Nassau Scuba Diving FAQ's

1. Is It Hard To Learn To Dive

No, in fact its probably easier than you imagine, especially if you are already comfortable in the water. If you are ready to get started the best way to get a good feeling of what scuba diving is all about is to take one of our Nassau Resort Course Dives

2. What Is A Scuba Diving Certification?

A diving certification will allow you to scuba dive anywhere in the world without having to take a diving course over and over again. You can be a PADI Certified SCUBA Diver in three easy steps; class, pool, diving. It's that easy! We believe the best way to learn how to SCUBA dive is by actually diving. We emphasize diving and maximize your time underwater practicing Scuba diving. Nassau Diver Certifications

3. Do I Have To Be A Great Swimmer To Be Certified?

No. All you need to be is a reasonably proficient swimmer who is comfortable and relaxed in the water. The swimming requirement for certification is an easy 183 meter/200 yard nonstop swim (with no time or specific stroke requirement) and 10 minute tread/float.

4. What is in a scuba tank? Oxygen?

Recreational divers breathe air, not oxygen. It's filtered to remove impurities, but otherwise, it's air like you're breathing now.

5. How long does a tank of air last?

This is a common question that, unfortunately, doesn't have a single answer. People breathe at different rates, and you breathe faster when you're swimming than when you're resting. Also, the deeper you go, the more you use your air, and, you can get different size tanks. So, the answer is "it depends;" this is why divers have a gauge that tell them how much air they have at all times. As an approximation, a diver sightseeing in calm, warm water at 20 to 30 feet deep can expect the average tank to last about an hour.

6. My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won't they hurt when I scuba dive?

Your ears hurt because water pressure pushes in on your ear drum. In your scuba course, you'll learn a simple technique to equalize your ears to the surrounding pressure, much like you do when you land in an airplane, and they won't hurt at all.

7. I Lost My Certification Card How Can I Replace It?

If you forgot your C-Card while on vacation, PADI has a member check on-line or by calling 1-800 -729-7234, 1-800-SAY-PADI.