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Learn to scuba dive during this PADI Discovery Scuba course on Coki Beach in St Thomas. Under the supervision of your PADI Dive Master, get a dry-and lesson in basic scuba skills and diving theory. Put on the equipment and accessories for the first time and practice using the breathing apparatus in shallow water just offshore. Finally, follow your instructor on your first open water dive on a live coral reef. Small groups are limited to 4 divers or fewer to ensure safety and your instructor's attention.


  • PADI Discover Scuba Dive Course at Coki Beach
  • Dry land lesson, beginner underwater lesson and 1 open water dive
  • See marine life on the coral reef off Coki Beach
  • All equipment and instruction included
  • Stay at Coki Beach to relax or snorkel after your course has concluded
  • All-day rental of snorkel equipment included
  • Small group limited to 4 divers or fewer

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What You Can Expect

St Thomas Discover Scuba Diving

Discover scuba in St Thomas!

Make your way to the Coki Beach Dive Shop, located on Coki Beach in St Thomas. Meet your PADI Dive Master and small group of 4 students or fewer, ensuring personalized attention and safety.

Fill out an important medical questionnaire and waiver. If you answer YES to any of the medical questions, you may not participate in the dive course.

The first step of your PADI Discover Scuba Dive course is a dry land lesson that covers basic skills, important rules, underwater communication and basic scuba diving theory.

Next, slip on all the necessary equipment and wade off the sandy shore into the shallow, calm water (conditions may vary according to the day of your course). Practice the basic skills you learned and get accustomed to your equipment.

Embark on your first open water dive, following your instructor as they feed the fish on the reef. Float weightlessly along the coral reef and keep an eye out for stingrays and sea turtles. The dive portion typically lasts about 40 minutes, to a maximum depth of 40 feet, depending on your comfort level. Your instructor will monitor your air gauge carefully. 

After your course, you are welcome to stay and use the provided snorkel equipment to explore Coki Beach. All-day rental of snorkel equipment is included with your dive course. 

You will walk away with an information booklet and a certificate of completion, which you can use toward further scuba certification.

Customer Reviews

Chris P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

What a great place to dive for your first time!! The staff and instructors were great. My wife and I and our three kids 15,13,12 had a great time! My youngest and I went back a second time two days later for more fun! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to explore the waters a bit deeper :

Greg S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This trip was a blast! The guide Ismael was a great guy! He did a great job. The food at the end was good. I didn't expect all the jumps and slides! Be in shape. Lol

Jing S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It ends up only me with the instructor. She is very nice, patient and detailed. Saw lots of fish, corals and heimcrabs. It's good for any swimming level.

Elizabeth R D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Had a great time Scuba Diving! Wes was a great instructor and very patient. We had something urgent come up last minute and we were unable to make our scheduled time and they were extremely accommodating. Lots to see and on a beautiful beach.

Timothy O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Elle Li

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The diving tour guid Mat was really patient and we had a great fun! I felt very safe even though it was my first time diving. Highly recommend.

Eugene C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The perfect introduction to scuba diving for an entire family.

Elaine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent all around. Our instructor helped us get past the challenges of breathing underwater and we ended up having one of the best experiences of our lives. Thank you!!

Bridgette F

4 star rating: Recommended February 2017

It was a great trip! First time Scuba diving, and what an experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and patient. My boyfriend and I were a bit nervous at first, at the thought of trusting the mouth piece to supply the needed oxygen! Once you get the breathing down everything else is pretty spectacular. It was just enough time for a first time dive, the pressure of the water gets to you. We didn't see any sea turtles :-, but the reef and other sea life were amazing to look at so close and personal! For an additional cost they also take pictures for you and they get sent to your email. Overall, amazing first time experience, if you are more experienced you may want to go deeper or longer, I am sure they can accommodate if you call ahead and ask. The only reason I did not give a 5 star is because I wish we saw more sea critters, although that is not the Diving sites fault, and I wish they took more pictures, it was a 4 star EXPERIENCE, but overall 5 star service!

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