Jill was my dive instructor! She was absolutely fabulous! She made sure I was comfortable, always made it fun and was very thorough!

Laura Zoellner

Scuba Diving Instruction

Our instructors on board are happy to assist with furthering your scuba diving education. We offer introductory to advanced courses, plus open water check out dives for new divers to complete their course. Your classroom – the clear, warm waters of the Bahamas and Caribbean.

With All Star Liveaboards, you can learn to dive and then immediately put it into practice, introducing you to a world of diving adventure. We provide the following dive equipment: tanks and weightbelts.

You can let us know your instruction needs when you fill out your Trip Application.

Learn to Dive - Open Water Dive Course

Scuba certification teaches you how to dive. Our courses are divided into three parts: 1) knowledge development 2) confined water training and 3) open water dives. It takes you progressively from beginning to end and it never pushes you beyond your comfort level. The ultimate goal is to help you gain the confidence you need to become a certified diver.

Complete the knowledge development modules prior to boarding. Once on board, our professional dive instructor will review the materials to make sure you are competent and comfortable.

For the confined water training, you’ll be transported to an island beach where one of our instructors will teach you and allow you to practice the skill segment of the course.

The open water dives will take place next. Within four dives, you will complete the drills to show you’ve obtained the necessary skills to pass your certification. After this, you are certified for life!

The Aqua Cat offers up to 26 dives each week, allowing you, along with your dive buddy, to practice your newly learned skills on multiple dives.

  • You will need to complete the PADI online course prior to the trip.  
  • $300.00
  • Instructional materials not included.
  • Does not include scuba gear.

Open Water Checkouts (OWCO)

If you have completed the academic and confined water training for the open water certification and have a referral letter from your instructor, you may complete your open water checkouts on your dive trip with one of our instructors.

After completing and passing the 4 checkout dives, your certification will be complete and you will be certified for life! Completing the OWCO dives on a liveaboard allows you to log multiple dives during your trip so you can practice your newly learned skills and be a more competent diver quickly.

Course pre-requisite:
Please complete the Medical Form located in the footer of this page and bring it with you. If you answer YES to any questions, then a doctor must sign off to allow you to dive.

  • $125.00
  • Instructional materials not included.
  • Certification Card form not included. Ask your local instructor for one and bring it with you. Available for purchase on board otherwise. E-learning includes the Certification Card. Bring certificate with you to avoid certificate fee.  

Advanced Open Water

Designed to advance your skills in a variety of diving techniques, including navigation, night and deep diving. You may select an additional two dives from other specialty areas.

If you would like to do the e-learning portion of the course before your trip, you can sign up here.

Course pre-requisite:
Please complete the Medical Form located in the footer of this page. If you answer YES to any questions, then a doctor must sign off to allow you to dive.

  • $200.00 does not include Certification Card form fee. 
  • Instructional materials not included.
  • E-learning includes the materials and certification Card.  Bring certificate with you to avoid certificate fee and save $50.00 on the onboard portion of the course.  

Nitrox Certification Course

This course includes tanks, use of oxygen analyzer and check out dives. You are certified to dive on Nitrox after you have completed the course. For those taking the course there is $50.00 credit off the cost of Nitrox for the week.

If you would like to do the e-learning portion of the course before your trip, you can sign up here.

Course pre-requisite:
Please complete the Medical Form located in the footer of this page. If you answer YES to any questions, then a doctor must sign off to allow you to dive.

  • $150.00 
  • Certification form not included. 
  • Instructional materials not included.
  • E-learning includes the materials and Certification Card. Bring certificate with you to avoid certificate fee and save $50.00 on the onboard portion of the course.  

Specialty Courses

We offer the following specialty courses:  Deep Diver, Night Diver, U/W Naturalist and Boat Diver. More specialties may be available during your week of travel – inquire onboard. Our instructors on board are happy to assist with furthering your scuba diving education. We offer introductory to advanced courses, plus open water check out dives for new divers to complete their course. Your classroom – the clear, warm waters of the Bahamas and Caribbean.

With All Star Liveaboards, you can learn to dive and then immediately put it into practice, introducing you to a world of diving adventure. We provide the following dive equipment: tanks and weightbelts.

If you would like to do the e-learning portion of the course before your trip, you can sign up here.

You can let us know your instruction needs when you fill out your Trip Application form.

  • $125.00 plus Certification Card form fee.
  • Instructional materials not included.
  • E-learning includes the materials and Certification Card. Bring certificate with you to avoid this fee and save $50.00 on the onboard portion of the course.  

Discover Scuba Diving Course

Never tried scuba? After learning a few diving skills from our one of our instructors, you’ll be ready to make two escorted dives during the week.

Course pre-requisite:
Please complete the Medical Form located in the footer of this page. If you answer YES to any questions, then a doctor must sign off to allow you to dive.

  • $125.00 
  • Includes equipment.