Open Water Course

Book Your Session

  • $ 20.00 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.

Looking to keep up your freediving skills even when the weather is cold? Have a new piece of gear you want to try out? Want to brush up on some skills? Come join us!

These are 1 hour pool sessions at Lord Byng Aquatic Centre under direct supervision of a certified freediving instructor. You’ll have access to our pool space and are free to swim around, work on skills, or test out your new gear!

Please note, these drop-in sessions are not in place of a proper training course. Freedivers who join are expected to have received at minimum the first level of certification from a recognized agency.

Transportation :

As we will be arriving with our classes a little earlier than those doing a drop-in pool session, we ask that you please organize your own transportation at meet us at Lord Byng Aquatic Centre.

What's Included :

  • Access to indoor pool space for 1 hour
  • Time to practice skills; static/dynamic breath hold, swimming and diving techniques etc.
  • Rental equipment (additional cost)
  • How does it work?

  • Preregister, and book your rental gear if required
  • 9:00pm - meet us at Lord Byng Aquatic Centre around the back of the building. We will be setting up our gear outside and taking it through the backdoors.
  • 9:15pm - take gear inside onto the pool deck, get changed into your swimsuit, wetsuit, and gear. Shoes off on the pool deck please!
  • 9:30pm - complete your buddy check, and head into the water. Please check in with a Diving Sports team member first to get directions on where to dive. We will likely be sharing pool space with another group, as well as our own classes, so it is important to stay on our side of the pool and keep away from classes.
  • 10:25pm - exit the water. Our pool time is from 9:30pm - 10:30pm. We must be out of the water by 10:30pm, so please give yourself plenty of time to wrap up and be out of the water on time.
  • 10:45pm - pool is closed. All gear and divers must be out of the building! If you require extra time to dismantle your gear or change, please exit the water early to give yourself enough time to be out of the building by 10:45pm at the absolute latest.

  • Who are Drop-Ins for?:

  • Certified free divers looking for some indoor pool time to practice skills
  • This is a supervised activity, so divers may ask for training tips and coaching from our instructor.

  • Commitment to Safety and Enjoyment

    At Diving Sports we believe in making sure all our divers (Scuba and Freedivers) receive the best possible experience while maintaining a high standard for safety, both for the divers, the guide, and the environment we are visiting. Our dive guides have many years of experience diving locally in cold water. All Dive guides are trained in first aid and oxygen delivery. First Aid kits and DAN Oxygen Kits are present on all trips and courses. Dive sites or dive plans may be changed due to weather conditions or experience level of the group, as well as anyone not adhering to proper dive practices will politely be asked to adapt to better interact with the underwater environment.

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