My husband and I want to dive but are not certified. We really do not want to get certified in the lakes of Texas, but will if we have to. I wanted to find out if you can get certified there and dive for the first time all in one trip?
We offer the Open Water Referral Course here, as we do not have the conditions for confined water training. Many of our guests complete their book work / online part of the course and the confined water sections at home, and here at TIR finish the course - the open water dives. This way, you are fully certified open water divers after 2 days on island!
I hope this answers your question
Certifications are offered at the island but if I were you I would go to the PADI website and complete the classroom sessions before you go. You can test on line. That should make it possible to do the check out diving portion at the resort. You may want to contact the resort dive master and discuss that procedure first. They are an excellent group to dive with. The resort also had me complete dive related paperwork prior to my arrival to save valuable fun time.
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