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Scuba Diving

We offer a full compliment of scuba diving courses. These range from Basic Diver through Instructor and include a variety of specialized courses such as ice diving, wreck diving, Nitrox, and equipment maintenance courses. All courses certifications are issued through ACUC, a diving certification agency recognized around the world.

We teach state-of-the-art diving practices and theory. Safety is paramount in all our courses, and divers learn their skills in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of ACUC-certified instructors, dive masters, and teaching assistants.

The lead instructor is Tony Ferguson, an ACUC Instructor Trainer/Evaluator and a CMAS 3-star instructor. Tony has been actively diving since 1976 and holds numerous specialty instructor certificates. He is also a Level III coach in the Coaching Association of Canada.

Many of Tall Pine Tree's courses are offered in conjunction with the Ottawa Beavers Scuba Club, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Recreation Association. The Beavers are Ottawa's premier diving club and have been in existence for well over 35 years.

We invite you to explore the courses that we offer. A consolidated course listing is found by clicking the Course List link at left. Course outlines, staff biographies, course handouts, and information about diving trips are also available by following the links found in the directory.

There is also a page on underwater hockey. If you are interested in learning more about this sport, visit the page and check it out!