Open Water Diver Course (the beginner course)
Learn to dive with Rockfish Divers (The Short Version):
- Learn on your own time; Complete eLearning at home (some theory)
- Complete some pool dives in the evening (3-4 sessions; each with 2 hours pool time + briefing and debriefing time)
- Options; learn to dive in a wetsuit or drysuit
- Complete 4 open water BOAT dives
- Get 2 FREE dives once you have finished training
- Be trained by instructors with more than 1000 cold water certifications
- Use high end equipment
- $499 including drysuit training
- $425 with wetsuit training
- No additional fees.
- Register Below
- Dates Below
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:
Price: $499 broken into to 2 stages and is offered year round:
$425 broken into to 2 stages (Only offered from May-October):
BONUS!! FREE DIVES!!!
* Confined Water: April 14th, 21st, 23rd (6:30-10pm)
Open Water: April 26th/27th (9am-4pm)
* Confined Water: May 12th, 14th, 21st (6:30pm - 10pm)
Open Water: May 24th/25th (9am - 4pm)
* Confined Water: May 20th, 26th, 28th (6:30pm-10pm)
Open Water: May 31st, Jun 2nd (9am - 4pm)
* Confined Water: June. 2nd, 4th, 9th (6:30-10pm)
Open Water: June. 14th, 15th (9am-4pm)
* Confined Water: June. 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th (6:30-10pm)
Open Water: June 28th/29th (9am-4pm)
* Confined Water: July 2nd, 7th, 9th (6:30-10pm)
Open Water: July 12th/13th (9am-4pm)
* Confined Water: July 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd (6:30-10pm)
Open Water: July 26th/27th (9am-4pm)
* Confined Water: Aug. 6th, 11th, 13th (6:30-10pm)
Open Water: Aug. 16th/17th (9am-4pm)
Contact us for course dates beyond those listed.
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.
Are you Medically OK to Dive??
Before you go underwater, we need to ensure you are physically healthy to dive. Please review the following medical based questions to ensure your safety:
Are There any Yes's on Your Medical ?
If there are any yes's on this form, for your own safety, we ask that you visit a physician to get authorization to dive. This form is very important; if you show up to the pool with a yes, and do not have a signature from a physician, you will not be able to dive.
Please download the following form to take to your physician for approval to dive prior to arriving at the pool
Are You Under 18?
If you are under 18 we also require signatures from your parent or guardian. The following forms must all be downloaded, printed, signed by you and your parent/guardian, and brought to your first pool session. This paperwork is required in order to begin any in-water activities. Failure to bring these forms may result in additional fees incurred due to pool booking and rescheduling.
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?