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  • PADI - Open Water Referral

PADI - Open Water Referral

Learn in our private on-site tropical pool

Going on vacation?  Want to dive?  

A PADI Open Water Referral allows you to complete most of your scuba training with us and finish your certification dives anywhere in the world.
As part of the PADI Open Water Referral course you will complete part one and part two with us as listed below. 

•    Part One: Academic Modules, Knowledge Reviews & Exams . 
•    Part Two: Confined Water Dives or Pool Skills
•    Part Three: Open Water Certification Dives (4 to be completed in open water – lake/ocean)

We will provide you with referral paperwork to take on vacation with you to finish your dives.

Rather than spending hours of precious vacation time in a classroom watching videos, completing paperwork and taking exams, take the PADI Open Water Referral Course with us and arrive ready to DIVE!!  

If you’d like more info watch the video below.



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All Gear included*



* Mask and snorkel are not included.  We offer a special price for our students.


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The first step to getting your certification is to attend a one-weekend session at our World Class dive training facility in Richmond Hill.
In one weekend you will complete the PADI certified Open Water Diver course (academic and pool requirements).
Scuba 2000 is the only dive training facility in the GTA that has its own on-site private training pool.  Our weekend course is all-inclusive, that means we provide all of the books, materials, and gear* you need for the weekend. There are no hidden costs involved.
You won’t need to rent gear for the class and pool sections of the course as we supply this for you free of charge.


* Mask and snorkel are not included - we offer a special price for our students.

We are proud to say that we are rated as a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, meaning you can be sure our training is of the highest standard and in line with global standards.


Take a look at the skills you’ll be developing during the confined water training:



1. Knowledge Development
During the first phase of your scuba lessons, you'll learn the basic principles of scuba diving such as:
•    What to consider when planning dives.
•    How to choose the right scuba gear for you.
•    Underwater signals and other diving procedures.
You'll learn this valuable information by reading it in the PADI Open Water Diver Manual or by using the PADI Open Water Diver eLearning. At the end of each chapter, you'll answer questions about the material to ensure you understand it. Along the way, let your PADI Instructor know if there is anything you don't understand. At the end of the course, you’ll take a final exam that ensures you have thorough knowledge of scuba diving basics.
You'll also watch videos that preview the scuba skills you'll practice in a swimming pool or pool-like environment. In addition to the video, your instructor will demonstrate each skill for you.

2. Confined Water Dives
This is what it’s all about – diving. You'll develop basic scuba skills in a pool or in confined water – a body of water with pool-like conditions, such as off a calm beach. The basic scuba skills you learn during your certification course will help you become familiar with your scuba gear and become an underwater explorer. Some of the essential skills you learn include:
•    Setting up your scuba gear.
•    How to get water out of your mask.
•    Entering and exiting the water.
•    Buoyancy control.
•    Basic underwater navigation.
•    Safety procedures.
You'll practice these skills with an instructor until you're comfortable. When you're ready, it's time for your underwater adventure to begin at an open water dive site.

After your confined water dives, you'll head to open water, where you and your instructor will make four dives, usually over two days. On these dives you'll get to explore the underwater world. You'll apply the skills you learned in confined water while enjoying what the local environment has to offer. Most student divers complete these dives close to home, but there is an option for finishing your training while on holiday. Your PADI Instructor can explain how you can be referred to another PADI Instructor in a different location.



Scuba 2000 Training program is designed to fit your needs – you can decide how to learn the academics. Do you want to be part of a classroom experience, ask questions and get answers? Then join us in the classroom with our PADI Certified Instructors every weekend.

Alternatively, if you prefer to learn by watching videos on your smartphone, tablet or laptop, we offer PADI E-Learning.

We also accommodate students with special needs, simply call us, and we will work with you to accommodate your needs.

Our list of certified teachers and instructors speak French, Cantonese, Italian, Spanish and some other languages and training may be conducted in your preferred language, just call us and lets make this work.


What You’ll Need?


Must be at least 10 years of age

Be able to float or tread water for 10 minutes

Be in good physical health (Review the Medical Form HERE)



Weekend common schedule Classroom Option

Saturday – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Weekend common schedule E-Learning Option

Saturday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

For E-Learning students, the approximate duration
of the PADI online theory is 6-8 hours.


If you cannot make it on a weekend or if you prefer a Private Course, tailored options are available. Simply call and speak to a dive professional at Scuba 2000.

Please Note: You must complete 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 certification dives.


Medical Questionnaire

If you answer “YES” to any of the questions in the Medical Questionnaire , please allow enough time to obtain a physician’s signed approval.


Open Water certification dives are available from June until October.

Open Water certification are also available on our Tropical Dive Trips.


Price Includes

•    Classroom and pool training sessions with PADI certified Instructors
•    All necessary PADI training materials.
•    PADI Diver’s Log or Training Record -
E-Learners would can purchase an PADI Dive Log as the E-Learning suite comes with an online log book only
•    Full equipment rentals (tank, regulator, BCD, weights, and fins) -  Masks and Snorkels are not provided and must be purchased.
•    Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance for 6 months  from the start date of the course.
•    Small classes with a ratio of 4:10.  (8 students: 1 Insgtructor and 1 Divemaster). 
•    A free one-year membership to Scuba 2000’s Dive Team Pool - see full Dive Team benefits HERE

Special offers for groups - call us for more details

Private lessons available (for an additional fee)


Why Choose Us?

•    We are a one stop shop with EVERYTHING a diver needs, Even an on-site training pool!
•    SAFETY is our #1 priority!
•    Over 30 Years of experience in the Scuba Industry

Book your course with us and get:

•   $100 Voucher towards purchase of a Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots Package. (Can be divided into $50.00 towards Mask and Fins and $50.00 towards Boots and Snorkel)

•   $50 Voucher towards purchase of a dive computer.

•   $50 Voucher towards purchase of a PADI Continuing Education Course

•   FREE one-year membership to Scuba 2000’s Dive Team Pool (Value $99) - See Dive Team benefits HERE

•   FREE* access to our on-site tropical pool - see schedule HERE All Gear* included!  *(Mask and Snorkel not included)

No hidden fees or extra costs

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