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Stuart Cove Learn to Dive Resort Course


  • Dive Without Being Certified
  • Receive Instruction and Dive in 3 Hours
  • Small Groups
  • Dive Master Always Present

Tour Summary

Would you like to discover the remarkable undersea world off the shores of Nassau and Paradise Island, but don't have the spare time or money to become certified before arriving in the Bahamas? Stuart Cove's Learn to Dive Resort Course is a great method for uncertified divers to experience diving off the Bahamas without spending their vacation on a lengthy certification course. After a brief classroom orientation, acclimation in a swimming pool, participants in this discover scuba program will have the opportunity to dive in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea under the watchful supervision of a highly qualified dive instructor.

Your day will begin in the classroom with a brief presentation on the essentials of scuba diving by an expert PADI-certified instructor. This lecture will cover all of the fundamentals of scuba, diving gear, open water diving, and underwater breathing methods. After classroom study, you'll be ready to hit the pool with your instructor. Within the safe and controlled confines of the swimming pool or the shallow water of a seaside cove, you'll become familiarized with the breathing apparatus and maneuvering with scuba equipment. Our expert diving professionals will be supervising this pool session while imparting their vast diving knowledge.

Once you become comfortable in your diving equipment in the controlled environment of the pool or lagoon, it's time for some real excitement when you head out into the open water aboard one of our customized dive vessels. Under the supervision of our expert divemasters you'll then dive to depths between thirty to fifty feet to explore the amazing undersea beauty of a Bahamian coral reef where you will witness an astoundingly vibrant ecosystem full of marine creatures including tropical fish, marine turtles, and mantas.

What is the Learn To Dive Resort Course?
This is a quick and simple learn to dive program. Persons who have never tried diving before can dive without being certified. This course includes a short lecture, water skills practice & a one tank boat dive with your instructor.

What are the requirements to participate in this dive?
There are no requirements to be met in order to participate in this dive.

Can you pick us up from our cruise ship or hotel?
Complimentary pick up is provided from all hotels and cruise ship areas.

What are water conditions like?

All dives occur on the south side of the island where waters conditions are great all year round. Visibility remains clear and consistent all year round. Water tempatures change seasonally but average between 72 - 78f.

Can my non-diving partner come on the dive?
Yes. While your partner will not be able to participate in the dive itself they can come along as a rider and enjoy the trip with you.

Is there a restroom on the boat?
Yes, there is a restroom or "Marine Head" for use on the boat.

What about sharks and other sea creatures?
With all the media hype it's understandable why people often ask this question but the truth is that unprovoked shark attacks are very, very rare and attacks on scuba divers are even more rare. Our staff, divers and dive masters are all trained in making sure your dive is safe and enjoyable.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • Must be in good health and pass the medical guidelines required to dive
  • All participants must know how to swim
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Guests who book a Learn to Dive Resort Course can join us for a 2nd day of diving where they can go on a 2-tank trip alongside one of our instructions. Call us for more information regarding this second day of diving
  • Cruise guests at port from 8a - 5p will not have enough time to complete this.  Port times must arrive at 7am or depart later than 6pm to be safe.
  • Complimentary pick-up schedules is as follows:
    • 7:45AM / 11:45AM - East End / Harbour Club
    • 8:00AM / 12:00PM - Paradise Island
    • 8:15AM / 12:15PM - Downtown / Cruise Ships (back to ship between 5:30/6pm for pm tours)
    • 8:30AM / 12:30PM - Cable Beach
    • 8:40AM / 12:40PM - Orange Hill

Nassau Scuba Dive is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Stuart Cove Learn to Dive Resort Course is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)