PADI Scuba Diving Certification Courses

DiveTime is an accredited PADI Dive Resort and offers PADI training from Discover Scuba Diving to DiveMaster. We also accept referral students!

PADI Scuba Diving Certification Courses

Available Daily

Course Description

DiveTime is an accredited PADI Dive Resort and offers PADI training from Discover Scuba Diving to DiveMaster. We also accept referral students from other organizations under The Universal Referral Program.

Click on the links below or scroll down to find out more about each of the courses we offer.

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Scuba Diving Courses
Daily Classes and Trips

Course Cost
Varies by Course

Discover Scuba Diving
Open Water Diver
ReActivate Scuba Refresher
Advanced Open Water
Rescue Diver
Divemaster

Available PADI Scuba Diving Courses

Discover ScubaOpen WaterScuba RefresherAdvanced O/WNitroxRescue DiverDivemaster

Discover Scuba Diving

If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. No prior dive experience is necessary.

Discover Scuba Diving Course

Available Daily

Course Description

Who should try this experience?

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

What will you learn?

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional.

If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Get ready to:

  • Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
  • Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
  • Have fun swimming around and exploring.
  • Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.
Pricing and Reservations

Discover Scuba Diving in Abaco
Daily Courses and Trips

Course Cost
$200 per Person

What’s Included
Instruction
All Required Gear
Pool Training Session
Two Awesome Reef Dives

Passenger Only
$50 per Person

Schedule and Availability
• Daily Departures

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Activity Time
• 9:00 AM
• Full-day duration

All times weather permitting

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and certification and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Daily Dives and Sessions

Course Description

Get Certified! With the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you can get your PADI scuba certification.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

There are two options to complete your Open Water Certification. Either complete your referral dives from another dive shop or sign-up for PADI eLearning to complete the academic portion of the course before arriving in Abaco!

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Open Water Diver Certification
Daily Dive Trips

Option One

Open Water Diver Referral
$375 per Person


Option Two

eLearning Open Water Certification
$620 per Person for 1 student
$475 per Person for 2 students
$400 per Person for 3+ students

Schedule and Availability

ReActivate Scuba Refresher

If it has been at least three years since you have been diving or if you do not feel comfortable with your skills or equipment, this program is for you.

ReActivate Scuba Refresher

Available Daily

Course Description

ReActivateTM Your Certification with a PADI Scuba Review!

If it has been at least three years since you have been diving or if you do not feel confident or comfortable with your skills or equipment, this program is for you.

Do your Scuba Review with us in the sunny Bahamas at the start of your diving vacation!! Our refresher includes a pool session AND an Open Water Dive at one of our beautiful shallow dive sites to get you comfortable and ready to do more dives with us!

Part 1

Signup and Complete eLearning with PADI

Part 2

Finish Scuba Review Course at DiveTime

In the water, your PADI Professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review. After the pool session you will go on an Open Water dive on one of our beautiful shallow dive sites with a PADI Professional!

Pricing and Reservations

ReActivate Scuba Refresher
Daily Courses and Trips

ReActivate Online Class

$65 per Person (PADI Fee)


Scuba Review Course

$200 per Person

Schedule and Availability
• Daily Departures

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Activity Time
• 9:00 AM
• Full-day duration

All times weather permitting

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

This course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

Advanced Open Water Diver

Available Daily

Course Description

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

• Underwater navigation
• Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 60-100 feet)
• A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

Part 1

Signup and Complete eLearning with PADI

Part 2

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more. Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

Pricing and Reservations

Advanced Open Water Certification
Daily Courses and Trips

Advanced Open Water eLearning


Advanced Open Water Course

$500 per Person
$575 per Person (Includes Night Dive)


Schedule and Availability
• Daily Departures

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Activity Time
• Approximately 9:00 AM

Duration
• 2 Days

All times weather permitting


Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

PADI Advanced Open Water Certification

Course Outline

Additional Information

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives.) Start Now!

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

• Practical aspects of deep diving
• Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
• More ways to use your underwater compass
• How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
• How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational
• Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)

And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose!

We complete the AOW course over 2 days and the price is $500.00. This includes 5 dives (night dive $75 extra), tanks and weights, personal instruction and certification processing.

