Are you interested in learning to dive and earning your PADI scuba diving certification? Or are you already a certified diver interested in earning a more advanced scuba diving certification? We offer a wide variety of PADI certifications for you to start your diving adventures or continue your scuba diving education.
Grand Turk is the perfect place to learn to dive and earn your PADI scuba diving certification, with our easy diving conditions and super-clear water. Learning to dive has never been easier! You can try scuba diving with our Resort Course to see if a scuba diving certification is something you are interested in pursuing. Or if you already know you want to earn your scuba diving certification, we offer three options for earning your PADI open water certification with us: We can conduct a full PADI open water course on Grand Turk. If you prefer to do your bookwork online before visiting, PADI offers an eLearning option. If you complete your bookwork as well as your confined water training at your local PADI dive shop, we also offer Open Water Referral dives.
If you are already certified to dive, we also offer PADI continuing education courses to increase your scuba diving knowledge and underwater skills.
One of the great things about taking scuba diving lessons on Grand Turk with us is that you are usually in a private or semi-private course. This means that the course schedule can be tailored to you as an individual instead of you having to fit into a large class.
In addition, Blue Waters Divers is proud to be the only dive center in the Turks and Caicos to be a 100% AWARE Partner. 100% AWARE Partners are ocean stewards who support a clean, healthy ocean by making a donation on behalf of each student to Project AWARE. When you earn a scuba certification with Blue Water Divers on Grand Turk, you’ll receive the Project AWARE version of your PADI certification card and be part of a movement of divers protecting our ocean planet!
It is very important to remember that scuba diving is a physical activity and can be strenuous at times. In order to participate in scuba diving, a person must maintain a reasonable level of health and fitness and certain medical issues must be considered. Please review the PADI Medical form and, if necessary, discuss with your physician before diving.
Please note that our equipment has a weight limit of 250 pounds per person. For course descriptions and course rates, please see our offerings below:
Have you ever wanted to give scuba diving a try to see if it is something you’d like to learn, without committing to a full course? Grand Turk is a great place to try scuba diving! Let one of our PADI Instructors teach you the fundamentals and guide you on an actual dive underwater. We put a maximum of four students with one instructor for this trip. You will start by meeting with your instructor to learn a some basic dive theory and how to use all your scuba diving gear. Then you will go to some shallow water with a sandy bottom area and practice a few skills, in order to get used to everything. Once everyone is comfortable in shallow water, you get to go on a real dive at the coral reef and the wall, under the supervision of your instructor. You then have the option of doing additional dive(s) under direct supervision of a Blue Water Divers instructor.
When you book a Resort Course for more than one person you get a discount! Please note that you are not a certified diver following a Resort Course.
Prerequisites: Minimum participant age of 10 years old and a PADI Medical Form completed prior to arrival.
Cost: $220 (single person) or $200 (more than one person) – single tank
$295 (single person) or $275 (more than one person) – two tank
Ready to take the plunge? Become a certified PADI Open Water diver by taking the full PADI Open Water course which includes all books, materials, tanks, weights, instruction, training dives, open water dives, rental equipment and certification. The full PADI Open Water Diver course takes approximately four elapsed days covering five academic modules, shallow water training, and four open water training dives. There are four quizzes of 10 multiple choice questions each and a final exam of 50 questions which are mostly multiple choice. This course may be shorter or longer than four elapsed days, dependent upon your individual comfort level in the water, and scheduling availability. Upon the successful completion of this course you are certified to scuba dive!
For those who wish to do their book reading and tests from home before coming to Grand Turk, we offer a PADI Open Water eLearning Referral course. You simply sign up for PADI’s Open Water eLearning course from home and complete the coursework online. Once you complete the online portion, PADI issues you a certificate of online training completion. Then, all that’s left to complete when you arrive on Grand Turk is one quiz, your shallow water training and your four open water checkout dives before you are certified to scuba dive!
For those who have completed their coursework, including quizzes and tests, as well as their confined water training with a PADI dive shop at home before coming to Grand Turk, we offer a PADI Open Water Referral course.
