First-Time Divers
Certified Scuba Diving Program

If you’re not certified and would like to scuba for the first time, we offer two introductory dive programs that, once completed, will allow you to explore the underwater world with all of the top-of-the-line equipment, dive boats, and certified staff included.


Read the Medical Questionnaire. Should you answer “yes” to any of the questions listed, the form must be signed by a physician prior to arrival at the resort.

  • Discover Scuba Diving

    If you’ve always wanted to experience Scuba but never had the time it takes to get certified, Beaches can qualify you to dive at the resort in just a few hours.

    • No prior certification or dive experience necessary
    • 3-hour program can be completed in a day
    • Dive the same day as the program
    • Course taught by PADI® certified professionals
    • Nominal fee (only $140 USD)
    • After resort certification, one dive (up to 40ft!) is included (subject to availability)

      All top-of-the-line equipment, dive boats & certified dive staff included
  • Get Certified with PADI®

    After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

    *In-water portion is an additional cost to the online course fee and is sold separately at the Beaches Resorts’ dive shop.

    • Save vacation time by completing classroom portion online
    • Complete the 8-hour classroom course at your own pace
    • Take the practical exam on resort with our PADI® certified professionals
    • Certification lets you dive anywhere in the world
    • Enjoy deeper dives (up to 60 feet!)
    • After certification, up to two dives a day is included
    • Start your PADI e-learning program today

The Caribbean’s Most Comprehensive Scuba Program

Top-of-the-Line Equipment

Scuba diving at Beaches truly offers you the very best in equipment, staff and unbelievable dive sites – all included!


Top-of-the-Line Fleet

Our fleet of specially designed, twin diesel Newton boats provide you with everything you need for a spectacular diving experience.


Best Dive Sites

Beaches resorts offer access to some of the most spectacular dive sites along coral reefs or shipwrecks, all thriving with colorful marine life.

Dive Sites