Learn to dive in the ideal setting with experienced and capable dive team.
Scuba St. Lucia is an ideal place to learn to dive, with warm clear waters and a shallow, protected reef close to the dive center. The introductory scuba course is offered daily and Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive master, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor and Specialty courses are available upon request.
Start diving today with PADI eLearning:
In order to sign-up for a diving course, a dive MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE must be reviewed to ensure one’s fitness for diving.
If you are interested in booking any of the these courses, please let us know so that we may confirm the dates prior to your arrival.
Please Note: A 10% VAT (Value Added Tax) & 10% Service Charge is applicable on all courses. All dives include mask, snorkel, fins, weights and tanks.
|Beginners Discover Scuba Diving (resort course) – click to view
|Romance Below & Beyond Discover Scuba Dive inc. private videographer – click to view
|PADI ReActivate Course – click to view
|IDC – Instructor Development Course – click to view
|Closed Circuit Rebreather – click to view
|PADI Scuba Diver Course – click to view
|PADI Open Water Course – click to view
|PADI Advanced Open Water Course – click to view
|PADI Adventure Dives – click to view
|PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation – click to view
|PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty – click to view
|PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty – click to view
|PADI AWARE Specialty Course – click to view
|PADI Boat Diver Specialty – click to view
|PADI Deep Diver Specialty – click to view
|PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty – click to view
|PADI Digital Underwater Photography Seminar – click to view
|PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty (Level 1 and 2) – click to view
|PADI Drift Diver Specialty – click to view
|PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider – click to view
|PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course – SSL Special – click to view
|PADI Invasive Lionfish Tracker Specialty – click to view
|PADI Multi-Level and Computer Specialty – click to view
|PADI Night Diver Specialty Course – click to view
|PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course – click to view
|PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty – click to view
|PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty – click to view
|PADI EFR Courses – click to view
|PADI Rescue Course – click to view
|PADI Divemaster Course – click to view
|PADI Assistant Instructor Course – click to view
|IDC – Instructor Development Course – click to view
|PADI Seal Team – click to view
|Underwater Photography & Videography – Camera Rental
|SeaLife digital camera with light (One dive)
|SeaLife digital camera with light (Two dives)
|SMMA Fees (additional course rates above)
|Marine Park Fee
$110 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (includes brochure & equipment)
Come and experience the beauty of the underwater world and swim amid vibrant corals and with schools of tropical fish. Our highly trained Instructors will teach you basic theory and familiarize you with the equipment before leading you on a safe and controlled dive with limited depth. These courses are offered twice daily and are conducted just off our beach in one of St. Lucia’s renowned marine reserves.
In order to sign-up for the course, a DIVE MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE must be reviewed to ensure one’s fitness for diving. If you any ‘Yes” answers on the medical form, just take this form along to your doctor before traveling to St Lucia in order to get medical clearance to dive. Bring this form signed by your doctor along with you when you come to do your dive experience. Click on the link above to view this form. If you are interested in reserving a space in our Discover Scuba Diving experience, please contact us.
$450 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes
Couples wishing to make their first dive a shared private special experience can sign up for the ROMANCE BELOW AND BEYOND beginner’s course. The Discover Scuba Dive course will be taught exclusively for the couple, and will include a personalized underwater mixed slide show DVD (with photos and video clips) to remember this special event.
$90 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (excludes equipment & online component ~$45)
If you are a certified diver who has not been in the water for an extended period of time a ReActivate course will tune up your knowledge and skills to provide you the confidence to get back to diving. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You will conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer before you reach us here at Scuba St Lucia. This can be done by logging onto PADI’s e-learning site and complete the ReActivate online learning at a cost of $59.95. On arrival you will then go diving with one of our highly experienced PADI Professionals where you will received tailor made on-land instruction, confined open water skills refresher and one dive with your own PADI professional. At completion a new certification card is issued to you with your original certification date and a new ‘ReActivated on…” date! You will be ready to get back into the diving world!
