After spoiling you silly with an unmatched array of features such as Broadway-style entertainment and Gold Anchor Services, the Royal Caribbean International brings to you another jaw-dropping feature on its fleet of luxury cruises. You can now dive into the beautiful waters of the Caribbean and get certified as a professional scuba diver while you voyage away on a sea- vacation! That’s right! The world renowned cruise line has recently teamed up with PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) to help guests learn scuba diving techniques while they cruise away to glory!
After 16 years of deliberations and workings, the international provider and PADI have come up with exclusive onboard dive programs for travelers. Being the first such cruise line to offer PADI certified diving programs to onboarders, the Royal Caribbean certainly qualifies as the ultimate luxury on the high seas! Whether you are a newbie or an experienced diver, these diving programs cater to all with a range that varies from 30-minute Try Dive programs to exhaustive PADI Reactive refresher sessions. Those seeking for an ultimate scuba dive vacation can enroll in PADI’s Open Water Diver course to earn their complete scuba diving certification starting at $599 per person. One can also take up the learning programs at home through the PADI Touch™ app for mobile devices or PADI eLearning® online for desktop and laptop computers.
These onboard dives promise guests maximum sightseeing in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean or South Pacific. Those interested can enroll for the PADI courses before boarding through the Cruise Planner, or while on board at one of the Royal Caribbean-exclusive PADI Five Star Dive Centers found on 10 ships across the fleet, including Oasis, Freedom and Voyager-class ships, as well as Quantum-class Anthem of the Seas. What more can one expect from a fabulous sea-vacation!