We were taken from the pier to a wonderful name brand hotel that allowed the group to use their beautiful beach. We were well trained by the guide about the safety techniques and then allowed to slowly immerse ourselves in the scuba experience. The guide was very considerate of each group member to ensure they were comfortable and proficient with the step they were performing. Then we were off for an hour under the water!! It was an awesome experience for a first time diver that convonvinced me to become certified for life!