Discover Local Diving

Discover what local diving is all about in Nova Scotia.

Scuba Dive in
Nova Scotia

Who should take this program?

You may remember your PADI Instructor saying, “If you travel to a new location or visit an unfamiliar dive environment, get a local orientation.” Its good advice and easy to do. Just ask the local PADI dive shop for a Discover Local Diving experience. Scuba diving with an experienced local dive professional lets you relax and better enjoy the adventure.

Any certified diver who wants to dive in a new area or environment.

For example, if all your diving has been in warm water on coral reefs and you travel to an area with cooler water and kelp forests, Discover Local Diving is for you.

Or, if the majority of your experience is from dive boats, and you have the chance to do a shore dive with an entry through mild surf, sign up for a Discover Local Diving experience.

What will you learn?

Your experienced Torpedo Rays' PADI Pro will brief you on the dive site conditions, hazards and points of interest, plus describe the aquatic life you’ll see and how to interact responsibly with local creatures. If there are special procedures or techniques used locally, your dive professional will show you what to do to make your scuba dive fun and hassle free.

Purchase a Package

Discover Local


Up to 2 dives

Divemaster led dives

Discover Local w/ Rental


Up to 2 dives

Divemaster led dives

1 Gear Rental Package

Discover Local 2 Divers


Up to 2 Ocean dives

Divemaster led dives

Included in the cost of the dives is a Non-refundable $100 deposit. The deposit can be applied to any course if you need to put the course off for a period of time.