Toronto, Ontario, Canada   

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Learn to dive at SUCI

Congratulations to all our Open Water 2022 participants. Especially our 9 newly certified PADI Open Water Divers.

From left to right: 

Back Row: Li and Jennifer Kirkwood, Lauren, Ben and Jason Knight, Owen, Rick, Jaqueline, Peter Harris (recently Reactivated OW diver), Mackenzie Harris, Renee Schmidlechner, Jack, Nora

Front Row: Tori, Raimund, Richard Hedges, Michela Pirruccio, Laura Harris (our first Junior Open Water Diver). 

Our PADI Open Water Diver Course begins Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Open Water 2023 Brochure here

Course Includes:

  • Instruction by PADI Certified Instructors and Divemasters for 5 Confined Water dives and 4 Open Water dives
  • Equipment rentals and air fills for the 5 scheduled pool dives at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC)
  • PADI online eLearning course
  • Certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Receipt eligible for Education Tax Credit
  • SUCI Membership for the remainder of  2022 (a value of $150/year) including:
  • Access to all SUCI pool times at TPASC
  • Many opportunities to dive and practice with SUCI’s experienced divers and instructor team
  • Fun times at SUCI’s many social activities
Course Cost: $600

Our Fall Open Water Diver course begins Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Registration closes Wednesday March 15 , however, the sooner you register the sooner you can get started on your eLearning so don’t delay. Register here by completing our Membership form. Be sure to choose “Student in SUCI’s PADI Open Water Diver Course” in the Membership Category drop down. Your information will be forwarded to both Membership and the Open Water Training team who will help guide you through the process. 

Course Excludes:
  • Personal Scuba Equipment Required for the course (Budget $600)
      • Mask and snorkel
      • Open heel fins and wet boots
      • Weight belt and weights
      • Any wetsuits for pool sessions
    • Open Water Dive weekend (Budget $400)
      • Rental of full scuba equipment for weekend
      • Air fills for 2 tanks
      • Camping, meals and fuel

Course Dates 2023:

TENTATIVE Spring Open Water Dates will be firmed up when we plan our 2023 Dive Season. Start and end times may shift due to Covid-19 restrictions/protocols. We’ll endeavor to minimize any impact and keep you apprised of any changes.

Confined WaterWed. Mar 227:30 pm -11:00 pmTPASC Training PoolIntro and Module 1 eLearning completed
Dive 1
Wed. Apr 57:00 pm -10:00 pmTPASC Training PoolModule 2 eLearing completed
Dive 2
Wed. Apr 197:00 pm -10:00 pmTPASC Training PoolModule 3 eLearing completed
Dive 3
Wed. May 37:00 pm -10:00 pmTPASC Training PoolModule 4 eLearning completed
Dive 4
Wed. May 177:00 pm -10:00 pmTPASC Training PoolAll optional eLearning completed
Dive 5, Swim Skills and Quiz
Open Water PrepMon – Wed. Jun 5 – 7DaytimeScuba shop of choicePick up rental gear for upcoming dive weekend
Wed. Jun 76:45 pm – 9:30 pmTPASC Deep PoolRefresh skills while wearing rental gear
Open WaterSat. Jun 108:00 am – 5:00 pmMarmora, ONOW Dives 1 & 2
Sun. Jun 118:00 am – 5:00 pmMarmora, ONOW Dives 3 & 4
Mon. Jun 12DaytimeScuba shop of choiceReturn rental gear

Ready to get started? Complete our Membership Form and we’ll get back to you shortly. 

Need more information? Read our Open Water Diver Pamphlet. Contact