The Padi Open Water Referral course is offered when you complete the first half of your course at home..
With a "Referral" you complete only your final "checkout dives"in St Kitts.
We are professional dive educators. Auston has been teaching for over 25 years and Terry, our lead Instructor, has over 2,000 registered students with Padi.
Open Water Dives - 4 ocean dives from our boat over 2 days. We usually start around 8.15am and finish by 2pm. Dive time is limited by your air consumption. The average student dives for around 35 to 45 mins on each dive. You spend a small part of each dive demonstrating your mastery of the new skills you learned in the pool.
Dive Tables - We teach our courses using both Dive Tables and a dive computer. At the end of 2 days you will have a good working knowledge of both.
Paperwork - We always ask that copies be emailed to us prior to your arrival on island.
Padi Standards dictate that the course cannot actually start unless we have the correct paperwork.
Timing- The course moves at your pace, at Open Water we practice the easy skills first before moving on to more complex ones. If you need more time than what we allow, then extra time will be made available for you (at an additional cost). Not every student completes the open water sections of the course in 2 half days.
Standards - We do not expect perfection from a new diver. However we do expect you to be able to complete each skill safely (most skills are safety related). We use words like "Comfortable", "Repeatable", "Maintaining Bouyancy" to describe what we expect from you."
Please note that there is no pool time included in this course. You should be completely happy with the pool skills prior to coming to us.