On the peaceful cote sous-le-vent (Leeward Coast, Basse Terre), the underwater Réserve Cousteau is the place you do not want to miss while visiting the Guadeloupe Islands! The famous underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau called the 1000 hectares around the Pigeon Islands, off the coast of Basse Terre, one of the world’s top dive areas and encouraged its conservation since 1955. Dive into this heavenly site for scuba diving and snorkeling and see colorful marine life : corals, tropical fishes, turtles and even humpback whales await in a 28°C water. It’s also a good place to safely snorkel with children, because of its shallow waters, where sponges, coral, colorful tropical fish and sea turtles reside. Whether you snorkel or dive here, you’re sure to be immersed in the biological diversity that helped this spot gain protection. Captain Cousteau has worked to ensure that this magic space is protected today while remaining accessible to all vacationers who can come for a diving baptism or training (PADI, FFESSM, ANMP). Diving in Guadeloupe is therefore a fun activity, open to all, from 8 to 88 years old.
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 12 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.
What will you learn?
This level of diver will allow you to acquire the relative autonomy in the zone of 18 meters, without a guide. This level is valid throughout the world. To do this, 6 dives are necessary. You will learn the technical gestures to master, in order to evolve safely with a diving pair. Online theory will be done at your own pace via a dedicated application, accessible from any support (computer, smartphone or tablet, Android, iOS and even offline once the content has been downloaded). The software takes your progress into account and we track your progress as well. So when you arrive in Guadeloupe, you will have only the practice to pass.
The price of this training includes:
- 6 dives with a duration of 45-50 minutes each
- the equipment
- online theory: access to multiple information on diveSSI.com
- an online digital dive log
- boat transport and individual refreshments on board
- final certification
Departure time: 9:30am or 2pm, everyday.
Please present yourself 30 minutes before departure