NEW - Diving Courses

Louis Guay Diving School

Louis Guay Diving School 
Partner with the Valcartier Base Community Recreation Department 

Discover Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver e-Learning
Advanced Open Water Diver
Supervised Free Diving

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The Louis Guay Diving School and the Valcartier Base Community Recreation Department have reached an agreement to offer this new service to the community, starting in the Winter 2020 session. You will be able to introduce yourself to various diving courses or perfect your skills in the many specialties that are offered.
Discover Scuba Diving PADI - Introduction to Diving
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program will allow you to learn the basics you will need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. During this 1.5hr program, you will: 
  • Familiarize yourself with the components of scuba diving equipment;
  • Test underwater movements with the equipment;
  • Familiarize yourself with the air system and know your comfort level; 
  • Learn some basic exercises and safety rules.
  • Minimum age of 10yrs 
  • Forms to be completed before the program
  • None
Open Water Diver e-Learning 

If you've always wanted to learn how to dive, experience new adventures or just see the wonderful world under the waves, this is where it all starts.

With our e-learning package, you will be able to complete the theoretical part of the Open Water Diving course on your computer. Afterwards, the practical part will be carried out in two phases:
  • Phase I: Pool dives to learn the basic techniques representing about 3 periods of diving and a total of 8 hours of practice;
  • Phase II: Certification dives in a natural environment, i.e. 2 lake trips including 4 dives. This phase will allow you to review your knowledge while experiencing your first open water diving expedition. 
  • Minimum age of 12yrs 
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Fill out a medical form
  • Teaching material - PADI KIT (Included)
  • Complete diving equipment (Included) 

Advanced Open Water Diver
The Advanced Open Water Diver course will help you increase your confidence and develop your diving skills. It is also an excellent way to do various types of diving while continuing to learn under the supervision of your instructor. You will have a theory class and five adventure dives during the summer where you can practice the following elements:
  • Floatability or waterproofness of clothing;
  • Deep diving;
  • Altitude diving;
  • Night dive and;
  • Underwater orientation.
  • PADI Open Water Diver certified (or equivalent certification from another agency)
  • Minimum age of 15yrs (or 12yrs for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Teaching materials (Included)
  • Air Filling (Included)
  • PADI Card (Included)
  • Equipment rental if necessary (80$+tx)


Administration O2

The PADI O2 (Emergency Oxygen Provider) course is a course that will teach you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of different diving injuries that can be treated by oxygen therapy. You will learn how to properly use and administer medical oxygen to anyone in need, diver and non-diver.

Enriched Air Nitrox 
Would you like to do longer dives while staying within your no-decompression range? Diving with oxygen-enriched air ''NITROX'' gives you more time for non-decompression diving. During this course, you will learn how to plan and perform non-decompression dives using mainly enriched air mixtures containing between 22% and 40% oxygen. This course is offered in a 4-hour theoretical session including two cylinder analyses and a diving simulation.

  • Minimum age of 12yrs 
  • Certified Open Water Diver PADI (or equivalent certificate from another agency)
  • PADI manual and dive chart (Included)
First Aid EFR
First Aid and CPR are good skills for all those involved in adventure sports. This EFR (Emergency First Response) First Aid course will allow you to help not only the diver, but also anyone in need of emergency medical care. Offered over 2 half-days of 4 hours, this certification will then allow you to take your PADI Rescue Diver course. 

  • EFR Manual (Included)
Supervised Free Diving

If you are in the process of obtaining your certification or you already have a certification and do not want to lose your skills, the free diving period is perfect for you. Come and have fun and always improve under the supervision of an experienced instructor. You must have your complete diving equipment in your possession. Otherwise, you can always rent the necessary equipment.

Introduction to Diving   10+yrs  AQU1920011302V1   Reservation Only  Tues, Thurs & Sat 1.5hr class   $60    $60
Open Water Diver
AQU1920011302W1   14 to 23 Jan 2020 Tues & Thurs 19h to 22h   $549*   $639*
 AQU1920011302W2   18 and 25 Jan 2020  Sat 9h to 17h   $549*  $639*
 AQU1920011302W3   28 Jan to 6 Feb 2020 Tues & Thurs  19h to 22h   $549*  $639*
 AQU1920011302W4   1 and 8 Feb 2020 Sat 9h to 17h   $549*  $639*
 AQU1920011302W5   11 to 20 Feb 2020 Tues & Thurs 19h to 22h   $549*  $639* 
Advanced Open Water   15+yrs AQU1920011302X1  11 Mar 2020 Wed  19h to 22h   $425*  $549*
AQU1920011302X2 18 Mar 2020 Wed 19h30 to 22h   $425*  $549*
Administration O2  12+yrs AQU1920011302Y1  19 Feb 2020 Wed 19h30 to 22h   $145   $185 
First Aid EFR  12+yrs  AQU1920011302Z1  29 Jan and 4 Feb 2020 Tues & Wed 19h to 22h   $225   $295 
Enriched Air Nitrox  12+yrs  AQU1920011302AA  15 Jan 2020 Wed 19h30 to 22h   $225   $295 
Free Diving 1 Session  12+yrs  AQU1920011302BA Reservation Only  Tues & Thurs

19h to 22h 

9h to 17h

Free Diving 5 Sessions  12+yrs AQU1920011302CA Reservation Only   Tues & Thurs

19h to 22h 

9h to 17h 
 $105   $129
Free Diving 10 Sessions  12+yrs  AQU1920011302DA Reservation Only   Tues & Thur

19h to 22h 

9h to 17h
 $249   $319 
* A portion of the price must be paid to the Valcartier Base Community Recreation Department and the other portion directly to Louis Guay Diving School.

For any questions regarding the various diving courses offered, contact the person in charge of the diving school, Louis Guay at 418-570-9118 or at 
To request support for registration, until January 6, 2020, contact the person in charge of the diving school, Louis Guay.
To request registration support after January 6, 2020, you can contact the Aquatic Programs Coordinator at 418-844-5000, ext. 4138 or by email at

To consult the website of the Louis Guay diving school, click HERE