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 a private training pool right inside our store.  Our weekend course is fully all-inclusive, that means we provide all of the books, materials, and gear you need for the weekend (we even provide lunch!). 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. As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, you can be sure our training is top notch. We cap our in-water student-to-leader ratio at 4:1, so you get the individualized instruction you need

We guarantee you will succeed.


Scuba 2000 Training program is designed to fit your needs – You can decide how to learn the academics. Do you like 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. Do you prefer to learn by watching videos on your smartphone, tablet or laptop? We offer PADI e-learning or  PADI touch programs. Do you have special needs?  Call us, we will accommodate. Do you speak French, Cantonese, Italian, Spanish…? You can learn in your preferred language. 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)

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

  • Saturday – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

E-Learning Option:

  • Academics on your own time from your phone, tablet, or laptop.
  • Two evening pool sessions 6:30-9:30 pm, or join us on the weekend.

Private Course Option:

  • Tailored to meet your schedule and needs

Scuba 2000
Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada