Scuba Instruction

PADI_Gold_Palm_ResortsDive Provo is a PADI 5 Star Resort offering comprehensive scuba instruction programs for all levels of certification.

Dive Provo also works closely with other training agencies such as SSI, SDI/TDI and NAUI to allow students to complete their Open Water Training Dives under the Universal Referral program.


Most Dive Provo scuba instruction courses are taught in conjunction with the using the PADI eLearning® system. Electronic learning (eLearning) is the delivery of education online, using web-based technology. PADI eLearning allows you to begin your dive education at your convenience, on the internet, and finish your training in the water once on island. With PADI eLearning, you complete the knowledge development (classroom) portion of the most popular courses at your own pace – studying anytime and anywhere you have a high-speed internet connection. Whether you are just learning to scuba dive or are already certified but looking for a flexible way to advance your dive certifications, PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go.

Most eLearning modules are purchased directly from PADI, the exception being the eLearning module for Nitrox Certification and Advanced Open Water Certification, which can be purchased directly from Dive Provo.

A prerequisite to participating in any scuba instruction includes the completion of a PADI Medical Statement, which includes the medical questionnaire section. If you answer YES to any of the medical condition questions, you will need to consult with a physician prior to obtain your doctor’s written approval to dive.

Scuba Instruction offered by Dive Provo

Rates below are valid through December 21, 2018.  

Please note that all children ages 10 and 11 must hire a private instructor for all courses. All scuba diving instruction prices below unless otherwise stated are for dive students age 12 and above.

Become a Diver

Student taking the first breath with a regulator Discover Scuba Diving (ages 15 and up): $299.00 USD Book Now

Discover Scuba Diving, also known as the Resort Course, is a great way to try scuba diving without investing time studying just to find out diving is not for you. For many people their Resort Course is the highlight of their vacation and they go on to become certified and avid scuba divers. Let’s face it, what better place to try diving.

The course consists of a brief lecture going over basic Do’s and Dont’s and then practicing skills in the swimming pool. This generally takes a couple of hours in the afternoon. The next morning you go out on the regular dive trip and make 2 dives to a maximum depth of 40 ft under the supervision of your instructor.

Course price includes instruction and equipment, and 2 boat dives. Maximum ratio 2 students per instructor in open water for a personalized experience. Certified family or friends can dive from the same boat with you but not with the instructor unless participating in that class. They can follow along as part of a buddy team or join the certified diver group. If you enjoyed the dives, you can take additional dives a second day for $239.00 USD or apply parts of the course toward an Open Water Diver Certification course!

For children 10 – 14, or anyone wishing to have the course taught one-on-one, the course cost is $598.00 USD. Please contact us for details.

ELearning Open Water Certification Course (ages 12 and up): $595.00  USD Book Now

PADI eLearning scuba instruction is the way to go! Begin by purchasing and completing the PADI E-learning program online on your computer or now with the Open Water Diver TouchTM on your tablet. (The PADI eLearning program costs is $174.00 USD) Learn the academics at your own pace at home or from your laptop.

Once on island you will have a quick review of the academics followed by pool sessions learning the skills required to dive. This is generally completed in a day. The next 2 days you are out on the dive boat practicing those skills with your instructor in open water and enjoying diving at the same time. (Allow 3 days on island.)

The maximum allowed ratio is 8 student per instructor. At Dive Provo we keep the numbers lower so the student enjoys more personalized attention. We generally keep classes to 4 students but due to family configurations there may be an additional student in your class.

The course price includes instruction, dive gear, 4 boat dives and PADI certification card fee. This course can begin on either a Sunday or a Tuesday.

scuba instruction with a Student onboard for a training dive For children 10 and 11, or anyone wishing to have the course taught with a private scuba instruction, the course cost is $1090.00. Please contact us for details.

Open Water Referral Dives (ages 12 and up): $495.00 USD Book Now

Maximize dive time on vacation. Start your scuba instruction certification course at home with a local dive shop.  You will do the academics with them in a classroom setting or utilizing E-Learning on-line, and will learn all the required skills in their swimming pool. Your instructor will give you a Referral Form showing you have successfully completed all the skills and then you complete your open water training dives in the warm clear waters of Provo.

If you are completing PADI training your Dive Provo instructor will issue the certification. If you are completing dives for any other certifying agency (SSI, NAUI, SDI/TDI) we refer you back to your original instructor who will issue the certification.

The 4 dives are completed over 2 days and if you have certified family or friends diving you will be on the same boat. You however will be doing skills with your instructor and must stay with him/her. There is time on each dive to enjoy diving and the scenery.  Course price includes all instruction and gear.

Open Water Referral Dives for ages 10 and 11 are conducted with a private instructor. The course fee is $990.00 USD for the 1st child, $495.00 USD for a second child. (Maximum of 2 students.) For a family the young child will pay for a private class but the other family members can be part of that group with an additional instructor for up to 4 students. Please contact us for details.

Become a Competent Diver “PLUS

Open Water Referral Dives PLUS  (ages 12 and up) $595.00 USD
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Maximize dive time on vacation. Start your certification course at home with your local dive shop. Do the academics with them in a classroom setting or by utilizing PADI E-Learning online, and then learn all the required skills in their swimming pool. Your instructor will give you a Referral Form showing that you have successfully completed all the skills.

You will then complete 4 open water training dives with our instructors in the warm clear waters of Provo. The 4 training dives are all boat dives completed over 2 days. There is plenty of time en route and during each dive to enjoy the scenery above and below water.

