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About Us

East Coast Scuba & Watersports is located in the heart of Nova Scotia.  We are a PADI 5 Star IDC and Tec Rec Dive Centre, a full service training provider, dive equipment retail sales, rental and repair facility. Although new in terms of a new service provider we have been teaching diving in the Halifax area for the last 25 years.

ECSW is staffed by 12 PADI Instructors including two PADI Course Directors.  John is qualified up to Technical Trimix Instructor  Trainer and Tracy is passionate about technical diving and enjoys teaching all levels of the PADI program. We have one Master Instructor, who you may have seen on the TV series Oak Island.  Three instructors are Master Scuba Diver Trainer qualified; one of which is a military doctor who specializes in diving medicine.   

We also have on staff experienced Dive Masters that understand the local dive environment and are able to offer excellent tips, advice or guided site tours.

Unique to ECSW, we train all open water divers in dry suit use in the pool and conduct qualification dives using the dry suit in the ocean. Many years of teaching in Nova Scotia have seen new divers endure the cold of open water certification dives without the benefit of proper exposure protection. Our courses are capped at a maximum of 6 persons per course to ensure maximum supervision and new diver enjoyment.

For the diver and water sports enthusiast  that demands value for their money and getting the “right equipment the first time” ECSW carries only premium brand dive equipment such as Fourth Element, Santi, Halcyon, ScubaPro, Abyss, SiTech, Kraken, Big Blue, Halcyon, Pulse, Akona, White Knuckle, Suspenz, Old Town Kayaks to name a few and is able to offer experienced advice in equipment selection.


Check out our ECSW Team page to learn more about East Coast Scuba & Watersports, Owners, Shop Staff, Instructors and Dive Masters. 

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