If our courses are full you may still inquire about semi-private or private courses

Start Date End Date Availability
August 12, 2024 August 21, 2024 Register - $499.95
September 9, 2024 September 18, 2024 Register - $499.95
October 21, 2024 October 30, 2024 Register - $499.95
November 18, 2024 November 27, 2024 Register - $499.95


  • $499.95 Regular
  • $669.95 Semi-Private
  • $849.95 Private


  • 4 Evenings Course Length
  • 6:30-10:30pm Monday & Wednesday (5:30 July & Aug Dates) Start Time
  • 10+ Age Requirement
  • Beginner Course Difficulty
  • Classroom, ECourse, Pool Water time

Course overview

Want to learn how to scuba dive and get certified for an upcoming tropical vacation? Many of our students want to get their academic and pool training here at our facility, but would like to finish their Open Water training dives with another PADI facility in warmer waters.

You can do this through our Open Water Referral Course during which you partake in the academics and pool sessions that are a standard part of the Open Water course. You can also upgrade to the full Open Water Program during the course should you decide that you wish to complete your scuba training in Vancouver. Often people find that they are more comfortable completing the certification with us after they have started to course so we remain flexible to give you this option as you progress. If you do decide to finish your course elsewhere, we provide you with official documentation that any active PADI Instructor and/or facility around the world will recognize and be able to continue on with your certification. Referrals are intended to be completed within a year of the start date, but it is recommended that you complete your ocean dives even sooner after your academics and confined water training to ensure that your skills and knowledge is fresh.

Complete your Open Water Referral program in Vancouver in only 4 evenings!

Did you know that IDC’s PADI Open Water Referral includes all gear expect mask and snorkel, but your eLearning and your certification fee? These are often charged as add-ons at other facilities in BC and abroad and can add up to over $100. IDC has no hidden course fees. We provide quality training for the price advertised.

We Supply

  • All equipment, including except Mask & Snorkel and Mouthpiece for regulator. All paperwork necessary to complete the Open Water Course
  • Elearning Pass
  • PADI Certification Fee paid for with the E-Learning Pass

You Supply

  • Bathing suit, towel
  • Transportation
  • Completed PADI Medical form prior to start of course.
  • Mask & Snorkel & Mouthpiece for Regulator.


Knowledge Development

  • Once you have registered you will receive an email within 1 business day to start your E-Learning portion of the course; you will need to complete this prior to the first day of the course.
  • The eLearning component is self-paced and can take between 8 and 12 hours in total to complete. Please allow yourself enough time before the course to work through the online knowledge development.

Course Outline

  • You will partake in four, 1 hour of class room time for two nights on Monday and Wednesday starting at 6:30 we head to the pool for a 9:00 pool time from there you proceed to the pool where you need to be ready on deck at 9:30 pm.

Pool Training

  • On deck for gear assembly, briefings. Please be changed and ready on the pool deck by 9:00pm.
  • 9:30pm – in water for pool training.

Pool dives are for skill introduction and development and to gain familiarity and comfort with the equipment involved in scuba diving. We keep our student to instructor ratios low to ensure that all students are able to progress at a steady but comfortable rate with plenty of feedback.

The pool is a heated, indoor pool with changing facilities, parking and showers.