Discover Scuba Diving

4 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 9 2 0
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$ 139.95
Min. age: 12 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Snorkeling & Diving
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
- Buck Island Marine Sanctuary
If you've ever wanted to get your feet wet and try scuba diving, then this beginner's course is for you. Developed by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), you'll learn how to use the included equipment, deal with water pressure, and breathe through a regulator. From the pier you'll board a 45-foot-long catamaran and cruise to Buck Island Marine Sanctuary, a National Wildlife Marine Reserve. After the orientation and practice, you'll join your instructor on an actual scuba dive to a shipwreck, which rests in the shallow waters.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Marine life is abundant around the wreck. Have your underwater camera ready to capture magnificent coral reefs, teeming with green sea turtles, octopus, conch, urchins, starfish, squid, and a variety of tropical reef fish.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
As you near Buck Island, you'll see the 100-year steel lighthouse, which stands over the island's 45 acres of cactus and grassland. Bird watchers may see tropic birds, frigate birds, laughing gulls and more.

Special Notes:

Minimum age to participate is 12 years old. The course is for non-certified divers. Participants must know how to swim. Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. A medical history/ liability waiver must be completed prior to participating on this tour. Certain medical conditions may prevent your participation. Please consult your physician prior to your cruise to obtain a release for a scuba diving activity should you have any precluding medical condition. Dive sites subject to change. If for any reason you are unable to dive to the Shipwreck, you will be able to snorkel above and around the Cove to see all the abundant Sea Life and Shipwreck. The lesson is taught in English. Wet suits are available for rental, Fee is $15.00. Cash or credit cards accepted. Visa, M/C, Discover

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart by Boat from pier

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
16
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Instruction time and dive to shipwreck

Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Snorkel time after or before Dive Tour

Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Depart by Boat back to pier for Drop Off

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
16
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes