Open Water Course
Why train with us?
Low student to instructor ratios : 3 or 4 students per instructor both in the pool and ocean
Our retail store is located downtown.
Diving courses available all year-round. Private courses available.
We teach children 10 years and older.
Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.
What is Included in the Course :
Diving Sports includes the price of tuition, eLearning material, and certification fees. Students are responsible for their own personal equipment and gas fills for the course.
Equipment Requirements :
Students are required to be proficient diving with 2 Primary cylinders, either doubles backmount or sidemount, before the start of the course. Students will be required to have appropriate cylinders for a decompression mix with oxygen cleaned regulators. These may be rented out for the course.
Transport can be provided from our shop to the dive site. We have our shop van (limited to a 4 passenger maximum capacity). Available passenger places in the shop van will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Who is this course for:
The Extended Range Diver Course provides the training and experience necessary including proper techniques, equipment requirements, and hazards of deep air diving, to competently utilize air for dives up to 50 metres/165 feet that require staged decompression, using Nitrox and or mixtures of oxygen during decompression. Two cylinders for decompression will be used during the course. **Since "deepair" is not always considered advisable because of narcosis, we will only be achieving a maximum depth of 50m during the course.**
This course is the stepping stone to diving with Trimix and planning dives deeper than 200ft/60m.
What You Will Learn:
A large focus will be on in-water timed (equipment failures) and problem solving. Divers will be exposed to a number of different gas mixtures, both as bottom gas and in Deco cylinders during decompression. Divers will learn to complete a range of skills, and will have to demonstrate competence and comfort in water.
We will spend 1-2 days in class. You have the option to do eLearning or purchase the manual only (this will affect the amount of class required) so you may choose the option that is best for you.
After finishing the class portion of the course we will be spending 3 days in the ocean, with 6 dives minimum. You will be building on what you learned during your first TDI course to extend you diving to the practical limit of air.
If more dives are required to meet the instructors standards we will plan more days in the ocean as needed.