Scuba Diving Courses in Barbados
Discover Scuba Diving (DSD), otherwise known as Resort Diving, is a half day course including an Open Water dive. This is the introductory session designed to give individuals who are interested in diving a chance to try out the equipment in a supervised confined water setting. Once comfortable underwater the new divers are taught a few of the basic scuba skills in the pool to build confidence. Finally, divers complete their DSD experience with an Open Water dive around the shipwrecks of Carlisle Bay Marine Park. This experience is not in itself a certification course, however, it may be used toward a PADI certification with Barbados Blue or another PADI training facility.
Many of our Discover Scuba Diving students go on to leave Barbados as certified divers. Due to advances with PADI E-learning and the efficacy of the training materials and staff the PADI scuba diving courses may be completed at Barbados Blue in just a few days.
The PADI Scuba Diver course (1-2 days) is the intermediate course and gets divers down to 40 ft (12 m). Their PADI certification card will stipulate that this student always dives with an instructor. This diving course is a great option for the annual vacationer who likes to resort dive along their travels. As long as the diver keeps diving this and every PADI certification never expires.
The most common certification course in Barbados is the PADI Open Water Course (3-4 days) which requires dive students to complete the PADI Open Water manual and have four open water dives. Once certified, open water divers can dive anywhere in the world up to 60 ft (18 m) provided they dive with a certified dive buddy.
Barbados Blue Water Sport’s PADI Scuba Diving Instructors certify up to Medic First Aid and Divemaster. We have certified hundreds of divers ranging in age from 10 – 82 years old. Will you be next?
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water
Emergency First Response: First Aid & CPR for Adults and/or Children and Infants with AED training