$310 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (includes PADI Open water student manual, equipment & certification cost)
The Scuba Diver course is designed for guests who do not have the time to complete the entire Open Water Course. The Scuba Diver Course covers the first 3 chapters of the Open Water Manual which should be read before hand or completed via PADI’s e-learning or Open Water Diver Touch. You can log into PADI ELEARNING to begin! The Scuba Diver Course includes 3 Confined Water sessions and 2 Open Water dives. After knowledge portion is complete, this would take 1 full day. After completing the Scuba Diver certification a student is qualified to dive to 40ft with an Instructor or Divemaster.
$215 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes
For divers that already have the Scuba Diver certification and wish to upgrade to an Open Water certification. You will first need to touch up on some knowledge with a half day either in the classroom or completing your PADI e-learning course. You can complete this prior to your arrival via PADI’s e-learning or using Open water Diver Touch products. When you reach us here at Scuba St Lucia you will do 2 confined water dives and 2 open water dives. You will then be fully open water certified to dive to 60ft/18m independently of a PADI Pro!
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
There are three options for Open Water Certification to insure there is a course that will best fit your needs.
$525 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (includes equipment, student manual/materials & certification cost)
On arrival you will be presented with your student manual and Open water DVD. You can spend a relaxing day on the beach reading the required chapters of the manual and watch the DVD on your own time. At this time your instructor will review the knowledge sections with you and administer the required quizzes and exams. After that is done, you will venture into the water to complete 5 confimed open water dives to get the required skill sets under your belt. You will then take part in 4 open water dives to compelte your certification. This (once the knowledge is completed should take approximately 2.5 – 3 days. Sound like too much reading on holiday? Get that out of the way before you come with PADI’s E-learning options or Open Water Diver Touch – See below!
$395 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (includes equipment & certification cost)
The newest way to learn to dive is on your computer via e-learning, or offline using your Ipad or android device via PADI’s brand new Open Water Diver Touch program! Complete the knowledge development portion of the course in the comfort of your own home or hotel room! On arrival here you will unite with an instructor to complete your confined water and open water training. Click on the button below to begin your PADI eLearning or Open Water Diver Touch course.
$300 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (includes equipment & certification cost)
The Referral Course is designed so you can complete half of your course at home prior to your holiday. You may do the academic and confined water sessions at your own schedule via elearning, Open Water Diver Touch and with a local dive store (most areas offer many options to choose from). The dive store will issue you a PADI/UNIVERSAL Referral which allows you to complete the remainder of the course with us within 12 months from the last day of your training.
Once you arrive with us at Scuba St. Lucia, the Referral is completed in two half days by doing 4 dives: 2 open water training dives per day. The cost of the Referral Course includes the 4 training dives, all equipment and certification upon successful completion. This is a very popular option as it allows you to spend more time enjoying your holiday and doing what you like most – scuba diving.
$45 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes
If you are not yet certified in the use of Nitrox Enriched Air, you can sign up for the PADI eLearning Nitrox Course and complete the academic portion at home in your leisure time. Click here to get started
You will complete the academic requirements on line after which PADI will automatically provide us record. When you arrive with us you will complete the practical portion of the course. This involves learning ho to analyze, dive plan and set up your dive computer for Nitrox diving. Why not use Nitrox afterwards for a dive?!
$410 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (Excludes manual, price upon request). Cost is $350 if the PADI Advanced Open Water elearning has been previously completed.
Feel the need for adventure? The advanced training consists of “hands on courses” with minimal classroom time and plenty of diving. This very popular course allows students to learn mold and develop as well as improve upon their diving skills all while exploring St. Lucia’s best marine reserve areas and exploring new areas of diving! You will spend 2 days diving closely with a PADI professional to improve your skill and comfort level in the water while having a lot of fun!
The Advanced open water course consists of 2 required core dives: Deep and Navigation. You then select 3 additional adventure dives; some of the popular options include Wreck Diving, Enriched Air Nitrox, AWARE Shark Conservation, Peak performance buoyancy, Drift, Fish identification, Digital Photography, Night Diving. The knowledge portion of the course can again be done prior to arrival with PADI e –learning (see link below) or can be done on arrival at the resort.
Must be PADI Junior Open Water certified diver or equivalent to enroll
$285 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (Excludes manual, price upon request).
