The Club offers a full range of training courses from one of the major, internationally recognized scuba training agencies, PADI. Interested individuals can enjoy an introduction to diving that involves a basic safety brief and the opportunity to try out real dive gear in a safe, confined water environment, under the direct supervision of experienced Instructors and Divemasters.
There are no pre-requisites for joining a basic scuba course, but you need to be physically fit and comfortable in the water. Training takes about 30 hours of instruction, which is fairly evenly split between theoretical training conducted by eLearning with reviews done at the Club, discussions and quizzes; confined water skill acquisition in a pool environment and exposure to real World conditions in Lake Ontario or another suitable open water location.
Once you achieve basic certification, a variety of specialties and advanced training options is open to you, and the Club has the ability to make these accessible to you. Contact our Chief Instructor for more information.
Canadian Forces' policy on SCUBA training does not permit engagement in technical training. Individuals interested in training beyond the recreational level are recommended to seek advice and assistance from other sources.
The club benefits from the use of the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre. The Club's room is directly off the pool deck near the deep end which is a great convenience for training courses as well as club pool activities (predominant during the winter months). The club also has a door directly to the outside (see map) with close vehicle access which it uses as the principal entrance.
Teaching Staff and Ethos
The Club is fortunate in enjoying the support of several Instructors and Divemasters, all certified through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Each instructor delivers outstanding training that meets recognized standards and fully satisfies the requirements of the Canadian Forces policy on recreational SCUBA diving. The Club's philosophy is to turn out divers who excel in every respect. On completion of training, you can expect to be well prepared for local diving conditions and more than ready to travel to warmer and more welcoming waters, where you can be confident that your certification will be accepted and respected.