Dan’s Dive Shop pioneer of Progressive Scuba Diving Courses and Equipment Sales
Dan’s Dive Shop has shared the adventure of scuba diving in Niagara, Ontario for over forty years as Canada’s innovator of high quality scuba diving education and as a purveyor of the highest quality scuba diving equipment for recreational, cave and technical diving.
Established in 1974 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Dan’s Dive Shop (formerly located in Port Dalhousie) has grown a lot over the last forty + years establishing ourselves as the innovators of Progressive Scuba Diving in Canada, promoting a higher level of underwater skill, ecology, diver awareness, trim, posture, buoyancy and rescuer response through the use of the most modern methodologies and most streamlined equipment configuration for back mounted, side mounted, open and closed circuit scuba diving.
As a result of our dedication to higher education, we are the best choice for scuba diving training throughout most of Ontario, Canada and the USA for more advanced divers seeking the best in Cave Diving Courses, Technical Diving Courses, alternative gear configurations such as Sidemount Courses, Drysuit Diving and many other Specialty Courses all of which keep the adventure of scuba diving thriving.
Our training approach continues to pave the way in diving, utilizing the most modern philosophies, trends in the industry, technology and equipment to set us well ahead of other dive shops and instructors. Whether you’re a new diver or a seasoned diver looking for more challenges or control in your diving, we can offer you top notch dive training anywhere you live.
We teach many of our scuba diving courses locally in Niagara, however, we also teach abroad anywhere our students want us to be, which includes other cities, provinces, states and even countries.
Because we attract a large number of students from Hamilton, Burlington, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo area, Oakville, Mississauga and the greater Toronto area for scuba courses and equipment, we often use a combination of eLearning, Skype or Podcasts, and watermanship sessions in the most convenient locations possible, especially for our students in Northern Ontario.
Dan’s is totally mobile and able to teach scuba courses anywhere we can drive or fly. We have taught and continue to teach students from all over the world who want the best scuba diving education available from the most experienced, most thorough and most progressive dive training and dive shop.
Unmatched Retail Shopping
Shop our site! Visit our online dive shop or visit our dive shop and see us in-store as we offer Canada’s Largest Inventory and Selection of Scuba Diving Equipment from the top brands in the industry. At DDS, we offer Canada’s Largest Selection of entry level to high quality snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, as well as swimwear and metal detectors.
We offer the most competitive scuba diving equipment pricing guaranteed on all the scuba gear we sell. Customers from all over Canada shop our online dive store regularly for the best deals on scuba and snorkeling equipment, as well as expert drysuit sales and service.
Why pay more buying gear from your local dive shop or buying it out of the U.S. when Dan’s already offers pricing as good as or better than the largest U.S. based dive retailers?
We take away the hassle of crossing the border, paying duty or brokerage fees, or expensive shipping. Let us do the work for you and get the best gear at the best price. Email or call us for a gear quote.
Fun and memorable dive trips
We love diving locally around the Great Lakes. We believe we have the best diving in the world right here in Ontario and some of the other coastal provinces (Quebec, BC., Nova Scotia and New Foundland to name a few), so we are pleased to offer both local and down south scuba diving trips and excursions.
Experience a fun day charter, a fun filled weekend trip out of town diving the great local Canadian sites, U.S. sites, or join us for a week or more doing some further more exotic scuba diving destinations on one of our dive travel trips around the world.
Count on our team
Get to know our great team of staff and instructors who are all active and constantly learning divers. We love what we do and are always looking for like minded people to join our team.
The majority of our dive team are local Niagara area Divers, with some of our team covering the Toronto and Burlington regions.
E-Learning at your pace
Whether you’re just starting out or are already certified – PADI’s eLearning is a flexible and convenient way to take more dive courses online at your pace. Sign up and get started right away with the instructional videos and interactive learning modules. Register Dan’s Dive Shop as your local PADI Dive Centre when you sign up and you can come in any time to ask us questions about what you’re learning.
Active in our local community
We’re involved with many charities and events such as: Project Aware Foundation, We Are Water Project, Dive For A Cure, United Way, Terry Fox Foundation, Race Against Autism, Old Timers Hockey, St. Catharines and Welland Rotary Clubs, Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit, as well as local hospitals, police departments, fire departments, schools and many other organizations.
Experience the difference
Come in and see the difference we can make in your diving career. It’s fun, challenging and you’ll get a lot more out of this sport with the right store backing you in the right gear with the right skill and techniques.
Let us help you become the best diver you can be – join Dan’s Dive Shop and Divers Edge training.
See you in the water!