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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.

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Experience Scuba Diving 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 program (only $100 USD) you will be able to dive, in most cases, the same day as your program, and be able to dive throughout your stay at our Sandals Resort.

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to dive in A day!

Why Take A Resort Course?

  • No prior certification or dive experience necessary
  • 3-hour course can be completed in a day
  • Dive the same day as the program & throughout your vacation
  • Course taught by PADI certified professionals
  • Nominal fee (only $100 USD)
  • After resort certification, one dive a day (up to 30ft) is included
  • All top-of-the-line equipment, dive boats & certified dive staff

Online Certification
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 program efficiently and at your own pace.

*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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Why Get Certified With PADI?

  • Save vacation time by completing classroom portion online
  • Complete the 8-hour classroom course at your own pace
  • Take the practical exam on resort with our PADI certified professionals
  • Certification lets you dive anywhere in the world
  • Enjoy deeper dives (up to 60 feet!)
  • After certification, up to two dives a day is included
  • All top-of-the-line equipment, dive boats & certified dive
    staff included


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.

Get Certified Online
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*!
*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 programs. Take one of these courses and join the over 260,000 divers worldwide who trust DAN to help keep them safe underwater.

specialty courses

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.