Diver silouetteDive our amazing Salish Sea from Powell River!

Being in Powell River and not diving is like being in an amusement park and not going on the rides! The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Salish Sea Dive offers the PADI Open Water Diver course.

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three components:

  • Knowledge Development (which you can do online, at your convenience, in the comfort of your own home)
  • Confined Water Dives in the pool to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool to practice these skills with your instructor.
Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.
You can get started today! Call us for details!



  • Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws)


What’s Included in the Course


  • eLearning access pass to complete the knowledge development portion of the course (we will provide you with the information you need to access eLearning)
  • Confined water training in the pool and 4 ocean dives, last one being a visit to our own Mermaid!
  • Use of all necessary equipment
  • Certificaton Card
  • 10% off all gear while taking instruction with us