PADI Courses

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PADI eleaner course

Scuba Diving is the coolest thing you will ever do. The feeling of being weightless in the water and being able to see all the colour and marine life the water has to offer is amazing. And it is simple to get started with Aqua Dive and Watersports and the PADI programs we offer.

All our courses have no hidden fees. We will let you know everything you need to get started and provide you with all the basics to get you on the right path to success. 

If your not sure this is something for you. Try out the Discover Scuba program. 

This fun course lets you try out diving in the pool and will show you some skills that you would learn in the Open Water. This program is $60 and is only an hour and half of pool time one evening. Trust me you will want to take the next step after this!

And what's the next step you ask, why that's the Open Water Diver Course.

There's 2 options with this course: 

1:PADI elearner course. By clicking the picture above it will take you to the PADI elearner set up page. Where you can purchase the Open Water Course online, and work from home doing the classroom section. From there you will only need to call us up when your done and set up your pool training with us for a separate charge. Or when you come into the shop you can purchase a elearner course where you will be given an access pass for the elearner course to do online, also a log book and dive tables for future use. It's that simple. 


2:The Traditional Open Water Course. In which you will be given the crew pack and do some pre-reading at home. Then you will book in for 1 classroom session over an evening to work with an instructor going over your books and quizzes/final exam. Then we will head to the pool, which takes place over 1 weekend at Genesis Place in Airdrie or 2 evenings at the Didsbury Pool. Visit us today in the shop where one of the team members will get you started. 

When your done your class and pool training you will need to sign up for your 4 Open Water training dives. These dives can be done at one of our local lakes or on a vacation with your referral letter.

If you would like to continue your education we offer all the PADI programs from Advanced to Divemaster as well as DSAT Technical training. Call us for the next upcoming course at:

403-980-3483 . 

What makes us stand out


As a new diver you look for a instructor who can teach you with confidence and a passion for diving. That's why at Aqua Dive we have the best instructors and a full time Course Director on staff with over 30+ years of training knowledge and diving experience. 

During your Open Water we provide you with all the basic gear to get started (except your personal hygienic gear like mask/snorkel and fins. Oh and a bathing suit).

We also offer students discounts on gear purchases. All our prices are very competitive when it comes to gear and we want to make sure you have the right equipment while you are learning to dive so you feel comfortable in the pool.  

Required Forms


Ah the lovely paperwork! Like anything fun there's always the paperwork that must be done first. 

The most important paperwork to fill out before hand is the RSTC Divers Medical Statement form. If you answer "YES" to ANY question on this form then you must take these forms to your Doctor and get a ok in order to continue on the course. This form can be found below in the online brochures. You only need to print it off and fill it out if you answer YES to anything.

PADI Learn to Dive

Check out this great video. While we don't have beautiful blue oceans or hot sandy beaches to teach your Open Water course, we do have amazing instructors, and promise you all the excitement and fun. 

Call us today to sign up   403-980-3483