What you are going to learn

The first step to getting your certification is to attend a 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 (academic and pool requirements). Scuba 2000 is the only dive training facility in the GTA that has its own private training pool on site.  Our weekend course is all-inclusive, that means we provide all of the books, materials, and gear you need for the weekend (we even provide lunch!). There are no hidden costs involved. You won’t need to rent gear for the class and pool sections of the course as we supply this for you free of charge.

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.


Scuba 2000 Training program is designed to fit your needs – You can decide how to learn the academics. Do you wish to participate and be part of a classroom experience, ask questions and get answers? Then join us in the classroom with our Certified Instructors every weekend.

Alternatively, if you prefer to learn by watching videos on your smartphone, tablet or laptop? We offer PADI e-learning or PADI touch programs.

We also accommodate students with special needs, simply call us, and we will work with you to accommodate your needs.

Our list of certified teachers and instructors speak French, Cantonese, Italian, Spanish and some other languages and training may be conducted in your preferred language, just call us and lets make this work.

You will learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank.


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?

  • We provide all the equipment you will need for the weekend (even lunch)!
  • Just bring a bathing suit and a towel. 

Weekend Schedule

  • Weekend Schedule Classroom Option

    Saturday – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • 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.

Private Course Option:

If you cannot make it on a weekend or if you prefer a Private Course Option or tailored options are available. Simply call and speak to a staff member at Scuba 2000.Tailored to meet your schedule and needs


Please Note: You must complete 4 Open Water dives within 1 year of your class and 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.

Medical Questionnaire, 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.
  • 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