From July onward, you will have the opportunity to complete your PADI Open Water Course in just two weekends!
The PADI Open Water Diver course is your introduction to the underwater world of Scuba Diving. Whether you want to learn to dive before you head out on a tropical vacation, or if you plan to do all your diving in the beautifully lush waters of British Columbia, this course is right for you. Rowand’s Reef instructors will take you from your first moments underwater in the pool, right up to your first ocean dives in the beautiful waters of Howe Sound.
New PADI Open Water Course Dates and Schedule
Saturday 13th August - 10am - 12pm: Introduction and Orientation Session
Saturday 13th August - 12pm - 6pm: Pool Session 1 and 2
Sunday 14th August- 11.30am - 6pm: Pool Session 3 and 4
Saturday 20th August - 8am - 4pm: Ocean Day 1
Sunday 21st August - 8am - 4pm: Ocean Day 2
Saturday 23rd July - 10am - 12pm: Introduction and Orientation Session
Saturday 23rd July - 12pm - 6pm: Pool Session 1 and 2
Sunday 24th July - 11.30am - 6pm: Pool Session 3 and 4
Saturday 30th July - 8am - 4pm: Ocean Day 1
Sunday 31st July - 8am - 4pm: Ocean Day 2
There are three elements you have to complete to become a PADI Open Water Diver:
Theory and Knowledge Development - This is completed independently before the start of the first pool session, using PADI's incredible E-Learning system.
Confined Water (Pool) Sessions - This consists of a total of 6 hours training over two days in UBC's Aquatic centre where you learn various diving skills for your course.
Open Water (Ocean) Sessions - This is where we complete 4 dives over two days in the ocean. You will be performing the same skills you have been taught in the pool, as well as having the opportunity to explore the amazing underwater world for the first time!
To find out more or to sign up for your PADI Open Water Course, click here or visit us in-store today!