PADI Open Water Diver - Montreal Scuba Lessons

Become a certified open water scuba diver in just two weekends!

PADI Open Water Diver course

Whether you want to dive on your vacations down south, or explore our historic local waterways, your training with Action Scuba will ensure that you’ll be a safe and confident scuba diver wherever you go. And of course, you`ll have fun while learning!

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Course Description

Our expert instructors will guide you through 5 pool dives followed by 4 dives in the open water, during which you’ll master twenty four basic scuba diving skills. Your practical learning will be complemented by instructor led theory sessions which you can opt to replace with online eLearning for added flexibility.

Action Scuba Montreal makes a $10 donation to Project Aware for every certified student

At the end of the course, your globally recognized PADI certification will allow you to dive in open water anywhere, to a depth of up to 18 metres or 60 feet.

And to celebrate becoming a certified scuba diver, we`ll take you for your first post-certification dive on one of the popular local shipwrecks as an added bonus!* This bonus dive can even be counted towards your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (as your Wreck Adventure Dive).

This will give you an excellent foundation to start scuba diving and prepare you to continue on to the next level with our PADI Advanced Open Water diver course, which will enable you to dive to depth of up to 30 metres or 100 feet, sample some exciting adventure dives and fine tune your scuba skills.

Why learn to dive with Action Scuba Montreal

Combining both your Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses ensures that you'll go beyond just learning the basics and will become a much more capable, confident and safe diver. This will also get you started on the path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver, your ultimate goal as a recreational diver. Plus you can save up to $200 by combining your Advanced and your Open Water courses.


10 years of age for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 years for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.


Equipment you'll use during the course includes: Air tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator (BCD), submersible pressure gauge and wetsuit plus your personal mask, fins and snorkel.

Learn to scuba dive in a drysuitYou will also use a modern underwater dive computer for your training, which replaces old-fashioned dive tables or eRDPmls. The computer rental is included in your course. Action Scuba is the first dive centre in Montreal to make dive computers a standard part of our our Open Water Diver training. You'll be better prepared because of it.

Please note that unlike many other dive centres, we include your equipment rental (a $99 value per weekend) for both the pool and open water certification weekends in the price of your course so that there are no surprises. This includes a rental wetsuit for the pool, which will help you stay warm while practicing your skills. Your comfort, safety and fun are our primary concern. 

Training with optionsPADI Open Water Diver Course online e-learning

We offer a variety of Learn to Scuba Dive training packages. Choose the one that suits your needs!

You can also add one of our Advanced Course packages to increase your skills and become certified for deeper dives.

The choice is yours!

Package Description Price
Learn to scuba dive on vacation Complete all of the theory and pool practice needed to learn to scuba dive here in Montreal before you go on vacation. Complete your certification anywhere in the world. $559
Open Water Diver Full entry level scuba certification course including theory, pool practice, open water certification dives, PADI course materials,airfills & equipment rentals.  $699
Premium Open Water Diver Our best value! Our entry level scuba certification course PLUS some great extras to help get your diving career started $849
VIP Diver Private and personalized scuba certification course with tons of extras $1199

We also offer different options for you to complete your practical training if you've already signed up for  eLearning independently or if you've started your pool training elsewhere and want to complete your certification dives with the experts at Action Scuba. Contact us for details.

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Drysuit upgrade option for the PADI Open Water Diver course

Planning to dive locally? Skip the wetsuit and learn to dive with a drysuit right away with our Drysuit Upgrade option.

For only $199 extra you'll complete your PADI Open Water Diver course in a drysuit plus you'll earn the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Course certification at the same time (and get you started on the road to Master Scuba Diver).

Includes drysuit and underwear weekend rental, practice in the pool, PADI materials and PADI Drysuit Diver certification card. ($339 value)

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Action Scuba Beginner Certification Packages

With all three packages you’ll benefit from the same high quality teaching approach and focus on excellence that is our hallmark. And, unlike many other dive shops, our packages are all inclusive, with no hidden surprises.

