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St. Thomas

St Thomas Discover Scuba Diving

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Coki Beach Dive Shop, located on Coki Beach in St Thomas. Meet your PADI Dive Master and small group of 4 students or fewer, ensuring personalized attention and safety.

    Fill out an important medical questionnaire and waiver. If you answer YES to any of the medical questions, you may not participate in the dive course.

    The first step of your PADI Discover Scuba Dive course is a dry land lesson that covers basic skills, important rules, underwater communication and basic scuba diving theory.

    Next, slip on all the necessary equipment and wade off the sandy shore into the shallow, calm water (conditions may vary according to the day of your course). Practice the basic skills you learned and get accustomed to your equipment.

    Embark on your first open water dive, following your instructor as they feed the fish on the reef. Float weightlessly along the coral reef and keep an eye out for stingrays and sea turtles. The dive portion typically lasts about 40 minutes, to a maximum depth of 40 feet, depending on your comfort level. Your instructor will monitor your air gauge carefully. 

    After your course, you are welcome to stay and use the provided snorkel equipment to explore Coki Beach. All-day rental of snorkel equipment is included with your dive course. 

    You will walk away with an information booklet and a certificate of completion, which you can use toward further scuba certification.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Coki Dive Center
    • PADI Discover Scuba Dive course
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Gratuities (15% - 20% is recommended)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Minimum age is 10 years. Must have a parents signature if under 18 years of age.
    • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, pregnant etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Fantastic staff. Equipment is newer. Instruction was well organized and given at a good pace. Reef has tons of great corals and plants to see - not so much with the fish. Would definitely recommend - 100% for first time (or 2nd time in our case) divers.
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    We booked this excursion on our own while on a cruise. We were a group of 6 that had never dived before. They were very thorough with instruction before we even got near the water. During the dive we had 2 instructors that were constantly checking on us to make sure we were
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    Such an amazing experience. Went for a dive with my dad and my two kids... son (12) and daughter (10). It was such an amazing experience for them on their first dive. We saw numerous fish and got to feed them. The instructor (GB) was great with the kids and they felt safe the
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    Coki Dive Center is a great place to learn to SCUBA, book a dive or to get your PADI certification. The staff and instructors are really friendly and patient with everyone. They even mailed our PADI certification study guide and DVD to the mainland so we could study and prepare
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    St. Thomas was a cruise port for us and we booked Coki Dive Center for our excursion. There were 6 of us in all and none of us had ever been scuba diving. So, a couple of us were very apprehensive about our first time diving. Gary put everyone at ease and even gave extra
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