Open Water Diver Course
Learn to dive with Rockfish Divers (The Short Version):
Here is a short video clip about taking your open water course with Rockfish Divers
The more detailed version:
The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the classic beginner course. This course offers a lifetime certification to dive to 60 feet/18 meters anywhere in the world. Once you have completed the course you will receive a certification card you can take anywhere you go as a record of your training experience.
What does it involve?
Who teaches you?
Open Water Course incl. Drysuit Training:
BONUS!! FREE DIVE!!!
We offer courses every month! If our format doesn't work with your schedule - Email us! We may be able to arrange times outside of the below dates. We'll try our best to coordinate around your schedule. Courses marked "UVic" are run through the University of Victoria, however we are able to supplement Rockfish Divers students into these courses.
More dates will be posted for future months. If these dates do not work or you would like to request specific dates in the future, email us and we'll see what we can put together!
Where do You Go?
Why Learn on a Boat?
When first learning to scuba dive, many students experience a steep learning curve with the excess gear - a 35 lb scuba tank, 35-40lbs of lead weight, a hood, gloves etc. is a lot of equipment when you are trying to learn in a unique new environment. When we teach shore dives, many students find it difficult to navigate the shores of BC with an extra 75+ lbs of weight on their back. Diving in cold water can be more challenging than diving in the tropics; as such, we do our best to eliminate unnecessary challenges for our students.
Questions to think about before choosing where to take your open water course...
Want to stay safe? Here are some things to think about when choosing where to take your training:
Who is teaching you?
What is the condition of the dive equipment you use in?
Where will you be diving?
Once you have registered, Rockfish Divers will be in touch with you on how to proceed with your open water course. You may begin eLearning as soon as you have registered for it on the PADI eLearning website. Please note: the eLearning portion of the course is non-refundable.