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Half Day Learn To Dive

Learn the basics of scuba diving and enjoy your first dive alongside your professional instructor in a perfect setting for those new to the sport.

Learn to Scuba Dive Half Day Shore Trip

Scuba diving is fun and easy! This Introduction to Scuba Diving lesson is designed for people who want to try scuba diving for the first time. In just three hours on this Nassau excursion, your professional instructor will have you diving with them on a beautiful tropical reef.

After being picked up on the pier, you will transfer to the dive shop approximately 45 minutes away. Upon arrival, you will fill out the required paperwork and then meet your dive master. Your program begins with a short presentation that teaches you about the basics of diving, followed by practicing scuba diving skills in a pool or shallow beach area.

Then it's onto a boat for your first dive on a shallow reef. During this dive your instructor will guide you on your first introduction to the Bahamas' magnificent underwater world. All of the equipment required for this dive is included in the price. A wet suit must be rented for approximately $10 US per diver.

Please Note: You must know how to swim and feel comfortable while swimming in order to take this tour.

Starting At
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Active, Beach/water
 
Tour Duration
5.50 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5-minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Water
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing that may get splashed. Sensible, rubber-soled shoes are recommended. A towel, sunglasses, and sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) are also suggested. Each participant is required to wear a full wetsuit with long sleeves and legs. Wetsuits can be rented at the dive shop.
 
Restrictions
Guests need to be in good physical health and cannot have asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, a personal history of heart attacks or heart problems, strokes, or recently-diagnosed high blood pressure. Persons taking antidepressant medications or other potential contraindicated medications, and pregnant women may not participate. Guests must be able to equalize their ears without problems, as they would in an airplane. Participants with heart conditions, a current cold or sinus congestion, a severe medical problem, or who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to dive. If taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program. Young children must be of adequate size to fit into the equipment, and capable of carrying a 40 pound tank on their back. Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian. Children must be 4 years of age to be on board the vessel, and 10 years of age to participate. Health restrictions apply, and a waiver and medical statement is required to be filled out by all participants. Please look at the following example: PADI Health Questionnaire If you cannot pass the questionnaire, or do not have the required physician's statement, you will not be permitted to dive. Guests not able to dive will not be entitled to a refund, so please look at the questionnaire BEFORE booking this tour. IN ADDITION: If you are taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.