No time to complete the full advanced course? Take advantage of the Adventures in Diving program, taking only 1 day, which allows you do the specialty options one at a time towards your advanced certification. After achieveign this certification level you can continue your adventure diving on your next vacation to complete the Advanced Certification requirement of five adventure dives. Remember, one adventure dive credits as the first dive of any specialty! We offer adventure dives or full specialties in many areas including Enriched Air, Drift diving, boat diving, AWARE Shark Conservation, Fish Identification, Digital Photography, Videographer and Night Diving.
$80 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes materials and certification cost
The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkelers and non-divers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes participants with the current status of the world’s coral reefs and how they can help.There are no mandatory dives or age limits. Divers and non-divers alike enjoy learning about the aquatic environment.
$100 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $180 (if no dives have yet been completed). All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes materials, equipment and certification cost.
Have you ever 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. During two dives you gain hands-on experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You can learn more about Project AWARE by going to PROJECTAWARE.ORG.
Number of dives: Two
$100 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $180 (if no dives have yet been completed) All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes materials and certification cost
Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. The course may include two scuba dives or may be presented as a nondiving education program.
Number of dives: Two
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
$80 plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes
The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. Sign up for the Project AWARE Specialty course to learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.
PROJECT AWARE Foundation is the dive industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the aquatic environment through education, advocacy and action. Besides completing the Project AWARE Specialty course, you can become a partner in the efforts to preserve the underwater environment.
$100 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $180 (if no dives have yet been completed) All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – (Excludes manual, price upon request) – includes equipment and certification cost
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. The PADI Boat Diver Specialty course familiarizes you with the various ways you stow gear, enter and exit the water, use surface lines and more, depending upon the type boat and the location.
Number of Dives: Two
$260 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $340 (if no dives have yet been completed). All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – (Excludes manual, price upon request) includes equipment and certification cost.
The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime – going deep to see things others can only dream about. In this course you will experience what it’s like to dive beyond 100 feet/30m Down there, it’s different. It takes additional training. Here’s where you get it.
Number of Dives – Four
$80 Plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes materials, equipment and certification cost
In just one dive you will do something amazing for the ocean! Join us on a fun filled morning including learning about marine debris and how it affects our oceans, followed by doing an actual underwater clean up. Refine your dive skills to practice perfect buoyancy to enable you to safely remove marine debris from the ocean. A truly rewarding way to spend a morning.
Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and 12 years old
Whether you’re a casual holiday snapper or a consummate photo pro, these seminars review the basics as they apply to taking photos underwater. Learn to use your digital underwater camera with a special emphasis on practical techniques. This is a dry seminar so camera equipment is not included.
Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level 1 or the full Specialty course (level 1 and 2). You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer. You not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimizing your work with your computer, storage and more.
Level 1 covers (Adventure dive)
$160 if you have your own camera, $180 if you require a rental camera from our SeaLife lab! All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes materials, equipment and certification cost
Level 2 includes (Specialty must include levels 1 and 2)
$240 if you have your own camera, $280 if you require a rental camera from our SeaLife lab! All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes materials, equipment and certification cost
$100 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $180 (if no dives have yet been completed). (Excludes manual, price upon request) includes equipment and certification cost. All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes
The PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the entire time.
Number of Dives: Two
$105 plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – (Excludes manual, price upon request)
Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.
There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.
$150 plus 10% tax and 10% service fee, includes manual and certification cost.
Diving with enriched air, Nitrox, lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills. Whether you’re into underwater photography or wreck diving, on vacation in some tropical paradise or just out for a leisurely day of diving at your local dive site, the PADI Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out of diving by giving you more time underwater. In this course you will learn to safely increase your no stop time. You will also learn how to analyze cylinder contents, plan enriched air dives using tables and dive computers; certification counts towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. This course is a “dry course”, so no dives are required but are optional. See the ‘Scuba St Lucia’ Special to learn how you can start this course immediately and complete it when you arrive!
$180, 2 dives
Be part of St Lucia’s newest specialty! Lionfish eradication. Learn about the Lionfish issues and what challenges we face to control this invasive species. Then go on 2 dives with an experienced Lionfish instructor and remove these alien species from our reefs. Do not worry, they will not go to waste.. why not sign up for our special gourmet lionfish Friday private dinners (surcharge), where you will enjoy the lionfish you caught prepared by world renowned chefs in multiple ways. All dishes are paired with a selection of wines and alls served on a private candle lit beach side table with beach bonfire!
