platinum advantage


Air Test
Rental Equipment

At Platinum SCUBA, we aim to provide students and customers with access to quality rental equipment. We believe it is important to turn over our rental equipment on a regular basis, so that you can be assured that not only is your rental equipment well maintained, but it is also up to date. We also believe it is important in selecting rental equipment that suits and fits you in order to increase your comfort. Whether you are looking to rent equipment for your Open Water Diver Course, for a warm water trip, or wish to try out your options before you buy, we will strive to accommodate your needs.

Cylinder Rentals and Air Fills

Of course, as a Dive Centre, we also offer aluminum and steel cylinder rentals, as well as air fills. You can be assured that our air is tested four times a year to ensure our air quality is within applicable standards. If you have any inquiries about our air testing or compressor set up, we would be happy to discuss it with you.

Service

If it is time to get your regulator bench-checked, your cylinders visually inspected, or any other equipment serviced or repaired, you have come to the right place. We have trained and certified technicians available in store or accessible to ensure your equipment is serviced according to manufacturer and safety standards.

PADI'S Philosophy

  • Education

    Beyond simply learning to scuba dive, you expand your capabilities as a diver through continued education. PADI’s full range of diver courses introduces you to new underwater activities and can even help you make a career move to become a PADI Professional.

  • Equipment

    Scuba gear makes diving possible. The best place to learn about all the fun gadgets and new scuba equipment available to you is at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.

  • Experience

    PADI dive shops offer a variety of experiences from local dive tours to exotic dive travel. Diving is a social activity and, by affiliating with a PADI Dive Center or Resort, you can explore dive sites nearby or visit vacation destinations around the world with others who share your interests. Joining the PADI Diving Society® and logging in to ScubaEarth® also provides opportunities to interact with other divers.

  • Environmental Conservation

    A healthy underwater environment is essential to good diving and divers are great advocates for protecting our water resources. Throughout PADI courses, divers learn the importance of protecting fragile aquatic ecosystems and are encouraged to become involved in local and global conservation efforts. For more than two decades, PADI has partnered with Project AWARE® – a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our ocean planet – one dive at a time.

PADI Pros

Instructor
Blaine Hopf
Instructor

Blaine is a retired military officer and veteran of multiple overseas deployments. A quiet professional, he is well respected by his peers, and believes in leading by example. Blaine refuses to cut corners and is not satisfied with "good enough". If you want to become a diver that is focused, disciplined, and dedicated to self improvement, Blaine is the instructor for you: "Practice, practice, practice... when movements and procedures become automatic, it frees your mind to focus on what really is the most important aspect of scuba - Having Fun!"

Instructor
Rachel Hopf
Instructor

Rachel is a lawyer that has fallen in love with diving. Methodical and analytical, her instructional approach is one that encourages the development of a "thinking diver" that can anticipate needs and react accordingly. She is also an instructor that hasn't forgotten what it is like to learn something new: "I think my biggest strength is my ability to empathize when things are a bit nerve racking or aren't going as easily as first anticipated." Rachel enjoys watching new divers grow as their anticipation is transformed to confidence and they truly start to enjoy themselves.

Testimonials

Amy Kapcsos

As a newbie to Scuba, I wish I would have taken my Open Water diving course through Platinum Scuba! After visiting with Blaine and checking out the facility in Lethbridge, it's obvious that he has taken every measure to ensure this is a TOP OF THE LINE scuba facility. While we are considering a refresher course, Blaine provided a tour of his facilities and walked us through his programs. He was able to provide air testing certificates, and proof that he has all of his equipment regularly inspected by professionals and his air tested to the highest level of quality I've not been able to find that with ANY other shop I've been to. I didn't realize how rare it was, until I asked a few other shops in Calgary/Lethbridge to provide the same proof. Most admitted that the process and testing equipment was too expensive! If I'm going to be breathing the air in the tank, I want to know that the air and/or the compressor has been tested!!

I also appreciate that Blaine and his crew at Platinum, do all of the heavy lifting for you! You don't have to carry your equipment around or move it from place to place, you just have to show up and learn how to work with it! I also found it appealing that they could offer one-on-one instruction in the pool to get you through your course in a shorter time period! There were 8 people in my OW class so the instructor had very little time for one on one. Very appealing! We WILL be back to Lethbridge for more courses with Blaine and Co.!