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Want to try scuba diving

   Are you already certified and need a refresher?

   Are you already certified and want to learn more?

         Do you want to get better at diving, be more confident, try something new?


This is your chance to do something new!  Whatever your reasons for getting to this page, you have already started your exploration into diving.  We’re excited to have you step N2theBlue!  Even more exciting – you get to dive in what has been rated on the top 5 places to dive for best dive destination, best beginner diving, best underwater photography, and many other bests!


We train, provide experiences, and certify scuba using The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) courses and training.  PADI is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through PADI.



Advantages of getting certified at N2theBlue? 

  • You can start learning online today with or with a book when you get here.

  • Most scuba shops at home require you buy your own mask, fins, and snorkel.  We have them here for you during class, FREE.

  • The water here is warm! ~80-86'F year round!

  • GIFT CERTIFICATE is always a great idea!  Weddings, Graduation, Birthdays -- always fun.



How does it work?

If its your 1st time, you have two choices:

1)  Try Diving (Discover Scuba Diving):  Reserve your spot and plan on 3 hours of fun (includes training and nearly an hour dive!) with the hands on attention from a PADI Instructor.  You start with a 20 minute video that will show you what you’re about to learn & do.  After the video we’ll go through a basic flip-cart, get sized and introduced to your gear, given a quick briefing, then get into chest deep water to practice a few skills.  After successfully practicing a few skills in chest deep water, we’ll slowly go explore the old pier or a nearby beach with all its cool corals, sponges, and wildlife.  There’s even an underwater checkers board at the old pier (with hockey pucks for pieces!).  Your instructor or Divemaster will be right there with you at your side. Review your medical questionnaire in advance. If you have any concerns, talk with your doctor.

2)  PADI Open Water Certification:  A full scuba certification takes about 2-3 days.  You can get a LOT of it done at home before you even get here.  Either do online PADI Open Water Diver with before you jump in the water or study with PADI's paper book when you get here.  If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Age: 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.  Review your medical questionnaire in advance. If you have any concerns, talk with your doctor.

If you are already certified and need a refresher course, we can get you back into the sport.  If you've been out of the water for over a year, we strongly recommend the PADI Scuba Tune-up course.  You can start online with PADI Scuba Tune-up , then meet with your instructor or Divemaster to get your in the water.  It will make you that much more confident and responsible diver for both you and your dive buddy.



If you are already certified and would like to learn more, we can get you more skills and achievements towards your Master Scuba Diver card. 





The most popular courses are:


Advanced Open Water Diver with

This course introduces you to 5 specialties like a sampler at your favorite restaurant.  Deep Diver and Underwater Navigation are required.  You get to pick the next 3!



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 this course is for you.  The web-based system covers all the enriched air diver course content and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. (or learn by book and video). You can do this all at home, show up at the shop, analyze your tank, adjust your computer, and dive!


Deep Diver

There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper waters. Oftentimes it’s a wreck below 60 feet or or Canyon/Wall dives that have beautiful sand channels and a maze of reef you  want to explore. Learn about the effects of pressure and the interesting changes in light and color.  Take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course and dive with confidence at depth.


Wreck Diver

Wrecks are everywhere -- ships, airplanes, cement trucks & cars, and hidden artifacts from long gone wrecks (some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance).  Here on St. Croix we have them all, even have the wreck of the old Pier -- Dive site: Armageddon!  In this course you will learn safety consideration for exploring and navigating wrecks, surveying and mapping wrecks, use of penetrating lines and reels to guide exploration, and techniques to avoid kicking up silt and skills learned in the next favorite course...   


Peak Performance Buoyancy

Want to shed a few pounds of lead, help improve your air consumption, be confident in your control underwater, swim level/horizontal (stop kicking up the sand), and avoid bumping into reef or wrecks. Mastery of buoyancy is KEY to improving your diving enjoyment and education.  With mastery of this skill, it can help make you a better photographer, more confident around wrecks, reefs, and swim throughs.  Often considered the SECOND MOST FUN COURSE (Rescue Diver is usually everyone's most favorite).


Rescue Diver with

Top rated class for most fun and challenging course.  You already know how to dive and you've  taken more classes to improve your skill and experience.  You can dive confidently, appreciate the underwater world, and you are now noticing other people around you and new divers get started.  This course is about that awareness -- problem recognition, prevention, and how to manage them if they occur.  This is where you really make a bond with your PADI professional instructors and Divemasters and appreciate everything that goes on in the background.  You'll learn about self-rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, and rescuing panicked or unresponsive divers.  After this course is done your next step is to become a MasterDiver (the highest ranking non-professional diver) or a Divemaster (PADI Professional).  (Prerequisites to Rescue Diver: Advanced Open Water & a current 1st Aid/CPR certification.)


Oxygen Provider

If you are a Rescue Diver and want to learn more about becoming an Oxygen Provider, let us know.


Night Diver

Exploring the blue waters of day are beautiful, but diving at night is simply stellar!  During the day,  the color red is absorbed by the water within the first 15 feet.  Night diving your flashlight brings the red back in a dazzling spray of color.  In this course you'll learn how to communicate using your light and how the plants and animals differ and change behavior at night.  We are fortunate enough to have The World Class Frederiksted Pier for our night dives, and the warm waters where the waters can often have a green bioluminescence (green sparks of light) as you swim.  Take a look at our guided Night Dives and get certified today!


Fish Identification

This is a fun and easy course.  Let us show you what's in our backyard, where everything likes to  live, the amazing diversity of life, and reference the books and materials after each dive to label your photos and show your friends your dive.


Master Diver

The highest certification level before becoming a professional diver.  You have taken you Open Water Diver course, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, 5 specialties of your choice, and  50 logged dives.  Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating!  Be proud and keep learning!



Become a professional diver.  This is an achievement everyone knows and recognizes around the world.  Recommended for anyone who wants to add to increase their personal skills or enhance a resume by taking a summer or semester to travel, learn leadership skills and group management, and as a way to have a lot of fun making money as a job or career!  Divemaster is one of the few skills you can take almost anywhere in the world and get a job.  The people you will be diving with as clients/guests are from every corner of the world and every imaginable profession.  Becoming a PADI Divemaster is a way for you to reach into one of the world's most amazing and diverse groups of people.  You will work side-by-side with an instructor to expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.  Your goal is not to do the minimum to get a certification, rather it is to excel and have a desire to learn and share your experience with others. 


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