Want to try scuba diving?
Are you already
Are you already
Do you want to get better at diving, be more confident, try
This is your chance
to do something new! Whatever your reasons for getting to this
page, you have already started your exploration into diving.
We’re excited to have you step N2theBlue! Even more exciting –
you get to dive in what has been rated on the
top 5 places
for best dive destination, best beginner diving, best underwater
photography, and many other bests!
We train, give experiences, and certify scuba
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
courses and training. PADI is
the world’s most popular and
widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned
to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic
world through PADI.
getting certified at N2theBlue?
start learning online today with
or with a book when you get here.
Most scuba shops in at home
require you buy your own mask, fins, and snorkel. We
have them here for you during class, FREE.
The water here is warm!
~80-86'F year round!
How does it work?
your 1st time, you have two choices:
Diving (Discover Scuba Diving): Reserve your spot and plan on
hours of fun (includes training and nearly an hour dive!)
with the hands on attention from a PADI Instructor. You start
with a 20 minute video that will show you what you’re about to
learn & do. After the video we’ll go through a basic flip-cart,
get sized and introduced to your gear, given a quick briefing,
then get into chest deep water to practice a few skills. After
successfully practicing a few skills in chest deep water, we’ll
slowly go explore the old pier or a nearby beach with all its
cool corals, sponges, and wildlife. There’s even an underwater
checkers board at the old pier (with hockey pucks for pieces!).
Your instructor or Divemaster will be right there with you at
2) PADI Open Water
Certification: A full scuba certification take
about 2-3 days. You can get a LOT of it done at home
before you even get here. Either do online
PADI Open Water Diver with
before you jump in the water or study
with PADI's paper book when you get here. If you’ve
always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience
unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves,
this is where it starts. Age: 10 years old or older. You
need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good
physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is
If you are already certified
and need a refresher course, we can get you back into the
sport. If you've been out of the water for over a year, we
strongly recommend the PADI Scuba Tune-up course. You can
start online with
PADI Scuba Tune-up
then meet with your instructor or Divemaster to get your in the
It will make you that much more confident and responsible diver
for both you and your dive buddy.
If you are already certified
and would like to learn more, we can get you more skills and
achievements towards your Master Scuba Diver card.
The most popular courses are:
Advanced Open Water
course introduces you to 5 specialties like a sampler at your
Diver and Underwater Navigation are required. You get to
pick the next 3!
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
Enriched Air (Nitrox) gives you more no decompression time,
especially on repetitive scuba dives.
staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds
appealing, then this course
you. The web-based system covers all the enriched air
diver course content and allows you
study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive
program. (or learn by book and video).
can do this all at home, show up at the shop, analyze your tank,
adjust your computer, and dive!
There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper
waters. Oftentimes it’s a wreck
60 feet or or Canyon/Wall dives that have beautiful sand
channels and a maze of reef you
to explore. Learn about the affects of pressure and the
interesting changes in light and color.
the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course and dive with confidence at
are everywhere -- ships, airplanes, cement trucks & cars, and
hidden artifacts from long
wrecks (some of which are protected by laws that guard their
historical and cultural
significance). Here on St. Croix we have them all, even
have the wreck of the old Pier -- Dive site:
Armageddon! In this course you will learn safety
consideration for exploring and navigating wrecks,
surveying and mapping wrecks, use of penetrating lines and reels
to guide exploration, and
techniques to avoid kicking up silt and skills learned in the
next favorite course...
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Want to shed a few pounds of lead, help improve your air
consumption, be confident in your control
swim level/horizontal (stop kicking up the sand), and avoid
bumping into reef or wrecks.
Mastery of buoyancy is KEY to
improving your diving enjoyment and education. With
mastery of this
skill, it can help make you a better
photographer, more confident around wrecks, reefs, and swim-
Often considered the SECOND MOST
FUN COURSE, after...
rated class for most fun and challenging course. You
already know how to dive and you've
more classes to improve your skill and experience. You can
dive confidently, appreciate the
underwater world, and you are now noticing other people around
you and new divers get started.
course is about that awareness -- problem recognition,
prevention, and how to manage them if
occur. This is where you really make a bond with your PADI
professional instructors and
Divemasters and appreciate everything that goes on in the
background. You'll learn about self-
rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers,
emergency management and equipment,
rescuing panicked or unresponsive divers. After this
course is done your next step is to
a MasterDiver (the highest ranking non-professional
diver) or a Divemaster (PADI
Professional). (Prerequisites to Rescue
Diver: Advanced Open Water & a current 1st Aid/CPR
are a Rescue Diver and want to learn more about becoming an
Oxygen Provider, let us know.
Exploring the blue waters of day are beautiful, but diving at
night is simply stellar! During the day,
color red is absorbed by the water within the first 15 feet.
Night diving your flashlight brings the
back in a dazzling spray of color. In this course you'll
learn how to communicate using your light
how the plants and animals differ and change behavior at night.
We are fortunate enough to
The World Class Frederiksted Pier for our night dives, and the
warm waters where the waters
often have a green bioluminescence (green sparks of light) as
you swim. Take a look at our
guided Night Dives and get
is a fun and easy course. Let us show you what's in our
backyard, where everything likes to
the amazing diversity of life, and reference the books and
materials after each dive to label your
and show your friends your dive.
highest certification level before becoming a professional
diver. You have taken you Open
Diver course, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, 5 specialties
of your choice, and
logged dives. Fewer than two percent of divers ever
achieve this rating! Be proud and
professional diver. This is an achievement everyone knows
and recognizes around the
Recommended for anyone who wants to add to increase their
personal skills or enhance a
resume by taking a
summer or semester to travel, learn leadership skills and group
and as a way to have
a lot of fun making money as a job or career! Divemaster
is one of the few
skills you can take
almost anywhere in the world and get a job. The people you
will be diving with
are from every corner of the world and every imaginable
profession. Becoming a
PADI Divemaster is a
way for you to reach into one of the world's most amazing and
groups of people.
You will work
side-by-side with an instructor to expand your dive knowledge
and hone your skills to
level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership
abilities, qualifying you to
activities and assist instructors with student divers.
Your goal is not to do the
minimum to get a
certification, rather it is to excel and have a desire to learn
and share your
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