Open Water Tropical Referral

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!

Join us for our one of our open water course options - group lessons, semi-private or private. You complete all of your classroom and pool work with us and then we provide you with a referral package to take to your destination. We can even help locate a PADI dive centre at the destination of your choice.

Open Water Diver


2017 Courses

* Referral students follow the same curriculum as Open Water Group students but do not participate in the drysuit orientation or ocean dives.

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Need a different schedule. Just ask - we will do our best to accommodate! We will offer this course with a minimum of four students. Private options are also available.


Referral Course Curriculum

Before the Program Begins

When you sign up for the course, we will send documentation via email. We will also provide your access codes to the learning material (which comes in your choice of digital formats). You will want to complete the learning material prior to your first classroom session.

Class and Pool Sessions

On your first session with us, we will review the learning material. It is critical that you have fully completed your on line learning prior to this session. On this evening, we will also get you sized for gear, discuss the full course curriculum and answer any questions you may have about diving.

On each subsequent session, we begin with a review of the important skills we will be learning that night. This is followed by a pool dive where we will practice skills in the water. Our program includes 7.5 hours of in-water training. We keep our student to instructional staff ratios low to ensure you can progress a pace that is comfortable for you.

Ocean Dives

As a referral student, you will be completing your dives with one of the thousands of PADI Dive Centres world-wide. If you have a destination in mind, we can help you find a dive shop to partner with. We will provide you with referral documentation to take with you on your travels. Please note: your ocean dives must be completed within 12 months of your final pool session.


What gear will you need?

We Provide:
  • PADI Learning Material
  • 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 program.
  • PADI Referral Paperwork
You Provide:
  • Swimsuit and towel

Course Prerequisites

  • 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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    Ocean Pro Divers Difference

    Private Lessons

    If you prefer, you can join us for our Semi-Private Program - designed for people who are short on time! This semi-private program has a maximum of two students(Not eligible for discount speacials unless specifically included). You complete your academic sessions on-line at your own pace with our eLearning pass. Then join us for evening sessions in the pool.

    $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 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.

    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 Fee: $399