Start Now with Online Scuba Lessons

Pricing and Reservations

Advanced Open Water Certification
Daily Courses and Trips

Advanced Open Water eLearning


Advanced Open Water Course

$500 per Person
$575 per Person (Includes Night Dive)


Schedule and Availability
• Daily Departures

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Activity Time
• Approximately 9:00 AM

Duration
• 2 Days

All times weather permitting

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Video

Enriched Air Diver Certification

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations.

Enriched Air Diver Course

Available Daily

Course Description

Who should take this class?

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Note that in some regions the minimum age is older than 12.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

• Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
• Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
• Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.

Pricing and Reservations

Enriched Air Diver Course
Daily Classes

Enriched Air Diver eLearning

Paid to PADI online


Enriched Air Diver Certification

There is no additional fee for completing certification with DiveTime if you affiliate with DiveTime as your dive center during sign up.

Schedule and Availability
• Daily Classes

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Activity Time
• 9:00 AM
• 1 Day

Enriched Air Diver Certification

Course Outline

How can you start learning now?

Sign up for Enriched Air Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system covers all the enriched air diver course content and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Enriched Air Diver Manual.

Course fees are payable direct to PADI (nonrefundable) for eLearning via a secure online payment system. There is no additional fee for completing certification with DiveTime if you affiliate with DiveTime as your dive center during sign up.

Part 1

Signup and Complete eLearning with PADI

Part 2

Finish Scuba Review Course at DiveTime

Enriched Air Photo Gallery

PADI Rescue Diver Course

“Challenging”, “rewarding”, “demanding”, the Rescue Diver course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems and how to manage them if they occur.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Available Daily

Course Description

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course.

Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

What You Learn

• Self rescue
• Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
• Emergency management and equipment
• Rescuing panicked divers
• Rescuing unresponsive divers

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Rescue Diver Certification
Daily Classes and Trips

Rescue Course
$600 per Person

Schedule and Availability
• Daily Availability

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Start Time
• Approximately 9:00 AM

Duration
• 2 Days

All times weather permitting

PADI Rescue Diver Certification

Course Outline

Additional Information

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive compass and accessories.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver Crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

12 years or older
Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).
15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Rescue Diver Certification
Daily Classes and Trips

Rescue Course
$600 per Person


Schedule and Availability
• Daily Departures

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Activity Time
• Approximately 9:00 AM

Duration
• 2 Days

All times weather permitting

Rescue Diver Online

The PADI Rescue Diver course is available via PADI eLearning®. Rescue Diver Online gets you started right away and let’s you learn at your own pace and in your own time. Start Now!

Start Now with Online Scuba Lessons

PADI Rescue Diver Course Video

PADI Divemaster Course

The first step in working with scuba as a career. Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.

PADI Divemaster Course

Available Daily

Course Description

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the aquatic realm.


Divemaster Online

The PADI Divemaster course is available via PADI eLearning®. Rescue Diver Online gets you started right away and let’s you learn at your own pace and in your own time. Start Now!

Start Now with Online Scuba Lessons

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Divemaster Certification
Daily Classes and Trips

Divemaster eLearning Course
$1,800 per Person

Divemaster Standard Course
$2,800 per Person

Additional Information
Prices exclude CrewPak and training materials

Schedule and Availability
• Daily Availability

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Start Time
• Approximately 9:00 AM
All times weather permitting


Duration

Our Divemaster courses are tailored around the duration of your stay on island, during the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a series of practical training exercises.

PADI Divemaster Certification

Course Outline

Additional Information

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Divemaster crewpak, which includes:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Pro Bag
  • PADI Divemaster Application package

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak. Please ask your PADI Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.

You also have the option to take Divemaster Online and purchase the Divemaster eLearning Crew-Pak.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and SecondaryCare (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Pricing and Reservations

PADI Divemaster Certification
Daily Classes and Trips

Divemaster eLearning Course
$1,800 per Person

Divemaster Standard Course
$2,800 per Person

Additional Information
Prices exclude CrewPak and training materials


Schedule and Availability
• Daily Departures

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Activity Time
• Approximately 9:00 AM

Duration

Our Divemaster courses are tailored around the duration of your stay on island, during the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a series of practical training exercises.

All times weather permitting


Divemaster Online

The PADI Divemaster course is available via PADI eLearning®. Rescue Diver Online gets you started right away and let’s you learn at your own pace and in your own time. Start Now!

Start Now with Online Scuba Lessons

PADI Divemaster Video

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Scuba Diving Photo Gallery

PADI Learn to Scuba Dive Video