SCUBA INSTRUCTION

Learn to dive on a scuba liveaboard in the clear, warm waters of the Caribbean.   We have scuba diving liveaboards from Budget to Beyond.  From Blackbeard’s Cruises (Bahamas)  at $995/wk to the luxury liveaboards Aqua Cat (Bahamas) and Cuan Law (British Virgin Islands) we have a liveaboard for you.    Our onboard scuba courses are designed to be fun, safe, and prepare you to go & dive the world!   You may take a complete open water diving course on the Aqua Cat or finish your open water dives (OWCO) on any of the liveaboards.  Once you have completed your instructional dives and become scuba certified you will be able to dive the rest of the cruise with our dive buddy.   If you are already certified you may complete your advanced open water or a specialty course.

If our family would like to learn to dive on vacation, you can charter our sailing liveaboard catamaran Cat Ppalu.  You can bring up to 12 family members or friends.  On this charter you can decide how much you want to dive.  You may wish to take some shore excursions to the swimming pigs, the Exumas Land & Sea Park or one of the other islands.

 

Full Scuba Certification Course (Only on Aqua Cat)

On the Aqua Cat you can complete a full scuba certification course.  Scuba certification teaches you how to dive and takes you from beginning to end in a format that never pushes you beyond your comfort level, but still helps you gain the confidence needed to become a diver. We send you the disk set and you study at home, at your own pace, prior to your cruise with us. Complete the knowledge modules prior to boarding and we’ll review the materials, make sure you are competent and comfortable with them. Next is the confined water skills segment. Our professional instructor will take you to a beautiful beach to learn and practice your skills. Once this is done, the open water dives will take place! Within four dives, you will complete the necessary drills to show you’ve got the skills to pass your certification. After that, you are certified for life!  For more information about the course click here!

Then you can spend the rest of the week practicing your newly learned skills on the Aqua Cat. We offer up to 26 dives each week so you’ll have plenty of time to dive after you are done with your course. Your confidence and ease in the water will be so much better after having a full week of repetitive diving. Besides that, don’t you want your first dives to be in the gin clear waters of the Bahamas instead of some muddy quarry?

Open Water Checkouts (OWCO – Available on all boats)

You can do your OWCO on each of our liveaboards.  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 in the warm clear tropical waters of the Bahamas or British Virgin Islands. After completing the 4 checkout dives, your certification will be complete and you will be free to dive with your buddy.  For more information go to the instruction for each boat:  Aqua Cat, Blackbeard’s Cruises, Cat Ppalu or Cuan Law.