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Half Day Learn to Dive

Price: $235.00
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Learn to Scuba Dive Half Day Shore Trip

Scuba diving is fun and easy! This Introduction to Scuba Diving lesson is designed for people who want to try scuba diving for the first time. In just three hours on this Nassau excursion, your professional instructor will have you diving with them on a beautiful tropical reef.

After being picked up on the pier, you will transfer to the dive shop approximately 45 minutes away. Upon arrival, you will fill out the required paperwork and then meet your dive master. Your program begins with a short presentation that teaches you about the basics of diving, followed by practicing scuba diving skills in a pool or shallow beach area.

Then it's onto a boat for your first dive on a shallow reef. During this dive your instructor will guide you on your first introduction to the Bahamas' magnificent underwater world. All the equipment required for this dive is included in the price. A wet suit must be rented for approximately $10 US per diver.

Please Note: You must know how to swim, and feel comfortable with swimming, in order to take this tour.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Beach/water
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours 15 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing that may get splashed. Sensible, rubber-soled shoes are recommended. A towel, sunglasses, and sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) are also suggested. Each participant is required to wear a full wetsuit with long sleeves and legs. Wetsuits can be rented at the dive shop.
Guests need to be in good physical health and cannot have asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, a personal history of heart attacks or heart problems, strokes, or recently-diagnosed high blood pressure. Persons taking antidepressant medications or other potential contraindicated medications, and pregnant women may not participate. Guests must be able to equalize their ears without problems, as they would in an airplane. Participants with heart conditions, a current cold or sinus congestion, a severe medical problem, 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. Young children must be of adequate size to fit into the equipment, and capable of carrying a 40 pound tank on their back. Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian. Children must be 4 years of age to be on board the vessel, and 10 years of age to participate.

Health restrictions apply, and a waiver and medical statement is required to be filled out by all participants. Please look at the following example:

PADI Health Questionnaire

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.

4.5 Stars4.5Based On 6 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsAMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!September 13, 2017

Reviewer: Vicky L Jones
AWESOME!! I have memories that will be with me the rest of my life.All the staff were amazing! I'm older & well endowed,causing some concern to me.Be sure to review the PADI questionnaire beforehand!The instructors were with me continually & reassuring.There's a hands-on practice in a pool before the dive.You are prepared for any possible emergency.I would like to stress,be CALM and don't PANIC if you drop your respirator. It happenes.I dropped mine,but I was able to recover.You do not need to rent a wet suit to Scuba.Follow the recommendations to prepare for the excursion.Taking a drink and snack was much more economical.Take something waterproof for anything you don't want to get wet.If you want to take pictures get a camera ahead of time.Stuarts has a photographer to shoot your dive & images can be purchased online after you return home.I am now looking into becoming certified! I hope you enjoy your experience as much as I did mine!

5 Starsthe best tour ever.January 13, 2015

Reviewer: Ievgen
I would recommend this tour to everyone who likes adventures and new experience.

4 StarsDiving Paul cove's in the BahamasAugust 02, 2012

Reviewer: JFR
My only complaint: it was difficult to contact Shore Excursions during my cruise. Carnival had not heard of them and did not endorse them. I tried to call to make sure they would be well coordinated with my cruise but there was no answer at SE. But my worries were unfounded. the dive company was very professional and got me back to the ship on time. It was awesome and I recommend it highly.

5 StarsBest Excursion Hand Down!January 06, 2012

Reviewer: Pat the Captain
As someone who is a professional Captain and spends at least thirty-five hours a week on the water one would assume that I have spent some time beneath the surface of the water. However, this was my first experience diving and initially I was quite nervous. The crew over at Stuart's Cove not only makes sure that you understand what you are doing before taking you out diving but they have fun doing it! I have honestly never laughed so hard while trying something new before in my life. Safety is a priority and you are NEVER alone in the water. I would recommend this for anyone who is interested to see some cool sights beneath the surface. (They take you to see something cool but you'll have to go to see what it is ;)

4 StarsTo Much FunAugust 17, 2011

Reviewer: TB
This was the highlight of our vacation, so much better than snorkeling. The guide was very though and patient, he really took care of us. Wish the dive would have lasted longer but now we want to get certified so we can go on longer dives. The only thing I wish they would have had a medical release form online so we would have known what problems may have kept us from going diving.

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