During class and pool sessions, you will learn the basic principles of scuba diving, equipment preparation and care, and basic scuba skills.
No prior scuba diving experience is needed. You'll learn everything you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba.
This course certifies you to dive to a maximum of 18m/60ft, and allows you to dive anywhere in the world!
WHERE YOU WILL DIVE
After two pool sessions in Campbell River, you will take to the ocean on our luxury dive vessel Ocean Guardian for four ocean dives with your instructor. Getting in and out of the water has never been easier... our boat has a diver lift! Warm up between dives with hot chocolate in the heated cabin - that also has a washroom!
You will dive at sites around Campbell River and Quadra Island such as Lone Tree Island, Row and be Damned, Octopus' Garden, Grouse Island, and Argonaut Wharf.
Want to do your ocean dives somewhere warm? Ask us about a tropical referral!
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
The marine life around Campbell River is vibrant and colourful, with walls of soft corals, sponges, and anemones. We often find schools and perch and rockfish, lingcod, nudibranchs, and in the summer the bull kelp grows in dense forests. On the surface, you may spot humpback whales, orcas, sealions, and harbour seals.
If you're lucky, you'll get to see our favorite animals such as Grunt Sculpins, Wolfeels, and Giant Pacific Octopus!
AFTER THE COURSE
Enjoy deals on gear rentals and join us on weekly charters to world-class dive sites around Discovery Passage!