The PLUS? Referral Dives for certification plus 2 independent but supervised dives just to be sure you got it! Become a diver not just a certified diver.  Rental gear is included for the 3 course days.

The Full Monty!  Open Water Referral/ PADI eLearning Advanced Open Water PLUS: $990.00 USD   

Normally $1,455.00 USD – a savings of $465.00! USD

Looking for an active, educational vacation? A course with very little classroom time and no written exams? Then this 5-day course is the plan for you. Arrive on Provo with your Referral Form and complete the 4 open water training dives over a 2-day period to become a certified Open Water Diver. Then enjoy an opportunity to try a sampling of different diving specialties to see what interests you the most. At the same time, you’ll complete the PADI Enriched Air Diver Program to become certified to dive enriched air/Nitrox!

The 5 dives in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, taken over a 3-day period, are different from those in your Referral course in that they focus on a particular diving specialty. The Deep Dive involves diving to between 60-100 feet. The Underwater Navigation Dive has you practice underwater navigation skills. Learn Peak Performance Buoyancy, vital for photographers, Underwater Naturalist and Boat Diving etiquette. Then you are ready for an adventure all your own.

The PADI Online E-Learning modules for the Advanced and Nitrox certifications are  provided by Dive Provo and included in the course price. Rental gear is included for the 5 course days.

Advanced Open Water Course: $525.00 USD  Book Now

The next step on the scuba diving instruction ladder for the Open Water Diver. Earn your Advanced Open Water card with 5 dives in 2 days. A great vacation course as this class is self study with no exam and thorough on-boat and in-water briefings.

To get the most out of the class, we recommend purchasing the  PADI E-Learning module directly from Dive Provo.  Once you have purchased the module from us, we will provide you with a code with which to access the course on the PADI website.

You can read the material at home in your own time prior to coming on vacation and be prepared for the practical aspects of the course that you will complete on the dives with your instructor. The course is designed to increase your knowledge of Deep Diving and Underwater Navigation plus Peak Performance Buoyancy and your choice of two elective dives.
getting a lesson in navigation is part of scuba instructionPick from among six interesting dives particularly suitable for our environment: Underwater Naturalist, Fish ID, Multi Level Diving, Boat Diving or Underwater Photography ($39.00 USD digital camera rental not included.) These are great dives to do in Provo; improve your diving skills and confidence, and start seeing things you would otherwise swim over. Course price includes instruction, dive gear, 5 boat dives and PADI certification card fee

Nitrox Certification Full Course or E-Learning Students: Course: $150.00 USD Book Now

For a limited time, certified divers can purchase the PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox course for the discounted price of $150.00 USD per student. You can choose to take this short course one of two ways: purchase the E-Learning module directly through Dive Provo and study the academics online at your convenience or we’ll give you the course Manual for your reading once you arrive.

Once you have completed the academic portion, your next step is to review the material with our instructor and take an exam. Once done simply analyze 2 tanks before your next dive and we register you as an Enriched Air Nitrox diver with PADI. The $150.00 USD course fee includes either the manual or E-Learning option, 2 Nitrox tanks and PADI certification card fee. Boat dives are not included.

Dive Instructor giving scuba instruction to dive students 
ELearning Combined Advanced Open Water and Nitrox Certification: $625.00 Book Now

Really make use of your diving vacation to learn new skills and increase knowledge and enjoyment of the sport with this combination course!  The Nitrox class does not require any dives so can easily be combined with the Advanced class. You will read the Nitrox manual and your instructor will brief it’s use and supervise your Nitrox tank analysis. The exam is short and you will use 2 Nitrox tanks during your Advanced Open Water Class. No additional dives are required for the Nitrox Course.  Course price includes instructor, dive gear (if needed,) 5 boat dives and PADI certification card fee.

Rescue Diver E-Learning Completion: Minimum 2 students required: $495.00 USD per person Book Now

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

To begin, register for Rescue Diver PADI E-learning program online. (The program costs is $169.00 USD.) You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

This is a 2 day course on island.  Day 1 is spent learning rescue skills and practicing techniques at the beach or close to shore. Day 2 you will practice rescue scenarios from the dive boat.  There is no time during this course for a scenic tour of the reef.

Course price includes instruction review, dive gear and PADI certification card fee.

Refreshing Your Dive Skills

scuba instruction begins with teaching buoyancy in the pool
Full Refresher: $225.00 USD Book Now
Certified and a little rusty or nervous and want to experience Turks and Caicos diving, but don’t feel the need to take a full course? Then join us for a refresher. This class consists of a brief lecture going over basic Do’s and Don’ts followed by a short pool session practicing the most critical skills such as mask clearing and regulator retrieval. The Lecture/Pool session runs from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. The following morning you will review the dive plan and use of the dive computer and participate in a supervised 2 tank dive including gear. Available most days.

Pool Refresher: $95.00 USD

This course is designed for certified divers who have not dived in a long time and want to get back into the sport. This class is run in conjunction with the E-Learning Open Water Certification course, in which you will go over all of the basic in water skills that you need to be a safe diver.  Course price includes instructor review and pool session. Boat dives and dive gear are not included. This course is offered on Sundays and Tuesdays and must be booked in conjunction with at least one day of 2 tank diving. Please contact us for details.

For information on Specialty Certifications and additional courses contact Dive Provo at 800-234-7768.

Please be sure to review the PADI Medical Statement to determine if you require a physicians approval to participate in dive training BEFORE you arrive on island.

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