The personalized scuba program arms you with the latest educational technologies and allows you to dive on your time. When utilizing the personal scuba format, you customize the program to your schedule. All you need to do is attend 3 hours or pool diving, academic review sessions and then complete 2 days of diving.
Tuition: $869.00 + Tax for one person $769.00 per person + Tax for two or three people
Price includes use of all scuba equipment with drysuit, your own PADI Open Water Manual, PADI Open Water DVD and dive tables which are yours to keep as a reference after the program.
Due to the importance of fit and comfort, it is strongly recommend that students supply their own personal equipment (mask, snorkel and fins). These items may be purchased at a special Ocean Quest student rate.
*Pool subject to availability
Why Learn to Dive at Ocean Quest?
Most dive centre’s teach course through PADI, however, this does not mean that all courses are the same. At Ocean Quest, we focus on details that will make learning to dive easier and more enjoyable. We have developed our reputation by offering the most fun and comprehensive PADI learn to dive beginner programs in Greater Vancouver.
The Ocean Quest Difference…
Quality Instruction/Experienced Instructors
Ocean Quest is the only dive training facility in the Greater Vancouver owned and operated by a Platinum PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer).
In 2006, PADI commenced a new recognition program acknowledging active PADI Course Directors around the Globe. Greg is one of less than 50 PADI Course Directors in the world to earn the highest recognition available – Platinum! Greg has earned the Platinum Award consecutively every year.
Our lead instructors hold ratings beyond basic instructor and have been actively training divers for up to 18 years!!
Ocean Quest is the most accredited PADI Dive Centre in Greater Vancouver as it is only one of two dive centres in Canada (the other is in Montreal) to earn PADI's highes dive centre rating - the PADI Career Development Centre. In addition, Ocean Quest holds the PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre, PADI National Geographic Dive Centre and TecRec Centre Ratings.
Ocean Quest is the only dive training facility in Greater Vancouver registered with the Private Career Training Institutions of BC (PCTIA).
In 2010, Ocean Quest received the Diver Acquisition Award by PADI as one of the top three dive centres in Canada for entry level training!
Consistent Instructor Staff
You will have the same instructors involved throughout your whole course. This ensures that student’s skill levels are tracked throughout the program by the same instructional staff and allows instructors to recognize and focus on student’s strengths and weaknesses.
Many stores use a “Modular Format" to teach their programs which means you will have different instructors throughout your program.
Quality Diving Equipment
Good equipment is essential to be comfortable as a diver. This is why Ocean Quest stocks its rental department with quality dive gear including Weight Integrated BCD’s and quality Whites Drysuits.
New for 2013! Ocean Quest has added a full fleet of warm and toasty drysuit undergarments. Special rental price for Ocean Quest students $35.00 (Reg. $50.00).
We haul the gear
We will transport the equipment back and forth to the pool and ocean dives saving you time and effort!!
Many stores make you responsible for transporting all of the equipment to and from the dive store before and after all pool and ocean dives.
We want to make diving easier for you. Our special student rates on rentals and purchases making diving affordable.
Organized dives / Active Diving Community
Every weekend we conduct free organized dives to make getting out diving easy after your course is complete, PADI Divemaster and buddies provided!! We also conduct boat charters every month in Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. Ocean Quest always has an active group who are always looking for new dive buddies.
Most important…we make diving FUN!!!
At Ocean Quest, we have not forgotten that the reason people want to dive to have fun. This is why we go the extra mile in everything we do to ensure that all of our students and customers have a great time!