Yes! Certified divers only need proof of certification and your dives are all included. The resort accepts certification agencies such as NAUI, SSI, YMCA, BSAC, CMAS, and PADI.
You have to be certified to go SCUBA diving in Jamaica and there are some limitations. The resort offers a resort course that allows you go on some diving trips while you are there, or a full certification course that is good for life. Another option would be to take all or most of the certification course before you come (you can usually finish the diving portion of a PADI SCUBA course at the resort and take the classroom part stateside).
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Enjoy new depths of excitement at Hedonism II. Only Hedonism II includes unlimited diving and the Caribbean’s most comprehensive resort diving program. Our team of PADI certified experts will ensure your experiences are unforgettable. Even if you’ve never dived before, our introductory resort program will have you experiencing a whole new underwater world, with all the instruction and top-of-the-line equipment needed. If you’re already a scuba enthusiast, you can enjoy up to two dives daily.
Resort classes are four days weekly:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Our introductory Discover Scuba Diving Course is $100 US dollars (if you have never dived before), however if you would like to be PADI certified, PADI certification courses are offered daily at an additional cost: SCUBA Diver is $300, Open Water $450, Advance open water $350, Rescue Diver $500 and Dive Master $750. Books, Video and other studying modular are included in your course. Discover SCUBA courses are four days weekly: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm including a single open water dive.
We offer 2 dives daily on the schedule 9:30am is the deep dive maximum depth 90 ft and 11:30am is the shallow dive maximum depth is 60 ft. Night Dives are also available at a cost of $70 per person. Night Dive departure times vary depending on the time of sunset.
Certified divers only need proof of certification and your dives are all included. We accept other certification agencies such as NAUI, SSI, YMCA, BSAC, CMAS, and PADI also.
Discover SCUBA Divers are allowed one ocean dive, unless they are upgrading to SCUBA Diver or Open Water. You pay the difference to upgrade and will be allowed dive every day. If you are qualified, bring an International “C” card or a certificate from an internationally recognized dive school. If you are not qualified, you will have to take a swimming test. After passing, you will need to have a current Diving Medical Certificate or obtain one from a local physician. We can arrange this for a small charge.