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DivingScuba 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, and Specialty courses are available upon request.

 

PRICE LIST



Courses (cost of eLearning or course materials not included)

US

EC

Referral Course

275.00

742.00

Open Water Home Study or eLearning Course (eLearning PADI fee US$130)

350.00

945.00

Private Home Study Certification (2 persons max)

650.00

1755.00

Scuba Diver Course

250.00

675.00

Advanced Open Water Course

300.00

810.00

Adventure Dive

80.00

216.00

Nitrox Specialty Course (eLearning PADI fee US$205)

Free inc. Nitrox


Wreck Diver Specialty Course (4 dives)

320.00

864.00

Drift Diver Specialty Course (2 dives)

160.00

432.00

Peak Performance Buoyancy Course (2 dives)

160.00

432.00

Night Diver Specialty Course (3 dives)

240.00

648.00

Underwater Naturalist Specialty (2 dives)

160.00

432.00

Aware Fish ID Specialty (2 dives)

150.00

405.00

Coral Reef Conservation (no dive)

80.00

216.00

Project Aware (no dive)

80.00

216.00

Boat Diver Specialty (2 dives)

160.00

432.00

Deep Diver Specialty (4 dives)

300.00

810.00

Multi-Level Specialty (2 dives)

160.00

432.00

Underwater Navigator Specialty (3 dives)

240.00

648.00

Search & Recovery Specialty (4 dives)

300.00

810.00

Digital Underwater Photographer Course (own camera)

250.00

675.00

Digital Underwater Photographer Course (hired camera)

300.00

810.00

Digital Underwater Photography Seminar (no dive)

75.00

202.50

Digital Underwater Photography Seminar (1 dive)

125.00

337.50

Digital Underwater Videographer Course (own camera)

250.00

675.00

Digital Underwater Videographer Course (hired camera)

350.00

945.00

Additional Photo Dives

75.00

202.50




Beginners Dive N' Discover Course (Resort Course)

105.00

283.50

Additional Beginner Dives

70.00

189.00

Romance Below & Beyond Resort Course inc. video

375.00

1012.50

Refresher Course (Scuba Tune Up)

145.00

391.50

Rescue Course

350.00

945.00

Divemaster Course

1200.00

3,240.00

Underwater Photography/Videography

US

EC




SeaLife digital camera with strobe (One dive)

35.00

94.50

SeaLife digital camera with strobe (Two dives)

50.00

135.00




Nitrox Courses 

Course Fee 

Course Material 

eLearning PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course
(eLearning PADI fee US$195)

Free inc. Nitrox





SMMA Fees (additional to course rates above)

Daily

Yearly

Marine Park Fee: 

US 5

US15

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
In order to sign-up for a diving course, a dive medical questionnaire must be reviewed to ensure one's fitness for diving. 

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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. St. Lucia's currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$).  All transactions are done locally in EC$.

Course Listing

Scuba St. Lucia Special
Refresher Course
Beginners Dive N' Discover
Romance below & Beyond
Open Water Certification Options
eLearning Open Water Course
Referral Course
Home Study Course
Scuba Diver Course
Advanced Course Certification
Adventures in Diving
Enriched Air DIver Speciality Course
Digital Underwater Photographer Course
Digital Underwater Photographer Seminars
Underwater Vidoegrapher Course
Drift Diver Course
Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
Underwater Naturalist Course
Night Diver Speciality Course
Coral Reef Conservation Course
AWARE Fish ID Course
Project AWARE Speciality Course
Boat Diver Course
Deep Diver Course
PADI Mulitlevel Diver Course
Underwater Navigator Course
Search and Recovery Course

Scuba St. Lucia Special (Nitrox Enriched Air Certification) - Back to Course List

If you are not yet certified in the use of Nitrox Enriched Air, you can sign up for the PADI eLarning Nitrox Course and complete the academic portion at home in your leisure time. Just scroll down you will find the PADI eLearning icon to click on. This will allow you to register and complete the academic requirements on line after which PADI will automatically provide us record. PADI's cost for the on-line course is US$195. Then, when you arrive with us you will complete the practical portion of the course at no additional cost and get Nitrox free for all of your dives during your stay.

Refresher Course (Scuba Tune Up) - Back to Course List

If you are a certified diver who has not been in the water for an extended period of time a Refresher Course is offered that will tune up your skills providing confidence when you get back to diving. The course includes on-land instruction and one dive. The Scuba Tune Up book must be read prior to beginning the course.

Beginners Dive N' Discover Course (Resort Course) - Back to Course List

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 daily just off our beach in one of St. Lucia’s renowned marine reserves. If you really enjoy your Dive N’ Discover course it can be accredited towards your Open Water certification.

