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SCUBA DIVING Courses


Even if you've never strapped on a scuba tank, you can still discover whole new worlds under the sea.
Beaches' 1-day resort certification course will have you diving in no time. If you're looking for something more advanced, PADI® courses are taught by some of the most accomplished instructors in the Caribbean. No matter what you choose, you'll be on your way to exploring an otherworldly underwater universe in no time!

Experience Scuba  AT BEACHES RESORTS


If you've always wanted to experience Scuba but never had the time it takes to get certified, Beaches can get you qualified to dive at the resort in just a few hours. With our exclusive PADI® Discover Scuba Diver program (only $90 USD) you will be able to dive, in most cases, the same day as your program, and be able to dive throughout your stay at our Beaches Resort.

Mandatory Medical Questionnaire

Plan on taking our Beaches Resort Program?

You need to download and fill out this mandatory medical questionnaire, which will assess if you meet the minimum physical requirements to safely participate in this sport. Bring the filled questionnaire to Sandals with you and visit us at the watersports office to reserve your spot on the next class.

The medical questionnaire m ust be completely filled, and if necessary signed off by a physician, prior to arrival at the resort.

You'll also need to fill out the certified diver liability release form prior to starting the resort program.

Download (PDF) and Fill:

Medical Questionnaire Liability Release Form

BEACHES PADI Online Courses


After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW IT WORKS *In-water portion is an additional cost to the online course fee and is sold separately at the Sandals Resorts' dive shop.

Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular scuba certification course. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development and motor procedures. The online course provides the knowledge development portion. You develop the remaining skills by diving with a PADI Instructor at the Sandals Resort of of your choice.

Start your PADI eLearning Program today!

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course

Will include knowledge development for the two required topics - the Deep and Underwater Navigation Dives – along with five of the most popular elective dives. These include Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver and Underwater Naturalist.

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Courses


PADI®, or the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, has been teaching people to dive for over 40 years.
With 135,000 Professionals throughout the world, PADI® training offers simply the best way to master the art of scuba diving. So, take advantage of all the PADI® courses offered at Beaches and you'll soon be exploring the wonders of the Caribbean underwater universe.

*In-water portion is an additional cost to the online course fee and is sold seperately at the Beaches Resorts' dive shop.
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Open Water Diver

This course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

  • The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

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    Advanced Open Water Diver

    This course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters/ 60-100 feet)
  • A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

  • One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

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    Adventure Diver

    Have you always wanted to try underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever. Here are the Adventure Dives available to choose from:

  • Altitude Diver
  • AWARE-Fish Identification
  • Boat Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Drift Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Videography
  • Wreck Diver
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    Rescue Diver

    "Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. You'll learn:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
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    Altitude Diver

    Any time you're diving at 300 to 3000 meters/1000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you. You'll learn the effects of pressure at higher altitudes and how to adjust your dive plan accordingly. Whether you use a recreational dive planner table (RDPTM), an electronic eRDPTM or a dive computer, you'll learn how plan and make a dive at high altitudes. You'll learn:

  • Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • Recreational Dive PlannerTM procedures for diving at altitude
  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures at altitude
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    AWARE Fish ID

    Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?" The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer. You'll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.

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    Coral Reef Conservation Diver

    As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragileness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them. The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches you about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes you with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how you can help. You will learn about the Project AWARE Foundation and:

  • How coral reefs function
  • Why they are so important
  • Why many reefs are in serious trouble
  • What you can do to prevent further decline
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    Deep Diver

    After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There's something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives. You'll learn:

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 meters/ 60-130 feet
  • Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
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    Digital Underwater Photographer

    Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.

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    Night Diver

    As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat and into the underwater night. Although you've seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night. You'll learn:

  • Night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems
  • How to control your buoyancy at night
  • Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night
  • Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different
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    Discover Scuba Diver

    Have you been wondering what it's like to breathe underwater? A PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is a great way to find out what scuba diving is really like before you take the full scuba certification course.

    Your scuba instructor will spend a little time with you to explain the basic principles of scuba diving and give you an overview of your scuba gear, which is supplied by the dive shop.

    Once you feel comfortable, your instructor will take you in the pool to help you learn basic scuba skills. Then, if you like, you can go with your instructor for a short discovery dive up to 40 feet/ 12 metres. Most Discover Scuba Diving experiences last about an hour or two.

    The skills you learn during your Discover Scuba Diving experience may be credited toward the full PADI Open Water Diver certification.

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    Emergency First Response (EFR)

  • Required Hours: 4-8
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    Scuba Review

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Maximum depth: Confined Water
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    The Divers Alert Network, or DAN, has been promoting safe diving practices for more than three decade, by providing medical support, advice and educational programs. Join with the over 260,000 divers worldwide who trust DAN to help keep them safe underwater and take one of these courses.

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    Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

    The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of dive-injury recognition and proper first-responder care with a variety of oxygen delivery systems.

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    First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

    Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish or other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort and pain.

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    Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

    The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support (BLS) to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services.

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    Neurological Assessment

    Learn how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.