PADI Scuba Diver Course - 2 Days
Two full days of lessons and dives. This course is half of the Open Water Diver course, it is possible to upgrade to Open Water at any time in the future. The course allows you to dive to 12m/40 ft with a professional guide.
Enjoy some of the best dive sites around the island including:
Cathedral (max 30m/100 ft) - This site can be dived either way depending on the prevailing currents. This is a steeply sloping reef starting at 5m/15ft and descending down to the sandy sea floor. Spiny lobster are abundant under the stunning coral heads and spotted drum fish flit around and try to hide from divers. Barracuda stalk the reef edge where scorpionfish camouflage themselves, lying in wait for their next meal. Nimble spray crabs shelter behind sea urchin with the juvenile trunkfish seeking protection. Schools of southern sennet, chromis andjacks frequent this reef.
Ship's Stern (max 18m/60 ft) - A sloping colourful reef which meets the sand at15m/50 ft. Rich in a variety of marine life you can see schools of french grunts and brown chromis swirling around the iridescent vase corals and sponges. Solo blue tangs, cowfish, trunkfish and porcupine fish swim over corals where banded coral shrimp take cover. This site is full of nooks to search beneath for spiny lobster, spanish lobster and spotted moray whilst gently drifting along. A whip coral and gorgonian forest stem out from along the reef and this is a great location to look for southern stingray, fingerprint cyphoma and seahorses. Don't forget to gaze out into the blue for barracuda, big schools of horse-eye jacks and turtles! This site has fixed moorings at both ends of the dive. Polly's favourite dive!
Moonhole Cave (max 28m/92 ft) - Divers descend into 9m/30 ft of blue water with a wall on one side and rolling reef meeting the sand at 15m/50 ft. Schools of blue creole wrasse, yellowtail snapper and brown chromis circle around solitary silvery cero. Whip corals and sea fans flutter in the currentas divers slowly drift along. Turtles, octopus and morays can be seen on this dive as well as scrawled cowfish and orange filefish. The reef steeply inclines to 28m/92 ft with larger boulders and formations in the shallower area covered in colourful sponges. At 8m/25ft a wide cavern appears and divers can check it out for nurse sharks. Large porcupine fish, great barracuda, spotted drum fish and spiny lobster hang out on this beautiful site too.
Robyn's Reef (max 21m/70 ft) - Intermediate divers start at the frogfish haven of Flatrock' and gently work their way down the steep reef slope to thesandy button. This is an enjoyable drift dive where Queen Triggerfish have been spotted and the azure vase corals stand out against the pink,purple and yellow sponges. The reef life is healthy and big schools of french grunts and blue creole wrasse can be seen. Expect morays,trumpetfish, banded coral shrimp and trunkfish galore! Fans and whip corals form a flatter section of the reef towards the end where barracudas lurk and honeycomb cowfish hide. Look above you for jacks,yellowtail snapper and tuna. Giraffe garden eels have been spotted here. Named after our very own Robyn Sachs upon completion of her Junior Advanced Deep dive!