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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 with PADI eLearning from the convenience of your desktop, laptop or tablet.
Confined Water Dives
Get hands on training and practice your new dive skills in a pool with your Water Sports instructor.
Open Water Dives
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.
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 6 students per PADI Pro, and a maximum of 12 students per class. Compare this to the minimum PADI standard of 10 students to 1 instructor.
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.
To become a certified diver, you must complete all 3 steps. We have 2 program options you can choose from. If you aren’t sure which one to pick, reach out to us and we can help!
This is a very popular option for those escaping Canadian winters!
With this option you'll complete Step 1 (Knowledge Development) and Step 2 (Confined Water) with Water Sports here in Toronto. We will then provide you with a referral letter that allows you to complete Step 3 (Certification Dives) on vacation - pretty much anywhere in the world!
With this option you will complete your entire Open Water course with Water Sports. The certification dives can be done locally in Ontario in the summer, or join us on one of our international dive trips!
Includes everything from Option #1, plus:
*Tax not included.
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