Open Water Course

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  • $ 299.00 CAD $ 320.00 CAD

Why train with us?

  • Low student to instructor ratios : 3 or 4 students per instructor both in the pool and ocean

  • Our retail store is located downtown.

  • Diving courses available all year-round. Private courses available.

  • We teach children 10 years and older.

  • Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.

Using a Drysuit for your Buoyancy training :

If you have a Drysuit Specialty certification and have drysuit dives within 1 year then you may rent a drysuit for the course. If it has been sometime since you have dived in a drysuit, or have not been trained in one yet, you may be asked to do a refresher or the drysuit specialty prior to the Buoyancy Course.

Equipment Rental :

Diving Sports includes all the basic gear with the course except mask and snorkel. Dive computer and DSMB are not included in the course and are required, and may be rented.

Transportation :

Transport can be provided from our shop to the dive site. We have our shop van (limited to a 6 passenger maximum capacity). Available passenger places in the shop van will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Having a buddy, someone to train or dive with is not required as divers will always be ‘buddied’ up if alone but there are discounts available for more than one student signing up. The discount is applied by ‘adding a buddy’ at the bottom of the sign up process.

Who is this course for:

Any certified diver who can demonstrate all Open Water Diver skills efficiently and has sound buoyancy techniques who wants to learn to fine-tune and master their buoyancy control under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Introducing a diver to the benefits of controlling their buoyancy usually has a great positive effect, an effect that will enhance the diver’s sense of enjoyment and feeling of accomplishment. This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver’s understanding of the factors that influence buoyancy, and to train the diver how to use the means available to them as methods for controlling their buoyancy. The added benefits to the marine and freshwater environments, cannot be overstated; as well as a diver that has better control of themselves in conjunction with their environment.

What You Will Learn:

Over the course you will learn why we care so much about buoyancy, what kinds of changes affect buoyancy, different techniques of controlling breathing, and proper weighting. We will also be focusing heavily on body position in the water, controlled movements and streamlining.

Course Description:

  • We will be spending a full day in the ocean to complete 2 dives (minimum) required for the course.
  • You will receive full briefings and debriefings about skills and performance throughout the day to encourage development
  • After 2 dives, if divers have successfully met the course requirements, you will receive your certification

  • Course Prerequisites:

  • Open Water Diver required
  • Recent cold water or drysuit experience required (in-pool assessment by instructor may be required)

  • Commitment to Safety Enjoyment

    At Diving Sports we believe in making sure all our students are receiving the highest quality instruction and customer service. Our instructors are open and honest about what your needs are during each part of the course. This means it is normal for some students to be asked to return for extra training (pool or ocean) prior to certification. This ensures all of our students walk away with everything they need to be safe and have fun for every dive they do following the course.

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