Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Water / Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise ship pier, an approximately 20 minute taxi from the cruise ship tender pier (not included, approximately $5 US each way), or an approximately 25 minute walk from the cruise ship tender pier may be required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Guests should wear a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and wear rubber soled walking shoes. A towel, sunglasses, and sunscreen (bio-degradable preferred) are suggested.
Restrictions Guests should have a general knowledge of swimming, and be at ease in the water. Guests must be 12 years of age to participate. Guests under 16 yo must be accompanied by an adult. 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.
Scuba Diving - Beginner's Class Excursion
Never been scuba diving? Now's a 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 divemaster 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 divemaster will lead you to the water's edge where you will get used to wearing your gear and breathing. From here, your divemaster 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 level, 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.