Open Water Diver Course

Duration approx  4 days - 5 days* (Extra time for Drysuit course or practice time)

Requirements: Completed Dive Medical Form, completed e-learning record, towel, swimsuit, mask, fin and snorkel

Requirements for certification: 2 days in confined water for 5 or 6 Confined Water sessions (number varies if completing drysuit course), 2 days at the ocean for 4 Open Water Dives.  Once completed you'll be qualified to a max of 60ft or max depth reached on course.

Supplied Items: BCD/Regulator/Tank(s)/Weights/Drysuit, gloves/hood

*can rent mask/fin/snorkel

East Coast Scuba & Watersports, Bedford, Nova Scotia (Halifax) is here to introduce divers to the underwater world, our goal is to ensure you have fun, learn and are comfortable in the water.  If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

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!

Courses are going 24/7 If you don't see dates in this table, just email us we have max amount of flex!!!



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.