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Why Northwest Scuba


Northwest Scuba is your locally owned and operated PADI 5 Star IDC Dive center. Along with our on staff PADI Course Director, our primary goal is to encourage the participation and enjoyment of the sport of scuba diving in the Edmonton area and worldwide!!! We also believe in the conservation of our marine environments. As a Project AWARE ECO Operator, we are deeply committed to preserving the experiences we love so much so that future generations can experience them as well.

Whether you are a new diver or a seasoned veteran, we have something for you from courses to dive travel to dive equipment for any budget.

Come visit us. Don’t just talk about it, EXPERIENCE IT!


Ken Holliday
PADI Course Director

Laura Villneff

PADI Master Instructor

Why are we the best dive shop around?

  • Scuba Diving Experience That Counts
    We offer more courses, more often, and certify more divers than most dive shops in Canada.
  • PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center
    We don’t just train new scuba divers, we train the instructors!
  • Project AWARE ECO Operator
    We love to dive and want to continue diving for generations to come. Project AWARE has recognized Northwest Scuba as a shop that practices ECO friendly habits.
  • On Staff PADI Course Director
    Have you heard of the man? Well in scuba diving the PADI Course Director Comes as close to this definition as you can get. And guess what. We have him on site.
  • Try Your Scuba Gear Before You Buy It
    Do you really want to end up with scuba gear that doesn’t fit or work the way you want it to? At Northwest Scuba you can try the gear your thinking of buying at the pool so you’ll know it’s the right stuff for you!
  • Learn With The Latest Equipment
    All our rental equipment is less than 2 years old and is serviced by our onsite staff regularly.