Personally, I would NOT recommend anyone to take their open water certification here, for a few reasons. 1. They do not seem to service their equipment very well, especially their regulators. I was already certified before diving here and got a bad regulator during a dive and had to do an emergency ascent which cut my dive short by 30 mins along with the rest of the group. I think if I was not already comfortable diving I would probably have panicked, being 50 feet underwater and not being able to breathe. It seemed the dive master panicked more than I did....and what's worse, is when we got back on the boat she asked me not to tell anyone, so as not to "scare" the other divers. Upon return to the dock, the manager came to my room and said she heard about my bad regulator and wanted to apologize and offer me a free Tshirt. ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME???!!! I could have died due to your negligence and you offer me a t-shirt?!!!!! What kind of business does that? Who is training these people?? Not that I wanted it anyway, but oddly enough I never got the T-shirt. How about a full refund??! Or at least a refund for the dive that I did not get to finish>???! I think they were more concerned with keeping things under wraps. The next day diving three other friends of mine also had bad regulators. AND, they even found a tooth in a regulator!!??? Come on people....get it together. Work hard, play hard. Diving is diving, but here they seem to mix too much play and dangerous practices with their diving. Speaking of teeth, it was like pulling teeth to get a new set of sheets. The beds at this place are really not beds, you are more or less sleeping on a 2 in piece of foam with some sheets that probably havent been changed since 1982. There is also NO hot water here.
My roommate stopped her open water certification as she did not feel comfortable here. Also, they seem very keen on pushing additional certifications on you.....and seem to be more concerned with getting more money out of you than they are about your comfort level or safety. Don't get me wrong, many of the dive masters here are nice people, but like I said I personally am scared for all the people going through courses here, as I cannot imagine they are being properly trained from what I have seen on the 7 dives I did attend. I bought a 10 dive pack and stopped diving after 7. Please please do your research and make sure you feel comfortable. I really think this place is on the brink of getting someone seriously injured. OH...another thing is they pack their boats with at least 20+ people, which makes it really annoying to try to get a good dive in without some other diver kicking you or bumping you constantly. I talked to many people on the island about this and they all seemed to say that they would not want to dive with that many people on the boat and that they in fact, did not. I would suggest looking elsewhere, based upon my recent experience.