Prerequisites: Minimum participant age of 10 years old (10-14 year old divers earn a Junior Open Water Diver certification) and a PADI Medical Form completed prior to arrival.
Cost: $450 (single person) or $400 (more than one person) – Open Water Referral
$550 (single person) or $500 (more than one person) – Open Water eLearning
$700 (single person) or $650 (more than one person) – Full Open Water Course
All of our PADI Open Water courses include the required rental gear, all training dives, and the PADI Certification fee.
The Advanced Open Water Course is not just limited to “advanced divers,” although they too can benefit from this continued education. This course was actually designed to be taken immediately after your Open Water Course. The full Advanced Open Water course includes all books, materials, tanks, weights, instruction, and certification. One of the unique things about the Advanced Course is that, unlike most other PADI courses, YOU get to choose your curriculum. The course takes approximately three elapsed days and consists of five dives: Underwater Navigation, Deep, and Peak Performance Buoyancy, plus two elective dives. The elective dives can be chosen from any of the following: Night Diver, Boat Diver, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Multilevel Diver, Underwater Naturalist, and Fish Identification.
For those of you who would like to study at home, this course has an eLearning option, where you can do the bookwork before arriving on Grand Turk and simply complete your five open water dives with an instructor during your time on Grand Turk.We call this the Advanced Open Water eLearning Referral option.
This course may be shorter or longer than three elapsed days, dependent upon your training selection, and scheduling availability.
Prerequisites: Minimum participant age of 12 years old (12-14 year old divers may earn a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification) and a PADI Medical Form completed prior to arrival.
Cost: $475 (single person) or $450 (more than one person) + rental gear – Advanced Open Water eLearning
$575 (single person) or $550 (more than one person) + rental gear – Full Advanced Open Water Course
Please note that night dives must be arranged while on-island, and may have additional fees associated. All of our PADI Advanced Open Water courses include the PADI Certification fee.
Want to be able to glide through the water with as much ease as your instructor? Want to be able to match them on air consumption? The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty is your ticket! Do you ever wonder WHY we must protect our grouper, or what makes parrot fish so important to the ecosystem? The Project AWARE Specialty is right up your alley. Want to impress your friends with your knowledge of marine species’ names and behaviors? Sign up for a Fish Identification and/or Underwater Naturalist course.
We offer a variety of different PADI specialties for those of you who want to master certain aspects of your diving including: Coral Reef Conservation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE Specialist, Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Navigation, Emergency Oxygen Provider, and Search and Recovery.
Specialty Courses require certain materials that have to be ordered ahead of time, so please let us know if you are interested in them PRIOR to coming to Grand Turk.
Prerequisites: A PADI Medical Form completed prior to arrival. Additional prerequisites vary depending on the chosen specialty.
Cost: Varies depending on the chosen specialty.
Please let us know what specialty course(s) you are interested in, and we’d be happy to provide you with additional information regarding course details as well as applicable pre-requisites and costs.
You may have been diving for some time now, and you would like to continue your education beyond Advanced Diver. Whether you eventually want to become a Divemaster, or you just want to make sure that you will always be there for your buddy, the Rescue Diver certification provides valuable experience. The full Rescue Diver course includes all books, materials, tanks, weights, instruction, training dives, and certification. At the end of this two-day course you will be trained on how to safely handle all the most common diving injuries and emergencies. Most divers will tell you that this is their favorite course to take. It is a good challenge, provides important information that could save a life, and is a fun learning experience!
This course may be shorter or longer than two elapsed days, dependent upon your training and dives selection, and scheduling availability.
Prerequisites: Minimum participant age of 18 years old.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months. This training may be completed with us on Grand Turk as well.
A PADI Medical Form completed prior to arrival.
Cost: $500 (single person) or $475 (more than one person) + rental gear – Rescue Diver eLearning
$600 (single person) or $650 (more than one person) + rental gear – Full Rescue Diver Course