PADI Courses and Certification

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Voted Number 1 Dive Operator in the Bahamas!

Discover Scuba Diving Course A morning or afternoon program that takes someone who has never used SCUBA equipment on their very first dive.
Discover Scuba Course 2nd Day An extension of the original Discover Scuba Diving Course which allows you to do two additional dives.

Discover Scuba Diving Courses

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Discover Scuba Diving Course

If you have ever wanted to try SCUBA diving – Nassau is the perfect place. In just 3 hours you get up to speed and enjoy your first dive alongside your professional instructor.

This course is a quick and simple learn to dive program. People who have never tried diving before can, in a matter of an hour, be on a boat and enjoying their first scuba experience. Included in this course is a short lecture, water skills practice (pool or beach), and a 1-tank boat dive with your instructor as your buddy.

Your Resort Course includes the use of all diving equipment except a wetsuit.  The boat you will travel on includes ice and fresh drinking water.

Excludes: Wetsuit ($12 rental), snacks, other beverages besides water and tips to crew.

Includes 1-Tank Boat Dive after Orientation

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Pricing and Reservations

Resort Course

$161 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Certification Earned

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Discover Scuba Course 2nd Day

This is a continuation of the original Discover Scuba Diving Course.

After completing the Resort Course, new divers can come back a second day and do a 2-tank boat trip with an instructor or divemaster as their buddy.

Your Resort Course includes the use of all diving equipment except a wetsuit.  The boat you will travel on includes ice and fresh drinking water.

Excludes: Wetsuit ($12 rental), snacks, other beverages besides water and tips to crew.

Includes 2-Tank Boat Dive

Must have completed a resort course within the last 7 days

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Pricing and Reservations

Resort Course 2nd Day

$161 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Certification Earned

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Discover Scuba Diving Course Description

If you have ever wanted to try SCUBA diving – Nassau is the perfect place. In just 3 hours you get up to speed and enjoy your first dive alongside your professional instructor.

Scuba Diving at Stuart Cove’s is fun and easy! Our Introduction to Scuba Diving course is designed for people who want to try scuba diving for the first time. In just 3 hours our professional instructors will have you diving with them on a beautiful tropical reef. Your program begins with a short presentation that teaches you about the basics of diving, followed by practicing scuba diving skills in a pool or shallow beach area. Then it’s onto a boat for your first dive on a shallow reef. During this dive your instructor will guide you on your first introduction to the Bahamas’ magnificent underwater world.

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Pricing and Reservations

Resort Course

$161 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Certification Earned

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Discover Scuba Diving Course Description

Participant Requirements:

• 10 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Cannot be pregnant, no asthma, no epilepsy, no diabetes, no personal history of heart
attacks or heart problems, strokes, no recently diagnosed High Blood pressure, no antidepressant medications or other potential contraindicated medications, no problems equalizing your ears on an airplane or in the mountains.
• Young children must be of adequate size to fit into the equipment and capable of carrying a 40 pound tank on their back.
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.
• Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on vessel.

Pricing and Reservations

Resort Course

$161 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Certification Earned

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

PADI Open Water Scuba Certification

Voted Number 1 Dive Operator in the Bahamas!

Complete Open Water Certification Program
PADI eLearning and Open Water Touch
Open Water Referral Dive Program

Open Water Certification Courses

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Complete Open Water Certification Program (On-Island)

The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver

This is the initial certification course for all divers. Included in this program are academic presentations, confined water (pool or shallow ocean) sessions where you learn the skills and techniques of diving, and finally, actual boat diving in the open waters of the crystal clear Bahamian waters.

Must be at least 10 years old, in good physical health and have basic swimming ability

Course Fees
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
$800 per person
$700 per person
$600 per person
Must be multiple people within the same reservation. Stuart Cove’s does not form the group.
Pricing and Reservations

Open Water Diver Certification Course

• $800 USD (Private One Person)
• $700 USD per Person (Two People)
• $600 USD per Person (Three+ People)

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Certification Earned

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule

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The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

PADI eLearning Open Water Certification Program

The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver

PADI has introduced an online learn at your leisure multi-media course. We are pleased to offer this exciting new way to learn to scuba dive.

Signing Up for PADI eLearning

Part 1: Signup and Complete eLearning with PADI
Part 2: Finish Open Water Course at Stuart Cove's
Course Fees
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
PADI eLearning Fee
$620 per person
$440 per person
$390 per person
$169 per Person
Must be multiple people within the same reservation. Stuart Cove’s does not form the group.

Must be at least 10 years old, in good physical health and have basic swimming ability

Pricing and Reservations

PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course

• $620 USD (One Person)
• $440 USD per Person (Two People)
• $390 USD per Person (Three+ People)

Dive Course Schedule
What's Included
Certification Earned

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Open Water Touch

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The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Referral Dives to Complete Open Water Certification

The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver

New divers who have already completed their classroom and confined water course requirements at their home may present a Referral Letter and complete their Open Water dives in our warm tropical environment. Upon successful completion of the open water dives the diver will be awarded their Open Water Certification. Referrals are accepted from PADI, Universal Referral System, & Global Referral System.

