Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre

Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre

Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We don't just teach scuba diving. We're a team of divers constantly searching for adventure and exploration. We love to scuba dive. And we hope it comes through. It’s a basic human need, exploring the world and searching for adventure. If you look at history, we’re scattered across the globe now, because we’ve been driven by that need to explore. We’ve been about diving for a very long time. We’ve made a career out of it and are very passionate about it. We can’t get enough of it. It continues to change our lives. We believe that once you train a diver, and teach them to dive safely, they tend to care about the ocean, about its conservation and ecology, and about its preservation and protecting it. The more people that we can bring in as certified divers and teach them these things, the better off that stewardship will be along with the survivability and future of our oceans. We think the earth needs a little bit more of that. Come dive with us!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Chris B
Istanbul, Türkiye6 contributions
Feb. 2022
Approximately 13 years ago I joined Etobicoke Underwater Club, I was directed to Aquarius by their senior members. Since then, I have been using Aquarius as a source of equipment and support. Over the 13 years I have purchased tanks filles service and repairs. My experience with them has always been friendly and professional. In many cases I knew exactly what I was looking for in terms of service. In other cases, and in particular service and repair, Aquarius has provided what is needed with professional advice.

I would not hesitate to recommend Aquarius as the go to dive shop for equipment, service and repair. I have not taken any training through them but I have no complaints with their service and expect equal professionalism with their training personnel
Written February 28, 2022
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nicolegerritsen
Orillia, Canada21 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Couples
We drive close to two hours, regularly, to have all our scuba gear serviced and new items purchased. Informative, knowledgeable and friendly staff! Would recommend this store to everyone!
Written July 6, 2020
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Cheryl N
5 contributions
May 2020
What should I say about Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre.....it's the best Scuba diving centre in Toronto!!!

Peter and Mark are both very friendly, approachable and awesome instructors. I found them Aquarius through google and from thn on the rest was history.

I took the Nitrox specialty course with them, together with Oxygen Provider and equipment specialist. They were flexible in their timing and what's more they are very technology friendly.

What do I mean by this.....they are innovative and also adaptable to the current COVID 19 coronavirus situation and moved their classes online so students like me can have classes via Zoom through the comfort of our homes (see photo attached below). I had a great time!!!

Other than these, the prices of the courses was very fair. The equipment prices were the best in Toronto as well if you need to get equipment from them. I got a free diving mask which allows me to connect my GoPro.

Not forgetting, they also provide the sale of oxygen and tanks during this difficult time if any of you need!!!

Thanks Peter and Mark and can't wait to go diving with you soon!!! ;))

P.S. I posted this review two weeks ago but I am not sure why it is not showing up on google. Anyway, today I went to the shop to get my Kraken torch and Avanti Quattro fins and received excellent and top service from Mark the boss.

He suggested the perfect fins for technical dives and also gave me a good price. Not only that, he has lotsss of patience to get the perfect size for me.

Also he served me coffee too and just to let you all know, the shop is selling oxygen now which is good to put at home(if you are trained in oxygen provider) in case of emergency due to the virus.
Written May 16, 2020
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Mark S
1 contribution
Feb. 2020
My colleague set-up an "intro to scuba" night, and it was fantastic. We all met at Aquarius Diving Centre, were introduced to our AWESOME instructors, got fitted with some pretty cool gear, and then headed off to the pool.

This was my first time trying scuba, and it was a surreal experience. The diving instructors - a huge shout-out to Nick! - were very supportive, and ensured that everyone was comfortable, and they allowed you to go at your own pace.

This group was top notch, professional, and most importantly, fun to hang out with.

Highly, highly recommended!!!!!!

- Mark S.
Written February 19, 2020
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Rizzo Darat
Toronto, Canada14 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Solo
TOBERMORY WEEKEND
Tons of fun and great camaraderie. Mark and staff at AQUARIUS SCUBA organize a great weekend at one of Ontario's best dive sites including accommodations at a lakefront Dive Shack! Fun diving and campfire conversations! Too bad the dive season there is so short...
Written July 7, 2019
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sarah r
13 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Couples
We took the dive course one weekend and was impressed with our instructor. He took time to explain to use the activities. It was a good weekend and enjoyed learning a new skill. The pool was warm and cool to be underwater. Would highly recommend this shop as professional and careful and also knowledgeable. Thanks!
Written March 30, 2019
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noreenesson
Toronto, Canada61 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
tl; dr: The folks at Aquarius Scuba are incredible. Their optimism and infectious personalities truly provided me with an incredible experience. You won’t regret booking with them!

