Sea Ventures Requirements for Discover Scuba
1) You must be 10 years of age or older
2) You need to be able to swim well enough to be able to get back and forth easily from the boat to the dive site on the surface of the water, so about 15 ft each way. You also need to be able to manuever your body while under water to propel and direct yourself while viewing the reef.
3) You must be in good health (if you have high blood pressure, heart condition, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, recent surgeries etc... you will need to visit your doctor to get a waiver). Here is a link to the waiver you must sign before taking the Discover Scuba Course. Please download it before arriving at our dive shop if possible.
4) You can not dive and fly on the same day: you will need 18 hours from your last dive (approx 11:45 AM) to the time your flight takes off.
Our Discover Scuba Dives leave out of Fajardo where we have many dive sites in the 15 to 40 ft range, they are all just offshore the Cordillero reef system which consist of a chain of little coral island atolls that has lots of hard and soft corals and plenty of sea life ringing around the reef system.
Here is the itinerary for a typical morning dive:
07:45 AM - Arrive at the dive shop, sign in, sign waivers, watch 20 minute PADI instructional video
08:15 AM - Meet your dive instructor, be fitted for dive gear.
08:30 AM - Boat departs Marina Puerto Del Rey
09:15 AM - Arrive first dive site: Instructor helps you assemble your gear
09:25 AM - Instructor teaches you how to use your gear (underwater)
09:45 AM - You go for a dive with the instructor supervising you.
10:15 AM - Back on the boat, time for a snack and the boat moves to a second dive site.
11:00 AM - Arrive second dive site, back in the water with your instructor supervising you
12:00 AM - Back on the boat to depart to Marina Puerto Del Rey
01:00 PM - Arrive at Marina Puerto Del Rey and depart the boat
Be sure and ask your dive instructor to fill out a PADI Discover Scuba card for you!