Code of Conduct, Rules & Requirements:
- Any diver with 2 years or more without a dive will be required to do a refresher course. This helps regain confidence and buoyancy control to protect the marine environment.
- All participants on board must fill out a medical questionnaire upon arrival at check in. If you answer yes to any question on the medical we will request that you see a physician and get a clearance before being allowed to dive.
- Dive Instructors working with Discover scuba students are not allowed to take pictures while working underwater.
- All snorkelers must wear snorkeling vest at all times in the water for safety reasons.
- All certified divers must follow dive master at all times. No solo diving.
- Smoking is not allowed on board (USCG Requirement)
- All participants must be strong confident swimmers.
- Children under 5 year’s old and pregnant women are not allowed on the boat for their own safety. Kids from 5 to 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- We have a no touch policy. Extracting any type of coral, shells or any marine organism that belongs to the undersea world will not be allowed at any point.
- Leave no trace behind. Please try to limit use as much as possible of paper cups & paper towels while on board and in the protected areas. Deposit all refuse in the proper recycling trash cans on board. Glass bottles are not allowed on board.
- While approaching wildlife - turtles, rays, manatees and others- the divers will maintain a proper distance. Harassing, touching or feeding any wildlife is not allowed at any point. If an in danger animal is found, it will be reported to the local DRNA authorities.
- Discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, origin, or religious affiliation will not be tolerated.
- While approaching the dive site the speed of the engines will be reduced gradually until neutral is reached to minimize the noise.
- Dive flags and Alpha flags are located on the fly bridge of the vessel and visible for any other vessels passing.