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With full-time instructors on staff, Dockside keeps class sizes small, and even one-on-one whenever possible. We believe that the student learns more and becomes a better diver when they are able to have the full attention of their instructor.

Because of our smaller class sizes, we are also able to be very flexible with course scheduling. Required dives for many courses can be completed during normal daily boat dives, and classroom time can be arranged so as not to interfere with dive time.

Most importantly, we will maintain a fun, safe diving atmosphere during your course, and do our best to make sure our professional instructors provide you with the best possible learning experience.

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Course Name Course Description Cost
Discover Scuba Diving

Experience the thrill of scuba diving without taking the full course. After a brief orientation, you participate in a skills practice session where an instructor teaches the skills necessary for diving safety and comfort. Then you go on an actual fun, fish-filled scuba dive with your instructor.
Included: all equipment, instructor-guided shore dive.
Time:
2-3 hours. * Additional shore dives may be made under the direct supervision of an instructor at a cost of $30.00 per dive, including equipment. CoCo View boat dives with an instructor cost $55.00

$95
Open Water Referral Perfect for students who have completed their class and pool training prior to their arrival at CoCo View. Students must bring a Student Referral Form, provided by their initial instructor, and a copy of their medical statement. Students may provide their own equipment, or may rent equipment from Dockside at a 50% discount for the first week.
Included: 4 Open Water Dives, certification fees.
Time:
2 days.
$195
Open Water Diver For those who want full open water certification. The Open Water course is structured so students progress according to their individual ability. Included: Training materials, classroom sessions, certification fees, shallow water training sessions and 4 open water dives. Students may provide their own equipment, or may rent equipment from Dockside at a 50% discount for the first week.
Time:
4 days.
$420

Open Water Diver
eLearning

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This is the same as the above Open Water Course, except now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with PADI eLearning. It’s a great match for your active schedule.

Don't spend your vacation time reading the course-work, spend it in the water! Just complete the eLearning portion at home and join us on Roatan! Click to Learn More

$138
eLearning
$300
Dockside

Total cost
$438

Scuba Refresher Ideal for certified divers who have not been diving in 12 months or more. Basic diving theory and dive table usage will be reviewed. Basic diving skills, focusing on buoyancy control, will be reviewed during one open water dive with an instructor.
Included: 1 instructor guided dive.
Time:
2-3 hours.
$50
Adventure Diver (Advanced) For certified divers who want to sample some of diving's most popular specialties and/or expand their diving skills. The course consists of five dives: underwater navigation and deep diving, plus a choice of three from boat diving, multilevel diving, search and recovery, peak performance buoyancy, underwater naturalist, underwater photography, reef fish ID or wreck diving.
Included: All training materials (not including dive lights or camera rental) and certification costs, 5 dives with an instructor.
Time:
2-3 days.
Please contact us for pre-study options.
$250
Rescue Diver Great for Advanced divers who want to expand their diving skills and learn to assist others. This course teaches you to recognize and prevent potential diving accidents before they occur, and how to handle them if they do. Enjoyable or fun might seem unlikely descriptions for this program - but that's how most certified Rescue Divers describe this course! Participants need to have been certified in CPR (within the last 24 months). The PADI Emergency First Response course meets this requirement. You need to purchase the Rescue Diver manual, read it, and complete all the knowledge reviews prior to arriving on island.
Included: Certification fee, in-water skills practice. 4 dives
Time:
2-3 days.
$295

Rescue Diver eLearning

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The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course broadens a diver’s awareness and improves his/her skills and confidence.

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$135
eLearning
$250
Dockside

Total cost
$385

Divemaster For Rescue Divers who wish to take the first step in their professional dive career. For information on course requirements, cost and prerequisites, see detailed information here.

$600

Divemaster eLearning

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PADI Divemaster Online is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows divemaster candidates to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently.

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$210
eLearning
$600
Dockside

Total cost
$810

Dive Theory eLearning

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PADI Dive Theory Online consists of six easy-to-learn sections, covering Physics, Physiology, Equipment, The Recreational Dive Planner, Diving Environment and Dive Skills. The course is designed for anyone who is interested and wants to improve their dive theory knowledge, and is a great review for PADI Divemaster candidates, $115
eLearning
Divemaster Internship A great way to experience life as a dive professional and gain experience in all facets of being a divemaster at a world-class Caribbean dive resort, while at the same time completing your PADI Divemaster course requirements. Get more detailed information about the Dockside Dive Center Divemaster Internship.
$1,895
Specialty Courses Specialty courses are great for divers who want to sample different types of diving under the direction of an instructor. The choices listed below are just a sampling of specialty courses offered by PADI instructors. Please inquire directly to Dockside for information on which specialties may be available during your stay.
Peak Performance Buoyancy For those who want to fine-tune their weighting, practice total buoyancy control, reduce air consumption and increase bottom time. Included: Certification costs, 2 dives with an instructor. Time: 1 day.
$125
Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

Perfect for divers who want to maximize their ‘down' time. Due to the lower percentage of nitrogen in enriched air, your body absorbs less nitrogen during the dive, allowing you to stay underwater longer, and head back underwater sooner. Included: All course materials, certification costs, Enriched Air dive with an instructor. Enriched Air tanks are not included. Time: With self-study, 1-2 days.

$125
Wreck Diver Great for Advanced divers who want to learn how to safely explore underwater wrecks under the guidance of a PADI instructor. Included: All course materials except lights, certification costs, 4 wreck dives. Time: 2 days.
$175
Night Diver For certified divers who want to experience and learn more about the underwater world after dark. Included: All course materials except lights, certification costs, 3 night dives. Time: 2-3 days.
$175
Underwater Navigation Ideal for those who really want to know how to find their way around underwater. Included: All course materials, certification costs, 4 dives. Time: 2 days.
$175
Search & Recovery Great for Advanced divers who wish to learn effective techniques used to located items lost underwater. Included: All course materials, certification costs, 4 dives. Time: 2 days.
$175
Underwater Naturalist Fun for certified divers wanting to learn about various types of fish, creatures and coral, and observe their behaviors and interactions. Included: All course materials, certification costs, 2 dives. Time: 1 day.
$150

Underwater Digital Photographer


Perfect for certified divers interested in learning about digital underwater photography techniques. We offer one-on-one instruction on the use of your digital camera, including photo composition techniques, ambient light vs strobe use, and a critique of your photos. Included: PADI U/W Digital Photography manual, PADI white balance slate, 2 dives, certification fees. Participants provide their own camera and housing.Time: 1-2 days.
$250
Deep Diver For Advanced divers who want to learn special precautions and equipment used in making deep dives (but not exceeding recreational dive limits). Included: 4 dives, all course materials, certification costs. Time: 2 days.
$150
NOTE: PADI scuba diving courses may require a medical clearance from a doctor. For a copy of the medical form, go to the PADI website (www.padi.com). Click on Begin Your Adventure then type Medical Statement in the quick find box.