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PADI ONLINE - Open Water Diver Course

PADI ONLINE - Open Water Diver Course

Regular price $219.00 Sale

Get your PADI scuba certification ON THE GO with Oakville Divers Scuba Shop. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

Train with Oakville Divers

Our Oakville Divers scuba courses are designed to provide you with the best combination of diving theory and diving skills to make you a safe, confident, and comfortable SCUBA diver. As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional.

PADI eLearning lets you:

  • Learn by watching, listening, reading and interacting with a dynamic instructional program.
  • Access the material for one year, plus gain unlimited access to an online version of the course manual.
  • Contact Oakville Divers anytime you have a question about what you’re learning.
  • Get in the water quickly – applying what you’ve learned – when you meet with your PADI Instructor.


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (classroom, eLearning, Touch - Android or iOS) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives (in lake) to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives (off our custom dive boat) to use your skills and explore!

How Long Will it Take?

The eLearning online theory requires approximately 6 to 8 hours. 2-3 in water training sessions are required (depending upon schedule). Our in water training is currently being held off the shores of Lake Ontario in Oakville and Humber Bay Park. Different schedules are available. Contact our instructor to coordinate sessions.

(Please allow yourself adequate time before the first in water session to complete the online theory)

The 4 Open Water dives are conducted over a weekend (Saturday/Sunday) throughout the Spring and Summer. (Open Water certification dives are booked separately - cost is $285 + tax and includes all rentals and certification fees)

What Will I Need?

eLearning & Pool Program Course Fee Includes ($349.95):

  • PADI eLearning registration code (to access the online theory)
  • In water training with PADI Instructors and assistants
  • Scuba equipment provided (tank, regulator, bcd, weights)
  • PADI Referral Letter (for Open Water dives at a different location)
  • Access to our pool practice sessions (equipment included) any Wednesday evening, all year long (advanced registration required + extra charge) - once pool sessions continue.
  • Open Water Certification dives are extra.

eLearning Only Course Fee Includes (reg: $219.00):

  • PADI eLearning registration code (to access the online theory)
  • This option is great for anyone who plans to take the confined water training elsewhere or at a much later date. Confined water (in water) training still required and cost is extra.
  • Open Water Certification dives are extra.

PADI Open Water Diver Log and Training Record (available in store) - $21.95

Students are responsible for providing their own mask, snorkel and fins. Oakville Divers has a large selection of snorkeling and scuba gear and can help you select the most appropriate equipment for your needs. 

PADI Medical form must be completed. If you answer "YES" to any questions on the medical, please ensure you receive physicians approval prior to your start date.

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 11 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available. 

This is not a physical item. You will receive a code via email within 24 hours to logon to the PADI eLearning system.   

** Please note: Course fees are NON REFUNDABLE, but should you need to cancel, you may change to another date, or a store credit will be given.

NOTE: You have 1 year to complete your Open Water dives after your class and in water training. If it has been longer than a year, you will need to complete a refresher course before you can do the open water certification dives.