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PADI Courses

Take the next step in your diving education with our professional and fun PADI courses. Whether you are looking to learn to dive for the first time, go deeper or join the professional ranks of diving, we can train you to achieve these goals. As the only 5 star PADI dive center on the island, and with our many years of experience as PADI instructors, we can deliver excellent, quality training.

10 year old girl on her first Discover Scuba Dive

Where Do I start?

While some people jump straight into the PADI Open Water course, you may wish to experience what scuba diving is like before making the commitment. DiveCarib offer Discover Scuba Diver (DSD) programs that allow us to take complete first timers to one of our house dive sites, for their very first, real dive with proper scuba equipment. As a DSD you will be able to go on a real dive up to 30 ft, accompanied by our seasoned professional instructor, Leigh Cunningham.

Open Water Diver

If you are looking to become a real scuba diver, this is the course for you. The Open Water course is the gateway to all diving that lies beyond. This 5 day course, takes you from either having no diving experience, or perhaps you enjoyed a wonderful DSD experience, to becoming a PADI certified Scuba Diver. In this course you will learn how to choose and master your scuba equipment, safe underwater techniques and a whole lot more.

The beginning of all diving adventures starts with the open water course, and opens up the door to diving all over the world.

Scuba students training in an open water dive in Antigua.
Adventure diver student learning to navigate underwater with a compass in an Antigua

Advanced Open Water Diver

The PADI advanced open water course is ideal of PADI certified divers who are looking to take it to the next level and interact in a more meaningful way with the underwater enviroment. This course will prepare you for further activity in underwater photography, deep diving, boat diving, and a host of other diving activites that require more skill than just diving itself.

This is a truly wonderful option for people who have a passion for scuba diving and are active divers. With an Advanced certification, you will be able to dive to deeper depths and see more unique marine life than with an Open Water certification.

Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue course is an important step any dive professional needs to take in order to advance their career. Not only is it a prerequisite to becoming a PADI Divemaster, but the skills you learn in the PADI Rescue Course are some of the most important skills a diver can have. This course teaches you the ins and outs of how to manage a rescue or emergency situation, how to prevent them from occurring in the first place, and how to keep everybody safe during an emergency.

Divers with a rescue certification are prime candidates for a large variety of employment options due to their ability to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of every dive team. PADI Rescue divers are highly respected in their field, and for good reason.

Rescue diver students learning to deploy a surface marker buoy in open water in Antigua
A Divemaster swimming over a beautiful coral reef in Antigua


The PADI Divemaster is the pinnacle of recreational diving, and the first step to joining the leading ranks of divers across the world. PADI Divemasters are highly respected dive professionals who bring a level of professionalism and expertise to any dive outfit. This course will prepare any seasoned diver, who is looking to take their career to the next step, for a life of diving as a professional. You will learn the about guiding dives, managing trips, assisting instructors with training other divers, running a dive business, customer service in the dive industry and much more.

Most importantly this course creates role models that the rest of the diving world loos highly upon to set solid examples of how to dive like a professional, and how to dive safely. The PADI Divemaster is one of the most rewarding achievements a diver can make in their career and is a highly sought after certification among prospective employers.