Scuba Diving With Big Blue Collective
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Complimentary pick up and drop off for those in Grace Bay
Scuba diving is all about the experience – your experience. We always felt a lot was missing when diving in big groups, with schedules, max times and depths limiting every aspect of every dive. We believe in a flexible diving program to accommodate weather, tide, dive site profiles, likely fish life, habits and encounters. But most importantly your own personal diving history and experience. That is why we focus on PRIVATE DIVING. If you are a seasoned diver then you should be given the freedom to exercise your passion to the maximum. Equally, if you are a new or nervous diver then you will want the attention and comfort offered by being surrounded by top level professionals whose sole concern is your safety and enjoyment. EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE.
What Is Offered
Big Blue Collective is a PADI training center offering a full range of courses. The most popular way to learn to dive and obtain your PADI Open Water certificate is to sign up for eLearning at home and complete the course work prior to your arrival in the Turks and Caicos. Then you’re straight into pool training and your 4 open water certification dives. Most certification courses are conducted privately on demand.
‘Discover Scuba Diving’ Experience
Known as the DSD or ‘Try-Dive’ this PADI entry level course provides an amazing opportunity for a supervised and easy dive in ideal tropical conditions. Basic training keeps you safe whilst minimizing the need to learn complex dive theory during valuable vacation time.
PADI Open Water
The course is a full certification course. If you want to do more than just a single day of diving and you want to know how to dive with other divers along the famous Turks and Caicos walls, or in other locations around the world then becoming certified is a must. You will learn all the basics of diving and start building on that essential knowledge base and skill set. You will receive training both in a swimming pool and in the open water. You will learn about the science of diving as well as dive equipment, planning, safety and execution. Traditionally a four to five day course, it is broken down into modules, some of which can be completed before you leave home – highly recommended. Your training is recorded in your training logbook where you can also record you future dive experiences. Coursework: the preferred method is to sign up for a PADI online course that will take you step by step through the theory of diving. Knowledge reviews are completed after each chapter and a multi-choice exam completes the 5-6 hour coursework. We recommend that students do the online work just before embarking on the next phase of the course so that the information stays fresh. Pool training: provides you with a safe and controlled environment to learn and practice the basic dive skills. This portion can also be conducted through a dive shop in your home country or our Big Blue instructors. Open water dives: The waters around Providenciales are a great place to do the 4 open-water training dives that complete the PADI Open Water course. Skills are honed both on the surface and underwater. You will dive to a maximum of 60ft and your instructor will provide plenty of feedback and time to practice.
PADI Advanced Open Water
The next level of training after the Open Water course is the PADI Advanced Open Water course. This provides the opportunity to investigate different disciplines of diving and includes 2 core dives and 3 elective dives. One of the two mandatory dives builds on the basic underwater navigation you learned in the Open Water course, the other exposes you to a deep dive beyond 100ft. ELearning online coursework accompanies the practical portion of the training and also includes an exam. Choose from a variety of elective dives including drift dive, u/w naturalist, night dive, and photography.