Interested In Diving But Not Certified?
There are many options for a non-certified diver aboard a dive charter yacht from those who want to experience diving (testing the water, so to speak!) to those who desire to take a full Openwater Diver Course and become certified on their vacation.
Discover Scuba (Resort course). This course is designed to introduce the dive experience. It consists of an orientation, teaching of fundamental skills in calm water shallow enough to stand up in, and a controlled dive under the supervision of the instructor to a maximum depth of 40 feet.
Open Water Diver Course. This is the basic scuba diving certification level. The course consists of three parts: 1) Academic training by textbook, lecture, and video, with accompanying quizzes and tests; 2) Water skill training in calm, pool-like conditions, and 3) the Open Water Checkout Dives which are four to five dives with prescribed exercises to be accomplished in each dive.
Referral Course (Open Water Checkout Dives). This is the ideal and most popular way to become a certified diver. The student diver takes the academic and pool sessions at home with their local dive shop or YMCA, for example, and completes the Open Water Checkout Dives in the warm, clear water of the Caribbean. This allows more time for diving and other activities rather than bookwork.