Scuba St. Lucia is located in the heart of St. Lucia's world renowned marine park. One of the best dive sites is located right in front of the dive center which allows the non-certified diver to easily explore the underwater world during your visit to Scuba St. Lucia. We offer the Dive N' Discover course (Resort Course) every day of the week. The course begins with a 45 minute on-shore learning session in which our Instructor will introduce you to scuba diving theory, the basic skills and the equipment. You then don the gear for a shallow water training session followed by a dive on the Anse Chastanet Reef to a maximum depth of 30 feet.

In order to sign-up for the course, a dive medical questionnaire must be reviewed to ensure one's fitness for diving. Click on the link above to view this questionnaire. If you are interested in reserving a space in our Dive 'N Discover Course, please contact us.

Romance Below & Beyond! - Back to Course List

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 scuba Dive N' Discover course will be taught exclusively for the couple, and will include a personalized underwater DVD to remember this special event.

Open Water Certification Options - Back to Course List

The Open Water Certification Course is an internationally recognized training certification. The course is for the new diver and provides the knowledge and skills necessary to make diving safe and fun. There are three options for Open Water Certification to insure there is a course that will best fit your needs. These options are listed below in order of popularity.

eLearning Open Water Course - Back to Course List

The newest way to learn to dive is on your computer. Click on the button below to begin your PADI eLearning course..

PADI eLearning

We will receive confirmation with PADI that you have signed up. The sign up fee is US$130 (price subject to change without notice). If there are any questions you can e-mail us and we can assist you and follow your progress on the website. You would need to purchase the RDP and the training log book. You can either purchase that with your local PADI dive store or with us once you have arrived on island. 

After completing all Knowledge Review sections you would then need two days to complete Confined Water and the 4 Open Water dives.

Referral Course - Back to Course List

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 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 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.

Home Study Course - Back to Course List

The Home Study Course allows you to complete the academic work at home in your leisure time by reading the manual and completing the Knowledge Review questions at the end of each chapter. You would then complete the remainder of the course at the dive center with us. The PADI Open Water Home Study materials may be purchased from us, of course, or you may purchase them from your local PADI dive store to get started at home. The Open Water student kit is available with a manual in book or CD-ROM format. Your closest PADI dive store can be located by visiting the PADI website on www.padi.com.

After completing your home study work...
Upon your arrival at Scuba St. Lucia, you would review your home study with the Instructor and then take your final exam. After a swim test, you would spend the remainder of the day doing the Confined Water portion of the course. The next two days would consist of your four open water dives and upon successful completion, you will be certified.

Scuba Diver Course - Back to Course List

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. You also are required to watch the first three chapters of the Open Water Video. The Scuba Diver Course includes the first 3 Confined Water sessions and the first 2 Open Water dives. After completing the Scuba Diver certification a student is qualified to dive only with an Instructor or Divemaster and is limited to a depth of 40 feet.

Advanced Course Certification - Back to Course List

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 advanced diving techniques all while exploring St. Lucia’s best marine reserve reefs. The Advanced course consists of 2 required core dives: Deep and Navigation. You then select an additional 3 specialty options; some of the popular options include Wreck Diving, Enriched Air, National Geographic, Multi Level, Peak performance buoyancy, Drift, Under Water Naturalist, Digital Photography, Videography and Night Diving.

• 5 training dives
• Extensive dive briefings and training
• This course can be completed in 2 days

PADI eLearning

Adventures in Diving - Back to Course List

No time to complete the full advanced course? Take advantage of the Adventures in Diving program which allows you do the specialty options one at a time towards your Advanced certification. Each dive will be documented and you can continue your adventure diving on your next vacation to complete the Advanced Certification requirement of five specialties which must include the required core dives: Deep and Navigation. Adventure optional dives include Wreck Diving, Enriched Air, National Geographic, Multi Level, Drift, Under Water Naturalist, Digital Photography, Videography and Night Diving.

Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course - Back to Course List

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.

PADI eLearning

Digital Underwater Photographer Course (available through eLearning) - Back to Course List

$200.00 US with own camera 
$250.00 US with hire camera 
2 Days 
Materials not included

Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course. You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer.

During the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is taking high quality underwater photos faster than you may imagine. 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.

• Choosing and using modern digital cameras and underwater housings

• Using the PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly

• Editing and sharing your pictures

• The three primary principles for getting good photos underwater

• The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer certifications credits toward the Master Scuba Diver rating.

• This is one of PADI’s most adaptable specialty courses, and can even be started during the last dive of your PADI Open Water Diver course.

• Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) However, you can take the course as a snorkeler and receive a non-diving certification.

PADI eLearning

Digital Underwater Photographer Seminars - Back to Course List

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. Camera equipment is not included.

Underwater Videographer Course - Back to Course List

Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show them the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world… underwater videography – motion imaging that allows you to share and document your underwater adventures. The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course teaches you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.

