROOM - $189.95 + HST (+ $99 Student Kit - Padi Text Book, Logbook, ERDP calculator and referral, if required)

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and underwater techniques. In the classroom you will learn about diving safety, scuba equipment, and the physics and physiology of diving and how it applies to you. In the pool you will learn proper snorkeling and scuba skills as well as diving safety techniques. Extra practice is recommended and always available to all Oakville Divers Students.

OPEN WATER DIVES - $285 + HST (includes instruction, certification card and all rental fees)

To complete your journey you will get a chance to explore the great underwater world and use the skills you have learned in your confined water training. In order to be certified all students must complete 4 open water dives over 2 days. The Open Water Dives are designed to be your final test, but also to be fun!

After the open water dives you can continue diving with Oakville Divers on our custom dive boat. Diving locally with Oakville Divers Scuba Team you meet other divers, socialize become more confident in your scuba diving skills. Oakville Divers Scuba Pro's and Instructors will always be there to help our Oakville Divers Scuba Students and teach them advanced scuba diving tips and skills.

How Long Will it Take?

Two classroom and four pool training sessions are required. Our course is held on Wednesday evenings in Oakville, and runs for 4 consecutive weeks. Week 1 & 2 (class & pool 7:00pm to 11:00pm) Week 3 & 4 (pool only - 9:15pm to 11:00pm)

The Open Water dives are usually conducted over a weekend (Saturday/Sunday). We run our Open Water Dives on weekends (except long weekends) throughout the Spring and Summer. Private open water certification dives available information at the shop.

What Will I Need?
Students are responsible for providing their own mask, snorkel and fins. Oakville Divers has a large selection of snorkeling and scuba gear and can help you select the most appropriate equipment for your needs. We also fit each customer to the equipment selection .

It is important that the Oakville Divers scuba student learns on their own quality mask, snorkel and fins. Using their gear that they will dive with on all future dives helps build comfort and confidence from the first night in the pool. Learning to clear the water from your own fitted dive mask is easier than adapting to a new one every week.

Private lessons available at Oakville Divers Scuba Shop.

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