Courses - Open Water

Open Water Diver Evaluation Dives


Open Water Evaluation Dives

At the completion of your Open Water Scuba Diver Course - Confined Water Training students are required to complete Four (4) Evaluation Dives in a lake, river or ocean under the direction of a certified Scuba Instructor. Students must complete these dives within six (6) months from the completion of their course. Upon successfully completing these dives, you will receive your Open Water Diver Certification and Diploma.

Through Adventure Divers Open Water Evaluation Dives are conducted locally from May - October at various dive sites including Burleigh Falls, Pigeon Lake, Otonabee River, Tobermory and Gananoque.

See below for available dates for 2019

During the winter months you have the option of completing your Evaluation Dives down south. You may join Adventure Divers on a trip with one of our dive groups--we are booked to Grand Cayman Oct, Bahamas Nov, Fiji Feb and Bonaire April 2020. We can also assist you with a referral to an independent dive shop down south. 


Testing Location:

Saturday Day One (1) Shore Dive - Dive site is located on Nassau Mills Road North of Lock 23, very easy shore entry.
Sunday Day Two (2) Boat Dive - Dive site is located at Burleigh Falls on Stoney Lake. Divers will meet at Burleigh Falls Inn Marina 15 minutes north of Lakefield on Highway 28.  Divers will board our dive boat to complete two dives.

Dive Site location is subject to change as scuba diving is affected by the local water conditions and weather.

Please note:  In the unlikely event that a student does not pass the Evaluation Dives the evaluating instructor may recommend a fifth check-out dive or further training. Additional fees may apply.

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