The Dive Academy Las Terrenas
Phone +1 829 906 9618
Address The Dive Academy, Beach Garden Plaza, Above Bon Ice-Cream, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Skype diveacademy
Email contact@tdalasterrenas.com
Custom field Everyday 9am - 6pm
­­­­­­Diving Courses / All level
Courses
All Level Courses
We teach all levels of NAUI diving courses from Try Scuba Diving / Passport Course to Divemaster and Instructor, including Open Water, Advanced and Master Scuba Diver. Speciality Courses from Rescue and Deep Diver to Underwater Ecologist, Reef Survey and Archaeologist, etc, are also available. Courses are very flexible and can be private or for groups, 1/2 days or full days, depending on your availability and desires. We are also part of the Universal Referral Program.​
­­­­Scuba Diving Courses

Why NAUI ?

What does the US Navy SEALs, Coast Guard and Kevin Costner have in Common?
In the United States, US Navy SEALs, Coast Guard rescue divers and other special military forces are trained to NAUI standards as part of their overall training with open and closed circuit rebreathers; the US National Parks Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) divers receive NAUI training and certifications.
In dozens of nations around the world, countless police, fire & rescue personnel, government officials, public and private security teams; Olympians such as 1996 Decathlon winner Dan O’Brien, actors like Kevin Costner and “Sea Hunt’s” Lloyd Bridges, even characters from movies, sports teams and live entertainment are NAUI trained and certified divers.
The very long list of NAUI members includes Olympians and professional athletes like world-class golfer Tiger Woods; world-famous actors such as China’s Mark Cheng, movie stuntmen and women, musicians and performers; well-known doctors, scientists, astronauts, aquanauts, business people and corporate leaders, politicians, statesmen, military leaders and even royalty.
NAUI members are everywhere, in every walk of life, training and certifying the best divers in the world!
Entry-Level Courses
Group class
Passport Diver

The ideal introduction to Scuba Diving, especially if your leisure time is limited. It’s an all fun course with minimal classroom study and allows you to very quickly enjoy visiting the undersea world.

Qualify you to 12 meters, always accompanied by an Instructor or Divemaster.

Duration : 1.5 days to 2 days

Pre-requisite : Individuals ages 10+ and in good physical condition may enroll in a NAUI Passport Diver program.

Course Content and Organisation

Academics : 2 hours classroom ( e-learning available) followed by a 10 question exam

2 confined water sessions

2 open water dives


Group class
Open Water Diver

After completing a combination of classroom work, water skills and open water dives you will be confident and comfortable in the water and ready to explore the world beneath the waves. A whole new world of adventure will be open to you.

Qualify you to 18 meters.

Duration : 4 days to 5 days ( 3 to 4 days with the e-learning option completed before the start of the course)

Pre-requisite : Individuals ages 10+ and in good physical condition may enroll in a NAUI Scuba Diver / Junior Scuba Diver program

Course Content and Organisation  Academics : 14 hours as a combination of classroom, lectures and videos (e-learning available) followed by an 85 question exam

4 confined water sessions

5 open water training dives

Continuing Education
Group class
Advanced Open Water

The Advanced Scuba Diver course is for certified divers who desire additional training or orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions.  This course consists of 6 dives. 3 are mandatory (deep, navigation, night or low visibility) plus three additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options.

Qualify you to 40 meters (130 ft)

Duration 2.5 days to 3 days

Pre-requisite : Divers must be a minimum of 10 years of age, in good health and must be previously certified as a NAUI Scuba Diver or equivalent.

Course Content and Organisation : 6 Open Water training dives with comprehensive briefings and debriefings. ​


Group class
Rescue Diver

This Specialty Course equips recreational divers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively handle limited in-water problems, diving emergencies and to provide basic first aid. A strenuous but fun course.


Duration :  3 days

Pre-requisite :  Divers must be a minimum of 15 years of age, in good health and must be previously certified as a NAUI Scuba Diver or equivalent.

Course Content and Organisation

Academics : 4 hours classroom (e-learning available) followed by an exam

2 confined water sessions

3 open water dives


Group class
Master Scuba Diver

This certification is recognised as being the highest rated non professional certification in the world. Geared for divers wishing to further their education, this course requires a minimum of 26 hours course time – including at least 8 Open Water dives -and a final exam. It provides a greater understanding of scuba diving and is an excellent progression toward NAUI Leadership roles.

Duration : 6 days to 8 days

Pre-requisite : Divers must be a minimum of 15 years of age, in good health and must be previously certified as a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver or equivalent. 

Course Content and Organisation  Academics : 23 hours as a combination of classroom, lectures and videos (e-learning available) followed by a 100 question exam

8 open water training dives

Professional Level
FIT

Think you're fit to be a dive leader? FIT (Familiarization - Instruction - Testing) will test your skills and tell you where you stand in terms of your readiness to become a dive leader.

This course can be taught in an intensive program or as part of an internship

Divemaster

During your DM training, you will learn how a dive operation works, develop your interpersonal skills and enhance your waterskills to that of a NAUI Assistant Instructor.

This course can be taught in an intensive program or as part of an internship

Instructor

During this challenging course, you will learn effective methods to teach NAUI scuba and skin diving courses in compliance with current Standards.

This course can be taught in an intensive program or as part of an internship


Booking and Cancellation Policy


ONLINE & PREPAID RESERVATIONS
  Diving, snorkeling, courses and other excursions
  • Cancellation more than 30 days prior to Dive/Snorkel/Excursion/Course date : full refund. 
  • Cancellation 30 – 3 days prior to Dive/Snorkel/Excursion/Course date : 20 % fee is charged.
  • Cancellation within 72 hours prior to Dive/Snorkel/Excursion/Course date : No cash refund but voucher valid for 3 Years.
  • 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
  • Cancellations without notice or same day cancellations : No Refund or voucher.

Cancellation policy for diving, snorkeling and other excursions
  • Excursions can be rescheduled due to “bad” weather.
  • All dive/snorkel/excursions will commence as scheduled, without further notice from The Dive Academy
  • 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.

RESERVATIONS PAID & BOOKED ONSITE
  • Refunds will be provided only for cancellations earlier than 24 hours before the tour due to medical reasons, if certified by a valid medical doctors statement
  • For closed port situations or bad weather, exchange products or rescheduling and/or other alternatives will be offered.
  • Rainy or cloudy weather are no valid reason for cancellation, we strictly follow harbor master advisory on when to cancel a tour
  • For refunds on credit card payments a 10% charge applies
  • Refunds have to be authorized by the operations manager
  • No refund can be given without the original receipt