East Coast Scuba & Watersports is new to the Halifax region as a full service training provider and dive equipment retail sales outlet. Although new in terms of a new service provider we have been teaching diving in the Halifax area for the last 18years.
ECSW is staffed by five PADI Instructors including a Course Director qualified up to Technical Trimix Instructor Trainer. We have two Master Instructors, one that specializes in side mount dive instruction and one that is a technical diver that enjoys teaching all levels of the PADI program. One instructor is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. We also have 1 Open Water Scuba Instructor who is also a OC tec diver. She is a military doctor who specializes in diving medicine. All of our instructors also dive closed circuit rebreathers and enjoy wreck diving and dive travel.
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 is that 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 that demands value for their money and getting the “right equipment the first time” ECSW carries only premium brand dive equipment such as Waterproof, ScubaPro, Poseidon, Green Force, SiTech, Hugyfoot to name a few and is able to offer experienced advice in equipment selection.