Open Water Course

Book Your Dives

  • $ 150.00 CAD $ 150.00 CAD

Why train with us?

  • Low student to instructor ratios : 3 or 4 students per instructor both in the pool and ocean

  • Our retail store is located downtown.

  • Diving courses available all year-round. Private courses available.

  • We teach children 10 years and older.

  • Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.

Mixing Dive Teams

We are happy to introduce mixed dive groups at Diving Sports! We will be allowing free divers and scuba divers on the same boat charters to enjoy our local waters and share different experiences.

Diving in a Drysuit :

If you wish to rent a drysuit for our fun dives you are required to have a drysuit specialty certification or have done some drysuit training directly through us. If you haven't tried it yet, have a look at our Drysuit Specialty Courses! We'll teach you everything you need to know.

Equipment Rental :

Diving Sports can provide all the necessary gear for rent during your dive trip except a mask and snorkel. Personal gear such as computer and dive light, although not always mandatory, are highly recommended and are available in the dive shop.

Transportation :

Currently we will be able to transport all rental equipment to and from dive sites, however we will not be able to provide transportation for individuals and will be requiring divers to meet us at the dive sites.


Having a buddy, someone to train or dive with is not required as divers will always be ‘buddied’ up if alone but there are discounts available for more than one student signing up. The discount is applied by ‘adding a buddy’ at the bottom of the sign up process.

Fun Dives:

It’s in the name, we are going fun diving! We organize guided fun dives for Scuba Divers and Free Divers of all experience levels so if you are unfamiliar with our local dive sites or don’t have a dive buddy to go diving with we have got you covered. We decide on the dive site based on diver experience and overall preference. One of the best parts about fun diving is being able to relax with a group of divers and tell stories and have a good time.

Boat Charters with New World Diving:

We will be meeting at 8:00am at dock in Horseshoe Bay. We will spend sometime to set up equipment and get organized on the boat before departing. Dives will be about 45min - 1hr at each dive site we choose. There is always an hour surface interval between dives so divers will want to bring lots of food and water to eat and drink, although usually hot soup is provided. We have lots of options for all experience levels of divers so there will always be something for everyone to enjoy. After the 2 dives we are usually back at the shop between 3pm and 4pm.

Day Trips:

Our longer day trips will be taking you to different dives sites around the coast so you can explore more diving in BC. We are going to places like Sunshine Coast, or Vancouver Island for the day to experience some new diving. Usually those days will start early, meeting at the shop if you need transportation, then catching the ferry to drive to the dive site. We have different trips for shore diving and boat diving, but all will get you home in time for dinner!

Weekend Trips:

We are planning lots of local trips around BC, usually to Vancouver Island, to access some of the best diving in the world. Trips our staff love take us to Nanaimo for their walls and wrecks, Campbell River for the diverse walls and wildlife fed by tremendous current and of course Port McNeil and Port Hardy (commonly known as God’s Pocket). Our longer trips will vary in length since distance is a factor as well as how much diving you are able to do depends a lot on the tides and time of year. Some bigger trips are so amazing you have to spend a day or two more to make sure you can experience as much as possible.

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