The Caribbean's Most Comprehensive Scuba Programme

Whether you're a scuba enthusiast or have yet to dive, we have the top resort scuba diving operation in the Caribbean. Featuring a custom fleet of Newton Dive Boats, a PADI® certified staff, and top-brand dive equipment, our scuba programme is considered one of the most comprehensive dive programmes. In fact, we're responsible for over 100,000 PADI® certifications throughout Sandals all-inclusive dive resorts in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados. No other resorts offer more quality dive inclusions and unparalleled dive locations perfect for all skill levels.

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Over 100,000 padi® certifications



Daily scuba diving included for certified divers

  • All Sandals dives are guided and depths range from 20 to 100 feet.

  • Certified divers may dive twice daily with a single tank or once daily with a double tank.

  • Newton® dive boats specifically customised for Sandals.

  • All branded top-of-the-line equipment from tanks to masks.

  • Scuba certification pools offered at most Sandals resorts.

  • Expert dive instructors and captains.

  • As many as 30 different dive sites per resort.

  • Wreck dives and night dives* are available at most Sandals Resorts.

* Wreck and night dives are at an additional cost.

Daily scuba diving included for certified diver
First-Time Divers

First-Time Divers

The PADI® Discover Scuba Diving Experience* is a short 3-hour programme that will qualify you for one open water dive during your stay. Alternatively, enroll in the PADI® eLearning programme and complete the 8-hour classroom portion online at your own pace before you arrive.

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*For non-certified divers, the introductory PADI® Discover Scuba Diving Experience is available for a nominal fee.
Certified Divers

Certified Divers

If you’re a certified diver, we let you dive every day (except your arrival and departure days), twice a day with one tank or once a day with two tanks. We use the very best equipment, the best dive boats, PADI®–trained staff and the most dive sites. Best of all, it’s all included!

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The Caribbean’s best

Dive sites

Sandals guests have over 240 different sites overall, as many as 30 sites per resort and up to 6 different dive excursions per day. Plus, there’s a large selection of dive experiences and wreck dives available for more advanced divers.

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Scuba FAQs

  • Provided the medical requirements are met, PADI certified Sandals guests can dive for free during their entire stay with exception of the day of departure (max. two tanks per day). All dives will be guided by professional staff and equipment is included!

  • Sandals provides divers top-brand equipment in excellent condition, free of charge. This includes Luxfer or Catalina tanks, SCUBAPRO regulators, Deep Blue fins, silicone masks, snorkels and weight belts. Dive suits are not necessary, but may be rented at additional cost. Guests can use their own equipment if desired.

  • Absolutely! Guests who are not certified can get certified at an additional cost at the resort. The PADI certification course involves classes, some reading, pool sessions, open water dives and a test. The dive staff at Sandals is professional and will help you through the process. Once certified, you can dive for free the rest of your stay (max. two tanks a day)! PADI certifications are valid outside of Sandals.