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Buddy Special - Full Open Water Course

Buddy Special - Full Open Water Course

$1759.90 $1599.00

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Part Number:Buddy Special OW Manufacturer: PADI Canada



Save $159 when booking your Open Water Course with A buddy.

Going on vacation?  Want to dive?  

In the PADI Open Water Referral course you will complete all parts as listed below:

•    Part One: Academic Modules, Knowledge Reviews & Exams. 
•    Part Two: Confined Water Dives or Pool Skills
•    Part Three: Open Water Certification Dives 

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



The first step to getting your certification is to register for the PADI Certified Open Water Diver Referral course (academic and pool training).

Then attend a one-weekend session at our World Class dive training facility in Richmond Hill.  Scuba 2000 is the only dive training facility in the GTA that has its own on-site private training pool. 
You will be provided with all the books, materials and most of the gear you will need for the weekend.  You supply your own mask and snorkel; we supply the rest.  If you need to purchase a mask and snorkel, we offer a discount 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.



 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, your PADI Instructor will also be there to assist you with 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. 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 our pool.

The basic scuba skills you learn during your certification course will help you become familiar with your scuba gear and be comfortable underwater. Some of the essential skills you learn include:
•    Setting up your scuba gear.
•    How to clear water from 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.

3. Open Water Dives - Locally - (Barrie or Humber Bay)
After your confined water dives, you'll head to open water, where you and your instructor will make 4 dives, usually over two days.

On these dives you'll apply the skills you learned in the confined water. 




The Scuba 2000 Training program is designed to fit your needs.

How do you want to learn the academics?

Do you want to be part of a classroom? Then join us in the classroom with our PADI Certified Instructors every weekend.

Alternatively, if you prefer e-learning, we offer PADI E-Learning.  Study at your own pace at home and then learn your skills in the pool.

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




  • Must be at least 10 years of age.
  • Be able to swim 200 meters/feet.
  • Be able to float or tread water for 10 minutes.

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


Common weekend schedule for the Classroom Option

  • Saturday – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Common weekend schedule for the 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 (additional fees apply). 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.

If you choose to do your Open Water Certification Dives with Scuba 2000: 

  • Local Open Water certification dives are available from June until October.
  • Open Water certification dive are also available on our Tropical Dive Trips.



•    Classroom and pool training sessions with PADI certified Instructors
•    All necessary PADI training materials.
•    4 certification dives (over 2 days) - Rental gear for the certification dives not included in the price ($150 for the weekend).
•    PADI Diver’s Log or Training Record 
•    Full equipment rentals (tank, regulator, BCD, weights, and fins) - Mask and snorkel not included 
•    Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance for 6 months  from the start date of the course.
•    Small classes (ratio of 4:1) 
•    A free one-year membership to Scuba 2000’s Dive Team Pool 

Private lessons available (for an additional fee)


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

•   $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 $149) - See Dive Team benefits HERE

•  Access to our on-site tropical pool.  Pay for just the air - see schedule HERE All Gear* included!  *(You provide your own mask and snorkel) 

Vouchers can not be used for on-sale and clearance items. Valid for 6 months from the course starting date.

Special offers for groups - call us for more details.

Additional Fees

  • For Private lessons - contact us for details.
  • Rental gear for the certification dives not included in the price ($189 for the weekend).
  • air fill unless filled at Scuba 2000, Park fees, parking, travel, charters and accommodation.


 •    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

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