Eco Dive is a PADI 5-Star Resort. The Eco Dive facility is ideally situated along the world renowned Grand Anse Beach providing divers of all levels of training with excellent diving. Our comprehensive beginner course, called a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or a Resort Dive, gets divers in the water and on a dive on the first day!
DIVE IN: THE DAY OF AN ECO DIVE BEGINNER DIVER…
Our first lesson starts with meeting your instructor and getting an orientation via video or interactive flip chart. A pool session in the Coyaba Beach Resort pool will follow where new divers get the chance to at their own pace take their first breath underwater! In this confined water environment we introduce new divers to their equipment, give you all the time you need to get comfortable and teach you a few basic skills and exercises to build confidence. Once the new divers and their PADI Instructors are satisfied, which usually takes anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour, the divers pass through the Eco Dive Shop where we get set to go out on your first open water dive. We travel to the dive site by boat (2-10 minute drive) and spend the next hour getting in, getting comfortable and getting under the sea! The dive sites are experience and comfort level appropriate therefore when the new diver picks their comfort zone whether it is 2 feet below or 35 feet below divers are guaranteed to see some of our fabulous marine life here in Grenada.
Prerequisite skills include being able to swim (200 yards comfortably, but in no rush) and being in good general health. New divers-to-be need to able to answer ‘No’ comfortably to all of the medical questions on the PADI Medical form (link to medical form see below). If a new diver answers ‘Yes’ to any of the questions they may still be able to dive we just need the doctor’s note completed confirming that we are good to go and be sure to bring this with you. Jump on in 🙂Download the PADI Medical Form Book a Try Dive Today!
Beginner Scuba Diving Frequently Asked Questions:
- How old do you have to be to learn to dive?
Eco Dive divers can begin their adventure at age 8 years in the swimming pool and at age 10 years in the sea. There is no upper age limit for diving however all divers should be in good physical health. If you have medical concerns please contact your medical doctor and ask about your status and diving.
- How long do you have to wait between diving and flying?
Divers need to wait 12 hours after a single dive before getting on an airplane. However, there is no limit for coming off a plane into the sea. If you have questions about your schedule please ask Eco Dive staff.
- Will my ears hurt when diving?
When divers and free divers go under water the water pressure puts pressure on our ears, this can feel much like the pressure change in an airplane. To alleviate this as we go under water, one of the Eco Dive staff would be with you and you would be holding onto a rope to control exactly how fast you want to go down, we ask that you pinch your nostrils and blow against them lightly . Scuba diving masks are designed with a nose piece so that you can pinch through the mask. Try it right now…pinch your nose and blow against your nostrils lightly. Any change? This action in the diver’s world is called “equalizing” and we encourage all our divers to do this every few feet on their way down. The key is to be patient and force nothing. Gently equalizing the ears often will allow your dive to be the eye-opening addictive experience it was for all of us here at Eco Dive.