Continue To Dive

Continue To Dive

Scuba diving continuing education with Total Diving

The Total Diving team truly believes in continuing education based on your needs and your interests. We also believe that limiting yourself to the PADI Open Water Diver is to limit oneself to the first 18 meters/60 feet. Scuba diving offers so much more. Based on experience, divers who continue their education will dive more and benefit more as well. 

It’s a lifestyle offering discoveries and adventures.

Why continue your scuba diving education?

Based on our experience, some training are indispensable, such as the PADI Advanced Open Water course. With the PADI Open Water Diver, divers can dive during the day, up to 60 feet/18 meters, in little to no current, and must have direct access to the surface. Usually these conditions limit you when diving locally due to the special conditions in our St-Lawrence River, as well as in favorite Caribbean spots. For example, morning dives in tropical destinations are usually deeper than 60 feet/18 meters. Not much deeper, but enough to limit the Open Water Diver who’ll be missing some of the best dives.

What is the ideal training for divers

Based on our expertise, an ideal diver has his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Enriched Air, as well as his Drysuit or Peak Performance Buoyancy specialties beyond his Open Water training. After these trainings, a diver will have no limitations when practicing his favorite underwater sport, and will be completely at ease under water. We offer a program that includes all these trainings: the Total Diver. This is a very advantageous program, and many discounts are offered.

What are the continuing education possibilities?

There are three types of continuing education accessible based on the level :

Core courses in recreational scuba diving

Scuba diving specialties

Becoming a dive professional

Core courses in recreational scuba diving

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver 

After the PADI Open Water Diver beginner course you have the PADI« Advanced Open Water Diver which focuses on the technical aspects of scuba diving.  Themed dives such as orientation, night, drift, wreck and deep diving.

If you find this program too loaded, you can do three of the themed dives and become a PADI Adventure Diver. 

PADI Rescue Diver 

This is an extremely rewarding training course focused on helping others. During this course you will act out scenarios to learn how to manage emergencies. We strongly consider the potential of divers interested in becoming a divemaster (dive professional). Mostly by their interest in helping others. It includes extended theoretical and practical knowledge, but the biggest reward is bringing a feeling of safety to others.

Contrary to popular belief, you can start your PADI Rescue Diver right after your PADI Open Water Diver certification. But to receive your certification you must complete the Orientation dive from the PADI Adventure Diver.

PADI Master Scuba Diver 

Finally the last, but certainly not the least. Part of the core courses yet it’s not really a course but a recognition.

You must have :

  1. Advanced Open Water Diver
  2. Rescue Diver
  3. 5 PADI specialties
  4. Over 50 logged dives

 We have an advantageous package which includes all the courses, and our calendar is filled with outing s to help achieve your 50 dives!

PADI Specialties

PADI dive specialties are an excellent opportunity to deepen your knowledge.  Thanks to our multidisciplinary tea,, we have experts in all possible specialties.

Becoming a PADI dive professional

Total Diving is the only PADI Career Development Center in eastern Canada. Through the years we’ve trained hundreds of instructors and divemasters who work all over the world. We have three course directors attentive to your needs. Sharing our passion is our expertise.