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St Thomas Discover Scuba Diving

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East End, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Learn to scuba dive during this PADI Discovery Scuba course on Coki Beach in St Thomas. Under the supervision of your PADI Dive Master, get a dry-and lesson in basic scuba skills and diving theory. Put on the equipment and accessories for the first time and practice using the breathing apparatus in shallow water just offshore. Finally, follow your instructor on your first open water dive on a live coral reef. Small groups are limited to 4 divers or fewer to ensure safety and your instructor's attention.
  • PADI Discover Scuba Dive Course at Coki Beach
  • Dry land lesson, beginner underwater lesson and 1 open water dive
  • See marine life on the coral reef off Coki Beach
  • All equipment and instruction included
  • Stay at Coki Beach to relax or snorkel after your course has concluded
  • All-day rental of snorkel equipment included
  • Small group limited to 4 divers or fewer
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PADI Discover Scuba Dive course
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Gratuities (15% - 20% is recommended)
Coki Point Rd, St Thomas 00802, USVI

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Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the Coki Beach Dive Shop, located on Coki Beach in St Thomas. Meet your PADI Dive Master and small group of 4 students or fewer, ensuring personalized attention and safety.

Fill out an important medical questionnaire and waiver. If you answer YES to any of the medical questions, you may not participate in the dive course.

The first step of your PADI Discover Scuba Dive course is a dry land lesson that covers basic skills, important rules, underwater communication and basic scuba diving theory.

Next, slip on all the necessary equipment and wade off the sandy shore into the shallow, calm water (conditions may vary according to the day of your course). Practice the basic skills you learned and get accustomed to your equipment.

Embark on your first open water dive, following your instructor as they feed the fish on the reef. Float weightlessly along the coral reef and keep an eye out for stingrays and sea turtles. The dive portion typically lasts about 40 minutes, to a maximum depth of 40 feet, depending on your comfort level. Your instructor will monitor your air gauge carefully. 

After your course, you are welcome to stay and use the provided snorkel equipment to explore Coki Beach. All-day rental of snorkel equipment is included with your dive course. 

You will walk away with an information booklet and a certificate of completion, which you can use toward further scuba certification.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 10 years. Must have a parents signature if under 18 years of age.
  • Diving within 48 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, pregnant etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Coki Dive Center

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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 maximum group size during St Thomas Discover Scuba Diving?
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

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Wonderful instructors!
, Jan 2021
We would highly recommend Coki dive shop! The people were so nice and extremely helpful and flexible. I was not feeling well on the day of our dive and they allowed us to reschedule and we’re just so nice about it. The instructor, GB, was a great combination of laid back and professional. He made you feel comfortable yet confident. We will definitely book with them again on our next trip to the Islands!
Not told about blood pressure meds ahead of time
, Jul 2020
We were not told that my husband would not be able to scuba dive due to his blood pressure medicine until we got there. He was so disappointed. Hoping we get a refund!
Scuba Diving in St. Thomas
, Dec 2018
The staff are all helpful and make you feel safe. We would highly recommend this to anyone who always wanted to dive but was not able to.
Amazing !!!
, Sep 2018
Ceaser and Britney were so great ! One of the divers was a little nervous and Britney really made sure that they were comfortable and ready to go. Everyone from the Coki dive team was so friendly and we had such a great experience with them, I can’t recommend enough
This tour was a lot of fun, and was...
Camille W
, May 2018
This tour was a lot of fun, and was what got us into Scuba diving in the first place. After completing this tour we spent the next several days with them becoming certified.
Great knowledge instructors...
Anthony D
, Mar 2018
Great knowledge instructors. Easygoing. Was all in surf on busy beach, but felt safe and educated. Great undersea experience. My boys wanted to do it again!
Our family really enjoyed this...
Adam B
, Aug 2017
Our family really enjoyed this excursion. My husband is certified but wanted me and our kids 15 and 17 to get exposure to diving so that we can potentially all get certified together. Gabe, our instructor was very patient with our questions and made us feel comfortable once we entered the water. Staff at the place itself was very friendly and loved the fact that we also were able to get snorkeling equipment while we hung out at Coki beach and fed the fish.
It's definitely a short time, but...
Allysa Y
, Jul 2017
It's definitely a short time, but very good for non-experienced scuba divers. They have go-pros for you to use but you have to purchase. I suggest that this company takes some pictures and sell them. I definitely would've paid for a good picture of me scuba diving.
First time scuba diving and my wife...
Michael F
, May 2017
First time scuba diving and my wife and I had a great time! The instructor, Dale, was amazing and made us feel comfortable using the equipment and gave very detailed attention the entire time. The fish and coral reef were beautiful. I highly recommend these guys and will definitely do it again!
What a great experience!!! Def...
Cindy S
, Mar 2017
What a great experience!!! Def recommend going here! Even if you just go to the beach and snorkel if scuba diving isn't for you! There was some great rocks right off the beach that you could see sooooooo many amazing fish and coral! But I suggest doing the scuba dive! We had Michelle who was amazing, patient and a great instructor! Anyone can learn and do this in a safe comfortable environment! We were soooooooo happy we did the full experience, it was the highlight of our entire cruise!!!! Thanks Coki Dive! Everyone was friendly and very helpful!!!

Product code: 7479P1

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