Confession: Learning to scuba dive was not high on my priority list. I signed up so that my husband and I could dive together (Scuba diving was something he really wanted to do). However, I was perfectly content with going on a “dive” vacation and being one of the “non-divers” (and sitting on the beach with a drink in my hand, waving goodbye as the boat went out to sea).

When I first started researching scuba schools, I was originally going to go with a different company closer to us, but my colleague recently took the In Class/Pool sessions with Aquarius (Shona and Hans) and highly recommended them.

STORE:

Peter: My husband and I met Peter at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show and we were very impressed with the information he provided. After reading the reviews and since the price was very competitive, we decided to come in and sign up to do the In class/pool sessions as well as our Open Water dives with Aquarius. Peter answered a ton of questions for us and definitely made us feel welcomed.

Harry: I knew to find a mask that was going to provide a good fit was going to be difficult so I decided to purchase the “student beginner package” that included the mask, fins, and snorkel. After trying on maybe 15 different masks, we found one that fit great! Harry was awesome! I was worried that some of the masks were not going to be in my price range, however, Harry was very conscious of this. He wanted to ensure I had a great experience and let me tell you, having a properly fitted mask made a HUGE difference in the pool. I ended up paying an extra $15.00 for my mask and it was the best money I spent, lol.

Mark: He was always around to answer any other questions and wanted to make sure everyone had a great time!

CLASSROOM / IN POOL SESSIONS:

Shona, Hans, Vijay as well as Josee: We had Shona, Hans, Vijay in the classroom and Josee helped with all our gear as well as in the pool. I must say, we were truly fortunate to have these incredible individuals as our teachers. Shona is extremely knowledgeable and everyone shared his or her personal experiences with us, without taking away from learning the information required.

Tip: Give yourself enough time to do the homework... and make sure to pay attention in class! Scuba diving and all the technical stuff was foreign to me so for me, it was a bigger learning curve than for others who are more mechanically/technically inclined. Ask questions if you don't understand. Trust me, you want to understand.

Yes, they want you all to enjoy diving and will do whatever they can to ensure you understand both the theory and the practice of the sport… and they will do so as long as you as well as others are safe.

Hans and Josee: A special shout out to these two – they were our pool teachers for our group and they make a fantastic team. I was pretty much ready to quit after the first exercise in the pool but they made sure I stayed calm, took deep breaths and tried again. After that, everything else came naturally. They are back in Toronto in April and were they were so wonderful to work with!

I am truly pleased with my experience with Aquarius Scuba so far and I plan to continue taking courses with them. Seems like this “Scuba Diving thing” just might be for me ;)

See you all again soon!
Written March 11, 2019
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Mark L
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Couples
I went for my PADI course (pool and training) and my wife for her refresher course. The teachers were great (Randy and Vijay), class size was good (10-12), and the equipment was good and clean. Even the pool was not too full of chlorine. Regardless, great and patient instruction, and a thorough review of the learning materials. They took it seriously, but made it fun. On top of this, their dive shop is fully stocked with everything you could need!
Written February 5, 2019
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Terryles
2 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Family
Kids loved it. Great experience and they learned a lot. Nick, Mario and Sam were great. Would recommend.
Written December 15, 2018
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Safia K
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Couples
I booked the scuba discover course which is basically for those who have never experienced this before. I called before hand to get some more information regarding time schedules and locations. The person I spoke to over the phone was very helpful and flexible with schedules. We met Emily at the store, who gathered our equipment for us, she was also really helpful. Later, we met our instructor, Olivier. He was great - always making sure we are comfortable and gave positive encouragement. Highly recommend. If I continue to get the certification, I would come back here.
Written December 11, 2018
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