­­­­Scuba Diving for Beginners
If you have never tried scuba before, or if you have already tried it but never got certified we have many introductory scuba programs to allow you to experience the feeling of breathing underwater while being weightless as an astronaute and discover the reefs that lay just beneath the surface.

One option is to start an intro to scuba program - 2 hours in a confined water environment, well looked after by your instructor, so you can enjoy those first unforgettable breaths underwater and experience the magic of scuba diving. After this program yould could join us on shallow dives, under direct supervision of an instructor and start your first scuba diving adventures.

For those who are interested in exploring our underwater world for the first time and just want to dive, try a NAUI Tandem Scuba Dive which is a premiere, private, one-on-one with your instructor scuba diving experience .

The Basic diver program is a short fun course - 1 pool +1 dive - that will allow you to learn the skills and knowledge you need to try diving up to 12 meters ( 40ft) deep

For those who would like to to begin a life long adventure as a certified diver, you can enroll in a Scuba Diver and Open Water program.



Intro to Scuba 
Intro to Scuba 
The Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting. You will earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition rating.


Duration : 2 hours

Available every day



$35 
Jackson Reef and Sunken Island Try Diving or Tandem Diving<br>
Jackson Reef and Sunken Island Try Diving or Tandem Diving
 Enjoy a 30 minutes scenic ride alongside the north coast of the beautiful Samana peninsula  to arrive to the beautiful waters of Jackson bay  and the sunken island  where you a re completly cut off from the outside world, Robinson Crusoe style.

 Dive (or snorkel) on shallow pristine reefs.

Can be done as a tandem dive, without previous experience or as a try dive after the intro to scuba course


Start 8AM - Return 2:30PM

$85 single dive / $125 double dive / 105 single Tandem / $145 Double Tandem
Las Terrenas Try Diving&nbsp;
Las Terrenas Try Diving 
 After completion of the intro to scuba course the day before, try diving around Ballenas Islands which are 10-15 minutes away by boat. 

You will be in shallow water, under direct supervision of an instructor.

Possibilibity to be on the same boat as certified divers, but taking a different route underwater


Start 8AM - Return1PM

$55 single dive / $95 double dive - after  the intro to scuba
Excursion to Samana Bay&nbsp;&nbsp;
Excursion to Samana Bay  
Explore the underwater wonderland of Samana at two prime snorkeling and diving locations.The first spot is next to farola island with very nice corals.. The second spot is the shallow wreck of a ferry which is a real aquarium max depth 12 m. 

Then we go ashore to the famous Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) for a delicious lunch a Pina Colada and chill out time on its white sand beach.

 

Start 8AM - Return 5PM

$145 double dive or tandem dive-including lunch-
Cabo Cabron Adventure
Cabo Cabron Adventure
Dives there are well worth the trip and amongst the best in the country.Enjoy a 1h15- 1:30 minutes scenic ride alongside the north coast of the beautiful Samana peninsula oCabo Cabron national park in Las Galeras. Dives there are well worth the trip and amongst the best in the country. Scenery is breathtaking and the dark blue color of the water is amazing. Diving spots are on Tibisi wall or the famous Tower ( Piedra Bonita). Depth of the dives from 6 meters to 40+ meters depending on qualification. 


$175 double dive or tandem dive 
Basic Diver - 1 pool + 1 Dive
Basic Diver - 1 pool + 1 Dive
With the Basic Diver program, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to try diving up to 12 meters deep with a  Professional. It is a great way to explore the underwater world more fully as you try diving. The entire Basic Diver program can be credited towards the Scuba Diver or Open Water Dive programs within 6 months, so you can take the next step in your dive adventure.


$110 local / $140 Jackson 
Scuba Diver
Scuba Diver
Using online learning, confined and open water dives, the SSI Scuba Diver program is a perfect foundation to become a confident and safe diver. You will learn all you need to scuba dive in open water up to 12 meters deep with an SSI Professional. In this program, you will complete almost half of the Open Water Diver course training and can upgrade your certification easily. You just need to complete the remaining academic and confined water sessions, plus two open water training dives. 

Duration 2 days

$275 
Open Water Diver
Open Water Diver

This globally recognized certification program is the best way to begin your lifelong adventures as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. 

Duration 3.5 to 4 days

$425 

General Information


Minimum Number of Participants
Dive excursions required a minimum of participants. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice between an alternate date, an alternate site, or a full refund.

Necessary Qualifications
Minimum age 10 years old

Medical form
All divers are required to complete an RSTC approved Medical Release Form before participating in a scuba diving program.

Waivers
All divers are required to complete a waiver before participating in a scuba diving program.

Payment
Payment is du in full at the time of booking.
Booking is not confirmed untill payment has been received.
We accept cash ( pesos DOP, USD, euros ), majot credit cards, paypal





Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policy


PAYMENT POLICY

Payment is due in full 24 hours prior to the start of the excursion.

REFUND and CANCELLATION POLICY
  Refund for diving, snorkeling, courses and other excursions
  • Cancellation more than 24 hours prior to Dive/Snorkel/Excursion/Course start : full refund. 
  • Cancellations without notice or same day cancellations : No Refund or voucher.
  • Cancellations due to sickness or other medical condition, which prevents client from diving/snorkeling or excursion: We would request a written statement by a medical doctor, in which case we will do everything possible to reschedule the Dive/Snorkel/Excursion without extra cost. If rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, the client shall receive full refund

Cancellation policy for diving, snorkeling and other excursions

  • All dive/snorkel/excursions will commence as scheduled, without further notice from The Dive Academy
  • For closed port situations or bad weather, exchange products or rescheduling and/or other alternatives will be offered.
  • Cancellations by The Dive Academy due to any reason will result in 100% refund.
  • Cancellations due to sickness, must be justified in writing by a Medical authority.
  • Rainy or cloudy weather are no valid reasons for cancellation by client, we strictly follow harbour master recommendations on when to cancel a tour.
  • A “No Show” without notice in advance is equivalent to a cancellation without notice.

Cancellation policy for packages of dives
  • In case of cancellation by The Dive Academy of some dives due to weather conditions and if rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, we will reverse to regular rates for the dives completed.
  • In case of cancellations due to sickness,  justified in writing by a Medical authority and if rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, we will reverse to regular rates for the dives completed.
  • In Case of No show or refusal to dive on the day, no refund

Cancellation policy for courses and packages of courses
  • There is no refund on courses started.
  • In case of force majeur (sickness, family emergency, etc) the course can be stopped and continued at a later date, within 2 years of the start date​
  • For packages or combos of courses, in case of cancellation or non-completion by the client of some of the courses, we will reverse to individual regular prices for the courses started or completed.