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Whether you're seeking an adventure found in exploring a sunken ship, the feeling of almost like being on the moon, taking beautiful pictures of coral reefs, exploring a water wonderland, or just another new weekend activity, then scuba diving is for you! The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. It is the gateway to new adventures underwater and a life changing experience.

The fun part about this course is... well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible! You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During this course, you’ll complete the theory and pool training of basic scuba principles. You will then have up to a year to complete 4 checkout dives out in the open water under the direct supervision of your PADI Instructor. Once that's done, you're issued your Open Water Diver certification and you are a certified diver for life! Over 70% of the earth is covered with water. It's a diver's world out there. This is an adventure you will never forget!

Course Overview

1. Knowledge Development (eLearning, Open Water Diver Touch, or in a classroom) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving.

2. Confined Water Training to learn basic scuba skills underwater.

3. Four Open Water Checkout Dives (lake, river, ocean, etc.) to review your skills and explore!


To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years or older. (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws)

Complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification in Toronto in just two weekends!
Can't make it to class? Check out PADI eLearning.

All Inclusive Open Water Course

*Includes all materials & rentals (inl. mask/fins/snorkel) for pool and open water checkout dives*
Single Diver -
Buddy Special -

Do you have your own mask, fins, and snorkel?
Single Diver - $450
Buddy Special -


Course Options

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Weekend Course - SATURDAY (9am-6pm) & SUNDAY (9am-4pm)

January 10 - 11 July 4 - 5
January 17 - 18 July 11 - 12
January 24 - 25 July 18 - 19
January 31 - February 1 July 25 - 26
February 7 - 8 August 8 - 9
February 21-22 August 15 - 16
February 28 - March 1 August 22 - 23
March 7 - 8 August 29 - 30
March 14 - 15 September 12 - 13
March 21 - 22 September 19 - 20
March 28 - 29 September 26 - 27
April 11 - 12 October 3 - 4
  April 18 - 19 October 17 - 18
  April 25 - 26 October 24 - 25
May 2 - 3 October 31 - November 1
  May 9 - 10 November 7 - 8
May 23 - 24 November 14 - 15
  May 30 - 31 November 21 - 22
June 6 - 7 November 28 - 29
  June 13 - 14 December 5 - 6
June 20 - 21 December 12 - 13

June 27 - 28 December 19 - 20


Weekend (2 dives per day) SATURDAY (9am-2pm) and SUNDAY (9am-2pm)

June 6 - 7 August 15 - 16
June 13 - 14 August 22 - 23
June 20 - 21 August 29 - 30
June 27 - 28 September 5 - 6
July 4 - 5 September 12 - 13
July 11 - 12 September 19 - 20
July 18 - 19 September 26 - 27
July 25 - 26 October 3 - 4
August 1 - 2 October 10 - 11
August 8 - 9  


Classroom and pool training sessions with PADI Instructors
4 Open Water Checkout dives with PADI Instructors
Certification Card (all certification fees are covered by Aquarius Scuba)
PADI Open Water Diver Manual
PADI Referral Letter for Open Water Checkouts and Student Record File
Diver's Log and Training Record book
Dive Computer Simulator Access Card
Scuba equipment rental for confined water dives (tank, air fills, regulator, BCD, wet bag, soft weights, mask, fins, and snorkel) and open water checkout dives (2 tanks, air fills, regulator, BCD, wet bag, soft weights, 7mm wetsuit, dive computer, and mask/fins/snorkel)
Open Water Diver DVD rental (must be returned before class)
$50 Coupon towards purchase of a new Dive Computer, BCD, Regulator, or Mask-Fins-Boots-Snorkel Package
AND $50 Coupon towards a PADI Continuing Education Course
DAN (Divers Alert Network) Insurance for your first 4 open water checkout dives
FREE 1 year membership to Aquarius Scuba Pool Night at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool (a $150 value)

NOTE: You must complete your 4 Open Water dives within 1 year of your class and pool training to receive your PADI Open Water Diver certification. If it has been longer than a year, you will need to successfully complete a Refresher course before you can do the open water checkout dives.

  • Open Water checkout dives are available from June until October at Gullivers Lake.
  • Open Water checkouts are also available on our Tropical Dive Trips. Visit our Dive Trips section for our latest travel news.
  • for information on maps and accommodations.

Open Water Checkout Dives


Location Directions Transportation & Accommodation
Gulliver's Lake


Click here for maps.

You will need to arrange your own transportation and accommodation. Feel free to ask the staff at Aquarius Scuba for advice.

Admission and parking fee: $8

Rental Duration Price What is included?
  One weekend (You will need to pick up the gear before the weekend)


All rentals are included.

Tank, air fills, regulator, BCD, wet bag, soft weights, 7mm wetsuit, gloves, dive computer, and mask/fins/snorkel.

Please Note: you may have to refill your tanks at Aquarius Scuba after the Saturday dives. *All fills are complimentary*


Open Water Checkouts  Locations
We have numerous opportunities down south in the spring, fall and winter, where you can complete the 4 open water dives during one of our tropical dive trips. Click Here for more info! Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba, Honduras, Belize, San Andres, Bonaire, etc.


  • We love scuba diving! Scuba is our passion and we will help you become a confident diver
  • SAFETY is our #1 priority!
  • Over 30 years of experience in the Scuba Industry
  • Ontario's Leading Dive Centre
  • Largest inventory and brand selection in the GTA
  • All Aquarius Scuba Instructors are PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers or higher
  • We use a 17 ft. deep Olympic size swimming pool for training and practice
  • We teach computers!
  • DAN Diver Insurance for your Open Water Checkout dives
  • Money-Back Guarantee!
  • No Hidden fees

For group rates on training please contact the store at 416.604.4203

*Prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include applicable taxes

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