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AquaSub Scuba Diving Centre - Richmond Hill

Rescue-Dive Course, Advanced Open Water Course, or PADI Open Water Course at AquaSub Scuba Diving Centre (Half Off)

The Fine Print

  • Expires Jun 5th, 2013.
  • Limit 1 per person per option, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 7-day cancellation notice or $75 fee may apply. Must be 10 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by adult. Must sign waiver and medical forms. PADI certification picture card and elearning not included but are required for course completion. Equipment rentals not included. Must be able to swim/float for a minimum of 10 minutes.
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Questions and Answers 15 questions

Q:

hello, I'm interested in the rescue diver course. Could you tell me where the OW portion is held? What is the average temperature of the water for June, July, Aug, Sept in that water? Are dives done from shore or from a boat? What are the hours/times for the pool and OW day? What type of tank must be rented for both days? Thank you!

N F.  asked on  Jun 4, 2012

A:

Thanks for the question!

For specific scheduling inquiries, feel free to call directly at (905) 883-3483.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jun 4, 2012

Q:

Hi, I have never learn diving before and I want to know if this deal is for me . How many levels are there in order for me to get the certificate? Thx

Amy W.  asked on  Jun 2, 2012

A:

Hi Amy! The PADI Open Water Course is the first level of certification. This course is for people like you who are new to diving. It will certify you to dive to 60ft with a buddy and teach you all the foundational skills of scuba. The certification card is internationally recognized so you'll be able to dive the world! The Open Water Diver certification will also enable to you to take continuing education such as the Advanced and Rescue course. Thanks for the question!

AquaSub S.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 3, 2012

Q:

I'm interested in the Advanced Open Water course but wanted to know more about the timing and location of the checkout dives. Do you run them every weekend? Where do you go? Also, how many students do you take for an AOW class?

Eli F.  asked on  Jun 1, 2012

A:

Thanks for the question!

You can find a full schedule with locations by going here.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jun 1, 2012

A:

Hi Eli! Definitely check out the calendar by following the link Andy provided above for upcoming course dates. We have weekly local dives that we do. Some are from shore and some are from a boat. On these weekly dives you can collect up the 5 dives for your advanced course. Alternatively we do have some weekends where we go to Tobermory or Brockville for the weekend and you can get all 5 dives done. For the advanced dives the ratio varies depending on the dive. We normally maintain a low 2:1 ratio for the deep dive. Classes are usually 2-6 divers.

AquaSub S.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 1, 2012

Q:

Do I have to be a good swimmer to take any scuba diving classes?

Asif H.  asked on  Jun 1, 2012

A:

Thanks for the question!

As a general rule, it is beneficial to be a good swimmer but not absolutely required. However, scuba certifications have requirements that require endurance and strong swimming skills. Hope that helps to clarify!

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jun 1, 2012

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Hi Asif! Andy is correct, there are swimming requirements for scuba diving certification. During the course you would need to be able to spend 10mins in the deep end of the pool, not touching the wall and without a floatation device. There is also a 300m snorkel swim. So to answer your question, you don't have to be a great swimmer but you do need to be very comfortable in the water.

AquaSub S.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 1, 2012

Q:

I am located in San Diego, CA so can I still get this deal and come to a "PADI certified" center over here?

Ramsey A.  asked on  Jun 1, 2012

A:

This deal is only valid in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jun 1, 2012

Q:

Hi There. I am an open water diver and have been diving in Mexico and Caribbean. I have always rented everything and don't have any equipment. Assuming I want to rent everything from you, what is the total cost of completing everything required to do the advanced open water diver course. I basically want to know what the additional costs on top of the groupon coupon are. Thanks

Ershad K.  asked on  May 31, 2012

A:

Hi Ershad! Glad to hear that you're interested in upgrading your certification. On top of the the Groupon deal you will need to pay for the eLearning and PIC envelope which is $170. For equipment rentals for the dives, assuming you have nothing, you're looking at $200. The 5 dives for the Advanced can be done on a variety of our local dives. Some of these dives are done from boats and some from shore. If you choose to do some of the boat dives you will also need to pay the charter fee on average is $30/dive. You can also complete these dives on one of our group trips down south. We're heading to Cuba in June and Florida in September. Of course the cost of the trip would be extra. You can check out our group trips at www.aquasubtravel.com. Hope to see you out diving soon!

AquaSub S.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 31, 2012

Q:

One last question. The in pool training is 1 day or 2?

J L.  asked on  May 31, 2012

A:

The pool dives are done over 2 days.

AquaSub S.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 31, 2012

Q:

Thanks for the quick response. Just to confirm the total cost of getting your PADI certificate would be $170 for the eLearning $115 for the pool portion (2 days in the pool?) and 4 open water dives. $200 for rentals for each open water dive days. and the cost of the PADI certification picture card (how much is that?) So approximately $685 for everything?

J L.  asked on  May 31, 2012

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This should make it clearer... Total cost $485 = $115 groupon deal + $170 eLearning & PIC envelope (PADI certification picture card) + $200 rentals for the weekend (so for all 4 open water dives) Cheers, Jess

AquaSub S.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 31, 2012

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How many days does it take to do 4 open water dives? Can you do them all in one day or do you have to spread them out over multiple days? Thanks.

J L.  asked on  May 31, 2012

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The 4 open water dives can be done over 2 days. We offer them every second weekend through the summer. You do 2 dives Saturday and 2 dives Sunday. You can also complete the open water dives on one of our tropical trips. We'll be heading to Cuba in June and Florida in September. Obviously the cost of the trips would be extra. You can find info about our group trips on our travel site www.aquasubtravel.com under group trips.

AquaSub S.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 31, 2012

Q:

If I have already done the in class sessions and the first open water dive for my cert, can i still purchase this? Does this include all necessary equipment?

Abigail H.  asked on  May 31, 2012

A:

Hi Abigail! YES you can still purchase this deal to finish up your training. To complete your open water dives it is normally $150 so this deal at $115 is still a savings. How long has it been since you did the pool training and the open water dive?

AquaSub S.  from  Merchant  replied on  May 31, 2012

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