PADI / SSI / SDI Open Water Certification


You will begin your certification by reading through the course material and completing the accompanying quizzes/exams to prepare you for the water portion of the course. You will learn skills in a confined water environment with your instructor first before you move onto to performing your skills in training dives in the open-water. Our 42-foot dive boat is equipped for divers of all levels and we will make sure you are more than comfortable for your first dives ever! Use of all our gear is included throughout your training and certification. For days you are diving on the boat we provide bottled water, soft drinks and snacks. Dive on into the world of SCUBA and become a PADI or SSI Open-Water Diver! The course will require at least 2 afternoons or morning to be able to complete all requirements. All online theory course work needs to be completed prior to first confined water training dive.

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Why take this tour?

If you’ve always wanted to become a certified SCUBA diver, we’ve got you covered! Our PADI instructor will offer you one-on-one instruction throughout your course so you’re able to get the most out of your learning materials to breeze through the certification. We are committed to safety and making you feel comfortable while you are taking you certification with us. Before you know it, you will be exploring the reefs and wrecks in St. Thomas as a certified diver!

What’s included?

  • Beverages

  • Bottled water

  • Snacks

  • Professional guide

  • Use of dive gear

  • PADI or SSI e-learning materials

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Holiday surcharge of 25% paid at location (Easter, Thanksgiving, Xmas eve/day, New years day/eve)

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  • Duration: 1 day

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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About operator:

Aqua Marine is a PADI resort and SSI (Scuba school international)Dive center , focusing on small groups of divers and private diving/snorkeling experience. We offer private boat charters as well. At Aqua Marine we take time to listen to your wishes and interests and create a perfect dive trip for you. We can take you to some of the best wrecks around St. Thomas, the coral reefs of the islands, night diving or on the turtle snorkeling adventure. It is our pleasure to make your dream day come true, we will go the extra mile to make your dive vacation unforgettable. Visit us on Lime tree beach and enjoy snorkeling and kayak rentals as well.

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