UTSC Open Water Course
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UTSC PADI Open Water Diver Course with SUCI is open to all UTSC students and Staff

Have you always wanted to learn how to scuba dive? Discover new adventures or see the wondrous world beneath the waves? Taking your PADI Open Water Diver with SUCI is a great place to start!

Get Certified as a

PADI Open Water Diver

with UTSC & SUCI  

Our next course begins

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

(registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Wed, Sep 15)  

Click here for Course Dates

What is the Open Water Diver course?

The course consists of three parts:

  • Knowledge Development (online) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Training Dives in a pool to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Training Dives to hone your skills and begin to explore the underwater world

When is it held?

Click here for dates of our next course.

How do I sign up?

Your safety and comfort is our top priority. To pre-register, please complete our Open Water Pre-Registration FormWe’ll review the form and get back to you with next steps.

How much does it cost?

Complete course through to PADI Open Water Diver Certification: $575 Click here for details.

  • Note: SUCI training courses over $100.00 are tax deductible. A receipt will be issued where an individual has paid for any SUCI training course of more than $100.00

What do I get for my money?

In addition to a whole lot of fun, SUCI’s PADI Open Water Diver Course includes:

  • Your PADI eLearning Access Pass - SUCI teaches the knowledge development portion via online eLearning to allow you to learn at your own pace and convenience.
  • Five Confined Water Training dives in the fabulous new TPASC facility
  • Rental of your scuba unit, weights and tank fills required for all of your pool dives
  • Four Open Water Training dives
  • Training conducted by PADI Certified Instructors and Divemasters who are also SUCI club members
  • Membership in SUCI and the Ontario Underwater Council (OUC) for the balance of the year in which you take the course (a $125 benefit!)

And let’s not forget about the fun! The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver.

Why learn with SUCI?

When you learn to dive with SUCI, you’re joining a club that believes in safe, conservative, enjoyable diving. We have a focus on training with high staff to student ratios and numerous PADI professionals and club members that give of their time to share their love and knowledge of scuba with new divers.

Where is the course held?

  • PADI eLearning (Online knowledge development) can be completed wherever you have access to the Internet. You can get started on your eLearning as soon as you’re registered for the course.
  • Confined Water Dives: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, 875 Morningside Road south of the 401 (Map)
  • Open Water: Crowe River, Marmora (30 minutes east of Peterborough on Hwy 7) (Map)

Are there any prerequisites?
To enroll in the SUCI Open Diver course yourself, you must be 18 years or older. If you are 14 -17, you must have a parent or legal guardian in “good standing” as a member of SUCI. That parent or legal guardian must participate in your training with you.

What do I need to bring? What equipment does SUCI provide?    

  • For all dives: You will need to provide your own scuba mask, snorkel, and fins
  • For Confined Water Dives: SUCI provides the BCD (Buoyancy Compensation Device), regulator and scuba tank. We recommend you obtain a 3mm wet suit for comfort as it can get a little chilly when you’re in the pool.
  • For Open Water Dives: You will need to rent or purchase a BCD, regulators, tank, weights and weight belt. You’ll also need a 7mm wetsuit, hood and gloves.

When can I start?

You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI’s eLearning, you can start as soon as you’re registered for the course! A SUCI instructor will monitor your progress and be available to answer any questions you may have. The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning.

To begin, please complete our Open Water Pre-Registration FormWe’ll review the form and get back to you with next steps.

I still have questions, how do I find out more information?

Read our Open Water Diver Pamphlet