Provo Turtle Divers is a PADI 5 Star Resort offering instruction courses for all levels from the very beginner that has never done it, all the way to assistant instructor. We also work closely with other agencies such as NAUI, SSI and TDI to allow referral students from those agencies, to complete their open water training dives under the Universal Referral Program.
All training requires a PADI Medical Statement to determine if you are fit for diving. Please read the medical thoroughly to see if you require a physicians written approval to participate in scuba training, before you arrive.
Discover Scuba Diving – also known as the “Resort Course” – $255 ($275 after Feb 1, 2017)
Not sure if you want to take the full-blown course? Try the Discover Scuba Diving program with us and discover the thrill of diving under the supervision of an instructor in the pool at Ocean Club. Your adventure starts with a short video and then you’ll jump in the pool with your instructor to master some basic concepts and scuba skills. And then you will then head off to an open water adventure on the 2nd day with your instructor, for 2 dives for a maximum depth of 40 feet (12m). Download the Brochure to see if this course is for you! This course is limited to 4 students. Single supplement fee of $150 applies if you are by yourself.
PADI Open Water E-Learning Course (Pool and OW Dives) – $550 ($575 after Feb 1, 2017)
The PADI E-Learning Open Water Course is by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course. E-Learning is the easiest way to start your adventure today! To start, you’ll need to purchase and complete the PADI E-Learning program online, on your computer or with the Open Water Diver Touch on your tablet. The E-Learning fee is $169 each and is due directly to PADI. Learn all the academics at home or on your laptop, at your own pace and schedule, prior to your pool session. The first day you will meet your instructor at the pool, and learn basic scuba skills. For days 2 and 3 you will be on the regular morning dive boat with your instructor, to use your skills and explore! Course materials included, however E-Learning is not, and is required prior to the pool session. For children 10-11 yrs old, single student, or private course, add on $250 per course.
PADI Open Water Referral Dives – $450 ($475 after Feb 1, 2017)
Our PADI Open Water Referral program is perfect for students that started their scuba certification with a dive shop back home and then want to complete their open water dives in the warm tropical waters. Students who have successfully completed the Classroom (or E-Learning) and Confined Water training can finish your PADI Open Water certification with us. You’ll be paired up with one of our instructors to go over what you’ve learned so far. Then you head off to dives 1 and 2 the first day and dives 3 and 4 the second day. All the dives are from one of our boats which makes for easy entry into and exit out of the water. This uses a lot less of your vacation time and is a great way to finish the course. Once you are certified you can spend the rest of your holiday enjoying our great dive sites. For children 10-11 yrs old, single student, or private course, add on $250 per class.
Pool Quick Refresher Course – $85 ($95 after Feb 1, 2017)
Are you a little rusty or has it been more than a couple of years since you last went diving?
Schedule a quick pool refresher course with us, to review your diving skills prior to your boat dives. Why waste any time or feel anxious on your first ocean dive, trying to remember how everything works! Our wall dives are not considered refresher dives. Book in advance, to meet the instructor at the pool at 2:30pm, most afternoons. The fee is $85 and includes all gear rentals. For certified divers only.
Advanced Open Water Course – $540 (6 dives over 3 days) ($560 after Feb 1, 2017)
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences!
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. This is the perfect course to take while on vacation as there is no classroom! You can also take the PADI E-Learning option for an additional $158) or get the book and dvd from us for self study.
There are 2 core dives, the Deep Dive and the Underwater Navigation are required – we usually do that on day 2 or 3. We start you out with your 3 electives dives. We offer the following elective dives to choose from: Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Enriched Air (min age 15 yrs), Photography ($35 digital camera rental is extra), or Boat Diver. Many people ask about wreck and night dives. We do not have any wrecks that we can dive, and we can arrange for a shore night dive if the weather is suitable while you are here. The course consists of 5 required dives taught over 3 days, for a total of 6 dives.
Enriched Air Courses
PADI Enriched Air Specialty – $135 plus $35 certification card processing
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During the self study (we provide the materials and dvd, and you have a short exam to take) you will learn about managing oxygen exposure, how to analyze oxygen content in your scuba tank (2 tanks are included in the course, but the dives are not) and how to set your dive computer for diving with enriched air. Course fees include materials, and 2 nitrox tanks. Diving fees are not included. Min age 12 yrs old.
Nitrox Certification for E-Learning Students – $60
For those that prefer to learn at home, prior to arrival, PADI offers the Nitrox E-Learning on-line course for those wanting to maximize vacation time! The PADI E-Learning Nitrox course is $240. Once you are here, you’ll take a quick review, analyze 2 nitrox tanks, and be on your way! Course includes 2 nitrox tanks, digital photo and certification card processing. Boat dives are not included. Min age for online course 15 yrs old.
How far will you take this diving thing? It’s up to you. With PADI Specialty Diver Programs you can chart your course for a colorful collection of awesome dives. Sure, your PADI certification opens up our beautiful ocean to you, but the PADI Specialty Dives take the underwater adventure to depths that will stir your soul. Achieving PADI Specialty ratings can take anywhere from as little as one day to 2 days -but this is all hands-on, so you’ll be diving right from the start.
Ask us about Deep Diver, Enriched Air, Boat Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation, Digital Photography, Underwater Naturalist, and Fish ID.