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Ocean Fox Cotton Bay

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Ocean Fox Cotton Bay provides professional scuba diving and snorkeling from our base of operation at Davis Harbour Marina at the South end of Eleuthera. We strive to provide our clients with a highly personalized level of service and adapt to our clients needs as best we can. Generally we suggest four (4) to six (6) divers with an absolute maximum of eight (8), all accompanied in water by our Dive Master Daryl Miller on either Topdog or Underdog.

We offer a variety of dives; wall dives are a favorite of most of our clients, we can tailor the depth to your desires and skill set. Most of the wall dives start at around 50-60 feet of water and it’s just ocean blue below once you reach the wall. On the way up from a wall dive it’s what we call “rock wall climbing Bahamas style”, a very unique experience. We have a couple of pinnacle reefs, commencing in 12-15 feet of water with a bottom at 55-60 feet. Shark dive, the site is called the Christmas Tree and is known for the opportunity to see reef, bull and black tip sharks along with large grouper, jacks, lobster and spider crabs; oh yea, throw in a spotted moray eel now and again, [Note: if you are nervous about sharks, please let us know and we will not take you to this site]. You can dive the wall near the Christmas Tree, then dive the Christmas Tree on the second dive and finish the second dive with your three (3) minute safety stop on top of the reef observing the coral and fish rather than hanging on to the mooring line. Boiling holes are an underwater connection to the Atlantic Ocean through the cavernous limestone which allows deep ocean water to boil through on an incoming Atlantic tide. These are small blue holes, but offer enhanced marine life around them due to the colder Atlantic nutrient rich water.


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Packages and Courses

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USD200.00

PADI Discover Sucba Diver

DSD typically takes about 6 hours, involves some instruction with skills training in confined open water and includes one dive usually on Blackbeard's treasure hole, with a max depth of 30'..

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PADI Open Water Certification

PADI's Open Water Certification unlocks an entire new world of exotic ocean adventures. Students from the Discover SCUBA Diving class will already have some of the skills for this course. Anyone in good health over the 10 years of age is eligible. See website for pricing options.

Advanced PADI certified instructors lead students through guides and videos explaining terms and concepts about the technical aspects of ocean diving. Following class room instruction, the students put the theory into practice with relevant pool dives. Skills build on each other. Eventually students learn about going as far as 130 feet under the surface, pre-dive safety practices, equipment check outs, and how to handle most diving challenges.

Students move through at least five pool dives and four local dives on their way to passing the certification test. The instructors role is to get students safely through the lessons until they are confident enough for exciting open ocean diving. Though fun and focused on making students comfortable underwater, this is a serious course that conveys and verifies defined skills on those that pass. Not everyone attains the level of competence required for safe open water diving. For this reason, gaining the PADI Open Water Certification is a cause for pride.

A big part of SCUBA revolves around equipment. Students learn about selecting masks, snorkels, fins, dive computers, dive gauges, wet suits, buoyancy vests, tanks, regulators and weight belts. The dive shop can rent all of the necessary gear. Instructors can also assist students with buying gear that improves their diving enjoyment and safety.

Class length varies by season and size. It can take as little as 2 intense days, or as long as 8 weeks depending on how many hours per day students can devote, along with access to suitable dive sites.

Gaining experience as an Open Water Certified diver often leads to a desire for more skills. Becoming an Advanced Open Water diver gives more knowledge and skills for enjoying SCUBA in a wider variety of more challenging conditions.

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PADI - Advanced Open Water Certification

If PADI Open Water certification is like a standard driving license, then the Advanced Open Water (AOW) certification is sort of an off-road license. At a minimum, students gain underwater navigation skills, learn about deep water conditions, get introduced to more advanced dive computers and functions, plus learn several specialty skills of their choosing.

Specialties include photography, wreck diving, using underwater scooters, optimized buoyancy, and more. A total of 16 specialty skills to sample makes this a seriously exciting course!

One of the highlights for AOW students involves exploring the mysterious and murky world of night diving. Feel like a special forces commando while diving with only moonlight as your guide on the surface. Below the surface, and aided by submersible high intensity flashlights, the phosphorescent sea creatures give student's eyes a treat they have to see to believe!

Anyone who completes the Open Water certification (or equivalent from another organization) and is at least 15 years old, can sign up. Expect 5 dives with underwater navigation, deeper activities from 18-30 meters / 60-100 feet, plus 3 specialty introduction dives.

Despite the name, divers just out of the Open Water course enter the Advanced program routinely because it gives them more skills while earning hours for their log book.

There are both home study and in class books explaining theory, safety issues, and new skill exercises.

For the gear lovers, this course will definitely fit the bill. Everything from the basic scuba gear, to underwater compass, wreck diving tools, underwater photography equipment, DPV's (underwater scooters), dive lights, dry suits (for possible cold water diving), dive flags/floats or other optional equipment may be used. The dive center will have rentals available for each specialty.

Students with the Advanced Open Water certification gain confidence in their ability to navigate underwater, safely dive a wider variety of conditions, and go places they would have been hesitant to with only Open Water skills.

A great course for taking the diving excitement even farther..sign up today!

 

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