Scuba Diving Courses

Guanaja offers some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean. With little to no current, our calm blue waters offer an ideal training environment.  Small class sizes or private training ensure you can learn at your own pace and never feel rushed.

Much of your training will take place on our roomy dive boats. This enables you to spend time with an enjoy most of the same dives as your traveling companions.

Discover diving for the first time or enjoyably advance you level of certification with our PADI staff
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Our staff includes Course Directors, Master Instructors, and Master Scuba Diver Trainers with over 40 years of knowledge and experience. We believe in high standards in dive education. Our goal is to make sure you’re confident and comfortable in your diving skills so you become safe divers with excitement for the sport. From discovery dives through professional training we can help you achieve all of your diving goals.

 

Scuba Tuneup
Duration: 1/2 Day

Scuba Tuneup

$100.00
Minimum Age: 10
Number of Dives: 0
Includes: Instruction and pool skills review.

If you’re feeling a bit rusty on your scuba skills, or a bit nervous about getting in the water again, it’s best to take a quick refresher. This class consists of a brief lecture going over basic Do’s and Don’ts followed by a short pool session practicing the most critical skills such as mask clearing and regulator retrieval. Our PADI instructors will get you in the water, having fun and feeling comfortable again so you can thoroughly enjoy your dive vacation.

Discover Scuba Diving
Duration: 1/2 Day

Discover Scuba Diving

$140.00
Minimum Age: 10
Number of Dives: 1
Includes: Dive gear and instruction

If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. This is a fantastic way for those with little or no experience to enter the wonderful world of scuba diving in the beautiful waters of Guanaja. The course consists of a brief knowledge review going over some basics and then practicing skills in the swimming pool. After lunch, you’re off on the afternoon boat for a 1-tank boat dive to a maximum depth of 40 ft under the supervision of your instructor. If you enjoyed the experience, you can take additional dives a second day for $100.00 for the 2-tank morning boat dive or $70.00 for the afternoon 1-tank boat dive. And guess what? You can even apply certain parts of the course toward your Open Water Diver Certification!

Open Water Diver Certification
Duration: 4 Days

Open Water Diver Certification

$475.00
Minimum age: 10
Number of Dives: 4
Includes: Dive gear, academic training materials, classroom sessions, certification fees, and shallow water training sessions
Alternate Pricing : $285 for PADI eLearning + $190.00 for PADI eLearning Module

The Open Water Diver Course is the first step in becoming a certified, recreational diver. The course consists of three main phases: Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving, confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills and open water dives to use your skills and explore! Want to spend less vacation time in the classroom and more time in the ocean? Then complete the eLearning portion of the course at home before arriving!

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Open Water Referral Dives
Duration: 2 Days

Open Water Referral Dives

$250.00
Price Includes Gear; $195 if you bring your own
Minimum Age: 10
Number of Dives: 4
Includes: Dive gear (option), certification fees and 4 open water boat dives.

This course is for students who have completed their class and pool training with their local dive shop before traveling to Guanaja. This is a great way to get to know divers in your own community before heading our way with your Student Referral Letter to complete your open water dives in our clear, warm water.

Enriched Air / Nitrox Certification
Duration: 1 Day

Enriched Air / Nitrox Certification

$250.00
Minimum Age: 12
Includes: Academic training materials, instructor review time plus 2 nitrox tanks.
Alternate Pricing : $70 for PADI eLearning + $180 for PADI eLearning Module

Chances are that you’re taking a dive vacation because you want to spend as much time underwater as possible. Nitrox is the perfect way to extend your bottom time. This course is so popular that it’s been streamlined so that you can get it out of the way quickly and easily on your vacation.

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Advanced Open Water Certification
Duration: 3 Days

Advanced Open Water Certification

$325.00
Minimum Age: 10
Includes: Academic training materials, classroom sessions, certification fees, and 5 open water boat dives.
Number of Dives: 5 (2 of which must be deep dive and navigation dives plus three additional Adventure Dive options)
Alternate Pricing : $147 for PADI eLearning + $178 for PADI eLearning Module

You don’t have to be “advanced” to take this course – it is the course itself that advances your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.

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Rescue Diver Certification
Duration: 4 Days

Rescue Diver Certification

$395.00
Minimum Age: 12
Includes: Academic training materials, classroom sessions, certification fees, and confined and open water training sessions.
Alternate Pricing : $211 for PADI eLearning + $184 for PADI eLearning Module

Expect the unexpected! Safer divers know how to prevent and control problems before they happen. This course runs you through all of the “worst-case scenarios” possible. Believe it or not, you will have a lot of fun while you’re practicing! This is the most rewarding scuba course that you will take.

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PADI Specialties

AWARE Coral Conservation $125.00

2 Dives over 2 Days

Boat Diver $125.00

2 Dives over 1 Day

Deep Diver $175.00

4 Dives over 2 Days

Drift Diver $125.00

2 Dives over 1 Day

Fish Identification $125.00

2 Dives over 2 Days

Invasive Lionfish Hunter $125.00

2 Dives over 1 Day

Peak Performance Buoyancy $125.00

2 Dives over 1 Day

Underwater Navigation $175.00

3 Dives over 2 Days