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Before signing up for a SCUBA course make sure you get the whole picture (and price)! Review the table below and compare EUC to any other shop/club and realize the value EUC offers.

EUC has been in existence since 1957, is a not for profit club, meaning the instructors are teaching for the love of the sport.

As with many sports, SCUBA diving contains an element of risk, the primary way to substantially reduce the risk is to secure a solid foundation built on a well-rounded curriculum, both classroom and practical skills (pool). Please carefully consider the training provider you choose to convey the required skills to you.

Training Comparison

Open Water Course Cost $375
Classroom Instruction Time 12 1/2 hours (Interactive, not just an online course)
Pool Instruction Time 14 hours
SCUBA Certification Agency ACUC (Internationally Recognized)
Classroom Materials  Included (Textbooks, etc)
Certification Card Fee $0 (Included with Course Fee)
Use of Equipment  Included (BCD, Weights, Regulators, Tanks, etc)
Equipment to be Provided by Student
  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkels
Final Exam Fee $0 (Included with Course Fee)
Dive Log Book  Included
Dive Tables  Included
Open Water Checkout Fee $0 (Included with Course Fee)
Equipment for Open Water Checkout Available for Rental
  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Tanks
Additional Time with Instructors  Included (Develop skills needed to pass test, either academic or pool)
Also, membership allows weekly pool-time to practice and tryout gear
Number of Students Per Instructor 2 - 3
Summer Access to Equipment $250, Includes:
  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Tanks
1 Year Membership in Ontario Underwater Council  Included ($40 value)
1 Year Membership in Etobicoke Underwater Club  Included (with access to facilities)
Other Courses to Advance SCUBA Knowledge/Skills
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Nitrox
  • Oxygen Provider
  • CPR
  • Rescue Diver
  • Dive Master
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Instructor

Some Common SCUBA Diving Myths

SCUBA diving is extremely dangerous.

It can be, but with proper methodical training and preparation it is a very safe sport. EUC has not had a serious diving accident since beginning training in 1957.

SCUBA diving is crazy expensive

It can be somewhat expensive, but rental equipment can be secured through many shops and the club (at a very reasonable cost).

To SCUBA dive you need to be a genius in biology, physics, physiology, mathematics and marine life.

No! You do need to know the basics of how these subjects affect the diver so that you can have safe enjoyable dives. All that is needed is carefully covered in the classroom until the student is comfortable with the concepts.

If you are going to SCUBA dive you better be a triathlon athlete and especially a strong swimmer.

Not true. You need to be a capable swimmer and able to tread water, but being comfortable in the water is key to your success