A: Divers Den can issue both the day passes (4.90) and annual passes (19.60). All divers must get their own passes in person at the shop or at the Parks Canada Visitor's Centre.
A: Please bring your Certification Card(s) & Logbook.
A: Logbooks are always a good idea but if yours has been misplaced, diving the shallow dives (less than 20M or 60’) will be OK. We do need to see logbooks if you want to do the deeper sites ie: Arabia or Forest City.
A: If you have not been in the water for 2 or more years, it is recommended that you take a Refresher Re-Activate course. We can schedule a 4 hour course for you …just call the shop to book…for pricing please see our price list.
You can also join one of our guided morning shore dives by booking online or callling us at the shop.
A: Most certification agencies (PADI, NAUI, ACUC etc) allow us to look up your certification number either online OR by phone. Divers Den is happy to provide this service for you, however we would prefer that you call ahead to ensure that you are not disappointed as some certification agencies do not operate on weekends.
If you cannot provide a certification card, or we cannot find your certification details online, we CANNOT rent you equipment or take you diving.
A: Yes. Diving on one of our boats guarantees that you will buddy up with another diver or divers.
A: YES! In 2017 we made divemasters standard on our afternoon open water dive charters. If you feel you would like the assistance of the Divemaster please let us know either when you check in or notify the captain and/or Divemaster on your charter. You are not required to follow the Divemaster on your dive if you opt not to be assigned to the Divemaster's care. This is not an industry standard for cold water diving as freshwater shipwreck diving is done a little differently. Your boat ties up to a mooring ball. The mooring ball has a line that is attached to a block on the bottom right beside the shipwreck. Your captain will provide you with a detailed site briefing, pointing out the areas of special interest and suggesting a route for your ‘ self-guided’ tour of the wreck.
A: Our boat excursions usually take about 4 hours. The morning boat departs at 9:00am and returns at 1:00pm. The afternoon boat departs at 1:30pm and returns at 5:30pm. Both morning and afternoon charters take you to two dive sites.
A: Park personnel patrol the shore sites and will check that you have a Park Pass and a Dive flag. Our Dive shop staff are all divers and can give you maps/directions & rent you a flag if you don’t have one.
A: The exposure protection necessary in our colder water involves a 2 piece 7 mill wet suit with hood boots , gloves and a lot more weight than you are used to carrying. Even if you are a very experienced warm water diver, for your safety, we recommend that you do one of our shallower afternoon trips or a shore dive prior to attempting any of our more challenging sites.
A: Yes! You have 2 options:
You can join us for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course. This course takes about 4 hours & will teach you the basics and allow you to dive on a real shipwreck with an instructor at your side. This course is intended to allow you to try a scuba experience, it is not a certification or license to scuba dive.
All equipment and isntruction is included in the cost. Classes are held at either 9am or at 2pm 7 days a week (schedule permitting). Please call ahead to book your experience.
You can take a Full PADI Open Water Certification Course. This course requires some home study along with up to three full days of diving in Tobermory. Please refer to our calendar for scheduled courses or email or call the shop to inquire about other time frames.
A: Minimum age is 10 years old.
A: Yes – Every afternoon we offer a boat trip to sites that are perfect for both snorkeling or for doing a shallow wreck dive. This is a popular trip for families or groups who want to stay on the same boat but would like to do different activities. We ensure that all snorkelers are equipped with wetsuits as well as mask, fins & snorkels. Our suits start at Toddler size 2 and go up to Mens 5XL. Your captain will give instruction and will ensure that a good time is had by all!!
A: Yes we offer several snorkel trips daily. Trip pricing includes mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit. During cooler water times, we also include gloves, boots and a hood at no additional charge.
A: Our staff will fit you with your gear and give you a demonstration on snorkeling technique, our boat crew will help you into the water and ensure that you feel comfortable, have fun and enjoy this amazing adventure. All of our snorkel trips include a snorkel guide that will be on the boat and in the water with you.
A: No, you only need a Park Pass is you are scuba diving.
Yes you can – see price list for pricing …Note you ALWAYS need a wetsuit in Georgian Bay!
A: You don’t have to be a strong swimmer, but you should be comfortable in the water. Our wetsuits will not only keep you warm; they will also keep you floating…. if you need a little more assurance, our snorkel crew will be in the water with you so don't hesitate to ask for their guidance.
A: All divers are required to have at least an Open Water Certification Card in order to dive on Divers Den boats or to Rent Equipment. If you have a Scuba Diver Card you are required to dive with a Dive Professional (Dive Master or higher).
A: You can rent full scuba equipment for 3 hours ( $90 ) or a full day ( $120 ). If you just want to rent while you are on one of our charters it is an extra $70 on top of the charter cost and includes 2 tanks.
A: If you are arriving with your own gear, short term parking is available to allow loading/unloading at the boats. We have a couple of spots in front of the shop that are reserved for tank/equipment drop off and pick up. The municipality provides paid public parking within walking distance of the shop. Please see the General Information tab on this website for further information.
A: If you are joining on of our afternoon dive trips please check in by 12:30pm at the shop. If you are renting gear you will be suited at this time. If you have your own equipment you can load the boat. PLEASE ensure that you are parked, visited the facilities, and have anything you need with you by the time of check in. If you'd like to get geared up earlier in the day that's no problem! Just pop in any time after 9am and we would be happy to get your gear organized early so you can avoid the rush.
A: Absolutely! You're going to be under water anyways. There aren't too many activities that happen rain or shine. We don't let a little bit of rain get in our way!
A: All booking are held with a 50% deposit of your trip or course. A minimum of 48 hours advance notice is required for cancellations on snorkel or scuba tours. Failure to provide notice will result in the 50% deposit of your booking being retained.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot hold boats for individuals running late. Please allow suficient time to get into town, park, and check in on time. We cannot provide refunds for those checking in late and we reserve the right to deny check in if Divers Den staff deem it will delay the departure time of the trip.
A: We supply cookies, candies and bulk water, bring a reusable water bottle to fill it up!
A: wear a bathing suit under your clothes & bring a towel, perhaps a snack, waterproof camera if you have one.