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Scuba Diving Courses

For those who long to explore the undersea universe of exotic flora and fauna, but who are not yet certified, Sandals offers several dive courses tailored to your level of experience and interest. In just a few short sessions, overseen and authorized by some of the world's leading dive associations, you'll soon be ready to venture out on a thrilling, underwater journey of discovery.


Sandals is one of the Top 10 Diving Operations Worldwide based on PADI Certifications - Over 50K PADI Certified.

Experience Scuba at Sandals Resorts

If you've always wanted to experience Scuba but never had the time it takes to get certified, Sandals can qualify you to dive at the resort in just a few hours. With our exclusive PADI® Discover Scuba Diver programme (only 120$ USD) you will be able to dive, in most cases, the same day as your programme, and be able to dive throughout your stay at our Sandals Resort.

Mandatory Medical Questionaire

Plan on taking our Sandals Resort Programme?

You need to download and fill out this mandatory medical questionnaire, which will assess if you meet the minimum physical requirements to safely participate in this sport. Bring the filled questionnaire to Sandals with you and visit us at the watersports office to reserve your spot on the next class.

The medical questionnaire must be completely filled, and if necessary signed off by a physician, prior to arrival at the resort.

You'll also need to fill out the certified diver liability release form prior to starting the resort programme.

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Medical Questionaire Liability Release Form

Online Certification

Sandals PADI Online Course

After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the programme efficiently and at your own pace.

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*In-water portion is an additional cost to the online course fee and is sold seperately at the Sandals Resorts' dive shop.

Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course

Is the most popular scuba certification course. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development and motor procedures. The online course provides the knowledge development portion. You develop the remaining skills by diving with a PADI Instructor at the Sandals Resort of of your choice.

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Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course

Will include knowledge development for the two required topics - the Deep and Underwater Navigation Dives – along with five of the most popular elective dives. These include Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver and Underwater Naturalist.

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PADI®, or the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, has been teaching people to dive for over 40 years. With 135,000 Professionals throughout the world, PADI® training offers simply the best way to master the art of scuba diving. So, take advantage of all the PADI® courses offered at Sandals and you'll soon be exploring the wonders of the Caribbean underwater universe.

Purchase a PADI® eLearning course for open water and advanced scuba diving and complete the classroom portion at your own pace - anytime, anywhere. Then come down to Sandals to complete the in-water portion of your certification*!

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*In-water portion is an additional cost to the online course fee and is sold seperately at the Sandals Resorts' dive shop.

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For three decades the Divers Alert Network, or DAN, has been promoting safe diving practices by providing medical support, advice and educational programmes. Take one of these courses and join with the over 260,000 divers worldwide who trust DAN to help keep them safe underwater.

Specialty Courses

The Divers Alert Network

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of dive-injury recognition and proper first-responder care with a variety of oxygen delivery systems.

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.

(NEW) Basic Life Support and First Aid

Basic Life Support, or BLS, includes airway management skills such as the log roll and recovery position, one rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and additional skills like caring for a choking patient, controlling bleeding and caring for a patient in shock. The first aid portion of this programme includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging and splinting skills and emergency moves.

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

Learn how to conduct a neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver in this course. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid, and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.