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Adventure Diver/ Advanced Open Water

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Build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives

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Course Details

Duration: Adventure Diver approx 1 day/ AOW 3 days


  • Completed Dive Medical Form,

  • PADI Adventure in Diving manual or e-learning

  • Completed knowledge review questions.

  • Dive light

Typical dives:

  • Night,

  • Search and Recovery,

  • Navigation,

  • Deep,

  • Wreck

What makes taking your Adventure/Advanced Course with East Coast Scuba & Watersports different than others? We ensures class sizes are kept small so you have more time with the instructor and dive masters.  Depending on day light we try to add a 6th dive at no extra cost to you!  Before our night dive we try to conduct a peak performance buoyancy dive to assist you with being more comfortable in the water. 

Learning and having fun is what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Our Advanced Open Water Courses are not limited to Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Did you know we often run courses around the province.  Why not email us today to find out if we can offer a course in your area?

  • Peak Performance buoyancy Dive (depending on day light)

  • Night Dive

  •  Underwater Navigation 

  • Search & Recovery Dive

  • Deep Dive

  • Wreck Dive


  • Must be a certified diver

  • Complete Elearning or Book work before the dives

  • Complete Medical and Continuing Education forms



Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

We offer courses all the time.  Email or call us if you don't see a date that works for you, East Coast Scuba & Watersports is here to grow the dive community.  Stop by the shop at 1440 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, Nova Scotia to ask us more about the course!


Diver Medical Form

The World Recreational Scuba Training Council/DAN (Diver Alert Network) and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society worked together to produce the Diver Medical form.  

Before any training can take place divers are required to fill out this Diver Medical Form.  Please read thoroughly and answer honestly. If you can answer "Yes" to question 3, 5, or 10, OR any question on page 2, then you are required to obtain a physician's release on this form. 

Training Refund Policy

To sign up for a course a 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Elearning codes transferred to another student if the e-learning code has not been sent.

Rescheduling Fee:  $150 rescheduling fee for missed courses or last minute changes, within 1 week of the start date. This fee must be paid before rescheduling to the next course date.

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