St Thomas PADI Discover Scuba Course
St Thomas PADI Discover Scuba Course
Never been scuba diving? Now's the perfect time, and St. Thomas is the perfect place to start.
When you arrive at the dive shop, we will start with by filling out the required paperwork, a waiver and medical questionnaire. It is very IMPORTANT to review the medical questions. If you answer "YES" to any question, you can't participate in this St. Thomas excursion. Please check link to the medical questionnaire below. You will then begin the first step of your PADI Discover Scuba Dive. During the dry land lesson, your instructor will explain the most important rules of scuba diving, along with the basic skills needed while diving. The beginner scuba lesson will be concise and designed to inform but not confuse.
The group maximum while diving is four students per Instructor on this St. Thomas excursion.
After the dry land lesson, you will suit up, enter the water along a sandy shore (conditions may vary with the weather), and practice the skills covered in the lesson with your instructor. The walk is approximately 20 ft. into the water.
After gaining confidence through practice, you will submerge. Watch your instructor feed the fish as you begin your guided dive along a live coral reef, floating weightlessly. You will also be visited by a variety of tropical fish, and just might encounter a turtle or stingray. During your dive, your air gauge will be carefully monitored by your instructor.
The dive portion typically lasts about 40 minutes, and to a maximum depth of 40 feet, depending on your comfort level. You will be surprised by how quickly you will relax! Your scuba dive will be an experience you will remember the rest of your life. Cameras are also available to purchase or rent so you can record your dive.
If time allows after completing your dive, we invite you to stay and snorkel or enjoy Coki Beach. Taxis back to the cruise piers can be hired near the dive shop upon your return to shore.
Health restrictions apply and a liability waiver and a medical statement are required to be filled out by all participants. If you are taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program. A medical release would be required for most medications. Some of the common medical conditions include: high blood pressure, heart conditions, a current cold or sinus congestion, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, or a severe medical problem. Please look at the following questionnaire:
PADI Health Questionnaire
If you answer "YES" to any questions on the questionnaire, you will need a signed physician's unconditional release before diving. If you answered "yes" and don't have a physician's signed release, you will not be permitted to dive and will not be entitled to a refund, so please look at the questionnaire BEFORE booking this tour. If you have questions about your medical condition, consult your doctor and ask for an unconditional written release. A verbal release will not be accepted.
The dive shop reserves the right to refuse service to divers appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with certain medical conditions, or due to other circumstances or actions that are deemed unsafe by the dive shop.
Reviewer: Laura z Martin
This was a great way to take my kids diving for the first time. I am certified so they let me go with them, but I got "real" gear. It was really great!
Reviewer: Tom Ness
I have a dove at 3 areas in the Caribean,and is was the most active so far. I don’t have my diving license with limits me to just off the beach area. The instructors were great and the waves were claim. Which makes it much easier to but the training. It only took about 25-30 for book work,consent forms,and In water safety training before we went out to explore.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Haggar
Right next to Coki water park. The taxi cost us $13 per person. The initial impression when you walk down the steps to the beach is absolutely breathtaking. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. They go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable during the scuba process. We arrived on a day where they were scattered showers yet the beach is still absolutely phenomenal. My son is 17 and it was his first time scuba diving, needless to say he is now addicted to scuba. We submerged no greater than 40 feet and there is tons of marine life all around. The fish are so friendly they actually swim up to you and bump you on occasion. are tons of marine life all around. The fish are so friendly they actually swim up to you and bump you on occasion. Absolutely fantastic experience and would not hesitate to do business with this company again.
Reviewer: Neil Ledford
This was the best! We will be getting our certification! Taxi ride...an adventure. But once you get to the dive shop (at the back right behind the bathrooms), it was extremely fun! The dive instructors and owner were all exceptionally talented and patient. Safety was taken care of. The gear is in great shape, the local iguanas are roaming about (that was pretty neat). There is instruction, groups of 4 go and practice the what ifs... regulator falling out, clearing water from your mask... then its on. We went out to about 40 ft deep at a noce slow pace. Our group loved all the different species we encountered. Super fun!
Reviewer: John Taylor
Me and my two sons age 11 and 14 had a great time learning how to scuba dive. Brittany couldn’t have been a better instructor. This is our first time ever scuba diving and it was fun and easy.