Are you already somewhat water-worthy?
Originally Posted by RSV-Cruiser
Will be in Barbados 12/3/07 with Crown Princess
and wondered if "learning to scuba" was worth it. ===> It's worth it!
Looks like there is some pool time then a boat ride to a dive site. ===> Yes.
How deep is the dive ===> 15-20ft. -and how long? ===> about 45mins.-1hr.
- that helps a lot!
By 'water-worthy' I mean can you snorkel proficiently??
Do you own your own mask and snorkel(attached to ea. other)?
your own fins?
All this helps, and if you do
own your own basic gear, please do walk with it,
since it's always a big advantage to be that much more familiar with your own stuff
that's already been adjusted to fit well:
- since you will have sorted out those
Tourists are taken thru a one-hour(approx.) crash course in the pool,
to make them water-worthy for a shallow dive later on.
For interested but non-certified people
who want to experience Scuba,
Haroon will put you thru the pool bit, and then dive you on the wreck of the BERWYN,
in about 15-20ft. depth. You'll love it: everyone does.
, at THE DIVE SHOP
located beachside at Grand Barbados Hotel(used to be Holiday Inn),
right on beautiful Carlisle Bay
, the hotel's pool is right there next to the dive shack,
is a 5 min. boat ride away(literally).
Cost U.S. $70,
for pool training and the dive soon after.
Taxi fare from Bridgetown Port to Grand Barbados?
..around $10 US money,I should think, but don't quote me on that.
Telephone number at The Dive Shop is (246)-426-9947
so give him a ring the week before you leave and set it all up!
If you go to
there's some historical stuff about the Berwyn
that might interest you...