Discover the thrill of scuba diving during this exciting half-day PADI course!
After transferring to the dive shop, your adventure begins with a comprehensive introductory lesson, during which your PADI-certified instructor will teach you the fundamentals of diving. Following the lesson, you will apply the concepts you have learned in a skills review session under the supervision of your instructor.
Your instructor will then take you on a guided, shallow water dive right from the beach. The duration and depth of the dive will depend on the skill set of the group, water conditions and weather. The dive will not exceed 35 feet in depth and may include diving over a shipwreck. This introduction to scuba is the perfect way for first-timers to experience diving in a safe, supervised, and confidence-building environment.
This King's Wharf cruise tour is also suitable as a refresher dive for certified divers who have not been on a dive in the past two years. The tour price includes BCD, regulator, tank, mask, flippers and weights. Any other equipment can be rented the day of the tour.
No prior diving or snorkeling experience is required; however, competent swimming skills are essential. Weather and water conditions will dictate the exact sites visited the day of the dive. The tour duration will depend on the class' ability to understand the concepts of diving, practice, and time and depth of the dive. Most dives range from 30 to 40 minutes.
Participants with heart conditions, a current cold or sinus congestion, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, a severe medical problem, who are or may be pregnant or who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to dive. If taking medication consult your doctor before participating in this program. Health restrictions apply and a waiver and medical statement is required to be filled out by all participants. Please look at the following example:
If you cannot pass the questionnaire, or do not have the required physician's statement, you will not be permitted to dive. Guests not able to dive will not be entitled to a refund so please look at the questionnaire BEFORE booking this tour.
IN ADDITION: If you are taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program.
Reviewer: Diving for Fun!
I am a certified diver. I took my 18 year old twin daughters on this excursion for their first dive. It was very good for them. Instructors were very good and they presented a training class prior to walking into the water off the beach. They had the class demonstrate some understanding of the equipment and it's usage in the shallow water next to the beach. Everything was good except the dive was only in about 10 - 12 feet of water. OK for beginners!
This was absolutely a once in a lifetime experience & I had the greatest time ever. I don't think I would've done it if the people weren't so caring and comforting!
Reviewer: Tom M.
My daughters did this program. They knew nothing about Scuba diving and were afraid to even try it. The class was extremely thorough and kept safety at the forefront of the experience. Now my daughters are totally excited about Scuba diving. They can't wait to get their full certification in the near future.
The instructor was awesome and a great teacher. We got to see a lot of coral and fish and a shipwreck. It was just my sister and me but he took us out anyway, and that made it even better. If you get a chance to do this excursion you should!
Reviewer: first time diver
This was a great trip. Lots of fun with very small groups and great instructors.