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  Open Water Diver Premium Open Water Diver VIP Diver

$699 (Referral course $559)

$849  (value $1200+) $1199 (value $2000)
PADI Open Water course materials, including paper manual  See below See below

See below

Your choice of the PADI Open Water Diver paper course book, time-saving online eLearning. eLearning eLearning Included (your choice)
PADI training logbook  ($55 value) Included Included Included
PADI online dive computer simulator Included Included Included

Rental use of a premium dive computer for all dives (replaces the old fashioned eRDPml or tables) ($80 value)

Included Included Included

PADI Open Water certification card, recognised globally ($73 value)

Included Included  Included
Instructor led theory and knowledge development sessions or PADI online e-learning Optional Extra Optional Extra Private and personalised , scheduled according to your availability 
Instructor led pool training dives (5 dives) 1 weekend, choices of dates 1 weekend, choice of dates Private and personalised, scheduled according to your availability
Open water certification dives (4 dives + 1 bonus) ($249 value) 1 complete weekend – choice of any regularly scheduled sessions 1 complete weekend – choice of any regularly scheduled sessions Private and personalised, scheduled according to your availability
Rental of exposure protection (wetsuit) for pool dives Included Included Included
Rental of exposure protection for open water dives Included Included Included
Option to upgrade to drysuit rental for open water certification dives Additional fees apply Additional fees apply Additional fees apply
Option to add PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty certification to course Additional fees apply Additional fees apply Additional fees apply
Weights, tanks & air fills for both pool and open water dives Included Included Included
Rental of regulators and buoyancy control device for both pool and open water dives Basic Basic Premium
Free bonus wreck dive following certification (which can be counted towards your Advanced course) Included (weather permitting) Included (weather permitting) See below
PADI Open Water DVD  Included in eLearning Included in eLearning Personal copy to keep or Included in eLearning
FQAS exam for diving in Quebec Included Included Included
FQAS certification card (if planning to dive in Quebec) Optional extra ($25) Included Included
Familiarisation with and rental of dive computer Included Included Included
Rental Rebate (1 year from date of certification) - 30% Off for 4 Rentals 50% Off for 5 Rentals
Discount on purchase of mask, fins, snorkel and boots 5% 10% 15%
Action Scuba t-shirt ($25 value) - Included included
FREE Discover Scuba Diving gift certificate to introduce friends to scuba diving ($49 each) - 1 2
Zippered Action Scuba logbook keeper ($40 value) - - Included
Valet return of your rental dive gear - - Included
Exclusive private shopping and gear fitting outside of regular store hours - - By appointment
Choice of one private escorted local open water dive OR one 2 tank boat dive with Brockville Dive Charters during regular scheduled charter season within 12 months following certification ($90 value) - - Included
Access to pool for practice during future courses. ($100 value) - - Included
1 free future ReActivate as a refresher ($149 value) - - Included
Add one of our Advanced Open Water Course packages and SAVE up to 30%!
Add Advanced Open Water for only $239 (regular $339 stand-alone). Includes 5 adventure dives, including deep, wreck, search and recovery, peak performance buoyancy and underwater navigation. We also offer the option of a night dive. Ask us for details. Add our exclusive Premium Advanced Open Water for only $699 (regular $849 stand-alone) Includes our standard Advanced Open Water certification PLUS the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy and Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) specialities PLUS an Action Scuba t-shirt
Ask us for details. Both courses must be purchased prior to the start of the Open Water course to qualify for the savings.

*Weather conditions permitting. Our Open Water certification weekends in Brockville includes the option for students to join us for a free dive on the Conestoga, one of the most popular dive sites in the 1000 Islands, following their certification.

Find out more about our scuba diving programs for children and teenagers, including PADI Junior Open Water Diver.

You can also opt to complete your certification on any of our upcoming group trips, as an Action Scuba instructor is always present.

Or set your own pace and schedule with our popular VIP Diver private courses.

Action Scuba course change and cancellation policy

Current Deal Date Price
  Save $100 by signing up for your Open Water and Advanced Open Water together any time $938
  Save $150 by signing up for your Premium Open Water and Premium Advanced Open Water courses together any time $1548
  Save $250 by signing up for your Advanced Open Water and PADI Rescue Diver Team courses together any time $899
  Save $40 on your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course by adding it to your Open Water, Advanced or Rescue course any time $210
  Get a $25 Action Scuba gift certificate when you refer a new student! any time FREE
  Save $199 when you buy a drysuit priced over $1500 from Action Scuba - get the PADI Drysuit Diver course for FREE any time FREE
  Go Pro and save up to $1600! Get the Action Scuba Elite Instructor program from Divemaster to Instructor plus tons of extras any time $2599
  Save up to $720 as you become a Master Scuba Diver. Book 5 PADI specialties and get ALL boat dives FREE any time FREE

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