Dan’s Dive Shop Pioneering Dive Training
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 becoming Canada’s leading provider of recreational scuba diving courses offering the countries most Progressive Scuba Diving Courses.
Dan’s has become THE dive training facility for more advanced divers who are seeking the best Cave Diving, Technical Diving courses, as well other alternative gear configurations such as Sidemount, 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. Whether you’re a new diver or a seasoned diver looking for more challenges or control in your diving, we offer top notch dive training anywhere you live.
We teach scuba diving courses in Niagara, but have a large number of students from Hamilton, Burlington, Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo area, Oakville, Toronto area who are benefiting from our progressive scuba dive courses training and diving with us on a regular basis, as well as Northern Ontario and many of the Canadian Provinces, as 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 through and most progressive 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 snorkelling 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 snorkelling equipment.
Why pay more buying gear from your local dive shop or buying it out of the U.S.? When Dan’s offers pricing as good as or better than the largest U.S. based dive retailers without the hassle of crossing the border, paying duty or brokerage, or expensive shipping. Let us do the work for you and get the best gear at the best price.
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, so we are pleased to offer both local and down south trips.
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: United Way, Dive For A Cure, Terry Fox Foundation, St. Catharines Hospitals, Sick Kids Hospital, Race Against Autism, Old Timers Hockey, NRPD, St. Catharines and Welland Rotary Club Auctions, GAMRU, Grimsby Fire Department, Niagara Regional Police and Fire Dept and many school groups and church 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!