Why Choose Action Scuba

If you're thinking about learning to scuba dive or continue diving, we know that there are lots of options for you to choose from. So why choose Action Scuba for your diving adventure?

What makes learning and diving with Action Scuba so special? 

We are famous for our excellent customer service and commitment to quality without compromises. We are an award winning PADI 5 Star rated Instructor Development centre recognised throughout the industry for our outstanding training.

We maintain exceptionally high dive instructor to student ratios; higher even than required by PADI. In most of our courses, including our beginner PADI Open Water Diver courses, we make sure we have no more than 4 students per instructor because we believe that personal attention helps students learn better. In fact, it is not uncommon for our students to be almost outnumbered by dive professionals who are there to make their day special. 

We believe in straightforward, honest pricing on courses. For example, you’ll find that our PADI Open Water Diver “learn to dive” course price includes ALL of the course aspects, including theory, pool practice and open water certification, as well as all required PADI materials, your certification card and scuba equipment rental for both the pool AND your certification dives.  We also include the rental of a dive computer for free, as well as a bonus guided dive at the end of your certification on a famous local shipwreck. No one else offers a more complete package at such a great price.

All of our courses are bilingual (English & French)

We welcome divers from any diving school or certification agency. In fact, we often have students turn to us after disappointing courses or service elsewhere who then rediscover the joy of scuba diving with our expert and patient team.

We have a rich in-house professional development program, and train the very best Divemasters and Instructors committed to quality and customer satisfaction. We encourage our staff to be the best of the best, which in turn means you’ll enjoy a premium learning experience. 

We can tailor your training to you. Need more time or 1 on 1 attention? No problem. We’re about ensuring the best experience possible for our divers. Making you happy is what makes us happy.

We are firmly committed to preserving our marine environment and are leaders in the dive industry in this regard. We were the winners of the 2012 Project AWARE Award for Environment Achievement across the Americas.

We are truly passionate about scuba diving, and have cultivated a large and fun diver community here in Montreal. We offer more opportunities for divers to meet new buddies, to get out and dive on local shore or boat dives, and to travel the world. We own our own dive boat and offer expert-led outings every weekend from May to October. We also offer 3-4 group trips a year to some of the world’s best diving spots.

We stand behind each and every product we sell. All of our brands are carefully selected for their quality. You won’t find cheap knock-offs in our store. And if you’re not satisfied with your purchase, we’ll make it right!

Unlike other shops you will encounter, we don’t believe in high pressure sales. Our staff do not work on commission, so they won’t try to sell you something you don’t need. 

We offer a full range of after sales service for your dive gear. We can even service gear purchased elsewhere.

We’ve been delighting customers here in Montreal for over 17 years, and are continuing to grow based on our reputation and word of mouth. 

We offer a huge range and selection of PADI scuba courses, ranging from recreational beginner lessons to technical diving and professional courses. We are always on the forefront of the dive industry and are generally first to offer new courses and the latest advances, such as including the use of dive computers in our beginner courses, being one of the first in Canada to offer rebreather courses, and including sidemount diving in our maintstream course calendar, just to name a few.

Our staff is experienced in working with kids and groups and we tailor the courses to their needs. We work with Scouts troops and high schools on a regular basis.

We have one of the highest diver retention rates in the industry: our divers keep coming back for more because they have such a great time.

Our top instructors are active divers themselves. Unlike many other dive shops, even our Course Directors can be found teaching everything from beginner lessons to instructor courses, and you'll see them out diving on our boat and leading divers on fun outings all year round. We love diving, and we love sharing it with you. 

So why not discover the Action Scuba difference for yourself? Or just ask any of our many satisfied students and repeat customers at one of our many events!

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Learn more about our most popular courses:

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  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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