PADI Open Water Weekend Scuba Course April 2019
Learn to scuba dive this coming spring with our PADI Open Water Weekend Scuba Course April 2019. Get your PADI certification completed so you can start enjoying the greatest sport in the world.
Students will complete all class and pool sessions for the PADI Open Water Weekend Scuba Course Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 8:30am-2pm with a second weekend needed to complete your PADI Open Water Certification Dives in May. Private checkout dates are also available.
Learn to scuba dive with one of North America’s most respected, most experienced, most progressive and visionary dive shops. At Dan’s we teach you the right way to dive from day one of our PADI Open Water Weekend Scuba Course. More knowledge and higher skills are just the start.
At Dan’s we offer you a more thorough and modern approach to your scuba diving education. We believe in teaching you how to maximize your potential and see where the tides take you.
We pride ourselves on offering you a higher level of training aimed at taking you further through the life long adventure sport of scuba diving.
DDS Divers are the most skilled and respected recreational and technical divers in the water because they are taught to be more comfortable, utilize precision buoyancy, possess higher skill and techniques underwater, with more academic and team awareness.
Minimum age 12yrs old, must be able to swim non-stop 200 meters free-style or 300 meters with mask, fins, snorkel. 10 minute tread.
How can you enroll?
You complete the Open Water Diver Course classroom component on eLearn . We will have you complete all academic portions of the PADI Open Water Diver Course and videos at your own pace and will meet up for Classroom with your Instructor as we fill in many of the gaps left in traditional dive training with a more informative and beneficial dive training experience.
Upon successful completion of classroom and pool sessions, students will need to complete an Open Water Diving component usually held over a weekend.
Open Water Dives are required for Open Water certification and are included in your full course price and completed locally.
Scuba courses are available 12 months of the year.
PADI Open Water Class/Pool Only $350+HST
Full PADI Open Water Certification Course Cost is only $500+HST ALL INCLUSIVE for the standard course with eLearning activation code and PADI Deluxe Multimedia Crewpak (digital dive tables, virtual log book with PADI Scuba Earth and more!). Includes class, pool, open water dives, full scuba equipment rental (no snorkeling gear), certification fees and more.
What gear will you need?
All students will need to purchase their own Mask, Strap Fins, Snorkel, Boots, however many of our students prefer to purchase the rest of their kit too. You’ll want to buy the right gear, so please have a read through our DDS Student Diver PDF and learn more about the specific gear requirements and training differences we offer, as well as some incentives.
You don’t need to purchase a weight belt and weights, at DDS we don’t believe in over-weighting our students. Weight belts are an outdated piece of gear that has not been used by us in training since the late 1990’s.Our divers are taught to use little to no weight.
Financing is available: Finance your course, snorkeling gear and even your scuba equipment package at a very reasonable rate. Ask staff for details and learn diving in the best equipment you can…..your own personal dive gear, or ours.
DDS will include all scuba equipment for the course, however, you will enjoy your diving experience much more in your own personal dive equipment.
PADI Rescue Diver Course 2019
Join us for what many of our students call their most favourite PADI Scuba Course, the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Let us take you through the most exciting core PADI scuba diving course and help prepare you better mentally, physically and emotionally for what can be some of the most serious, rewarding and smartest way to scuba dive.
Join us Saturday June 22nd, 2019 9am-9pm for Class & Pool with Open Waters on Sunday June 23rd, 2019 from 8:30am-4pm.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course is the most essential scuba diving course and the minimum level we would recommend all divers achieve, and rest assured that after we’ve added a little bit of our own insight and experience you’ll have a new outlook on diving.
Most dive accidents are a direct result of human error, and many accidents that happen often happen to the least experienced or less aware divers, learn more about prevention, anticipation, rescue techniques and much more.
What will you learn?
You will learn how to prevent, assess and control problems above and below the water.
You should know how to handle a situation when things go wrong underwater or on the surface.
This is the one dive course that many graduates would call their favourite and most Memorable PADI dive course.
If you’ve got the Advanced Open Water Program under your belt, this is your next step towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating.
Students will gain life saving skills that will help them to save themselves and other divers from a potentially dangerous situation and test their own personal limits and comfort.
Who should take this course?
This course is a must for anyone whether you’re an avid diver, or even more importantly, the diver who dives down south on vacation, as once a year divers are more likely to experience a diver in distress.
Many divers have received improper training from other shops or instructors, many divers have NOT kept up their level of proficiency or personal diving skills, equipment configuration or knowledge.
Details of what you’ll learn:
Dan’s Rescue program encompasses advanced dive theory, rescue techniques such as prevention, readiness to respond, First Aid, CPR, decompression injuries, underwater search and recovery, specialized equipment, equipment care and maintenance, pool and open water sessions.
There will be a weekend of Open Water Training Scenarios where Divers will experience simulated “real life” situations that they could encounter in a real diving situation such as out of air divers, missing divers, a panic diver, diver with a pressure related injury, diver requiring immediate first aid, unconscious diver and many other scenarios.
Our course is well over 25 hours of action packed information, diving and excitement.
What gear do you need?
You will need your personal scuba equipment, along with a surface marker, safety reel or spool 100′-150′ of line, waterproof notebook or dive slate, cutting tools, CPR/O2 pocket mask, audible surface signalling device.
DDS will supply all oxygen related first aid equipment, rescue throw bags, etc.
Divers need to be certified Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Maintain Current First Aid/CPR (Emergency First Response and Oxygen Provider Courses are available and often run near the Rescue dates), Minimum age of 15 years old.
Cost is only $350 + HST and includes PADI Rescue Diver Crewpak, Certification Fee.
If you’re interested in this course come in and get your books and start your journey to safer diving today.
Where can I go from here?
Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:
- Master Scuba Diver
- PADI Divemaster
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Intro To Tech
- Solo Diver