What you are going to learn

The first step to getting your certification is to  complete the academic potion of the course online following. by one-weekend session at our World Class dive training facility in Richmond Hill. In one weekend you will complete the PADI certified Open Water Diver course . Scuba 2000 is the only dive training facility in the GTA that has its own private training pool on site.  We are proud to say that we are rated as a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, meaning you can be sure our training is of the highest standard and in line with global standards.


once you complete the PADI e-learning or PADI touch programs online, we will schedule a weekend pools esion where you will learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank.

The last part is 4 open water certification dives generally taking place over 1 weekend from June to October


What You’ll Need?


  • Must be at least 10 years of age
  • Be able to float or tread water for 10 minutes and
  • Be in good physical health (Review the medical form HERE)
  • A bathing suit and a towel

What Do I Need?

  • Just bring a bathing suit and a towel. 

Weekend Schedule

  • Weekend Schedule eLearning Option

    Saturday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    For eLearning students, the approximate duration
    of the PADI online theory is 6-8 hours.

    Please Note: You must complete 4 Open Water dives within 1 year of your pool training to receive your PADI Open Water Diver certification.
    If it has been longer than a year, you will need to successfully complete a Refresher course before you can do the open water certification dives.

If you answer “YES” to any of the questions in the Medical Questionnaire , please allow enough time to obtain a physician’s signed approval.

  • Open Water certification dives are available from June until October.
      • Tobermory Cert Dives:
        • July 18th 2020
        • Aug 1st 2020
        • Sep 5th 2020
        • Sep 19th 2020
      • Local Cert Dives:
        • July 11th 2020
        • July 25th 2020
        • Aug 8th 2020
        • Aug 22nd 2020
        • Sep 26th 2020
  • Open Water certification are also available on our Tropical Dive Trips.

Book your course with us and get:

  • $75 Voucher towards purchase of a Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots Package.
  • $50 Voucher towards purchase of a dive computer.
  • $50 Voucher towards purchase of a PADI Continuing Education Course
  • FREE one-year membership to Scuba 2000’s Dive Team Pool (Value $99)
    See Dive Team benefits HERE
  • FREE access to our in-house tropical pool every see schedule HERE All Gear included!

Scuba 2000
Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada