FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Q: I cannot swim, can I learn to dive?
A: Yes, as a non swimmer you can learn to dive, but you must be comfortable in water too deep to stand up in.
A non swimmer can participate in the "Discover Scuba Diving" experience or Try Dive. The program takes ½ a day and entails a short video, instructor reinforcement of what was on the video, shallow water skills and a dive.
This is not a certification course but you can dive accompanied by a Divemaster and with limitations. This beginners program can be credited towards your full scuba certification, at which time you will have to learn to swim.
- Q: How long is the certification course?
A: The certification course takes between 3-5 days, depending on your academic and water skills capability. It is a 5 part modular course which consists of reading and exams, mastering shallow water skills and completing open water dives.
- Q: I am not certified, can I be part of the events?
A: If you are not a certified diver but would like to attend the seminars, this is available for a small attendance fee.
- Q: Do I have to participate for the entire week?
A: No, you can choose the programs and activities you would like to participate in.
- Is there a fee or requirement for the "Try dive" event?
A:There is no fee, but you have to be in good health with no ailments or health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnancy...
- Q: Can I become certified in Tobago?
A: Yes you can become certified in Tobago. There are several PADI facilities on island that can take you through the course.
For your safety and enjoyment, we recommend you get trained by a member of the Association Of Tobago Dive Operators.