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Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas

St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Learn how to scuba dive during your vacation in St. Thomas in a small group of just four people, led by a PADI-certified instructor. Learn the basics of scuba diving theory and how to use the equipment to breathe underwater, then do your very first ocean dive from a dive boat. Opt to add a second dive (additional cost) or go snorkeling; either way, you get to experience the vivid underwater world in a safe and comfortable way.
  • Discover scuba diving from the dive boat
  • Beginner scuba diving lesson, one scuba dive in open ocean and one snorkeling spot included
  • Water, soft drinks, and snacks after scuba diving provided
  • Small group of four students per instructor ensures lots of one-on-one attention
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Bottled water
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Transportation to/from attractions
Optional second Discover scuba diving dive ($40)
Holiday surcharge of 25% paid at location (Easter, Thanksgiving, Xmas eve/day, New years day/eve)

Departure Point

6117 estate frydenhoj, saga haven marina, dock, St Thomas, VI 00802, USVI

We can arrange pick up anywhere on the island, including all hotels, villas and Cruise ship docks. Taxi is not included in the price and it is paid to taxi driver direcly

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Age restriction: 10 years old or more to be able to participate in Scuba diving, younger kids can snorkel while other dive. Kids under 10 need to be accompanied by adult while snorkeling.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Diving within 18 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Aqua Marine Dive Center
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas.
What is the social distancing policy during Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas.

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Great dives, Inappropriate conversation
, Jul 2021
Anna, Wolfgang and Quinton were great. The dives were fine and a great experience for my teens. Our issue with the experience was the continued non-stop talk of Jeffrey Epstein and Pedophile Island. This is were the dives took place and that's fine but all the pedophile talk was inappropriate.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you liked the crew and enjoyed your experience. We are very sorry you were unable to dive with your family due to medical reason. We were diving at Ledges of Little St James, at infamous Jeffrey Epstein island. Ledges are great dive and divers of all levels enjoy diving there. We are sorry you were not comfortable with conversation on the boat. Unfortunately the crew is unable to censor and control guest conversations. We only had couple of guest on the boat so taking distance from conversations was always an option. We are sorry you have not bring your concerns to the crew during the trip as we could try to mitigate the issue. We hope to have opportunity to dive again with your family,
Best part of our trip!
, Jul 2021
Anna was amazing! I was nervous as I was learning to breathe underwater and she literally held my hand as we were scuba diving. Quinton and Justin were also great guides/captains! Everyone was accommodating and fun!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Diving Experience
, May 2021
I highly recommend diving here if you get the chance. They have a great crew - professional and competent. Awesome day all around!
Highly recommend
, Mar 2021
Great crew! We felt very taken care of and loved learning to scuba dive. Excellent and relaxing time! Would go with these guys again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best thing we did in St. Thomas
, Jul 2020
We had a great time doing the discover scuba and loved it! Cora, Abby and Floyd were all so attentive and made us feel so safe learning how to scuba. It was absolutely beautiful and we would go again in a heartbeat. You won’t regret it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Will be Back!!!
, May 2019
My husband and I took the discover SCUBA course with Ana and Wolfgang last week. My husband is quite the seasoned diver, however, I have never done it myself. I could not have asked for a better first time scuba diving!! Ana was so wonderful in the way that she helped me over come my fears about diving and by the end of it, I was feeling comfortable with it. I think if I had had any other instructor with me, I would have given up easily. Ana did an exceptional job letting me get comfortable at my own pace. I also appreciated that she gave me autonomy over my comfort and helped me back to the surface during a moment where I became overwhelmed. Thankfully I fel comfortable enough during the second half of our dive that I was able to let go of her hand and explore the reef! We saw the most beautiful fish, coral, and urchins along with sting rays, nubi branks, and even an octopus!!! Wolfgang served us rum punch and supplied us with floatie noodles for relaxing in teh water after our dive - perfect end to an awesome new experience! Now I can't wait to get certified and to plan and entire trip back to St Thomas for more SCUBA diving with Ana and Wolfgang!
My boyfriend and I did Discover...
Amanda M
, Jul 2016
My boyfriend and I did Discover Scuba with Ana and Wolfgang on June 29, 2016. We had never been scuba diving before and were nervous but all of our fears were put aside immediately when we began. Ana called to confirm our hotel information and Wolfgang picked us up on time. They were clear with what to expect and made us feel so comfortable. They made sure we felt at ease before moving forward. If we had more time we would have done the full scuba certification with them. The whole crew was hilarious and helpful, but most importantly knowledgable. I HIGHLY recommend diving with them, whether it's your first time or 1000th dive! AMAZING group of people and we can't wait to see them again. Thank you for an experience we will never forget and for laughs the whole time.

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