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.
Equipment Rental :
Diving Sports includes all the basic gear included in our Drysuit and Wetsuit rental packages. Mask and snorkel are not included.
Transport can be provided from our shop to the dive site. We have our shop van (limited to a 2 passenger maximum capacity). Available passenger places in the shop van will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.
BUDDY SPECIAL :
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:
The number of certified divers in the world has grown tremendously in the past few years. Accessibility to dive resorts and dive centres offering dive excursions have also become more available. Because of this growth, dive operators are requiring that certified divers have a more consistent practice of diving and can show this through recently logged dives or a refresher course conducted within as little as the past 6 months. Refresher courses will indicate a diver has reviewed their scuba skills and refreshed their knowledge of diving. If you are travelling soon and need to show proof of diving this is the course for you. Divers who simply wish to keep up their practice can take a refresher course at any time.
A refresher course is supposed to do exactly that: refresh your dive skills. We will spend a full pool session to review all the basic skills you learned through your Open Water course so you can safely go enjoy your next dive experience, whether that is a trip to Hawaii or a dive course right here in Vancouver!
What You Will Learn:
Students will review how to set up and break down their dive equipment, pre-dive safety checks, deep water entry, mask clearing, regulator recovery, neutral buoyancy skills, proper descents and ascents, and self-rescue scenarios. Students will also be guided through personal fitting of dive gear, use and understanding of a dive computer if they have one.
You have two options for your refresher: Pool refresher or a Deluxe refresher. The Pool Refresher is just one evening in the pool to ask questions, review gear setup and maintenance, and in water skills. The Deluxe Refresher is the same thing, only it includes two guided ocean dives after the pool session that you may schedule any time. If you wish to have more theory review and get a more official certification for completing the refresher you may choose to upgrade to the PADI ReActivate for either of the options; simply choose the best option for you!
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.