Prerequisite: Completion of Classroom & Pool Training for Scuba Certification.

Additional Information for Referral Dives
Prerequisite For Participation Signed and Dated Referral Letter from your instructor
Copy of medical form including (doctor’s letter if required) Completion of the classroom and pool training within the past 12 months along with logbook
Certification Earned PADI   SDI   SSI   NAUI   SSI
The agency you did your classroom & pool training with
Pricing and Reservations

Open Water Diver Referral Dives

$185 USD per Person (Two Dives)

• $370 USD per Person (Four Dives)

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Required Materials

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule
Certification Earned

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The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Participant Requirements

Certification Courses

In order to participate in Stuart Cove’s Dive Certification Courses, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 10 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Complete Medical Questionnaire
• Basic Swimming Ability
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.
• Children under the age of 4 are not permitted onboard vessel.
• PADI eLearners: Satisfactory completion of the PADI eLearning Course

Open Water Referrals

In order to participate in Stuart Cove’s Open Water Referral Dive Program, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 10 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Basic Swimming Ability
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.
• Children under the age of 4 are not permitted onboard vessel.
• Copy of medical form including doctor’s letter if required
• Completion of the classroom and pool training within the past 12 months.

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Classes

Training Fees
1 Person
2 People
3+ People
$600 per person
$500 per person
$400 per person

Advanced Open Water Certification Classes

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Advanced Open Water Certification Program (On-Island)

This course is probably just the opposite of your initial course – instead of having a heavy academic component – your Advanced Course is primarily experiential. The goal of this course is to encourage the new diver to explore some interesting specialty areas of diving. As a result of doing these supervised dives you complete the underlying objective of this course – that is you will become comfortable in setting objectives for a dive, planning a dive, performing the dive, and evaluating the dive upon completion.

The core curriculum of this course is a Deep Dive and a Navigation Dive. From there, divers will be able to choose three elective dives in order to complete the five dives required for this certification. Your textbook is used to introduce you to each of the dives you will complete and works as a briefing for each dive. Upon successful completion of all five dives, the diver will be awarded the PADI Advanced Open Water certification.

Your program includes complimentary round trip transfers from your hotel, dive gear, use of tanks, weights, and weight belts. Your boat comes with fresh drinking water and ice.

Excludes: Wetsuit (rentals available on site), snacks, and other beverages besides water, and tips to crew.

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Pricing and Reservations

Advanced Open Water Certification Course

• $600 USD (Private One Person)
• $500 USD per Person (Two People)
• $400 USD per Person (Three+ People)

Dive Course Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Training Fees
1 Person
2 People
3+ People
$600 per person
$500 per person
$400 per person
Course Outline
Number of Required Dives Deep & Navigation plus 3 electives.
Certification Earned Advanced Open Water Certification

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

PADI eLearning Open Water Certification Program

PADI has introduced an online learn at your leisure multi-media course. We are pleased to offer this exciting new way to learn to scuba dive.

Signing Up for PADI eLearning

Part 1: Signup and Complete eLearning with PADI
Part 2: Advanced O/W Course at Stuart Cove's
Course Fees
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
$550 per person
$450 per person
$350 per person
Must be multiple people within the same reservation. Stuart Cove’s does not form the group.
Course Outline
Number of Required Dives Deep & Navigation plus 3 electives.
Certification Earned Advanced Open Water Certification
Pricing and Reservations

PADI eLearning Advanced O/W Course

• $550 USD (One Person)
• $450 USD per Person (Two People)
• $350 USD per Person (Three+ People)

Dive Course Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-ons

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule

Click to View All Participant Requirements

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Participant Requirements

Certification Courses

In order to participate in Stuart Cove’s Advanced Open Water Dive Certification Course, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 15 Years Old (12 years old for Jr. Advanced Certification)
• Good Physical Health
• Open Water Certification -or- Jr Open Water Certification
• Complete Medical Questionnaire
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.
• Children under the age of 4 are not permitted onboard vessel.
• PADI eLearners: Satisfactory completion of the PADI eLearning Course

Pricing and Reservations

Advanced Open Water Certification Course

• $800 USD (Private One Person)
• $700 USD per Person (Two People)
• $600 USD per Person (Three+ People)

Dive Course Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

Additional Information

Advanced Open Water Training Fees
1 Person
2 People
3+ People
$600 per person
$500 per person
$400 per person
Advanced Open Water eLearning Course Fees
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
PADI eLearning Fee
$550 per person
$450 per person
$350 per person
$167 per Person
Must be multiple people within the same reservation. Stuart Cove’s does not form the group.
Course Outline
Number of Required Dives Deep & Navigation plus 3 electives.
Certification Earned Advanced Open Water Certification
Must be multiple people within the same reservation. Stuart Cove’s does not form the group.
Pricing and Reservations

PADI eLearning Advanced Open Water Diver Course

• $550 USD (One Person)
• $450 USD per Person (Two People)
• $350 USD per Person (Three+ People)

Dive Course Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-ons

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.