Recreational Diving Courses

 

Learn to dive with GO WEST Diving during your vacation or extended stay on Curacao...
You will not regret it!!

GO WEST maintains the strict standards and procedures as outlined by PADI as well as SSI to ensure you have a safe, fun and rewarding experience.  Our high quality & hand picked instructors will provide you with the tools to become a safe & responsible diver for many years to come. 

Escape to a different world!  Scuba Diving takes you to a different world with new colours, shapes, textures and creatures - a world where the roles you play - husband, wife, mother, father, friend - take on a new dimension!  Become a Scuba Diver and escape to a peaceful place to renew your energy and excite your senses!!

Explore New Places!  Scuba Diving frees you to explore the underwater world - from historic shipwrecks and pristine coral reefs to even the mysteries of your local quarry!! 

Experience a connection with nature; a feeling of freedom and transformation!  Diving connects you with nature.  It immerses you in new sensations and experiences!  It transforms your perseption of life forever! Become a Scuba Diver and transform yourself!!


Choose your diving experience right here:

Discover Scuba Diving Experience Children & Teenager Programs Recreational Diver Level Courses Popular Specialties

 

Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. GO WEST Diving offers you this program on our beautiful housereef nicknamed "Alice in Wonderland"!  While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water, get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world and then actually go exploring!!

The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge our instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun!

Plus, you can get credit! If your Discover Scuba Diving program includes an actual scuba dive in open water, your experience may count toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it.

(ages 10+)


Children & Teenager Programs

Diving is funGet your whole family involved in scuba diving so you can share extraordinary memories together and take your vacations to new depths. Check out PADI’s scuba programs below for children starting as young as eight years old.

Bubblemaker (ages 8+)

This is a good way for children to experience scuba diving in the pool in less than six feet of water. Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends at your local PADI dive shop or resort.

Seal Team (ages 8+)

The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba AquaMissions. Divers are introduced to underwater photography, navigation, environmental awareness and more.

Junior Open Water Diver (ages 10-14)

Young people can take the full PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification course and upon completion will become Junior Open Water Divers with certain age limitations for scuba diving:

  • Junior Open Water Divers ages 10-11 years old must dive with a PADI Professional or certified parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 metres /40 feet.
  • Junior Open Water Divers ages 12-14 years old must dive with a certified adult. (13+ years old can take the Open Water Diver course online.)

Junior Advanced Open Water Diver(ages 12-14)

Young people can continue the adventure and build their skills by taking the Advanced Open Water Diver course with a few limitations

  • Junior Open Water Divers ages 10-11 years must complete three adventure dives to become a Junior Adventure Diver. They must dive with a PADI Professional or certified parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 metres/ 40 feet
  • Junior Open Water Divers ages 12-14 years may complete three Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Adventure Diver rating or five Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Advanced Open Water rating They must dive with a certified adult.

Junior Rescue Diver (ages 12-14)

Young divers ages 12-14 rise to challenges and learn how to master them in the PADI Rescue Diver course. Upon completion, they become Junior Rescue Divers. They must dive with a certified adult.

Junior Master Scuba Diver (ages 12-14)

Young divers ages 12-14 can continue building experience and exploring unique diving environments on their way to the Master Scuba Diver Rating. They must dive with a certified adult.


Recreational Diver Level Courses

Open Water Diver

This is where it all begins! Experience your first breath underwater and change your life forever. Learn online with PADI eLearning

Diving is FUN (copyright by PADI)Advanced Open Water Diver

Get more comfortable in the water by completing five adventure dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. If you’re looking to build your confidence and gain more experience, this is the natural next.

Rescue Diver Program

Expand on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Learn techniques for self rescue, rescuing panicky divers and unresponsive divers.  The GO WEST Diving Rescue program can be upgraded to include the Emergency First Response course (mandatory if you do not already have this current certification) and Emergency Oxygen Provider.

Emergency First Response (EFR)

CPR and First Aid: Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care

First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers.

The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course

Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.

Master Scuba Diver Rating

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. Earn your Master Scuba Diver rating, which distinguishes you for acquiring significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.


Popular Specialties

Nitrox Diver (copyright by PADI)Enriched Air Diver

Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. Learn how to dive using Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI’s most popular specialty course.

Deep Diver

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

Wreck Diver

Learn how to explore mysterious sunken shipwrecks, planes and even automobiles.


Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Neutral buoyancy is the key to conserving your air consumption and leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment. Learn how to achieve neutral buoyancy with ease.

Diver Hovering

Night Diver

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

Project AWARE Specialty

The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.

You can make a difference.

Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Course

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?”

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.