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Scuba 2000 is the most recognized dive centre in the GTA, with over 35 years of experience and thousands of certifications.
Our leaders, Dive Instructors and Divemasters  undergo rigorous training to ensure your scuba certification class is fun and safe.


PADI Open Water Diver
4 Certification Options


Get Certified

Complete all three parts the 
PADI course with us:

1- Academics

2- Pool practice 

3- Open water

Benefits: Take as much time as you need, become a memeber our local dive community, explore Ontario shipwrecks,and you will be fully certified for your next vacation. 

Start here finish there

If you want to get a head start on your scuba certification but prefer to complete your open water training dives on vacation, you can complete your Academics and pool practice with us and take the certification dives down south.

Benefits: You’ll minimize classroom time on vacation and gain more time to explore the underwater world. 

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Complete all three parts of your PADI scuba certification near home and get your Drysuit certification all at once.

Benefits: Take as much time as you need, become a memeber our local dive community, explore Ontario shipwrecks while staying warm and toasty.

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Benefits: Learn to scuba dive abroad where you want to start your underwater adventure and meet divers from other parts of the globe.

Complete all three parts of the course on vacation: knowledge development, pool practice and open water dives. If you want to save time and get a head start, with PADI e-learning to complete your independent study online before or during travel to minimize classroom time, then connect with your chosen Dive Shop to finish your certification. 

Start your E-Learning


The PADI Open WAter Course  has three components:

Academic – There are 2 options for this component:  In-Class or E-Learning.

The In-Class portion is spread over a weekend and completed with an instructor on-site at Scuba2000.

The E-Learning option is online and on average takes approximately 6 – 8 hours ( must be completed within 12 months of redemption of the e-learning code)

Confined Water Skills – These are completed at Scuba 2000 in our on-site tropical dive pool.  The skills take 2 days to complete and are usually completed over a weekend, unless a private class has been pre-arranged with the store. 

Open Water Dives – This is the last component, consists of 4 open water dives (conducted at lakes/ocean) and upon completion leads to a PADI Open Water Certification.  The duration of these 4 open water dives is 2 days. 

Once you complete all 3 components above you will earn an internationally recognized PADI Open Water Diver certification.  As an Open Water Certified Diver you will be able to dive with a buddy upto a maximum depth of 60 feet/18m

Padi Open Water


The Full PADI Open Water Course with Scuba 2000 Includes:

1. All Course Materials – 

- PADI E-Learning: Get started on your laptop or tablet and learn at your own pace, or

- In-Class: Get a textbook and attend in-class lessons by a certified Instructor.


2. Pool Training (Confined water skills):

2 days of pool training to master all the skills you will need for the open water.

Scuba Gear: All* scuba equipment used during your pool training is included.


*Exception: You must provide your own mask and snorkel – We offer a special price for those who would like to purchase quality gear.

Free unlimited additional Pool Training INCLUDED: Whether you need additional practice in the pool to prepare for the open water dives or if the instructor indicated that you require extra time to master a specific skill - Pool training sessions are available at NO extra cost – Join our dive pool sessions as necessary to ensure you are ready for your open water dives!


3.  Open Water Certification Dives:

Let’s go diving! Choose where you would like to complete your course: Lake Simcoe, Tobermory, Humber Bay, Hope & Christian Island or warm water tropical location


4. PADI Diver’s Log Book to log your dives and training.


5. Free Scuba 2000 Dive Team Membership (Value $99)

includes unlimited access to our on-site tropical dive pool.


6. Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance

for 6 months from the start date of the course


7. Referral form signed by an instructor

if you would like to complete your Open Water Dives in a tropical/other location


8. $100 voucher

towards the purchase of any Mask/Fins/Snorkel/Boots set.  Can be divided into 2 $50.00 vouchers.  1 for just Mask and Fins and 1 For Just Fins and Boots


9. $50 voucher

towards the purchase of any Dive Computer


10. FREE access to Scuba 2000 Dive Team Pool practice. (pay only for the air) all scuba gear included!


Group Package Prices 


Buddy Special Package
All THREE components $1149.95

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Private Open Water Course 
All THREE components Contact us

Prerequisite to start the course

Medical statement - Fill out this form

Min age 10 years old

Basic swimming ability is required


Price does not include

MAsk and snorkel, Rental gear for the open water certification dives - (There is a special rate of $169 available for students for the weekend).

Accommodation, transportation, food, parking & park fees



Why Choose Us To Learn To Dive


We have our own pool
Scuba 2000 features an on-site tropical dive pool that allows our divers to complete their weekend training all under one roof. There is no need to drive to a community centre or anywhere else to complete your training!

We run PADi Open Water courses almost every weekend
We all live busy lives and sometimes it can be hard to find open dates in your calendar. But have no fear, because at Scuba 2000 we run our PADI Open Water courses  almost every weekend.

We ensure small classes

We offer E-Learning & private / semi - private pool lessons
Not only do we offer E-Learning, but because we have our own on-site pool, we can schedule your course around your needs and schedule.


We've been in the business for over 30 years
We have been training divers across Ontario for over 30 years. 

We feature all-inclusive, transparent pricing
Our weekend Open Water Referral Course includes all official PADI materials, all classroom and pool training with a PADI-certified Instructor and Divemaster, equipment to use in the pool (excluding mask and snorkel), no-charge referral paperwork, dive team membership and DAN insurance for your open water dives.