Open Water Course

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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.

Weekly Fun Dives

Our free Dive Club events are intended to help divers get out and dive! Every week, a divemaster will be present at Whytecliff Park to help Dive Club members plan their dives, aid with gear, provide post-dive hot drinks and snacks, and answer any questions you might have! Pre-registration is required. Please note, this is not a guided dive. You will be diving with other certified diver buddies, and are ultimately responsible for safely planning and executing dives within your certification limits. After your dive, enjoy a hot drink, look through the fish ID books and chat with other divers about what you saw! Please bring a reusable mug for your hot drink.

Prerequisites

  • Day Dives: participants must be Open Water certified divers at minimum. All levels are welcome! Participants are required to have done one dive within the last 6 months.
  • Night Dives: participants must be Advanced certified minimum, and have previous night diving experience. Participants must have done one dive within the last 6 months.
  • If you are unsure whether your experience level would be appropriate for these dives, please don’t hesitate to reach out and chat with one of our team members!


    Dive Buddies

    No Buddy? No problem! Divers are welcome to come with a buddy team, or as singles. The divemaster will pair you up with another diver. It’s a great way to meet new people in the area who are also passionate about diving!

    Equipment

    Diving Sports can provide all the necessary gear for rent, except a mask and snorkel. Rental equipment is limited, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

    If you would like to rent a drysuit for your dive, you must have a Drysuit Specialty certification. As these are unguided dives, a drysuit “upgrade” is not sufficient for using a rental drysuit unsupervised.

    As these are unguided dives, each diver must have their own computer and whistle. For the night dives, a dive computer and 2 dive lights per diver is mandatory (1 primary & 1 backup). A marker light is also highly recommended.

    We do have a limited number of dive computers and lights available to rent, and these will also be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

    We offer 1 free rental tank for divers participating in the Wednesday Dive Club, or 1 free air fill for those who have their own tank. If you would like to upgrade to a nitrox tank, we offer nitrox upgrades for an extra $5

    Transportation

    Currently we are not able to offer transport of equipment or divers to the dive site. We ask that all divers meet us at Whytecliff Park. Potentially carpooling can be organized amongst dive club members through the Whatsapp group. Divers requiring rental gear must come by the shop and pick up their equipment.

    Medical & Waiver Form

    Prior to signing up, we encourage everyone to look over the Diver Medical Form to make sure they will be cleared to dive.

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    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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