Scuba Diving on Petit St. Vincent

Jean-Michel Cousteau's excellent staff will guide you in discovering the wonders of the undersea world and beauty of coral cities in the Caribbean.

Scuba Diving on Petit St. Vincent

Explore the hidden secrets of the sea at
our new state-of-the art dive center.

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, opened the Jean-Michel Cousteau Caribbean Diving Center at the end of 2014 here on Petit St. Vincent.

This state-of-the art scuba diving operation was co-designed by his long-time colleague Don Santee. Following research of the reefs and aquatic life in the region by Jean-Michel and his team concluded that Petit St. Vincent would be a perfect place to share the wonders of coral reefs with guests and locals. Our goal is to help people appreciate the value of coral reefs and inspire them to become ambassadors of the ocean so they can help protect it for generations to come.

“We must connect the ocean to the existence of every human being,” said Jean-Michel Cousteau. “My father used to say, ‘people protect what they love."  It is our hope that by encouraging and enabling divers to explore the waters around PSV, we will be raising awareness of the importance of protecting our water planet. I always say, "protect the ocean and you protect yourself."

Dive in and enjoy the hidden secrets of coral reefs and be dazzled by the array of colorful coral reef fishes, secretive sea turtles, graceful eagle rays and inquisitive lobsters. “My excellent staff are here to guide you in discovering for yourself the wonders of the undersea world and beauty of coral cities.”

The new PADI 5 Star dive center will provide guided dives as well as diving instruction and PADI certifications for all levels of divers. Both Jean-Michel Cousteau and PSV management view the dive center as the first step in an ongoing program to protect the waters and aquatic life in the region.

Resort Course

Half Day, 2 dives with an Instructor / US $170
Have you been wondering what it’s like to breathe underwater? With a PADI Discover SCUBA Diving Experience, you can try scuba. Our instructor will spend a little time with you to explain the basic principles of scuba diving and give you an overview of your scuba gear. Once you feel comfortable, your instructor will help you learn basic scuba skills.


3 dives / US $450
If you enjoy the resort course, you can go with your instructor for 2 short discovery dives up to 40 feet / 12 meters.

Full SCUBA Certification

Minimum of 3 days, 5 dives / US $650
The PADI Open Water course is the beginner course and all you need in order to dive as an internationally qualified diver. The PADI course is the most popular diver program in the world, usually taking between 4-5 days. This is your ticket to a lifetime of exciting underwater exploration. Virtually anyone can learn to SCUBA dive, from age 10 to 80.

Advanced Course

Minimum of 2 days, 5 dives / US $450
The Advanced Open Water course may be taken by certified PADI Open Water divers (or individuals with an equivalent qualification). This course is the next step in increasing your knowledge and developing your skills to make your diving even safer and more enjoyable. If you’re aged 15 or over then you’re ready for action. This course is field based so there is minimal theory. The course consists of 5 dives made up of two core (required) dives and three elective (instructor or student choice) dives. The course runs over 2 consecutive days and includes diving from our boats.

Referral Certification

US $400
If you have done all your theory modules and confined water sessions then you can complete the last four (or two) dives of your Open Water Course with us.
* Equipment, including dive computers, are included with all dive packages and dive courses.

Nitrox Course

2 Tanks of Nitrox Included / US $295
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. SCUBA diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

Specialty Courses

US $275
Choose from many specialty courses and really improve your skills! You can choose from courses such as:

Deep Diver - Explore the wonders of the deep. Learn techniques for diving in the deeper ranges of 18-30 meters / 60-100 feet)

Night Diver Learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. Plus, see a whole new cast of critters that comes out at night.

Underwater Naturalist (This one day course will not only develop your personal conservation and preservation ethics but to also appreciate and study the enormous variety of fauna, fish species and encrusting life that Petit St. Vincent has to offer.

Introduction to SCUBA Diving for Children

Sassy 8-10 years old / US $30
A combination of snorkeling and SCUBA! Kids can put their face in the water and breathe through a regulator all while wearing a life jacket. A great way to get your ‘fins’ wet. We offer 10% discount on 3 Sassy dives or more.

Bubble Maker

8-10 years old / US $40
What a great way to introduce children to SCUBA diving in less than six feet of water. Kids can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 meters/ 6 feet. We offer 10% discount on 3 Bubble maker dives or more.

Qualified Divers

1 Tank Dive   US $85
2 Tank Dive   US $150
Night Dive   US $100
3 Days of 1 Tank Dives   US $235
5 Days of 1 Tank Dives   US $400
7 Days of 1 Tank Dives   US $525
3 Days of 2 Tank Dives   US $425
5 Days of 2 Tank Dives   US $700
7 Days of 2 Tank Dives   US $945

* Equipment, including dive computers, are included with all dive packages and dive courses.

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