Pre-requisites:
  • To sign up for a PADI Open Water Diver Course, you must:
  • Be 12 years of age or older.
  • Be able to tread water for 10 minutes without assistance
  • Be able to swim 200 meters without assistance or stopping
  • be in reasonable physical health - all participants must fill out a PADI Medical Form, and if necessary, have it signed off by a physician before you go in the water. The form can be downloaded here…

Who should take this course?

Learn how to Scuba Dive with Rowand's Reef in beautiful British Columbia! Take Scuba Lessons to experience unparalleled adventure and explore the world beneath the waves! The PADI Open Water Course is the first step in your Scuba Diving Education. Our experienced Instructors will take you from your first breaths underwater to exploring the incredible waters of Vancouver.

Rowand's reef open water diver students enjoying their training dives at whytecliff park

Rowand’s Reef has over 30 years experience certifying new scuba divers. With a friendly and professional approach to teaching and safety we focus on keeping small Instructor to Student ratios and class sizes. This provides a more direct, personalized and fun Scuba Diving Certification experience! The PADI Open Water Course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized Scuba Diving education. The certification is lifelong and international, meaning you can dive anywhere in the world!

What will you learn?

Run over two consecutive weekends the PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Confined Water Training Takes Place in a Pool to give you an easy introduction to scuba divng

  • Knowledge Development: Classroom Sessions - to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives: Pool Sessions - to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives - to use your skills and explore the underwater world!

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Your Course Includes:

All-Inclusive Course: $499.99

  • All items from Basic Course plus:
     
  • Pool Wetsuit
  • Drysuit Thermal Undergarments
  • Dive Computer
  • PADI Open Water DVD Rental
  • Upgraded PADI eRDPml (Electronic Recreational Diver Planner w/ multi-level)
  • PADI Logbook

Save over $50 when you go for the All-inclusive Course!

 

 

Basic Course:$399.99

  • Basic Scuba Gear (BCD, Regulator Set w/ Compass, Tanks & Weights)
  • Drysuit
  • Personal Gear (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Gloves, Boots & Hood)
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • PADI RDP (Recreational Dive Planner) Tables
  • Introduction & Orientation Session
  • 2 Classroom Sessions
  • 2 Pool Training Sessions
  • 4 Open Water Training Dives
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification Card
  • 20% Off All Retail Gear

Required Equipment (Not included in Basic Course):

  • PADI Open Water DVD Rental ($25)

 

Dry Suit Diver Certification & ‘5th’ Dive Upgrade: 

Price: $99
(Regular Dry Suit Diver Course Cost: $299.99)

Get the opportunity to earn your Drysuit Diver Specialty Certification as part of your Open Water Course. With only one extra Open Water Dive required, you will receive an extra PADI Certification Card that will allow you to use and rent Drysuits in the future! If you plan on diving in British Columbia or any cold water dive site - this is definitely worth it!

 

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PADI Open Water Referral Option

Price: $349.99

complete your open water dives in a warm tropical location

Want to learn to scuba dive but don’t fancy diving in the chilly Vancouver waters? Going on holiday and want to enjoy scuba diving whilst there? Then take the PADI Open Water Referral Course with Rowand’s Reef! Complete your Knowledge Development & Confined Water Dives here in Vancouver, and then complete your Open Water Dives at your holiday destination!

Take advantage of Rowand’s Reef’ experienced Instruction and advice on equipment here in Vancouver and make the most of exploring the underwater world whilst on holiday!

Your Course Includes:

  • Basic Scuba Gear (BCD, Regulator Set w/ Compass, Tanks & Weights)
  • Personal Gear (Mask, Snorkel, Fins & Boots)
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • PADI RDP (Recreational Dive Planner) Tables
  • Introduction & Orientation Session
  • 2 Classroom Sessions
  • 2 Pool Training Sessions
  • PADI Open Water Referral Documentation
  • 20% Off All Retail Gear