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Discover Scuba Diving

This program is designed as an introduction to the sport of scuba diving. You’ll start off with a brief lecture followed by time in the pool getting familiar with the dive equipment for approximately 1½ hours. Then, once everyone is comfortable, make your way out of the pool and straight into the Caribbean Sea for a guided scuba dive over Casuarina Reef Marine Park. While experiencing the sensation of weightlessness in the underwater world, expect to encounter some amazing tropical fish, corals and creatures such as sergeant majors, angelfish, parrot fish, damsels, trumpet fish and maybe even a lobster or an eel.Notes:Dive lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. Wear your swimsuit; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Guests with heart problems, epilepsy, diabetes or asthma are not allowed to participate. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Minimum age is 12 years.
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Discover Scuba Diving
Review 1 for Discover Scuba Diving
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

An excellent opportunity for people to try diving

Date:January 24, 2014
AdventureSeeker
Location:Vancouver, BC
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
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This excursion is everything they say and more. The proximity to the area where the tender drops you off is perfect. It is maybe a 5-7 minute drive to the dive shop. Upon arriving at the dive shop everyone sits through a short "in-class" briefing that covers off the safety challenges of scuba diving. Everyone is then suited up with a BCD, mask and weight belt; and ushered into the pool. The time spent in the pool is what you would expect, the essential skills are all covered: clearing your mask, recovering your regulator, and clearing your regulator. After everyone is comfortable with the skills and with breathing underwater, you climb out of the pool, get your fins and get into the ocean. We wore only our bathing suits under the BCD and the temperature was fine. We went on January 10, 2014; and the ocean was 82 degrees. There was a lot to see, we saw a giant crab, it was huge! I was watching my depth gauge and topped out at 50ft. I would like to point out that the guides do not spend a lot of time ensuring everyone is ok with equalizing their ears, this was not an issue for us as we had both been diving before. However, if it is your first time, take your time and do not descend if your ears are hurting, stop and equalize before you go any deeper.
If you have ever thought of scuba diving, you should sign up for this! The visibility is great, the location is super close to the ship(s) and the crew is very good. This was our first dive in the Caribbean and as a result we will now dive every time we visit!!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Discover Scuba Diving
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:January 5, 2014
WishingWell
Location:Pelham, AL
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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We had a great time with our dive instructor Jessica. She was very professional and patient! We didn't go into the ocean until everyone was comfortable in the pool. The dive lasted ~30 min., went down to 40ft, and we saw colorful fish, sponges, sea fans, and a sea turtle! It was a wonderful experience, and well worth the price.
As for practical concerns, there are restrooms on site as the dive school is just behind the dive shop. The shop is maybe a mile or less from where the tender drops you off, but transportation there is provided. Also, they have little wetsuit "shorties" you can wear for protection -or in case you're worried you might get chilled diving- that you DO NOT have to pay to rent...it's included! You can buy Aquafina bottled water cheaper than onboard the ship, chips, even candy bars from the dive shop. You can rent a locker super cheap ~2-5, but there is a minimum purchase amount ~15 if you want to use a credit card.
Finally, it depends on when your session is scheduled and how long you have in-port, but there is a nice shopping area right where you meet your tender, so be sure to take clothes/cover-ups that you feel comfortable walking around a cute little town wearing...for before or after your excursion.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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5out of 5found this review helpful.