Open Water Course
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.
What is Included in the Course :
Diving Sports includes the price of tuition, eLearning material, and certification fees. Students are responsible for their own personal equipment and gas fills for the course.
Equipment Requirements :
Students are required to be proficient diving with 2 Primary cylinders, either doubles backmount or sidemount, before the start of the course. Students will be required to have appropriate cylinders for a decompression mix with an oxygen cleaned regulator. These may be rented out for the course.
Transport can be provided from our shop to the dive site. We have our shop van (limited to a 4 passenger maximum capacity). Available passenger places in the shop van will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Who is this course for:
The Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures Course (ANDP) is for divers who want to start to take diving seriously and begin their technical training. While they are two courses that can be taken on their own, they are best while combined with each other to make a very cohesive course. ANDP is the first step into longer deeper dives and exploring the underwater world and learning what it takes to be a technical diver.
What You Will Learn:
ANDP will develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skill set of diving far beyond what most recreational divers will have. We are going to cover a range of topics including equipment configuration, decompression theory, gas management, dive planning, and stress management. In-water we will be covering skills to prepare you for extended decompression stops, emergency management, gas loss, and team building. We focus on safety and control to make sure each student who comes out with a certification has the tools they need to progress to the next step in their diving.
We will spend 1-2 days in class. You have the option to do eLearning or purchase the manual only (this will affect the amount of class required) so you may choose the option that is best for you. After finishing the class portion of the course we will be spending 4 days in the ocean, with 8 dives minimum. This is where you will build on the knowledge you learned during the first half of the course and develop your physical skill set as you work with your instructors and gain confidence as you become a technical diver. This is one of the most exciting and important steps as a diver you can make. If more dives are required to meet the instructors standards we will plan more days in the ocean as needed.