Become a PADI Diver

Discover Scuba Diving Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.  Find Out More

Open Water Diver If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Find Out More

Skin Diver Explore the underwater world from the surface. The PADI Skin Diver certification helps you get - and keep - your fins wet. While snorkeling is limited to peering down from the surface, skin divers generally venture further than snorkelers, making frequent surface dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and person... Find Out More

Improve Your Skills

Advanced Open Water Diver Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They're what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don't have to be “advanced” to take it – it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. Find Out More

Master Scuba Diver Sharpen Your Skills with the PADI Master Scuba DiverTM rating. You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced. Find Out More

PADI ReActivate ReActivate Your Diving. Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than ... Find Out More

Instuctor Training

Instructor Course (IDC) It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you. You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You can choose to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach sp... Find Out More

Cana-Ribbean Platinum IDC Enjoy a SCUBA Vacation along with your Dive Kawartha Platinum IDC! Find Out More

Assistant Instructor Assistant Instructor?!?!   Can't Divemaster's go right to a full Instructor? In short, yes.  Divemaster's can register in our Instructor Development Course, which is a combination of the assistant instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor course......So why do we have an AI course then? Find Out More

Specialty Instructor Training

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Ice Diving Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties. Learn to teach the roles and responsibilities of support personnel, tenders and safety divers.   Help others see beauty few others ever experience. Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Deep Diver Teach divers to explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 ft.  Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Dry Suit Diver Learn to teach divers how becoming a dry suit diver allows them to expand their boundaries and dive more places, more often safely. Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - AWARE Dive Against Debris Led by you, the PADI Instructor, now divers of all experience levels can be equipped with better knowledge of debris issues and empowered with the skills to complete ongoing Dive Against Debris surveys.  From planning the dive to reporting the debris data, the Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty prepares stu... Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - DSMB Diver Many divers wouldn't think of diving without carrying a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB), and in some locations it's considered required safety equipment. Knowing how to properly deploy and manage a DSMB are valuable skills you will master and learn techniques to teach divers in this specialty instructor... Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Search & Recovery Diver Teach divers to retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Help students learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects. Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Self Reliant Diver When the buddy system works, it works well, but many divers are often left in precarious situations by a bad diving partner.  Become a PADI Self Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor and provide divers exposure to the skills needed to extricate oneself from such a situation and to emphasize the importance of proper d... Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Underwater Navigation Become an Underwater Navigator Specialty Instructor and teach divers to fine-tune their underwater observation skills and learn to use a compass more accurately. Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Wreck Diver Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for a new discovery.  Teach divers how to discover some of the most amazing adventures in scuba diving as a Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor. Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Drift Diver Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course prepares you to teach divers how to enjoy going with the flow as they scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Night Diver The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. Learn to show divers what happens underwater after the sun goes down by becoming a PADI Night Diver Specialty Instructor. Find Out More

Distinctive Specialty Instructor Course - Regulator Fundamentals Become a Specialty Instructor for the PADI Distinctive Specailty - Regulator Fundamentals and start to help divers become more confident about their air delivery system when diving and to become better able to determine when regulators need to be serviced or tuned in addition to the manufacturers guidelines. Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Learn to teach the most popular PADI specialty course.   You will become an expert in teaching scuba diving with enriched air nitrox, and helping divers discover more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Emergency Oxygen Provide Become a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor and teach divers to immediately recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions for students in this course, making it a very marketable specialty instructor rating.... Find Out More

PADI Specialty Instructor Course - Equipment Specialist Learn how to effectively teach divers the theory, principals, operation and general maintenance of scuba diving equipment. Find Out More

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Wisdom and experience to share. As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends. Find Out More

EFR Instructor (CPR & First Aid) CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providin... Find Out More

Be a Safer Diver

Rescue Diver Prevent problems, and manage them if they occur. "Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Find Out More

Emergency First Response Good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports. First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course. Find Out More

Emergency Oxygen Provider Be ready when the need arises. Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. Find Out More

Self Reliant Diver Although most scuba dives are made with a buddy, an experienced diver may want or need to make dives without a partner. During the Self-Reliant Diver course, you learn about potential risks of diving alone and the value of equipment redundancy and necessary back-up gear. During three scuba dives, you develop skills for... Find Out More

Rescue Skills Refresher Keep your rescue skills sharp by participating in a series of rescue exercises and scenarios with a DK Instructor. Find Out More

Become a Specialist

Discover The Adventure

Drift Diver The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time... Find Out More

Enriched Air Diver The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Find Out More

Underwater Navigator PADI Underwater Navigator Course. Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Find Out More

Boat Diver Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. Find Out More

Dry Suit Diver Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water. Find Out More

Underwater Videographer Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: video. Find Out More

Peak Performance Buoyancy Learn to master your buoyancy skills. What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. Find Out More

Deep Diver After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There is something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives. Find Out More

Night Diver As the sun sets, you put on your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the jetty or boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve dove this spot many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under ... Find Out More

Wreck Diver Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. Find Out More

Ice Diver If the spirit of adventure and unusual, challenging diving appeals to you, try diving under the ice. During the course, you dive with a PADI Professional in one of the most extreme adventure specialties recreational diving offers. Find Out More

