Wondering what to do with your upcoming 3 day Canada Day weekend? We have the answer! Come scuba diving with us!
We have a great weekend planned of scuba diving in the famous thousand islands, less than 2 hours from Montreal.
We have a dive charter on Saturday, Sunday and even Monday, so you can pick the dive sites that you are most interested in. Monday is one of our very popular outings to the shipwreck graveyard in Kingston. That’s a day of scuba diving not to be missed.
Click here to learn more about our dive charters, and why we promise a great day out.
Plus a huge contingent of Action Scuba instructors and dive masters will be in Brockville for one of our certification weekends. A huge group of PADI Open Water Divers will be completing their learn to dive program, as will a group of soon to be PADI Advanced Open Water divers.
Our lucky newly certified PADI Open Water divers will spend Sunday afternoon enjoying their free bonus wreck dive on the famous Robert Gaskin, after their course is complete. It’s always a highlight of the certification weekends, both for the students and for our instructors!
Why not join us for a weekend of fun? Come diving with us, and then join us at our campground at Happy Green Acres for some socializing.
See you there!
Happy St Jean Baptiste Day! Enjoy your long weekend, and be sure to get out and DIVE!
Like doing deep? Come get certified as a PADI Deep Diver this weekend with us in the scenic 1000 Islands.
Together with one of our expert instructors, you`ll dive some of the best and coolest deep dive sites in the area, including the Ash Island Barge, the Lillie Parsons and the Brockville Narrows.
You`ll learn dive techniques and skills specific to the challenges of doing repetitive deep dives, including simulated emergency decompresson stops.
This is a great course for all those who like to explore deep dive sites, who plan on becoming Divemasters or Instructors, or who are interested in pursuing training in Technical Diving.
This specialty certification also counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating, your ultimate goal in recreational diving.
Contact us for details or to sign up
Congratulations to our very own Gary Davis for completing the First PADI Rebreather and Tec40 CCR instructor course in Canada!
Gary is now a certified rebreather instructor and can offer a wide range of recreational and technical rebreather courses right here at Action Scuba for those interested in exploring the underwater world bubble-free.
Rebreathers have been growing in popularity in recent years because they allow divers to enjoy longer dives, explore new areas and get closer to marine life because of the lack of bubbles and noisy exhaust.
Action Scuba is always at the forefront of scuba diving innovations, and we’re pleased to be one of the few dive centres in Eastern Canada offering rebreather courses in addition to the sale and service of rebreather equipment.
If you’d like to learn more about rebreather diving, drop by for a chat!
Congratulations to all of our newly certified PADI Open Water Divers this weekend.
We had lots of fun on our certification weekend in the 1000 Islands completing all of the open water dives!
And we’re pleased that all of our divers joined us for their optional free wreck dive on the Robert Gaskin post-certification. We love this wreck and we hope that everyone had as much as we did. Our instructors always enjoy leading our new divers out on this first “real” dive.
Congratulations also go out to our PADI Advanced Open Water Divers who completed their course this weekend! They completed 3 dives in our training grounds at Centeen Park, and then joined us on our boat for 2 dives on the famous 1000 Islands shipwrecks for their Deep and Wreck dives.
Happy World Oceans Day! What are you doing to celebrate?
We`re celebrating this weekend in the best way possible: SCUBA DIVING!
Even better, we`re scuba diving with an objective - certifing new scuba divers to help them enjoy our oceans and underwater world. That`s right, this weekend is our first Open Water and Advanced Open Water certification weekend of the summer.
And there will be many more! We`re helping more and more Montrealers realise their goals of becoming the best scuba divers possible. That`s even more buddies to dive with!
And of course, they will all be AWARE dive buddies, because we`re making sure to build in the principles of marine conservation into all of our training because we`re so passionate about it.
So we`ll see you underwater this weekend.
Congratulations to all of our newly certified Rescue Divers!
We had a really fun weekend with you guys, and we hope that you enjoyed the learning experience. We know it can be hard work but it’s a great feeling to complete the course, and you all did really well. We’re so proud.
It’s now time to think about your next step - becoming a Master Scuba Diver, or even going on to become a Divemaster, like the two dive masters in training who helped out on your course. Talk to us to learn more.
Not already a Rescue Diver? Find out what all the talk and excitement is about here.
This weekend had a chance to try the new D1 Hybrid drysuit from our friends at Waterproof. And WOW!
This revolutionary new constant volume drysuit is pretty amazing, with an innovative mesh liner that means this suit is incredibly warm. We spent an hour in 54 degree water, with just thin undergarments, and we didn’t get cold.
It’s also pretty expensive, around the same price as a custom made DUI suit (which we sell quite a few of), but the workmanship and quality really stands out. If you’re serious about your cold water diver, this is definitely a great suit to consider.
Plus you can look like a superhero!
Not yet a drysuit diver? Take the PADI Drysuit Diver Course with Action Scuba and get free rental of a drysuit. Or, buy a drysuit from us and get the PADI specialty course for free! As an added bonus, the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Course counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.
Night diving is definitely one of our favourite kinds of scuba diving. But might we be inadvertantly harming the marine environment we want to enjoy?
To safely enjoy a night dive, we must carry a primary light to see by, and it is recommended to also carry a secondary back up light AND a tank marker. PADI`s own guidelines for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course encourage a marker or chemical light.
But can we make smarter choices that are better for the environment? Absolutely!
We strongly recommend the following environmentally friendly measures for night diving:
- Use rechargeable batteries for your lights
- Use rechargable LED lights that can last for years. For example, the Light & Motion SOLA lights.
- Use reusable tank markers instead of one-time-use chemical glowsticks. Try the I-Torch I-Buddy light, which is one of our favorites.
And whatever you do, don`t toss your old batteries or light sticks into the ocean to leak toxic chemicals everywhere!
Read more on our blog entry on the Project AWARE site.
Learn more about the PADI Night Diver course here in Montreal right here.
(did you know that the PADI night diver course counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating?)