RESORT DIVERS & BEGINNER DIVERS
Barbados Blue is a PADI, BSAC and NAUI diving resort. The Barbados Blue diving facility is ideally situated beside the Carlisle Bay Marine Park providing divers of all levels of training with the best experience in the Eastern Caribbean. In Carlisle Bay you will get a chance to see history come alive, and of course be surrounded with thousands of reef fish and vibrant coral reefs. Our comprehensive beginner course, called a Discover Scuba Diving experience or a Resort Dive, gets divers in the water and on a dive on the first day!
Dive in: The day of a Barbados Blue beginner diver…
Our first lesson starts with a pool session in the Barbados Hilton pool. In this confined water environment we introduce new divers to their equipment, give you all the time you need to get comfortable and teach you a few basic skills and exercises to build confidence. Once the new divers and their PADI Instructors are satisfied, which usually takes anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, the divers pass through the Barbados Blue Dive Shop where we get set to go out to the Marine Park for your first dive. We travel to the dive site by boat (2 minute drive) and spend the next hour getting in, getting comfortable and getting under de sea! This Barbados dive site has no current, no waves and is also a snorkeling site therefore when the new diver picks their comfort zone whether it is 2 feet below or 40 feet below there is more marine life to see than we have eyes for.
Beginner Scuba Diving Frequently Asked Questions:
- How old do you have to be to learn to dive?
Barbados Blue divers can begin their adventure at age 8 years in the swimming pool and at age 10 years in the sea. There is no upper age limit for diving however all divers should be in good physical health. If you have medical concerns please contact your medical doctor and ask about your status and diving.
- How long do you have to wait between diving and flying?
Divers need to wait 12 hours after a single dive before getting on an airplane. However, there is no limit for coming off a plane into the sea. If you have questions about your schedule please ask Barbados Blue dive staff.
- Will my ears hurt when diving?
When divers and free divers go under water the water pressure puts pressure on our ears, this can feel much like the pressure change in an airplane. To alleviate this as we go under water, one of the Barbados Blue dive staff would be with you and you would be holding onto a rope to control exactly how fast you want to go down, we ask that you pinch your nostrils and blow against them lightly . Scuba diving masks are designed with a nose piece so that you can pinch through the mask. Try it right now…pinch your nose and blow against your nostrils lightly. Any change? This action in the diver’s world is called “equalizing” and we encourage all our divers to do this every few feet on their way down. The key is to be patient and force nothing. Gently equalizing the ears often will allow your dive to be the eye-opening addictive experience it was for all of us here at Barbados Blue.