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WHY IS AQUARIUS SCUBA the best place to learn

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Why is Aquarius the best place to Learn to Dive? FAQ's

  • Class Sizes: At Aquarius, we believe that ‘Every Safe Diving Standard’ should be met and exceeded. This is why we follow the PADI Safe Standards and Procedures for training. This is also why PADI states that there can be any number of students in the classroom setting, but a ratio of 10 students to 1 Instructor must not be exceeded for the in-pool training. Students can then be confident that they get the same level of training all over the world. At Aquarius Scuba our classes are full most of the year without exception because of the high standard and dedication to students that train with us. Other dive stores that promote ‘small classes’ often do so because they just don’t have the clients to fill their spaces. And we're proud of the fact people love us!

  • Lots of in-water training: Aquarius Scuba has always used the best pools in the GTA for training. This includes the famous 16 ft. deep Etobicoke Olympium Pool. Every PADI Training Standard is met so that the student receives the right amount of time to train in our pools for their course. Students also have the free option to join the Aquarius Scuba Club, held at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool every Monday night to refresh their skills before a trip or just as an excuse to get in the water. Our students and customers are welcome at any time.

  • Professional Staff: We love scuba diving! Scuba is our passion, and we love it when you come in and know nothing about it. It's our opportunity to show you how much fun it really is, and that anybody can do it! We will help you get past any stage you might find more difficult. It's a sport anybody can enjoy, and we would LOVE to show you why. All of our in-store Staff and Instructors are rated at the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating or above. We also pride in ourselves when it comes to diving safely. SAFETY is our #1 priority. Respect the sport and equipment, and you will enjoy diving that much more. Aquarius Scuba is also proud to have affiliations with many resorts and will happily and regularly refer its clients to places such as Cozumel, Cayman Islands, and Thailand. We are also proud to have trained and placed-in-work Instructors and dive professionals, through the Course Directors we work with in these locations.

  • Swimming ‘POOLS’: We use not 1 but 2 beautifully maintained large swimming
    pools located in the GTA for training. Let's face it, it's the better way to train, and you will love the experience even more.

  • Location: Aquarius Scuba is located close to the TTC and the following subway stations for your convenience: Bloor & Jane St,  High Park and Royal York.

  • Open Water Diver DVD ($39.99 Value): We include, for FREE, the use of the PADI Open Water Diver DVD for you to watch in the comfort of your own home, before you come to class. This saves you time in the classroom and more time for the pool. If you would like to keep it to refresh your memory later on, then you can for just $39.99.

  • We teach Dive Computers: (this is not an upgrade, this is a STANDARD at Aquarius Scuba) A personal dive computer is a diver's best friend, and we will teach you how they work so that you can embark on your adventure with confidence!

  • Great diving: We understand that during these busy times, ‘OPTIONS’ are important. That is why we offer Open Water Checkouts at locations that give you, our customer, ‘OPTIONS’. If you want to stay closer to home for your checkout dives, then we offer Gulliver’s Lake. It’s the perfect ‘OPTION’ for you if you need to be home. It is a very safe place for training and we have our very own built training platform 20 feet down. If you would like to get away for the weekend, then we can give you the ‘OPTION’ of Tobermory or Brockville to complete your course. If you REALLY want to just leave the big city for a week or two, then just check our Dive Trips section and see what tropical trips we have coming up! Remember, it’s not about us; it’s about making you happy and accommodating your schedule. It’s your ‘OPTION’.

  • It doesn’t end there…After your Open Water why not take advantage of the full range of diving courses and specialties that we offer to increase your diving ability and keep you climbing your ladder of diving achievements.

  • The Dive Shop: Aquarius Scuba is a 5 Star PADI Instructor Development Centre and has been involved in the scuba industry for over 30 years. With the largest inventory and brand selection available in the GTA, we are regularily regarded as one of Ontario's leading dive centres. Have you ever wondered why some stores can only offer a certain range of products and brands? This is because they have not been selected to sell the others, not because they do not want to! We are proud to say we carry all the major scuba brands people look for in a dive shop. Whatever it is you are looking for, we have it!

  • We are here for you: Each year Aquarius Scuba invests a huge amount of money in marketing. This is why our website is the best you’ll find and why we will continue to make changes to help you and reach you. As technology moves forward at an ever faster pace, Aquarius Scuba will strive to move forward with the demands of our customers and always exceed their expectations. We are here for you and we will help you become a smarter, safer, and more confident scuba diver.
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