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Low Key Watersports is a PADI five-star IDC facility. Not scuba certified or looking to advance your dive certification? We can teach you in no time! We offer a full range of diving courses from Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water, all the way up through Divemaster and Instructor! Need a referral? We accept PADI, NAUI, SSI and Universal referrals. As a certified diver, you can enjoy our daily reef dives, or weekly night dives and wreck trips! If you prefer to shore dive, we have a full range of scuba equipment available for rent, just stop by our shop.
Be sure to ask about any other water activities you might be interested in! Our staff is happy to help you figure out the best trip for your group including boat rentals, kayaking, dinghy rentals, parasailing, day sails, snorkel trips, hobie cats, and trips to the Baths and Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.
Need snorkel gear? Whether you are renting for a week or buying a top of the line set, stop by our shop and be properly fitted for snorkel equipment! Our store also carries a wide range of men and women’s swimwear, rashguards, t-shirts, cover-ups, shoes and more.
We offer daily morning 2-tank dives for certified divers. This 1/2 day experience takes divers to some of the best St. John has to offer on local reefs and a wreck or two if conditions are right. We are very fortunate that we have many sites to choose from and our experienced knowable captains watch the winds and tides to make the best choice on dive days. We want you to have the best possible conditions for your diving pleasure.
Experience the Best Diving in Cruz Bay
Choose from our six-, eight-, and ten-tank package deals! Packages are for certified divers only. Tank packages are only available with advance reservations.
Tank packages are intended for individual use only and cannot be split between divers. Any diving you do beyond the scope of your package is pro-rated to the package price you booked.
While booking your package, please select the first date you plan to dive and enter the dates of your stay in St. John. We develop a diving plan to provide the ideal guide to diver ratio to guarantee the best dive experience. We will confirm this with you after you make your reservation.
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.
Before your dive, you will watch PADI’s Discover Scuba Introduction video. You will then meet with your instructor and receive a detailed briefing about the basics of scuba diving and the equipment. At Low Key Watersports you get to try diving off of one of our custom dive boats on not one, but two dives. On the first dive you will work in a small group with one of our instructors to learn some basic scuba skills and then go for a dive on one of our beautiful reefs. Then we move the boat to a different location and you get the chance to make a second dive at another of our favorite spots.
While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to know how to swim and be in reasonable physical health. Are you ready to try it out?
Learn from home and dive with Low Key Watersports! While booking your course, please select the first date you plan to dive and enter the dates of your stay in St. John. We develop a course diving plan to provide the ideal guide to diver ratio to guarantee the best dive experience. We will confirm this with you after you make your reservation.
You will have to register with PADI and complete your five academic modules online through PADI’s multi-media e-learning classroom – all you need is an internet connection, you can do this before arrival! Once you have completed the academics online you will need to bring a copy of your e-learning completion certificate with you to show your instructor that you have completed this module.
You will need to complete a brief quiz upon arrival to confirm your understanding of the academic material. A PADI logbook will be given to you on the first day of your reservation.
Anyone under 18 will need a parental co-signature on all release forms. Please note that quoted prices do not include PADI’s registration fee of approximately $190.00. All dive instruction and gear are included in the price.
For the ultimate in custom services, try a private charter with Low Key Watersports! Charters can combine snorkeling, scuba diving and/or exploring all on your schedule. Low Key is perfect for a larger group and can accommodate up to 17 passengers. We have two custom 36 ft Newton dive boats that have plenty of room, a large shaded lower deck, top of the line equipment, and skilled staff. All charters include scuba gear, snorkel gear, fuel, crew, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.
When you took your Open Water Diver Course, everything during the course focused on getting you breathing underwater and how to be a safe diver. The PADI Advanced Open Water course puts the emphasis on different types of diving and all the fun things you can do while diving. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving skills, 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 Low Key Watersports PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun diving.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your Low Key Watersports instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
After completing the online portion of the course, you will plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have chosen from the following specialty areas:
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. A dive computer or timing device and eRDP ml/RDP Table.
You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive (yes, we can teach that here in St. John, but you would need to bring your own dry suit) or a lift-bag for lifting heavy objects during the Search and Recovery Adventure Dive. Some of the equipment is provided and some you may need to have to complete the dive. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as a dive light for night diving or a lift bag for search and recovery diving.
Prices are examples and may differ depending on the activity, please phone for current prices.