Scuba Diver Program
Short on time but not desire?
This course is designed for vacationers who do not want to commit to additional training or intend to only dive a few times each year. The course covers the academic portion of the course with the exception of learning dive tables. Pool sessions will prepare you for two instructor-supervised dives. Once complete, you will be issued a limited license which restricts your diving depth and requires diving with a professional. The beauty of this course is that you earn a license that allows you to continue diving. Once you decide you want to take the next step in diving, you can simply upgrade the license by doing the necessary additional course work and dives. At Sea Saba, if you have been actively diving during this time, an Open Water Certification should take just one more day and cost only $150 additional.
Sea Saba Learn to Dive Options
Always wanted to SCUBA dive but not sure how to start? Sea Saba gives you choices.
Discover Scuba Diving
Number of Days
Let Sea Saba take you on your first dive!
What was once called a Resort Course is now known as Discover Scuba Diving. Sea Saba conducts many Discover Scuba Diving courses throughout the year with great success. One key to our success is the amount of time we spend with our guests. We first conduct a full lecture session that explains the equipment, basic physics, and physiology. The fun then begins with your instructor spending time with you in the familiar environment of a swimming pool--where you will become comfortable with the equipment and be taught a few skills to prepare you for your dive in the ocean. Your dive is done in the Saba Marine Park aboard our large, comfortable boat. Your instructor will give you a briefing before you begin your shallow, accompanied dive--normally we begin in 12-20' (4-6m). Although Saba is famous for our deeper pinnacle dives, it's not uncommon to have a special experience at a shallow dive site like Torens Point. You may see a turtle, eel, stingray, octopus, or baby shark among the colorful reefs you encounter. There is no official license issued for this course but you are allowed to continue diving shallow dives (40', 12m) under instructor supervision for the duration of your vacation. OR, add another day of instruction (and a little homework) including another great dive and leave Saba with the Scuba Diver Program license which you can continue to upgrade.
Open Water Course
It's easier than ever to be fully certified!
Open Water Certification course enables you to receive an international license. And, what better place to learn to dive than at a world-class destination while on holiday? PADI's new "Dive Today" program changes the old fashion way of teaching. Sea Saba's course has you diving a beautiful site in the Saba Marine Park the afternoon of your first day. And now, there are even more options in how you learn to dive...
And spend more time on Saba diving and no time in a classroom
If you want to spend less time in the classroom and have more fun diving, E-Learn the academic portion of this course when and where it works for you. Whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course at your own pace and prior to coming to Saba. You can now download the course material as an "App" on your device, so no internet access is required. Take the course while you commute on a train or when you're flying down to Saba. Once you get to Saba, you can complete the pool and ocean part of the course in just 2 easy days...simply follow these steps:
Sign Up for the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online
Sign In to PADI eLearning or PADI TOUCH
Convenient online access to knowledge development material for one year
Unlimited and unrestricted access to an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual
Payment directly to PADI via a secure online payment system. There are additional charges for in-water training and equipment rental once on Saba
Make local global!
And yet another option, the referral works beautifully if you have the time to begin a course at your local dive shop. Establishing a relationship with a dive shop in your local area is always a good idea--even if you only intend to 'dive in paradise'.
Buying dive equipment from a local dealer will give you an outlet for future service. Many local dive shops are also sources for group or individual travel, offer social activities and offer advanced training to keep you active when you can't be in paradise. If you prefer to do your first dives in the tropics, just let your local dive shop know you want to do the 'first part' of an open water course: academic and pool work. This way, you come to the Caribbean with only the really fun part to do-- 4 open water dives (and it's nicer than cold and dark waters of the north!).
Referrals can be easily accomplished. As a PADI International Resort as well as an SSI Universal Referral Center, Sea Saba's instructors can complete referrals from all major agencies: IDEA, NASDS, NAUI, PDIC, SSI, YMCA and of course, PADI. Yes, you can be on the same boat as your already certified diving friends. You will need to be sure to have all documentation with you and advise us when making a reservation. Easy!
Use it or lose it!
Have other life priorities prevented you from keeping your diving skills honed?
We recommend that divers who have not been diving for a year or more take a refresher course. We'll make it easy and fun--we provide everything you need. Our instructor meets you poolside... starting with an equipment review and followed by skills in the pool, we will get you feeling comfortable and confident before heading to our boat for a shallow afternoon dive. Most divers find the Refresher Course the perfect preparation to ready them for all that Saba has to offer. Once you are ready to make a reservation, just remind us that you'd like the Refresher Course so that we have our instructor scheduled.
*prices are in U.S. dollars. No Hidden Costs! Our price includes the use of all scuba equipment, instructor time, pool usage, transfers to and from the boat, licensing fees. Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver pricing based on post-elearning (contact us for e-learning options).
Prices do not include Saba Marine Park fees of $4/dive.