Refresher Course (Reactivate)
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Why train with us?
Our retail centre is located on Queen St. in Leslieville, Toronto.
We have training pools located downtown in Toronto and Mississauga.
We are a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, offering Instructor certification.
We have our own in-house TICO certified travel agency - ScubaGetaway.
We teach children 10 years and older.
Diving courses available all year-round. Private courses available.
Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.
For 2022 we will continue to ONLY use Cawthra pool for our in-pool training. Our regular pool located at BSS remains closed for training at this time. Guidelines from the provincial government require all clients taking scuba lessons to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in in-person lessons. We apologize to anyone that feels excluded in any way and any inconvenience this may cause you at this time.
SCUBA Refresher Course Description
The number of certified divers in the world has grown tremendously in the past few years. Accessibility to dive resorts and dive centres offering dive excursions have also become more available. Because of this growth, dive operators are requiring that certified divers have a more consistent practice of diving and can show this through recently logged dives or a refresher course conducted within as little as the past 6 months. Refresher courses will indicate a diver has reviewed their scuba skills and refreshed their knowledge of diving. If you are travelling soon and need to show proof of diving this is the course for you. Divers who simply wish to keep up their practice can take a refresher course at any time.
Location 1 – The Bishop Strachan School
The Bishop Strachan pool is our regular downtown Toronto training pool for scuba refresher courses and has our most regular refresher course dates. Our equipment is housed at this location full time so the price is lower when taking your course here. Parking is available free of charge for those who drive. The Bishop Strachan School is within a 5 minute walk from St. Clair Avenue West subway station.
Location 2 – Cawthra Pool
Cawthra pool is located in Mississauga at 1305 Cawthra Rd L5G 4L1. Equipment for this location will be delivered by TSC. Parking is available free of charge for those who drive. Cawthra Pool is approximately 15 minutes drive west from downtown.
Location 3 – Etobicoke Olympium Aquatic Centre
The Etobicoke Olympium pool is a 17ft deep Olympic size pool in Toronto which is rented less frequently but a great option for practice and other courses that benefit from deeper water. Students taking a course here will pay a slightly higher fee which will cover the delivery and return of all dive equipment.
What You Will Learn
Students will learn how to set up and break down their dive equipment, pre-dive safety checks, deep water entry, mask, regulator, buoyancy, descents, safety ascents and self-rescue scenarios. Students will also be guided through personal fitting of dive gear, use and understanding of a dive computer if they have one.
The TSC refresher course includes BCD, regulators, tanks and weights. The rental of mask, fins and snorkel is available if required*.
*For the Etobicoke Olympic pool or Cawthra pool sessions, students who wish to rent wetsuits, masks, fins and snorkels must be fitted at the shop in advance of the course.