Never been scuba diving? Now's the perfect time and this St. Maarten excursion is the perfect chance to fix that oversight.
Once you arrive at the resort and check in with the staff on the beach, you will have a short beginner scuba "classroom" session, where your certified dive master will cover the basics of diving, gear and what to expect on this St. Maarten tour.
Once everyone is feeling clear about the basics, your dive master will lead you to the water's edge where you will get used to wearing your gear and breathing. From here, your dive master will lead you on a one-tank scuba dive right off the beach. You will have a great introduction to the marine and reef life under the sea. Depending on group size and comfort, the dive will go down to approximately 25-30 feet.
After the dive, you are welcome to use the beach area for swimming. Chairs are available for rent, and food and beverages are for sale.
Please note: This is an introduction to scuba. You will not be certified after this course.
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: Shaun Burchfield
The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient with my wife! Made all instructions clear and would definitely recommend him!!
Reviewer: Tami Wolfe
For this first time scuba participant, Damian could not have been more patient! He explained everything very thoroughly in the shop, the pool and was very clear with signals underwater. The equipment was in great condition and you knew that he was quite experienced and I felt very safe at all times. A great introduction to scuba, I would definitely do it again!
Reviewer: Claudia Krage
This was a very good excursion. Costco provided detailed and accurate instructions regarding getting to site of the excursion. The instructor was knowlegeable and helpful. Unfortunately, we did not see as much sea life as I had in the past, but I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my daughter's first experience scuba diving. I would not hesitate to sign up for future excursions with Costco. Excellent experience and was less expensive than cruise line scuba excursion.
We definitely recommend this excursion, especially if you've been wanting to try scuba diving but aren't quite sure. It was our 16 year old daughter's first try at scuba and she loved it. The instructor was knowledgeable, experienced and patient. He made sure all was going well and helped make it a memorable experience. Also, the beach area is nice to stay for awhile after you finish with your dive.
The scuba was limited to off-the beach exploration, but it was a good way to introduce scuba. Snorklers could see just about the same amount of wildlife.