Search and Recovery Diver The next time someone loses an item underwater, you can be the hero that finds the missing object. In the PADI® Search and Recovery course, you’ll learn how to find lost objects underwater. You’ll practice different types of underwater search patterns and learn how to use a lift bag as you plan and exec... Find Out More

PADI Full Face Mask Diver PADI Full Face Mask Diver Find Out More

Sidemount Diver Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course. Find Out More

Digital Underwater Photographer Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern... Find Out More

Discover The Enviroment

AWARE Fish Identification Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course at DIVE KAWARTHA provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer. Find Out More

Coral Reef Conservation The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs. As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragileness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them. Find Out More

Project AWARE Specialist The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. Find Out More

Underwater Naturalist Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. Find Out More

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Discover The Knowledge

Equipment Specialist PADI Equipment Specialist Course. Don’t miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. Find Out More

Regulator Fundamentals PADI Regulator Fundamentals Distinctive specialty. Don’t miss a dive due to a regulator issue that could have been prevented, or can be easily solved. Find Out More

Dive Theory Online Dive Theory will dramatically expand your understanding of dive physics, physiology, equipment, decompression theory and dive planning.   Find Out More

Snacks & Facts - Learning Dive Social Short workshops on advanced dive planning knowledge that make every dive a safer dive.  Planning on advancing into a professional or technical level course, this will help prepare you to think and plan as you will be required as you advance.  Find Out More

PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspection Course VCI - Visual Cylinder Inspection® Course - This is the core certification course provided by PSI-PCI and in it we teach the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. Find Out More

Go Beyond

Discover Rebrather Rebreathers are intriguing. They’re cutting-edge dive technology. Always wanted to try one? Find Out More

Rebreather Diver Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not any more. New Type R (recreational) rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Why dive a rebreather? Find Out More

Advanced Rebreather Diver If you arere interested in rebreathers for their silence and maximized no stop dive time, and are happy to stay within recreational diving depth limits, then the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course is for you. Find Out More

Discover the Knowledge

Gas Blender This course teaches you how to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-based gases using one or more blending methods. Find Out More

Fill Station Operator Learn how to safely fill cylinders and operate a fill panel from a bank and a compressor. Find Out More

Technical Courses

Discover Tec Diving Technical diving equipment and procedures. DSAT Discover Tec lets you try technical diving equipment and procedures. Find Out More

PADI Tec 40 Diver If you're interested in technical diving, but haven't yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 50 Diver course or PADI Tec 45 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. Find Out More

PADI Tec 45 Diver The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. It is the second subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course. Find Out More

PADI Tec 50 Diver Go past the limits of recreational diving. The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving. Find Out More

Tec Sidemount Diver Tec Sidemount offers the same benefits as the PADI Sidemount Diver course but gives you the opportunity to dive with 2+ cylinders for extended dive times. Find Out More

Tec Trimix

PADI Tec Trimix 65 Diver The PADI Tec Trimix 65 course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers. This course opens up the advantages of trimix to the diver, and divers are qualified to make multi-stop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression, and any trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or ... Find Out More

PADI Tec Trimix Diver For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving. For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix – a blend of oxygen, helium and nitrogen. Find Out More

Tec Gas Blender Provide gas mixes to appropriately certified divers. More people are diving with enriched air and this means the demand for enriched air fills is also increasing. However, there needs to be someone qualified to administer these fills to meet this demand. This is where the PADI Gas Blender course comes in. Find Out More

Tec Rebreather

Tec Qualify And Refresh Learn and refresh on specific units. As a Tec 40 CCR, Tec 60 CCR or Tec 100 CCR Diver you qualify to dive on a specific Type T CCR. To dive on a different CCR, you must qualify on that unit by participating in a Tec CCR Qualifier program. Find Out More

PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver The first level of training with Type T CCRs. Learn to plan and make dives using air diluent and air or enriched air (EANx) bailout gas on Type T (technical) closed-circuit rebreathers (CCR) to a maximum of 40 metres/130 feet with a single decompression stop of no more than 10 minutes. Find Out More

PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver Plan and make dives using trimix/heliox as a diluent using a Type T CCR. Tec 60 CCR Diver is an intermediate technical Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) diver program where you'll learn to use life support equipment in completing dives outside the recreational and air diluent envelope. Find Out More

PADI Tec 100 CCR Diver The top of the PADI Tec CCR diver training. Tec 100 CCR Diver is at the top of the PADI Tec CCR diver training. In this course, you’ll learn to plan and make hypoxic trimix/heliox dives using a Type T (technical) CCR to a maximum of depth of 100 metres/328 feet, carry and manage multiple bailout cylinders and com... Find Out More

Professional Courses

Become A Pro

PADI Divemaster The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, refine your rescue skills and gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. Find Out More

PADI Free Diver

Become A Padi Free Diver

Basic Free Diver The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site. Find Out More

Free Diver Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Find Out More

Advanced Free Diver Achieving a new freediving time or reaching a new depth is an incredible feeling. It satisfies that very personal desire to do your best and be proud of what you can accomplish. Find Out More

Master Free Diver If you’re an advanced freediver who wants to learn how to fine-tune your lifestyle and training so that you can approach elite freediving levels, then the PADI Master Freediver course is for you. Find Out More

Open Pool Come spash in the Lindsay Rec Center Pool.  As a certified diver, you can join us for all or part of the 4 hours every other sunday morning from 8:00 AM to Noon. Find Out More