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Why Rowand's Reef?

Small Class Sizes and
Low Instructor-Student Ratios

Training to dive can be a challenge.
Having enough time with your Instructor is essential in building confidence, comfort and readiness in and out of the water.
 

Rowand's Reef
Student Discount

Any person who signs up for a
Rowand's Reef Course will recieve a 20% student discount on any gear purchases instore.


Rowand's Reef Scuba Shop has offered Scuba Diving courses in vancouver for over 40 years. Our dedicated Staff and Dive Instructors want to give you the most exciting and enjoyable experience possible as you preapare for your
underwater adventure!



Friendly, Professional and
Experienced Staff & Instructors

All our team are divers themselves. Together we have years' of experience teaching and assisting new and experienced divers from all around the world. We love the ocean and want to share this passion with you.

Quality Rental Equipment,Facilities & Learning Material

Pool training takes place at the new UBC Aquatic Centre. Our rental fleet includes modern Aqua Lung & Mares gear, all well maintanined and designed for performance in the rigours of local BC diving.

EnjoymenT & Fun!

We strive to ensure that Rowand's Reef Students have the most fun and enjoyment as we share in the exciting and endless opportunities that scuba diving has to offer!

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Guide to Choosing the Right Course

 

 

Learn to Scuba Dive

Never tried scuba diving before?
This is the place to start whether you want to experiance or learn scuba diving for the first time! 

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PADI
Open Water Diver

 Want to get your Scuba Diving Certification? The PADI Open Water Course will take you from a beginner to a trained Scuba Diver in just 2 Weekends!

Want to get your Scuba Diving Certification? The PADI Open Water Course will take you from a beginner to a trained Scuba Diver in just 2 Weekends!

PADI
Discover Scuba Diving

 Not sure if Scuba Diving is for you? Take a Discover Scuba Experiance and see what it is like to breathe and scuba dive underwater in a controlled environment.

Not sure if Scuba Diving is for you? Take a Discover Scuba Experiance and see what it is like to breathe and scuba dive underwater in a controlled environment.


Get Back into Diving

PADI
Refresher

 For any diver who hasn't dove for at least 6 months. Join us for a Theory Review and 1 Hour Refresher Session in the Pool. Refresh your Scuba Diving skills and knowledge. Go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials , and problem management so that you are ready to dive back in!

For any diver who hasn't dove for at least 6 months. Join us for a Theory Review and 1 Hour Refresher Session in the Pool. Refresh your Scuba Diving skills and knowledge. Go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials , and problem management so that you are ready to dive back in!

Got your certification but haven't dove in a while? Brush up your scuba skills and rebuild confidence in the water before you head Off on your next underwater adventure!

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PADI
Reactivate

 Recieve an e-learning code to brush up on your Scuba Knowledge at home in your own time. Then once finished join us for a 1 Hour Pool Refresher Session, before recieving your brand new PADI REACTIVED Certification Card.

Recieve an e-learning code to brush up on your Scuba Knowledge at home in your own time. Then once finished join us for a 1 Hour Pool Refresher Session, before recieving your brand new PADI REACTIVED Certification Card.


 

PADI Advanced
Open Water Diver

 Progress from your Open Water onto your Advanced Open Water to advance you dive skills training and knowledge. Get a taste of 5 different Adventure Dives, including Deep and Underwater Navigation, as you take the giant stride to the next level!

Progress from your Open Water onto your Advanced Open Water to advance you dive skills training and knowledge. Get a taste of 5 different Adventure Dives, including Deep and Underwater Navigation, as you take the giant stride to the next level!

PADI
Rescue Diver

 Want to become more confident in your skill as a diver? Take the Rescue Course to learn how to prevent and manage problems in the water and help others if needed. A challenging yet rewarding course that will surely make you a better diver and have lots of fun along the way!

Want to become more confident in your skill as a diver? Take the Rescue Course to learn how to prevent and manage problems in the water and help others if needed. A challenging yet rewarding course that will surely make you a better diver and have lots of fun along the way!

Develop your Diving Skills

The real underwater adventure starts once you have your Diving certification. These courses will build on your Open Water COurse Training To practice, develop and expand you scuba skills. They help make you a more prepared and experianced diver.

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Find your Diving Specialty

if there is a particular type of diving that interests you, you can take a Specialty Diving Course. These Specialty Certifications give you the opportunity and training to explore some incredible avenues of diving; from wreck exploration to night diving to diving with Enriched Air Nitrox, there is a specialty for everyone! 

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PADI
Drysuit Diver

 

 Our most popular specialty course! Learn how to dive in a Drysuit so that you can stay warm in those chilly BC waters!

Our most popular specialty course! Learn how to dive in a Drysuit so that you can stay warm in those chilly BC waters!

PADI
Enriched AIR Nitrox Diver

 Want to dive longer and finish dives feeling less tired? The EAN Course teaches you to plan and safely dive with Nitrox Gas.

Want to dive longer and finish dives feeling less tired? The EAN Course teaches you to plan and safely dive with Nitrox Gas.

PADI
Wreck Diver

 

 Explore some of the coolest things in the ocean - wrecks! Learn how to safely dive, navigate and penetrate a wreck, whilst exploring some incredible local BC wrecks

Explore some of the coolest things in the ocean - wrecks! Learn how to safely dive, navigate and penetrate a wreck, whilst exploring some incredible local BC wrecks

PADI Peak Performance Bouyancy

 Good Bouyancy is the key to mastering Scuba Diving. This course teaches you new techniques to improve and practice your bouyancy in the water.

Good Bouyancy is the key to mastering Scuba Diving. This course teaches you new techniques to improve and practice your bouyancy in the water.

PADI
Night Diver

 

 As night is when lots of aquatic life come out to play, this course is a must for any diver who wants to experiance the same dive site in a completely new way...

As night is when lots of aquatic life come out to play, this course is a must for any diver who wants to experiance the same dive site in a completely new way...

PADI
Deep Diver

 

 Journey and explore deeper into the depths. This course will teach you gas management, buddy contact and bouyancy prodcedures so that you can dive with confidence to depths of 40m/130ft!

Journey and explore deeper into the depths. This course will teach you gas management, buddy contact and bouyancy prodcedures so that you can dive with confidence to depths of 40m/130ft!


Become a Dive Professional

SHARE YOUR PASSION WITH others and help them experiance the same joy you have for scuba diving. Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.


PADI Divemaster

 Love scuba diving? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training, whether here in BC or far off on a sunny tropical island.  The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

Love scuba diving? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training, whether here in BC or far off on a sunny tropical island.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

Learn First Aid

Ever wanted to learn first aid? Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.
 

Emergency First Response

 Emergency First Response (EFR) training teaches simple to follow steps for emergency care and helps you apply skills in a nonstressful learning environment. The EFR Course is paired with the PADI Rescue Diver Course to give you the First Aid on land training necessary for the Rescue Diver certification.

Emergency First Response (EFR) training teaches simple to follow steps for emergency care and helps you apply skills in a nonstressful learning environment. The EFR Course is paired with the PADI Rescue Diver Course to give you the First Aid on land training necessary for the Rescue Diver certification.