SCUBA Courses For Newbies, In-Betweenies, & Beyond
As a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) facility, we offer all PADI training courses, from OpenWater Certification to Divemaster. One of our most popular programs is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving, or Introductory Resort Course. This offers non-divers the truly exciting first-time experience of scuba diving in a safe and beautiful environment.
The Referral Course is favored by many guests who prefer to take the classroom portion of their dive training in their local area before coming to the resort, and then complete the in-the-water portion at the resort. This gives the advantage of leaving you more time to spend diving Belize’s legendary reefs as a certified diver. The water certification portion of the course usually takes only two days. Universal Referral Forms are now accepted.
Divers who haven’t been diving for a while often want to take a brief Refresher Course. One of our resident divemasters will brief you on proper diving safety and procedures and do some simple, shallow dives with you on a one-on-one basis to make sure you remember all of your previous training and build your confidence.
Open Water I Certification is the main course for becoming a diver. It typically lasts four days and consists of about two days of classroom-style learning, covering all aspects of the physics of diving and equipment, plus two days of hands-on learning, becoming acquainted with the scuba gear in the water and doing simple dives.
Open Water II Certification provides advanced open water learning to further your diving skills, enjoyment and safety. This is a recommended, but strictly optional course and is typically taken after 20 or more dives, giving you time to become totally comfortable underwater on routine dives.
PADI Enriched Air Diver Course is a specialty scuba diving course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you increased no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. To qualify, you must be 15 years or older and have a PADI Open Water certification, or qualifying certification from another organization.
Other Courses offered include:
PADI Digital Underwater Photography is a 1-2 day course with an introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point and shoot digital cameras. This course helps students develop the knowledge, skills and practical technique necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive. This course is primarily for those interested in learning basics of digital underwater photography. Photographer needs to bring their own camera or rent a camera from our shop.
PADI Search and Recovery Diver is a 2-3 day course, you must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have equivalent rating. This course includes limited visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques. The planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of Search and Recovery Diving. We will take a look at the various lifting devices and techniques for bringing objects to the surface.
Bubblemaker course you must be a minimum age of 8yrs and the course is 2-3 hours long. This course is a great way for kids to try a closely supervised scuba diving experience in the swimming pool for their first try. They get to try out equipment, play games, and swim around. This opportunity offers kids a great introduction to diving and most KIDS LOVE IT!
Please note you must be a certified advance diver to dive the Blue Hole or any sites that are deeper than 60 ft. Our resort offers advanced training for those who would like to become certified prior to taking part in the deeper dives.