• Jennifer Hancock

Scuba Diving: My Favorite Inclusion at Sandals & Beaches Resorts

Sandals resorts for couples and Beaches resorts for families are my favorite all-inclusive resorts. They offer more luxury inclusions than any other brand.

These include:

•roundtrip airport transfers

•tips, gratuities, and hotel taxes - no additional resort fees

•all meals and snacks

•unlimited drinks including Robert Mondavi wine, beer, and premium spirits

•nightly entertainment

•unlimited land sports - tennis, basketball, table tennis, beach volleyball, & more

•Red Lane Spa - access to the tranquility lounges, sauna, steam rooms, and rain showers

•unlimited water sports - snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, paddle-boards, kayaks, & more

•unmatched service - satisfied guests return again and again due to the top notch service they know and love


Scuba diving at Sandals and Beaches offers you the very best in equipment, staff and unbelievable dive sites – all included! From regulators, BCD's, masks, snorkels, fins, and tanks to state-of-the-art, twin diesel Newton boats, and expert guidance from PADI certified dive professionals – they take care of everything for you and include it for FREE!

No prior certification or experience is needed when you take the introductory PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. For a nominal fee (only $100 USD), you will be able to dive, in most cases, the same day as your program, and be qualified for one open water dive per day during your stay. The class is taught by PADI certified dive professionals and takes an average of 3 hours to complete.

If you would like to dive again in the future, I highly recommend the PADI Open Water course. This is the course that my husband and I recently completed at Sandals Royal Bahamian resort in Nassau, Bahamas. The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases: Classroom time, Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills, and Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore! During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You can choose to complete the classroom time online at home using PADI e-learning. We highly recommend the e-learning option, as it saves your valuable vacation time. Once you complete this course, you are certified to scuba dive for life!

Sandals and Beaches resorts have so much to offer with 18 resorts throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean! My favorite reason to choose Sandals or Beaches is for the scuba diving. There really is no other experience like it! Exploring our underwater world is truly amazing!

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Notice the extra spectator in the background.
PADI Open Water Check Out Dive Exercise

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