Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
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.