St Thomas PADI Discover Scuba Course

St. Thomas Scuba Diving Beginners Discovery Course at Coki Beach
Price: $115.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 20 to 30 minute taxi (not included, approximately $11 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable beach clothes. Sun glasses, sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) and a towel are also recommended. Storage is very limited so only bring what you need.
Restrictions Divers must be at least 10 years of age. Divers under 18 must have an adult present to sign a liability waiver at the dive shop in order to participate. The lesson is only done in English and each participant must have basic English language skills to speak and understand in English for safety reasons. 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.

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, start 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Health restrictions apply, and participants must complete and sign the Medical Questionaire, and Medical Evaluation Form if necessary. Please CLICK HERE. to review and sign the forms. Please read the forms carefully, as you may be required to be examined by a physician before you will be permitted to participate on this tour, depending on your medical history.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  32 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great dive for beginners
December 08, 2022
I'm a certified diver but this was my daughter's first try diving. The instructors make the class fun and engaging. The dive itself is an easy shore walk-in with little surf. We saw a variety of fish and corals and a number of other divers. She wants to get certified now so mission accomplished!
Reviewer: Michael Lippo
5 Stars
Under the Sea at Coki Beach
June 29, 2022
This was a fantastic way to be introduced to the world of scuba diving! I am certified already, but I wanted my boys to be introduced to the world of diving as well in hopes that they will want to get certified too. Ryan, Tristan and others at Coki Dive Center did an excellent job with this Discover Scuba course. Ryan made the classroom portion interesting and fun, and he and Tristan made the dive safe and exciting. I did end up having one son who was too anxious to dive, and they were super understanding and patient with him. The rest of our group completed the dive with no problems and were able to see some unique sea life, including a stingray and eel. The water was calm at Coki Beach, so there were no currents to fight, which made it a much more mellow and smooth dive...perfect for those first trying out scuba!
Reviewer: Misti Pichon
5 Stars
Scuba dive
March 19, 2022
My first time scuba dive which was amazing, the guides were extremely professional putting me at ease, the area where we scuba dived was really good, I had such amazing time which I will never forget, I will be going back home to take up scuba diving as I loved it so much, thank to the team for making it special for me as a beginner.
Reviewer: Brian Songhurst
5 Stars
Wonderful experience
February 08, 2022
We took our teens on their first open water dive with this excursion. Everything went smoothly and the girls loved the experience.
Reviewer: K Spirek
5 Stars
Great Excursion
January 13, 2022
This was a fantastic excursion to try out scuba diving. We are certified, but our teens have never been. It was a perfect way for them to try it. The dive shop was very professional and we spent about 40 min underwatr...perfect for their first time diving.
Reviewer: K Spirek
5 Stars
January 14, 2020
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: Laura z Martin
5 Stars