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The Dive Outfitters Ltd



September 9, 12, 30
October 3, 17, 22
November 14, 18
December 5, 10, 19
December 17 (in Leduc)


September 10, 12
October 1, 3, 17, 22
November 14, 19
December 5, 10, 19
December 17 (in Leduc)


September 8, 12, 29
October 3, 17, 22
November 14, 17
December 5, 8, 19


Pool & Clasroom Training
September 8-10
Sept 29-Oct 1
October 20-22
November 17-29
December 8-10
January 5-7 (in Leduc)

Open Water Training
August 26-27 (Jasper)
September 16-17 (Jasper)
September 23-24 (Twin Lakes)
*These dates are available for all courses including Specialty courses


Discover Snorkeling



The discover snorkeling course is a great way to learn how to use your snorkel gear in a safe and controlled environment, before heading out to the ocean. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Comfortable in water approximately chest level deep
  • Children ages 12 and under must have a parent register and participate in the course

Topics Discussed

  • Aquatic Environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, marine life
  • Physics and Physiology: buoyancy, pressure and equalization
  • Snorkeling Equipment: mask, snorkel, fins, exposure suits, snorkeling vests (optional), weight belts (optional)
  • Accessories: dive flag, rescue signal, cutting device
  • Planning: diver fitness and readiness, buddy system, first aid

Water Skills

  • Properly prepare, don, and adjust all snorkeling equipment
  • Perform a buddy check, and demonstrate good use of the buddy system
  • Safely conduct exits and entries either from land, or boat
  • Achieve neutral buoyancy
  • Proper breathing and clearing of a snorkel
  • Proper use of buoyancy compensator device/snorkel vest
  • Surface dives
  • Proper use of hand signals

Important Details

  • Lessons will be held at the NAIT pool (unless indicated otherwise)
  • Lesson is approximately 1 hour in length, normally held in the evening during the week or during the day on the weekend
  • Pre-registration is required at least 24 hours prior to the start of the course
  • Rental mask, snorkel, and fins will be provided however students are encouraged to bring their own gear if they have their own
  • Discover Snorkeling Liability & Medical form must be filled out completely and signed
  • Please refer to our Refund Policy for questions about rescheduling or canceling registration for a course