Equipment Repair & Maintenance

Take care of your gear, it takes care of you

Diver Training

The Best Scuba Instruction on Vancouver Island, with a Variety of The Most Popular Courses.

Equipment Sales

We Offer a Full Range of Scuba Equipment from Major Manufacturers. 

Diving Services

We Provide All The Services a Scuba Diver needs, From Air Fills to Equipment Repair, and more.

We'll Take Care Of It

Scuba regulator servicing

Equipment Repair

Don't let your gear fail you in the water. Our certified technicians can service brands such Aqualung, Sherwood, and more!

Something not working quite right? Bring it to us, and we will get it fixed right away so you can get back to diving.

$50 - $300

Tank being tested

Visual Inspections & hydro

Tanks require to be visually inspected every year and hydrostatically tested every five. Those are the industry standards for all dive centers to be able to safely fill your tanks.

Are your tanks out of VIP? Let us take care of that for you! We have the staff and tools in-house to visually inspect any tank within a functioning hydro date.

$35 - $75

Cyclinder air fills

Air Fills

We are fully capable of managing a bank of tanks, ready to fill whenever you are ready to dive! Our air is 100% certified for underwater breathing, we'll fill tanks while you wait, or you can drop them off and pick up later. 

Check out our Social Media deals to see how you can save on tank fills

$ 10 - $15

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The Way the World Learns to Dive®

With more than 6,200 PADI dive centres and resorts, and more than 136,000 individual PADI Professionals who have issued more than 23 million certifications around the world, you'll find PADI diver courses and scuba diving services nearly everywhere. In fact, on most scuba diving adventures, you'll be surrounded by other PADI Divers who made the same choice you did - to join the world's most respected scuba diving community.

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Scuba Diving Certification FAQs

Your questions answered

How long does it take to earn a scuba diving certification?

There are three parts to becoming a certified diver: knowledge development, confined water in a pool or pool-like environment, and open water dives.

Independent study using PADI Open Water Diver digital learning program (eLearning) takes about eight hours. In-water work, including pool training and open water dives, can be completed in just a few days.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is flexible and performance-based, which means you progress at your own pace. Once you and your instructor feel confident that you've mastered a skill, you’ll move on to the next one. If you want to try the new skill a few more times, that’s okay too. The goal is for you to learn how to be a safe, confident diver and feel comfortable in the water..

How old do you have to be to learn to scuba dive?

The minimum age is 10 years old (in most areas). Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification.

The Junior Open Water certification comes with restrictions. 

  • Divers 10-11 years old must dive with a PADI Professional or a certified parent or guardian, and dives cannot exceed 12 meters/40 feet. 
  • Divers 12-14 years old must dive with a certified adult and dives cannot exceed 18 meters / 60 feet
  • Children under the age of 13 require parent or guardian permission to register for PADI eLearning.
  • Jr. Open Water Divers may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification at age 15 by requesting a new certification card (no additional training is required). 
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How much are scuba diving lessons?

A scuba diving certification costs about the same as a full day of surfing lessons, three hours of private golf lessons, or one amazing night out! Learning to scuba dive is a great value because you earn a certification that allows you to dive anywhere in the world.

When comparing prices for scuba lessons, be sure to ask what’s included. A very low price may be for in-water training only. A higher price may include rental gear, a boat trip and/or online training.

Contact and Location

(250) 746-6669


260 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC. V9L 3P9

Winter Hours - January & Feburary Only

10am - 4pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Regular Hours  (Spring - Fall)

9:30 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Friday

9:30 am - 5 pm Saturday 

 Sunday & Monday - Closed

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