The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course introduces you to underwater video equipment and videography fundamentals, such as exposure, focus, shot types, moves, story line and shot sequencing. It takes you through the post-dive editing process where you take your raw footage and create an underwater masterpiece. By the time you complete the course, you’ll have gone through the entire basic video production process.

•Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) • Number of Dives: Three • Equipment overview, selection and maintenance • Story planning and organization • Shot sequencing • Basic editing • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Drift Diver Course - Back to Course List

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.

• Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and be at least 12 years old

• Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving

• An introduction to drift diving equipment -- floats, lines, reels

• Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving

• Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects

• Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group

• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Course - Back to Course List

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

• Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 10 years old.

• Number of dives: Two

• Buoyancy fundamentals, weighting and adjustments

• Streamlining, balance and trim

• Fine tuning buoyancy and mastering hovering

• Materials: You’ll Need Peak Performance Buoyancy video

Underwater Naturalist Course - Back to Course List

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.

• Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)

• Overview of aquatic life groupings and interrelations

• The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships Responsible interactions with aquatic life

• Number of Dives: Two

• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Night Diver Specialty Course - Back to Course List

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 when you complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty course. 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

• Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 12 years old

• Number of Dives: Three

• Dive lights and night diving equipment

• Entries, exits and navigation at night

• Nocturnal aquatic life

• Communication and light handling

• Materials: You ’ll Need a Night-Pak, which includes PADI Night Diver Manual and the award-winning PADI Night Diving video.

• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Coral Reef Conservation Course - Back to Course List

The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkelers and nondivers 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 dives or age limits. Divers and nondivers alike enjoy learning about the aquatic environment.

• An introduction to the Project AWARE Foundation

• Covers the importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas Coral reef biology, association and competition

• The status of the world's coral reefs

• How participants can help, including responsible diving and snorkeling practices

AWARE Fish ID Course - Back to Course List

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 www.projectaware.org.

• Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)

• Covers Project AWARE and aquatic protection worldwide

• Characteristics of local fish families and species will be explained

• Fish survey techniques and strategies

• Fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures will be practiced

• Including the two open water training dives, the course lasts about 12 hours

• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Project AWARE Specialty Course - Back to Course List

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.

Click here to find out how. The underwater world needs heroes. Be one. Learn how to conserve the aquatic environment.

• The ocean commons and coastal zone issues

• Fisheries challenges and sustainability

• Coral environment overview and inhabitants

• The role of the diver in protecting aquatic environments

• Materials: You’ll need AWARE: Our World, Our Water

Boat Diver Course - Back to Course List

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.

• Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have qualifying certification from another organization)

• Covers techniques for diving from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards

• Discusses how dive boats differ from place to place

• Gives you focused experience and training for diving from boats in your local area

• Covers basic boat safety equipment and use

• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Deep Diver Course - Back to Course List

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 60 feet.

Down there, it’s different. It takes additional training. Here’s where you get it..

• Must be a PADI Adventure Diver (or have qualifying certification from another organization) and 15 years old

• Experience diving beyond 18 metres/60 feet

• Learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards

• Four open water dives that range from 18 - 40 metres / 60 - 130 feet.

• Gain experience with diving deep under the direct, professional supervision of a PADI Instructor

• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

PADI Multilevel Diver Course - Back to Course List

Do you want to maximize your dive times? (Of course). Want to get the most out of your dive computer and The Wheel™? (Naturally). Then the PADI Multilevel 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. You’ll learn to use The Wheel™ version of the RDP for planning multilevel dives, making it a great companion for your dive computer (as well as a way to make multilevel dives if you forget to bring your computer).

• 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

• Plan and execute multilevel dives (different depths on the same dive)

• Back up your dive computer and plan multi-level dives with The Wheel™

• Maximize your no stop time • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Underwater Navigator Course - Back to Course List

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)

• Number of Dives: Three

• Navigation patterns, natural and compass navigation

• Following irregular courses with the Nav-Finder

• Dive site relocation

• Materials: You’ll Need Nav-Pak, which includes the PADI Underwater Navigator

• Manual, Underwater Navigation video and the Nav-Finder

• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Search and Recovery Course - Back to Course List

Spend time around water (as a diver, how can you avoid it?) and sooner or later, you come across someone who lost something underwater. If you’re looking for the challenge and excitement – along with doing your good deed for the day – the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to find what’s been lost, and how to get it to the surface.

In the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course, you learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems. You learn how to locate large and small objects using search patterns, and various ways for lifting them to the surface. Not only do these skills make you more capable and confident in the water, but most Search and Recovery Divers eventually end up searching for and recovering something they lost themselves

• Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or a PADI Open Water Diver with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty (or equivalent certification from another organization)

• Must be at least 12 years old

• Number of Dives: Four

• Search patterns, lift bag use and recovery methods

• Limited visibility techniques and navigation for search and recovery

• Materials: You’ll Need Search and Recovery-Pak, which includes the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Manual and the Search and Recovery video.

• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

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