Learning to dive is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Earning your PADI certification will forever change the way you see the world, both above and below the water. As a PADI diver, you hold the passport to visit the last frontier - the underwater world offers endless opportunities for adventure and discovery.
Since 1996, Water Sports has been introducing people to the underwater world with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Our dive training philosophy could be summarized as "quality over quantity." Our goal is to train comfortable, confident and conscientious divers ready for a lifetime of fun. How do we achieve this?
This is how we've been able to safely train new divers - from 10 to 80 years old!
Learn fundamental scuba concepts from the convenience of your desktop, laptop or tablet.
Get hands on training and practice your new dive skills in a pool with your Water Sports instructor.
Use your new scuba skills to complete
4 dives in a real-world environment, like a river, lake, or ocean.
Learn fundamental scuba concepts from the convenience of your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device with the PADI eLearning program.
Once you've completed the PADI eLearning program, you'll come in for the eLearning Quick Review with your instructor. This takes place on a Friday evening, for about 3 hours.
Study from anywhere!
During the pool training, our PADI Pros are in the water with you the whole time. They will first demonstrate the skills, and then help each student practice, one-on-one. Pool training takes place on a Saturday, for about 8 hours, and when successfully completed you'll be ready to move on to the open water.
We allow a maximum of 4 students per PADI Pro, and a maximum of 8 students per class. Compare this to the minimum PADI standard of 10 students to 1 instructor.
Pool training with Water Sports
This is what you've been waiting for - get ready to put everything you've learned into practice, and hit the open water of a river, lake, or ocean. Once these dives are complete, you'll officially be an PADI Open Water Diver.
More information coming soon. In the meantime, please contact Water Sports for more information.
Doing a buddy check before diving.
The ideal option if you'd like to learn to scuba dive in Toronto, then finish your certification on vacation.
Complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification with your Water Sports instructor here in Ontario (summer only), or on one of our tropical dive trips.
*Does not include: taxes; mask, snorkel, and fins; underwater watch/dive computer.
You can start your PADI Open Water Diver eLearning course right now! Just click the link below and follow the instructions on the PADI store.
The PADI eLearning course is non-refundable, so we recommend completing the medical questionnaire before you pay.
Please contact for more information.