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Open Water

Learn to scuba dive with Dirty Adventures and explore the underwater world!

Whether you’re seeking to explore a shipwreck, wanting to take beautiful pictures of coral reefs and marine life, or looking for a new challenge, then scuba diving is for you! The PADI Open Water Diver course is the gateway to new adventures underwater and a life-changing experience.

In this course, you breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. The course has three components: theory, pool training, and open water training. The best bit? Your Open Water Diver certification is for life! Over 70% of the earth is covered with water. Come see what’s out there today!


Open Water Referral

Want to complete your scuba training in paradise?


Save time on your vacation by completing the theory and pool training components here in Canada before heading down to warm tropical waters to finish your certification! Contact us and reserve your seat today!

$500 + HST

Full Open Water Course

3 day Weekday 
2 day Weekend

Ready to explore what’s in our backyard? We run courses regularly throughout the summer. Once you’re done, you could even join us on a dive trip! Contact us to book your spot if you’re ready to take the plunge today!


$900 + HST


2024 course dates

Open Water

May 26

June 2/15

June 29/30

Aug 3/4

Aug 17/18

Aug 19/20

Sept 7/8

Oct 5/6


Don't see a date you want? Email us with your availability!

We are always adding classes on demand, so do check our calendar to see if there are any additional dates scheduled as well.

If you have your own pool, we can run classes on a day that suits you.


What is the minimum age requirement?

All students need to be 10 years old or older on the day they begin their course.


Do you offer e-learning?

Yes! We offer e-learning as the default; if you would like a more traditional format (paper textbook), please let us know.


Why are you more expensive than other dive stores in the GTA?

We limit our class sizes to 3 students, so our students can learn scuba in a safe environment and everyone gets the attention they need. 


Where do you conduct your courses?

Our pool training sessions are conducted at a private pool, and our open water training sessions are held at Sun Retreats Flamborough (Guillvers’ Lake) in Hamilton, ON.


What is included in the course price?

  • Full scuba equipment rental (buoyancy compensator, wetsuit, fins, tank, weights)

  • Certification fees


What is NOT included in the course price?

  • Personal equipment (mask, snorkel)

  • Full open water course: entry fees for your open water dives

  • Open water referrals: certification dives at your destination

  • Additional pool or open water training dives if deemed necessary by our instructors

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