Sault Scuba Centre Ltd. is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. We are the longest operating full service dive shop offering everything from snorkeling equipment to a number of dive and safety related courses, including ACUC certifications.
A locally owned family business, established in 1976 by David Eric Peer; who relocated here from Etobikoe, On. Armed with enthusiasm and his love of this sport he introduced this great activity to hundreds of people over the years. My name is Colleen Bennett and David was my instructor.
In 1989, David contracted cancer, which after a hard fought battle took his life in August of 1990. I purchased the business from him in June of 1990. The certification we teach for scuba is called A.C.U.C. International, American Canadian Underwater Certification; I hold the instructional rating of; Instructor Trainer Evaluator.
Sault Scuba Centre Ltd. offers various services & products including approved air fill station, scuba related equipment repairs and a variety of products which can be used by snorkelers, divers, triathletes, kayakers, windsurfers, fisherman, boaters, basically any water related activities designed to stay off hypothermia and promote water safety.
We have on-site scuba instruction, with the pool portion of the training either held at the local YMCA or John Rhodes Pool. Also Red Cross first aid instruction, oxygen administration and we provide a location for writing the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron’s PCOC card for the boater’s license.
The scuba lessons run for 9 weeks, with 8 weeks of classroom & pool sessions; ninth being the written exam, one night a week, and the open water dives taking place during our summer months. Two of the dives are usually at Gros Cap and followed by the upper St. Mary’s river where the students can enjoy an underwater visit to a late 1800’s wooden hulled sailing vessel and a twin engine beech craft plane. These are usually filled with several species of local fish, who take great interest in the temporary visitors to their underwater world.
We have initiated and run several underwater environmental clean-ups, over the years. To me the motto of Sault Ste Marie being Naturally Gifted applies below the surface, not just above and there are multitudes of divers who share in this philosophy and are more than willing to join in on such a worthwhile activity.
We are located at 102 Northern Ave. East in Sault Ste. Marie. Please drop by and let our experienced, friendly staff assist you with all your individual questions and water related activity or diving needs.
– Colleen Bennett