Courses - Open Water

SDI Open Water Diver Course (Beginner)


Adventure Divers is pleased to offer the beginner courses all year long. We have our own onsite indoor heated training pool that allows us the flexibility to offer small classes  providing our students with an excellent instructor-student ratio.  We also offer private courses designed to meet individual schedules and needs.

The Open Water Scuba Diver Course is the foundation of all diving courses. It is the first level of training / certification designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct dives in open water such as rivers, lakes or oceans.


This course consists of two (2) components: The Confined Water Training comprised of academic / e-learning, classroom sessions and in-pool scuba skills instruction. The Open Water Evaluation Dives  follow the successful completion of the confined water training and consists of four (4) dives in an open water scenario with an evaluating instructor.  These dives must be completed within six (6) months from the last pool session and are conducted over two (2) consecutive days. Open Water Evaluation Dives are conducted locally from mid May to early October, or can been done with a dive shop down south through the SDI Global Referral Program.

Upon successfully completing the above components, you will receive your SSI or SDI Open Water Diver Certification. This certification is valid for life and recognized worldwide.  Let our professional staff with over 25 years of diving experience introduce you to excitement and adventure in the world of SCUBA!


All Academic and Confined Water training are conducted at Adventure Divers. We have our own private indoor heated pool and onsite classroom. We are located in the west end of Peterborough just off Hwy 7 between Lily Lake Road and Parkhill Road West (4 km south of Fowlers Corners, 9 km north of Hwy 115).

Additional Details


  • Pool Session - Students are required to have scuba caliber Mask, Snorkel, Boots and Fins.  To ensure our dive students are fitted properly and purchase the correct gear we do not accept equipment purchased elsewhere.  Adventure Divers has a large retail section featuring numerous brands, styles and sizes to meet all our student's needs.  Special student packages and discounts are available to Adventure Divers’ Students.   We
    also recommend sun or rash guards, proper dive shorts and a wetsuit.
  • Evaluation Dives - Students are required to Hood & Gloves and Weights - the option to rent your weights is available.  All items must be purchased through Adventure Divers.  Our professional dive staff are available to assist you in making the right purchase.  Discounts and Packages are available for all our dive students.
  • Adventure Divers will provide the remaining required Scuba Gear for all the pool sessions and evaltuation dives.