$80 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $160 (if no dives have yet been completed) All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes equipment and certification cost
Do you want to maximize your dive times? (Of course). Want to get the most out of your dive computer? (Naturally). Then the PADI Multilevel and Computer Diver Specialty course is for you.In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all. This course is perfect for those who want to master the art of using their dive computer under the close guidance of an instructor. You’ll learn to use dive tables and dive computers to plan multilevel dives.
$215 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $295 (if no dives have yet been completed). All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes (Includes light & glow sticks, excludes manual, price upon request)
As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask and bite down on your regulator. A deep breath and you step 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. The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours if you complete the PADI Night Diver Specialty. You learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. You practice these on three night dives, plus introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that come out after the sun goes down. Go night diving and see the underwater world in a whole new light – a dive light. Feel free to bring your own, or rent dive lights and underwater glow sticks from us here at the dive shop.
$140 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $220 (if no dives have yet been completed). All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes materials/manual, equipment and certification cost.
Float effortlessly, drifting over reefs. Be the diver you want to be, with ultimate buoyancy control, able to hover close to the bottom and examine underwater organisms without touching them. Buoyancy skills separate the great divers from the good divers. In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you will learn to how to precisely weight yourself for optimum control, poise and balance. You learn to ascend and descend so effortlessly, it seems like you only think about it and it happens. By mastering streamlining, you move through the water cleanly, efficiently and gracefully. You swim near fragile environments without harm to them or yourself. Get the buoyancy control great divers have with PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
$100 (If one dive has been completed during Advanced Open Water training) $180 (if no dives have yet been completed) All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes
Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close? If you’re engrossed with life under the surface, the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is especially for you. Explore life in the underwater world. In your journey to underwater naturalist, the course teaches you about the different major aquatic life groupings and how they interact so that you understand what you observe in the underwater environment. With the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course under your belt, you see the aquatic world differently. You don’t see “fish,” but individual species with distinct strategies for surviving in a complex, interactive ecosystem.
$240 if PADI Advanced has not yet been completed, $180 if diver holds the PADI Advanced certification. All priced plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes-includes equipment and certification cost. (Excludes manual, price upon request)
Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You learn to estimate distance underwater, follow navigation patterns and know where you are while following an arbitrary, irregular course using the Nav-Finder. Find your way with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
$110 plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – (Excludes manual, price upon request)
EFR Primary and Secondary Care- with or without AED, EFR refreshers, Care for Children and CPR ONLY courses available
Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.
EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care. Please CONTACT US for more information on these courses.
Courses take between 1-2 days depending on level of certification required.
$395 plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes- included student manual/materials, equipment and certification cost – Course cost is $350 with PADI elearning prior completed, includes equipment and certification cost.
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning. Start today with PADI’s elearning!
$1100 plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – includes some equipment, (Excludes materials, price upon request) – Full Course – no prior learning complete. – 14 days minimum
$800 plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes- After PADI Elearning completed – excludes materials and certification cost. – 10 days minimum
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
$800 plus 10% service charge and 10% taxes – Excludes materials and certification costs, included some equipment
If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Here at Scuba St Lucia we can offer you the Assistant Instructor level. You must be a:
Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. LEARN MORE
To join the PADI Seal Team, a child must be 8 years of age or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but kids should be comfortable in the water. Parental approval is required.The PADI Seal Team program teaches responsibility and respect for the aquatic realm. It’s broken into two parts. Part one, AquaMissions 1 – 5, covers basic scuba diving skills, such as breathing underwater, clearing a mask of water, recovering a regulator and swimming around experiencing the sensation of being weightless. Each session takes about an hour. Complete these AquaMissions and become a recognized PADI Seal Team Member. Your experience may also count toward the PADI Open Water Diver course when you’re old enough to participate in the course.
Part two, 10 specialty AquaMissions, includes adventures like creature identification, search and recovery diving, and skin diving. Complete all of these and you’ll become a PADI Master Seal Team Member – joining an elite group of young scuba divers.
Part 1- 3 days, $360 included materials, equipment and certification cost