At Aqua SubScuba Diving Centre, students train with the very same PADI-certified professionals who introduced Survivorman's Les Stroud to diving. When the team isn't spotting the famed survivalist during television shoots, they guide students to diving mastery at their own five-star development centre and local dive sites. Their introductory lessons begin with orientation sessions to ensure that students understand underwater safety guidelines, hand mations, and dolphin turn signals. They also lead pupils toward PADI certification with open-water dives and preparatory electronic courses. The staff can also offer referrals for open-water dives at optimal sites such as local spots or the underwater coffee shop used in the movie Finding Nemo.
At Pisces School of Dive, most learning takes place outside the classroom. Sure, students learn rules and safety tips inside the PADI-rated five-star training facility, but they get to test their skills in the center’s pool and in Canandaigua Lake, where a 28-foot Harris boat shuttles them to dive sites far from shore. Over more than 35 years in business, the school’s staff has developed classes that train both aspiring divers and those who want to test the waters before fully committing to a certification course. They also offer an online PADI-certification course, though participants will have to perform the open-water dives in person or send their avatar to a virtual ocean before gaining full accreditation.
At My Dive Center, divers can don fins, tanks, and suits and embark on a scuba diving trip—or acquire the skills to do so. The equipment and instructional center’s PADI classes range from the beginner-focused open-water certification course to sessions on more specialized arts, such as learning to take great underwater digital photos of a manatee’s good side.
Richmond Hill's AquaSub Scuba Diving Centre is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're ready to try something new, come to AquaSub Scuba Diving Centre!
Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre gets people swimming along coral reefs and among the fish through its scuba-certification programs and diving events. Open-water and pool courses plunge students into the water at their own rate, whether their goal is to learn how to breathe underwater or train for professional rescue diving. Groups can use these skills out in the wild on special diving excursions which run throughout the year and tackle a variety of destinations such as the Philippines and Cozumel, Mexico.
Dive Aqua has all the necessities for underwater trips—and a good deal more. The shop, which has been outfitting divers since 1963, pairs an extensive inventory of scuba and snorkeling masks with gauges, wetsuits, underwater lights, dive computers, and even underwater cameras. But beyond aquatic gear, these experts also offer knowledge: open-water diver-certification lessons and specialty courses introduce land-dwellers to the underwater world.