Welcome to the most popular scuba course in the world, the PADI Open Water Diver course. Many of our students want to do the academic and confined water training of the Open Water course here at Aquarius Scuba, but complete the four Open Water training dives in warmer waters at another PADI facility. You can do this through our Open Water Referral Course.
Complete your Open Water Referral course in Toronto in just a weekend!
Course Duration for Classroom Option 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday) 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Sunday)
**Please allow enough time to review the PADI materials before you come to class. For eLearning students, the approximate duration of the PADI online theory is 6-8 hours. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions in the Medical Questionnaire, please allow enough time to obtain a physician’s signed approval.**
Classroom and pool training sessions with PADI Instructors
Chosen PADI training materials
PADI Diver’s Log and Training Record (referral form sign by Instructor) for your 4 open water certification dives
Full equipment rental (tank, regulator, BCD, weights, and mask/fins/snorkel)
Dive Computer Simulator Access Card
$100in Gift Certificates towards purchase of a new Dive Computer, BCD, Regulator, or Mask-Fins-Boots-Snorkel Package PLUS a PADI Continuing Education Course
FREE 1 year membership to Aquarius Scuba pool practice at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool (a $150 value)
Full Open Water Course
$450.00 – $1,500.00
Become a PADI Open Water Diver in Toronto in only two weekends!
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!
**PLEASE NOTE: You will need to provide your own mask, fins, and snorkel for the Open Water checkout dives. These can be either rented ($50) or purchased from the store with your coupon at a special student-only discounted price.**
Please allow enough time to review the PADI materials before you come to class. For eLearning students, the approximate duration of the PADI online theory is 6-8 hours. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions in the Medical Questionnaire, please allow enough time to obtain a physician’s signed approval.
Classroom and pool training sessions with PADI Instructors
4 Open Water Checkout dives with PADI Instructors
Certification Card (certification fee is 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
Full equipment rental for confined water dives (tank, air fills, regulator, BCD, wet bag, weight belt, mask/fins/snorkel) and scuba equipment rental for open water checkout dives (2 tanks, air fills, regulator, BCD, wet bag, weight belt, 7mm wetsuit, dive computer)
$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)
Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but are not quite ready to take the plunge into a scuba certification course, then Discover Scuba Diving is for you! This intro to the world of scuba will let you try it and see if you like it. Our version of this program is conducted in a safe and fun pool environment.
While not an actual scuba certification, Discover Scuba Diving will teach you how to use scuba equipment in both shallow and deep waters and allow you to get a quick and easy taste of what it is like to explore the underwater world.
Group packages are available, please call for more info: 416-604-4203
Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.
Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Dive shops appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you’re ready to dive in.
If you can’t access ReActivate, or can’t access in your language your PADI Instructor can still complete a scuba skills review with you, and you can refresh your diving knowledge with a Scuba Tune-Up manual.
*Your PADI certification does not expire. Participation in PADI ReActivate™ is not mandatory, but recommended as an easy way to refresh your foundational scuba safety knowledge and skills if you haven’t been diving in a while. Divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a “ReActivated thru” date on it.
Using ReActivate Touch (for tablets or mobile devices) or ReActivate Online (for your personal computer), you’ll immerse yourself in dive scenarios and make decisions that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Move through ReActivate at your own pace and delve deeper into topics when you need or want to.
In the water, your PADI Professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review.
Participation in PADI ReActivate™ is not mandatory, but recommended. If you choose to ReActivate™, we will send you the link via email.
Want to refresh your Rescue Diver skills? Sign up for the Rescue Refresher course and we will refresh all the rescue skills and scenarios you learned in your PADI Rescue Diver course. After all, these are confidence skills you hope you never use but never want to forget.
Open Water Certification Dives
$150.00 – $325.00
Have you already completed the class and pool training less than 1 year ago? All you need now is your 4 open water checkout dives. The 4 open water checkout dives have to be done out in the open waters, such as a lake, river or ocean. We do our open water dives in a safe and fun environment, Gulliver’s Lake, where we built our very own 20×20 training platform for you to use and feel more comfortable while completing your skills. During the open water checkout dives, your Instructor will be testing you on the skills that you have learned during the pool portion of the Class & Pool course. Once you have successfully completed all the skills, you will be issued the PADI Open Water Diver certification card. How exciting is that?!
Complete your 4 open water checkout dives, in Toronto, in just a weekend.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Saturday) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Sunday)
Let‘s go diving!
$25.00 – $1,000.00
Give the gift of scuba! A perfect gift for a novice diver or an experienced professional.
Take the stress out of gift giving with an easy-to-order Aquarius Scuba gift card. Use it towards purchases of scuba services, equipment, training lessons and much more. With so many products and services available, a gift card can truly be a delightful gift for anyone.
Emergency Oxygen Provider
$100.00 – $149.99
Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.
There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.
PADI materials not included.
Private Scuba Lessons
$199.00 – $850.00
Learn to SCUBA the easy way, with private instruction that is fun, safe and tailored to your individual needs, lifestyle and schedule. All of our courses are available either in a private or semi-private option, for only an additional $100 per session. Hire your very own professional scuba instructor, and get your Open Water certification on your own schedule and at your own pace. We’ll make you a smart and confident diver in no time!
Advanced Buoyancy & Trim
One of the biggest keys to being able to truly and comfortably relax and enjoy your time underwater is achieving pinpoint buoyancy control. The basic buoyancy control skills taught in open water class, fin pivots, and hovering are only the beginning. Ultimate buoyancy control, and all the benefits that come with it (lower air consumption, less fatigue, longer and more comfortable dives) are earned with practice and experience, but you can accelerate the learning process with our tips and an easy in-water test.
Weighting and Trim
Effortless buoyancy control really comes down to two key factors:
Finding the just-right amount of weight
Finding the best way to wear all that weight and gear on your body to achieve proper trim.
This course will help you achieve that proper weighting and trim, so you can improve and/or fine-tune your buoyancy to prevent damage to the underwater world.