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Open Water Diver

Want to learn how to SCUBA dive?

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures, or simply see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts! Getting your PADI certification is fun, easy, and lasts a lifetime!

Open Water Course Price:

$599 – Includes course crew pack, rental gear, learning materials, and all pool and local open water instruction!

You will have 10+ hours of SCUBA instruction with one of our amazing PADI Pro team members as well as plenty of academic learning to better understand the sport, the gear, and the process! All gear will be brought to and from the pool and maintained for you – all you need to do is show up with a ready mind and a sense of adventure! We will fit you for your Open Water dives in West Hawk and make sure you’ve got all you need to make your certification process a fun and educational one.

$499 PADI Referral Program (Open Water Dives completed elsewhere)

This option allows you to take all the foundation knowledge of SCUBA diving here in Winnipeg with us during our regularly scheduled pool time and then take your certification dives at any PADI destination of your choice WORLDWIDE! If you’re going away over the winter, learn before you go to maximize the amazing experiences you can have while on vacation. Our referral program is a must for all Snow Birds.

At Diver City SCUBA we have some great options that allow you to progress through the course in a way that best meets your needs. We start a new group of pool sessions every 2-3 weeks, so you never have to wait long to get started!

Have a tricky schedule and might not be able to make it each class? Live out of town and have trouble with the long commute? Need a faster training schedule for a last minute trip booking? Do you have access to your own pool? Give us a call and we will do our best to help you with all your SCUBA training needs! We have instructors who can work with your schedule or even do private courses! Pop by the shop or give us a call for more information.

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Start Your eLearning Today!   (you will be redirected to PADI eLearning)

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Get an intro to Open Water eLearning, with this sample product

Free of Charge – Introduction to PADI Open Water eLearning     (you will be redirected to PADI)

Knowledge development can be done in one of two ways:

  1. Take our Home Study/Classroom Program: Included in your Crew Pack is a text book and DVD, which your PADI instructor will explain how to properly use for building your diving knowledge. We’ll work with you throughout the course to help explain key concepts and answer any questions.
  2. Take our eLearning Option: We provide you with an access code that allows you to go online and take the online (eLearning) course for knowledge development. We will track your progress and will communicate online or in person as you work through the course, providing assistance as needed.

It is important to realize that both the Home Study and the eLearning approaches allow you to progress at your own speed and to do your learning at the times that are best for you; the flexibility of these programs is what has made them so popular.

Start Your eLearning Today!   (you will be redirected to PADI eLearning)

Free of Charge – Introduction to PADI Open Water eLearning     (you will be redirected to PADI)

All of what we learn about SCUBA diving is taught and practiced in a controlled, pool-like environment.  We have two options for confined water:

  1. Learn in the pool: Expect to be in the pool for 1 hour per night for 5 nights. Your instructor will meet with you before and after each pool session to discuss what you’ll be learning and answer any questions.
  2. Shallow area of West Hawk Lake: We can complete the skills over two days; either a weekend or during the week.  Offered from July to mid-September when the water temperature is warm.

At Diver City SCUBA, we believe in keeping class sizes small to ensure you have plenty of one on one time with your instructor.

Open Water Dives consist of four different SCUBA dives done in the ocean, a lake, river or another natural body of water. During your open water dives, you will practice the skills you learned in confined water, and explore the underwater world along with your instructor. There are different options for your open water dives:

1. Local:

If you are doing your full Open Water certification through Diver City SCUBA, we use West Hawk Lake, approximately 90 minutes east of Winnipeg, as our Open Water dive location. Diving locally is seasonal and is done between June and October each year. West Hawk Lake offers lots of great dive sites to explore as well as training areas to practice your skills.

2. On a Diver City SCUBA Trip:

Or join us on one of our planned trips;  Get away with Diver City SCUBA on a trip and complete your full certification with just 1 dive shop.  We’ll happily complete your full Open Water certification anywhere we are headed.  Additional fees may apply depending on location.  Check out our travel page to see where we are headed next!

3. Any Other PADI Dive Centre World-Wide:

If West Hawk Lake isn’t your ideal dive location, you can do your 4 Open Water dives with any PADI instructor anywhere in the world, like Hawaii, Mexico, Australia or the Caribbean! This is a great option if you are planning or already have a winter vacation booked to somewhere warm. PADI’s global network makes this possible through the Referral Program recognized all around the world. With the referral program, Diver City’s price is reduced and there will be a fee charged by your destination dive centre to complete the open water dives (fees vary from dive centre to dive centre).

So you have Knowledge Development (Home Study or eLearning), Confined Water Training where you’ll learn all your in-water skills, and four open water dives. That’s it! Simple, fun, and the beginning of your underwater adventures.

Become a PADI certified diver today and open the door to a whole new world!

Start Your eLearning Today!   (you will be redirected to PADI eLearning)

For Course Registration Click Here!   (you will be redirected to our online store)