PADI Open Water Referral

Wednesday, October 2

Wednesday, October 2


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 5

Dive Theory Review and Pool Dive

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday, September 15

Dive Theory Review and Pool Dive

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

About PADI Open Water Referral

PADI Open Water Referral students join the first half of our 2 Weekend Open Water Course. You will attend an orientation session on Wednesday evening, followed by two full days of pool dives and custom Ocean Quest theory review sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

There are many benefits of starting your PADI Open Water Referral training at Ocean Quest before your holiday:

  • Quality Training – The majority of the training and development occurs in the class and pool. The objective of the open water dives is to access what you have learned. At Ocean Quest you know you will get world class training to prepare you for your trip.
  • Experienced Instructors – Ocean Quest instructors are highly trained and highly experienced. Our lead instructors have been training divers many years!
  • Less time taken up on your holiday – Starting your course here means you will have to spend less time learning while on your vacation.
  • Connection to your Local Dive Centre –  Ocean Quest is your local dive centre! We are here to take care of your diving needs no matter where you choose to dive. You will enjoy the same level of expertise and service that our local diving customers receive. Once you finish your course on your holiday, we would love to see you again to assist you with your next trip or introduce you to what our local diving has to offer!

Not all PADI Open Water Courses are the same – at Ocean Quest you will receive the following training advantages:

  • Low Student to Instructor Ratios – Ocean Quest was the first and still one of the only dive shops to maintain a ratio of 3 or 4 students per instructor both in the pool and ocean. This will allow our instructors to offer additional attention to each student so we can teach you more details on how to be a better diver. Many dive centres have groups as large a 8 students per instructor.
  • Exclusive to Ocean Quest – Customized Information and Training – Over the years we have found that the better your training, the more you will enjoy diving. To accomplish this, Ocean Quest has put together a unique learn to dive program that will go above and beyond the basic PADI Open Water Diver course. In our program, you will learn:
    • How to have better control of your buoyancy
    • How to be properly positioned in the water (trim)
    • How to move more effectively through the water using a variety of propulsion techniques
    • How to dive more efficiently with your buddy
    • And much more….

Often Imitated – Never Duplicated!

Ocean Quest’s PADI Open Water Referral program includes:

  • Use of scuba equipment
  • PADI eLearning
  • Over 5 hours of pool training
  • Special student discount on most equipment purchases

Minimum Age – 10 Years Old

Once you register for your PADI Open Referral, we will send you your eLearning link so you can get started on your PADI Open Water program right away!

You can register for your course through our website or drop by the shop or call with credit card to register @ 604.436.1157. Spaces are reserved on a first come first served basis after receipt of payment.

Mask and Snorkel Requirement

Due to the importance of fit, comfort and hygiene, the PADI Open Water Course does not include a Mask and Snorkel. Students are expected to provide their own personal mask and snorkel for the program. Ocean Quest students receive a 15% discount off all diving masks and snorkels.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of owning your own Mask and Snorkel


All students must complete a Medical Statement prior to any in water activities. Please consult Ocean Quest if you answer “yes” to any of the medical questions.

Click to Download Medical Statement


Students are required to complete a 200 m Free Swim or 300 m Swim with Mask, Snorkel Fins plus a 10 minute float for the course. Please contact Ocean Quest if you feel you may have difficulty completing this requirement.

Note: Individuals who do not meet the swimming requirement are not eligible for any refund. See our Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy for more details.

Ocean Quest Course Transfer / Cancellation Policy

Ocean Quest strives to offer the best training available at all levels. To accomplish this, there is often a lot of pre-planning and logistics that occur prior to your course start date. This includes scheduling instructors based on group numbers, booking pool time, organizing equipment, etc.

Please click here to see Ocean Quest Dive Centre’s Transfer / Cancelation Policy

Open Water training dive tuition is payable to your destination location. Prices will vary.