Amanda of SoulScuba is based in Nevis, West Indies and works on a freelance basis with several area land-based and liveaboard dive operations in both St. Kitts & Nevis. Amanda has 13+ years of worldwide dive experience and teaches Scuba Diving from beginner to professional levels with the highest standard of safety and expertise. You can book Amanda as your private dive guide on island or aboard your private yacht.
Discover Scuba Diving is for those who wish to try scuba diving without making the commitment to a course. You will start by learning some basic scuba diving knowledge, followed by a scuba training session in a safe, confined environment (swimming pool or pool like conditions). If you enjoy the experience, then you are able to follow the confined session with a real dive in open water (40 feet maximum) under the close supervision of your PADI Instructor. Ages 10+
If you wish to become a certified scuba diver, this is where you start. After completing the course, you will receive a PADI certification card that is your license to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 metres/60 feet depth accompanied by another certified diver. The Open Water Course consists of three phases:
Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and inwater skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.
Once you are a certified Open Water diver, you can now improve your diving skills, try different types of specialty dives, and explore more advanced dive sites. To complete this course, you do 5 adventure dives, including a deep dive (up to 30m/100ft), navigation dive, and 3 elective adventure dives.
There are many interesting choices, such as wreck diving, night diving, fish identification, underwater naturalist, drift diving, underwater photography, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, and many others.
Many divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills.
Enriched Air, also known as “nitrox”, is a form of breathing gas that allows divers to extend bottom time and reduce nitrogen loading. It is PADI’s most popular specialty course. PADI Enriched Air Diver Online can be completed in as little as an afternoon. After completing your online learning you’ll apply the knowledge you’ve learned by practicing procedures for obtaining and analyzing enriched air with your PADI Instructor. You also have the option of completing two open water enriched air dives.
The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.
The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.