Private Open Water Diver + Drysuit

If your schedule is tight or group lessons are not your thing, then why not design a custom schedule for you or your gang?

We offer private and semi-private classes to individuals and groups of all sizes.

Open Water Diver

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We will work with you (or you and your friends) to design a custom schedule. You complete your academic sessions on-line at your own pace with our eLearning pass. Then join us for between two and five (depending on the number of participants in your group) evening sessions in the pool and two days of diving in the ocean.

Flexibility is one of the biggest advantages of our private programs. We can customize the schedule to meet your needs.

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Curriculum

Course Curriculum

One of the best parts of enrolling in a semi-private program is flexibility. We will work with you on the schedule. Below is a guideline of how the course generally works.

Before the Program Begins

When you sign up for the course, we'll make arrangements for you to come into the store to pick up your student package which includes your learning material. At that time, we will also review the Required Forms and get you fitted for gear. We encourage you to pick up your student package at least 14 days before your course begins as you will want to complete the learning material prior to your first classroom session.

Class Session

We host the classroom session(s) at the store, prior to your ocean dives. You must have completed your knowledge reviews along with any other required course forms prior to your first classroom session. This is also a good opportunity to purchase any required gear for the course that you may not already own. Finally, if you haven't been fitted for gear or made your rental booking for your dives, we can take care of this during the classroom session.

Pool Session

After your classroom session, we head off to our local pool to put some of your new skills to use. It is especially important that your medical documentation is completed prior to your pool session. Students who arrive with incomplete medical documentation may not be able to participate in the pool session and may be subject to additional fees for a make up session. Please discuss any concerns with our store staff well before your first in-water training session. You will need to be able to transport yourself and your gear to the pool, which is about a 5 minute drive away.

Ocean Dives

Finally, you are ready to head to the ocean! You will complete your dives at one of our local training sites. Meet time is typically 8am at the dive site, however, you should confirm this with your instructor at the classroom session.

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Gear

What gear will you need?

We Provide:
  • PADI Digital Log Book
  • Use of ALL required scuba gear including wet suit and hood, BCD, regulator set, tanks and weights, mask, snorkel, fins, gloves and boots
  • Use of ALL accessory scuba gear including whistle, dive slate and surface marker buoy.
  • Use of a dive computer throughout your Open Water Diver + Drysuit program.
  • Drysuit Training Speciality - British Columbia diving is Cool (in more ways than one!). Our program includes the Drysuit Speciality certfication so that you can dive dry during your Open Water course.
You Supply:
  • Swimsuit and towel
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Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver + Drysuit course or PADI Junior Open Water Diver + Drysuit course, you must

  • Be 10 years or older. Please note:children 14 and under are only accepted into the program when a parent enrolls at the same time.
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Forms

Ocean Pro Divers Difference

Drysuit Speciality Included

We want our students to be prepared for diving in our local waters. Some dive shops are still teaching in wetsuits (we can still do it too if you bring your own) but its just not fun being cold. All of our instructors and divemasters dive in Drysuits. So it only makes sense for us to teach you in a dry suit also. Dry suit specialities usually cost around $229 on top of your open water course. However, becuase we know how important it is to your diving expericne, we have drasticly reduced it and included it in our price.

Referral Course

Some of our divers prefer to finish off their courses in tropical destinations. Whether you are joining us on a warm water vacation or have a trip of your own planned - we can help you with a Referral Program to most destinations around the world!

Group Lessons

If you don't have enough buddies to put together your own group, or just want to meet some new friends for diving, join us for our Open Water group lessons.

$50 Gift Certificate

As a new customer to our dive centre, and a future dive buddy for us, we'd like to say 'thank you' by giving you an exclusive offer on a mask, fins, and snorkel package. Students who purchase any regularly priced mask, snorkel, and cold-water fins between registering for the Open Water Diver + Drysuit course and the course completion date will receive a $50 gift certificate to be used towards their next purchase. Offer is only valid when all items are purchased as a set (not individually) and expires upon completion of the course.

5 dives

Most Open Water Courses only contain 4 dives. But we offer 5 so you can complete your DrySuit speciality certification, maximize your training experience, and have more fun in the water!

Drysuit Speciality Included

We want our students to be prepared for diving in our local waters. Some dive shops are still teaching in wetsuits (we can still do it too, if you bring your own) but it's just not fun being cold. All of our instructors and divemasters dive in Drysuits. So, it only makes sense for us to teach you in a dry suit also. Dry suit specialities usually cost around $229 on top of your Open Water Diver course. However, becuase we know how important it is to your diving expericne, we have drasticly reduced it and included it in our price.

Free Equipment Rental

A gift from us to you - a free one day Equipment Rental to be used within 3 months of your course completion date. This rental includes all basic scuba gear (you provide your mask, snorkel and fins) for a day of diving. Since you are taking your drysuit specialty during the Open Water course, we have included the drysuit in this rental. The value of this rental is over $100!

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver.

Get High School Credit

You can earn High School Credit for the PADI Open Water Diver course!

Your Next Adventure

Once you have a taste for diving, you are going to want to get out in the water as often as you can! The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

Course Fees

Your course fee includes your eLearning pass for your academic sessions, all scuba gear, up to five pool lessons for your group, a drysuit orientation (additional cost for specialty course) and an instructor who will work privately with you.

Full Open Water Diver + Drysuit Certification
  • 1 Person - $1425
  • 2 People - $1854 ( $927 per diver)
  • 3 People - $2283 ( $761 per diver)
  • 4 People - $2712 ( $678 per diver)
  • 5 People - $3345 ( $669 per diver)
  • 6 People - $3870 ( $645 per diver)
  • 7 People - $4403 ( $629 per diver)
  • 8 People - $5032 ( $629 per diver)
  • (Not eligible for discount specials unless specifically included)

Tropical Referral Program
  • 1 Person - $999
  • 2 People - $1230 ( $615 per diver)
  • 3 People - $1413 ( $471 per diver)
  • 4 People - $1632 ( $408 per diver)
  • 5 People - $1995 ( $399 per diver)
  • 6 People - $2250 ( $375 per diver)
  • 7 People - $2513 ( $359 per diver)
  • 8 People - $2872 ( $359 per diver)
  • (Not eligible for discount specials unless specifically included)